Quranic timeline

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The page gives a timeline of the various events related to the Quran according to traditional Islamic accounts.



Post Muhammad[edit]

  • 653 CE The Quran is canonized by Uthman ibn Affan[5]
  • 657 CE; pages of the Quran are wrapped around swords by Muawiyahs forces during the Battle of Siffin
  • 661 CE - 671 CE: the estimated radiocarbon dating of the oldest surviving copy of the Quran, the Sana'a manuscript[6]
  • 859 CE, the oldest quranic school (madrasah) in University of al-Karaouine is built[7]
  • 883 CE; the oldest surviving major tafsir collection was completed, namely Tafsir al-Tabari
  • 884 CE; the first complete translation of the Quran into a foreign language[8]
  • 1609 CE Quranic calligraphy for the Taj Mahal is created by Abdul Haq, aka Amanat Khan
  • 1649 CE; the first known translation of the Quran into the English language by Alexander Ross, chaplain to King Charles I.[9]

Some modern scientific methods discussed in "Nassourou, Mohamadou (2013), 'The Qurʾanic verses : history, computer-supported reconstruction of the order of revelation, examining the concept of abrogation', AVM - Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft, Munich, Germany, ISBN 978-3869244754" have also been used to reconstruct the entire chronology of the Quranic verses.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ When The Moon Split - Page 35
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of World Religion, Johannes P. Schadé - 2006
  3. ^ Saddam's Word : The Political Discourse in Iraq: 1998 Page 189
  4. ^ 110. Surah An Nasr (The Help) - Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi
  5. ^ Does archaeology support the Qur'an? [IsaAlMasih.net]
  6. ^ Sadeghi, Behnam; Bergmann, Uwe (1 January 2010). "The Codex of a Companion of the Prophet and the Qurān of the Prophet". Arabica 57 (4): 343–436
  7. ^ http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2007/july/madrasa.htm
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2013-05-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "From scholarship, sailors and sects to the mills and the mosques". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media Limited). 2002-06-18