Preservation of the Holy Quran
- To appreciate the authenticity of the Holy Quran in its original form due to its meticulous preservation and transmission without any alteration.
- Establish one’s faith and conviction in the Holy Quran through evidence of its preservation and transmission.
- Sunnah – The word Sunnah has several meanings depending on the area of study however the meaning is generally accepted to be, whatever was reported that the Prophet said, did, or approved.
The Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad are the two divinely revealed sources of Islam, and on them the Islamic faith and worship are based.
Someone might think, ‘Why is it important for a new Muslim to know about this topic?’ First, because knowing at least the basic information would increase his faith and confidence that he is on the straight path. He would feel his religion is not built on mere claims, but on revelation that Allah promised and actually preserved. Second, a person armed with basic knowledge is less likely to get affected by any doubts he will come across.
“Behold, it is We Ourselves who have bestowed from on high, step by step, this reminder and, behold, it is We who shall truly guard it (from all corruption).” (Quran 15:9)
Let us see evidence of how it has been preserved through the ages.
The Quran has been preserved and transmitted like no other religious text of the world. It was transmitted primarily by memorization and in writing as we will show.