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The History of the Qur\'anic Text
The History of the Qur'anic Text
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Details:  The History of the Qur'anic Text : New,
'From Revelation to Compilation'
A Comparative Study with the Old & New Testaments,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 448 pages, 2nd Edition,
*by Muhammad Mustafa al-Azami,
Published by Islamic Book Trust.

Description :

The Qur’an reigns supreme in Muslim hearts as the most sacred of texts: a profusion of exalted ideas to rouse the mind, noble histories to stir the soul, universal truths to awaken the conscience and precise injunctions directing humanity to its own deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that is the Word of Allah.

Through fourteen centuries Muslims have persevered in championing the text against corruption, memorising its every word and contemplating its every phrase, so that in our own times untold millions have enthusiastially committed each letter to heart.

Beginning with a catalogue of ancient and contemporary attacks on the Qur’an, this expansive book provides unique insights into the holy text’s immaculate preservation throughout its history, as well as exploring many of the accusations levelled against it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad’s, ﷺ,  role in teaching and disseminating these verses, the text’s compilation under his guidance and the setting of its final external shape shortly after his death, are meticulously and scientifically examinded alongside such topics as the origins of Arabic, its palaeography and orthography, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas’ud, and the strict methodology employed in assembling textual fragments.

By way of comparison the author investigates the histories of the Old and New Testaments, relying entirely on Judaeo-Christian sources including the Dead Sea Scrolls and uncovers a startling range of alterations that touch almost every fact of the Biblical Scriptures. Using this as a springboard for assessing Western theories regarding the Qur’an, he makes a sophisticated yet passionate case for questioning the aims of Western scholarship in continuously undermining Islam’s holy book, and illustrates convincingly that such research, motivated by more than mere curiousity, has no scientific bearing on the Qur’an’s integrity.

This monumental effort, a scholarly work composed in an impassioned tone, provides a welcome foundation for sincere study at a time when assailing the Qur’an has become all too common.

Table of Contents :


Part I. The History of the Qur'anic Text,

---Chapter [1]. Introduction,
---Chapter [2]. Early History of Islam : A Brief Look,
---Chapter [3]. Revelations and the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ,
---Chapter [4]. Teaching the Qur'an,
---Chapter [5]. The Recording and Arrangement of the Qur'an,
---Chapter [6]. The Written Compilation of the Qur'an,
---Chapter [7]. 'Uthman's Mushaf,
---Chapter [8]. The Evolution of Reading Aids within the Mushaf,
---Chapter [9]. The History of Arabic Paleography,
---Chapter [10]. Arabic Paleography and Orthography in the Qur'an,
---Chapter [11]. Studies of Existing Mushafs ascribed to 'Uthman,
---Chapter [12]. Causes of Variant Reading,
---Chapter [13]. The Muslim Educational Methodology,
---Chapter [14]. The so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas'ud.

Part II. The History of the Biblical Scriptures,

---Chapter [15]. Early History of Judaism : A Brief Look,
---Chapter [16]. The Old Testament and its Corruption,
---Chapter [17]. Early History of Christianity : A Brief Look,
---Chapter [18]. The New Testament : It's Anonymous Authorship and Corruption.

Part III. An Appraisal of Orientalist Research,

---Chapter [19]. The Orientalist and the Qur'an,
---Chapter [20]. Orientalist Motivations : A Study of Subjectivity,
---Chapter [21]. Epilogue,

---Glossary of Terms,

More Islamic History,
Also see Interfaith.

*Dimensions : 23.1 x 15.6cm.


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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 22 December, 2018.