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i was just reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yamama#The_Second_Strike_of_the_Muslims about the battle of yamama, and about the casualties of ~70 huffaaz of the Quran being martyred, which resulted in Umar (RA) insisting the Quran be compiled.

i want to know why Umar felt the quran should be compiled, when Allah himself says in the Quran

15:9 Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.

so i want to ask, in the most respectful way possible; wouldn't the sahaabah's efforts to preserve the quran be made kind of redundant?, since the preservation of the quran is already a certainty via Allah's promise (i may be misinterpreting the verse if so please let me know), Would it not have been a great opportunity to just sit back and let God himself take care of the rest?

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    History shows that this was not a bad advice. And the reason that we know of is the death of a huge amount of huffadh as this on the other hand means there were too few still alive. – Medi1Saif Sep 7 at 7:35

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