|Title: The History of the Qur’anic Text, from Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments|
|Author: Muhammad Mustafā al-‘Azamī|
|Subject: Qur’an, Ulūm al-Qur’an, Tarīkh, Collection of the Qur’an|
|No. of Volumes: 1 | No. of Pages: 424 (ed.2), 393(ed.1)|
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With full colour images, meticulously annotated and researched, The History of the Qur’anic Text provides unique insights into the Qur’an’s immaculate preservation throughout its history, covering such topics as how divine revelations were received, Prophet Muhammad’s role in teaching and disseminating these verses, the text’s compilation under his guidance and the setting of its final shape shortly after his death. It also looks at 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.
This scholarly work provides an essential basis for sincere study of the Qur’an at a time when misrepresentation of Islam’s Holy Book has become all too common.