According to Muslim history, the Qur’an was revealed piecemeal. It is also known that it was not collected and arranged in its chronological sequence. The question then arises: When was the text of the Qur’an collected and given its final shape and who was responsible for this task? The answer to this question has been given by many scholars and researchers of the past and present. In recent times, Hamid al-Din al-Farahi (1863-1930), a scholar, thinker and exegete of the Indian sub-continent has examined this issue in the light of some specific verses of the Qur’an, and, contrary to the stance of most Muslim scholars, has concluded that the Qur’an was collected and arranged in its c...