ZALIK-AL-KITAB in the very beginning of Sural Al-Baqarah tells you that the Glorious Qur'an was a BOOK during the lifetime of the exalted Prophet.
The Ajami Persian "Imams" of Islam were in fact Majoos. They forged stories to discredit the Qur'an, the exalted Prophet and Islam in general.
2. Al-Baqarah - The Cow
[Author’s Note] This is the 2nd Surah of the Qur’an. It has 286 verses. The cow is merely one of the many quadrupeds made useful and subservient to mankind. The title of a Chapter or Surah of the Qur’an is important mainly for reference purposes. Therefore, we find most Surahs dealing with very diverse concepts completely unrelated to their titles. One major exception is Surah 12 Yousuf that describes the inspiring story of Prophet Yousuf (Joseph son of Jacob). But even that continues to give us very diverse concepts and guiding principles to reflect upon. Also, in the last several short Surahs of the Qur’an the title usually becomes the main center of discussion.
Proper understanding of this most detailed Surah Al-Baqarah will enable the reader to become familiar with the basic concepts and the true meanings of the Qur’anic terminology according to the Quraish dialect. The semantics and nuances of the language of revelation are not only interesting but mandatory for accurate understanding. Like the QXP in its entirety, my humble rendition of this Surah is not a literal translation, but an understanding from the Big Picture of the Qur’an without compromising the literary meanings.
With the Glorious Name of God, the Instant and Sustaining Source of all Mercy and Kindness
2:1 A.L.M. Alif-Laam-Meem. (Allah, Lateef the Unfathomable, Majeed the Magnificent, knows and understands your needs.)
2:2 (Here is the guidance you asked for.) THIS IS A BOOK whereof there is absolutely no doubt concerning its authority and authenticity. And it leaves no doubts lingering in a seeking mind. It is a Guide for those who wish to journey through life in honor and security.
[Rayib includes the meanings given in the first three lines. This Divine Writ, Al-Qur’an, is a Monograph that, when studied with an open mind, humility and sincerity, finds its own way from the mind to the heart. You will soon notice, as you proceed, that this scripture leaves no lingering doubts in a sincere, seeking mind. If you remember that this is a Book of guidance and treat it as such, the glittering reality will dawn upon you that this is a beacon of light! It is a Guide for all those who wish to journey through life in honor and security - Recorded on parchment by honorable scribes appointed by the Messenger. 52:2-3, 80:11-16. The Almighty Himself guarantees the truth of this revelation, its explanation and its preservation. It is absolutely free of contradictions. Al-Qur’an = The Lecture or Monograph that finds its own way to sincere hearts, becoming Az-Zikr = The Reminder. 4:82, 10:37, 15:9, 29:48-49, 32:2, 52:2-3, 75:17-19, 80:11-16]
It is worth noting here that, contrary to popular reports, the Qur’an was revealed to the exalted Prophet in the exact order as we see it today. The entire Book was, so to speak, down-loaded on his heart but came to his tongue and was conveyed to people in stages over a period of 22 plus years. It was written down by honored scribes on well-scored parchment complete with vowels and punctuation. All reports that a particular Surah (Chapter) or verse was revealed as demanded by a certain situation (Shaan-e-Nuzool) are totally false. All claims that the Book was arranged in the currently available order by the Prophet (S) are unsupported by the internal evidence. It was revealed in the arranged form by Allah. That is why a discerning mind can notice a perfect sequence not only between verses but also in the Surahs. Similar is the situation with conspiracies that the Qur’an was initially written on stones, waste leather, bones, tree-barks and leaves, and that it was compiled by the third Caliph, Hazrat Uthman. The Qur’an was indeed very much present, written on parchment and in book form right in the lifetime of the exalted Prophet. The Qur’an states, "Zaalik-al-Kitaab" (This is the Book), in the very beginning.
Who arranged the Qur’an?
The marvelous flow between not only the verses but the Surahs of the Qur'an tells us that the Glorious Book is free of human touch in all forms. The fluent sequence remains obscure to the superficial reader. The Book before us is in exactly the same sequence as revealed on the heart of the exalted Prophet. So, none but Allah arranged the entire Qur'an.
Please experience this beauty reading the Book with all sincerity.
People like Abu Dawood's son, Abu Bakr Abdallah bin Abu Dawood Sulaiman, author of KITAB-IL-MASAAHIF, and our "Imams" of Hadith & History, try to make the reader believe that the entire Book is a human effort. For example, it was revealed in seven 'qirats', variant readings (even different words), it was written on bones, date leaves and stones, some verses were lost, Sahaba Kiraam used to dispute with each other on how each of them had heard the verses from the exalted Messenger (S), that Hazrat Uthman had collected the scattered Qur'an and burnt the variant copies, and so on.
The story is endless of the crimes against the Noble Book of Allah. To begin with, it needed a Christian (Waraqah bin Naufil) to reassure Rasool (S) that he had received a revelation, and then Waraqah himself never accepted Islam, etc.