The History of the Quranic Text provides
unique insights into the Qurans immaculate preservation throughout its
history, covering such topics as how divine revelations were received, Prophet
Muhammads role in teaching and disseminating these verses, the texts
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 Masud, and the strict methodology
employed in assembling textual fragments. This scholarly work provides an
essential basis for sincere study of the Quran at a time when mis-
representation of Islams Holy Book has become all too common.
The author also investigates the histories of the Old
and New Testaments, relying entirely on Judeo-Christian sources, and by so doing
the book attains an absolutely epic scope. Through this the author makes a
sophisticated and passionate case for questioning the aims of Western
scholarship towards Islams Holy Book and illustrates convincingly that such
research, motivated by more than mere curiosity, has no scientific bearing on
the Qurans integrity.
A truly monumental effort, an indispensable tool for
Muslims and non-Muslims alike, this work presents a cogent and powerful argument
for the Qurans unique inviolability and will serve as a cornerstone addition
to any personal library.