In the name of Allah, the most beneficent the most merciful
All praise is due to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala who revealed the Qur’an, together with its proofs as guidance for mankind, so they may differentiate between truth and falsehood. Peace and salutations be upon our Prophet, Muhammad divinely aided by Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala through the very Qur’an humans and jinn were challenged by:
قُل لَّئِنِ اجْتَمَعَتِ الْإِنْسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَىٰ أَن يَأْتُوْا بِمِثْلِ هٰذَا الْقُرْآنِ لَا يَأْتُوْنَ بِمِثْلِهِ وَلَوْ كَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ ظَهِيْرًا
Say, “If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.”
The authors of past that dedicated their efforts to the genre—history of the Qur’an—may Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala reward them abundantly, focused on both specific sub categories therein and the general subject matter; fulfilling their hopes in contributing to this great legacy. My hopes of contributing just as the greats had, has brought my pen to paper. Perhaps my role may add to the rich legacy by focusing on some of the sub categories therein.
Books are but links that complete each other.
My general focus in this book will be focused towards the following three discussions:
- The revelation of the Qur’an.
- The divisions of the Qur’an.
- The writing of the Qur’an.
I ask of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala that he inspires this effort with sincerity and benefits the Muslims through it, specifically those who are involved in the studying the sciences of the Qur’an.
I ask of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to forgive my blunders and overlook my mistakes as every son of Adam is a sinner. Untainted purity lies only for the Prophets ‘alayh al Salam. He surely heeds prayers.
Peace and salutations be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.
Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad Salim Muhaysin.
Rabi’ al Awwal, 1401 A.H.
 Surah al Isra: 88.