Edward Sell (1869-1932), The Historical
Development of the Qur'an, (Facsimile of
[probably] the 4th ed., London, 1923),
People International, Tunbridge Wells,
England, 1989?, pp. 206.
offers insights into the historical
development of the Qur'an. It is not a
history of the life of Muhammad.
Rather, it discusses the historical
background that prompted Muhammad to recite
different portions of the Qur'an. By
observing the historical events that
impacted Muhammad's thinking, it is possible
to trace the gradual development of the
Qur'an Citation Index: The
Qur'an Citation Index
is helpful to find the discussion of
different verses (ayat) of the Qur'an.
Subject Index: In
addition to the Table of
Contents, the Subject
Index is helpful to find subjects of
interest in the book.
Table Showing The
Approximate Chronological Order of the
Chapters of the Qur'an: This Qur'an
Chronology Table shows the chronological
order of the Qur'an. It lists the
chronological order as suggested by three
scholars: Jalalu'd-Din as-Syuti, T. Nöldeke,
and W. Muir.
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