By Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami
The Qur'an reigns excellent in Muslim hearts because the such a lot sacred of texts: a large quantity of exalted principles to evoke the brain, noble histories to stir the soul, common truths to rouse the sense of right and wrong and specific injunctions directing humanity to its personal deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that's the note of Allah. via fourteen centuries Muslims have endured in championing the textual content opposed to corruption, memorising its each be aware and considering its each word, in order that in our personal occasions untold hundreds of thousands have enthusiastially devoted every one letter to center.
Beginning with a listing of old and modern assaults at the Qur'an, this expansive publication offers detailed insights into the holy text's immaculate renovation all through its historical past, in addition to exploring a number of the accusations levelled opposed to it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's position in educating and disseminating those verses, the text's compilation less than his tips and the environment of its ultimate exterior form presently after his dying, are meticulously and scientifically examinded along such issues because the origins of Arabic, its palaeography and orthography, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas'ud, and the stern method hired in assembling textual fragments.
By method of comparability the writer investigates the histories of the previous and New Testaments, depending completely on Judaeo-Christian resources together with the lifeless Sea Scrolls and uncovers a startling variety of changes that contact nearly each truth of the Biblical Scriptures. utilizing this as a springboard for assessing Western theories concerning the Qur'an, he makes a cosmopolitan but passionate case for wondering the goals of Western scholarship in continually undermining Islam's holy e-book, and illustrates convincingly that such study, inspired by way of greater than mere curiousity, has no clinical referring to the Qur'an's integrity.