The Compilation of the Quran

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The Compilation of the


The compilation ol the Quran is a unique phenomenon that is peculiar to Islaamic
history, lor no other religious book can claim to be anywhere near as authentic as the
Quran. The New Testament was authored over a century alter ‘Eesaa’s death, and
the Old Testament’s authors arc shrouded in mystery, as are the authors of the Hindu
scriptures. Only the Qur’aan can be claimed to have been preserved in its original
And how can it not be preserved, when Allaah has taken it upon Himself to guard
it and protect it? For He says,

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ 


«Vcrily. We have sent down this Remembrance (the Qur’aan). anil We are ol
surety going to protect it (from tampering)” |15:9|
And when the Prophet (-ge) was tearful ol forgetting its verses. Allaah revealed,

(17)لَا تُحَرِّكْ بِهِ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعْجَلَ بِهِ (16) إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ 


«Do not move your tongue with haste concerning it! For it is for Us to Collect it and give you the ability to recite it» |75:17]
Allaah describes the Quran as,

 (إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِالذِّكْرِ لَمَّا جَاءهُمْ وَإِنَّهُ لَكِتَابٌ عَزِيزٌ(41) لَّا يَأْتِيهِ الْبَاطِلُ مِن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَلَا مِنْ خَلْفِهِ ۖ تَنزِيلٌ مِّنْ حَكِيمٍ حَمِيدٍ (42


«…an honourable and respected Book. Falsehood cannot approach it from
in front of it or from behind it; it is a revelation from One who is All-Wise,
Worthy ofPraise* [41:41-42]
This is one of the unique blessings that this ummah – and the Prophet (3^5) has
been favoured with over other nations.

During the Prophet’s Life

The Prophet was sent to an illiterate nation, as the Qur’aan itsell alludes to:

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ


He is the one Who has sent amongst the illiterate ones a Messenger from
amongst themselves, who will recite to them His signs, and purify them,
and teach them the Book, and the Wisdom: and before this, they were indeed in manifest error» |62:2|
Not only was the nation that the Prophet was sent to illiterate, but so was the Prophet himself Allah commands mankind in the Quran

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعًا الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ النَّبِيِّ الْأُمِّيِّ الَّذِي يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَكَلِمَاتِهِ وَاتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ


() Muhammad (5§5)): ‘O Mankiiul! Verily, I am sent to you all. as the
Messenger ofAllaah, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and
earth. There is no god except He!’ So believe in Allaah. and 1 lis Messenger.who can neither read nor