THE CHRONOLOGICAL ” QURAN ”
” QURAN ” IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
( PRE-OSMAN VERSION OF ” QURAN ” )
The current version of QURAN was structured by the third Caliph of Islam ( Osman ) , 20 years after the prophet Mohammad’s death ; however , in this traditional version of QURAN the Suras are not organized according to its original chronological order that were revealed to the prophet .
It would be an interesting intellectual and spiritual exercise to look at the QURAN ’s Suras from a chronological perspective . This approach would offer a background to achieve a clear understanding of Suras’ meanings in the specific cultural and geographical contexts of the time that they were revealed to the prophet .
Ultimately , it is hope that this chronological presentation of Suras would enable readers to have a more intelligible and meaningful understanding of the QURAN in its original revealed order and will assist them to formulate a more coherent and thoughtful perspective about the circumstances associated with the spiritual revelation of each Sura .