The First and Last Revelations of the Qur’an


Author: Louay Fatoohi

Subject: Qur’an

Publication date: 17 Jul, 2014

Page count: 85

Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm

In the written Qur’an, known as “mushaf,” the chapters are not arranged in the chronological order of their revelation. The first and last verses in the mushaf are not the first and last revealed verses, respectively. There are hadīths and historical reports about which verses and chapters were revealed first and last. This book examines the credibility of each report, evaluates the views of scholars, and presents its own conclusions.

Focused on the subject of the first and last revelations of the Qur’an, this small book is by far the most detailed and complete study of this area of the Sciences of the Qur’an. It attempts to identify the following:

  • The first verse of the Qur’an
  • The first chapter of the Qur’an
  • The last verse of the Qur’an
  • The last chapter of the Qur’an



1 The First Verse

2 The First Chapter

3 The Last Verse

4 The Last Chapter

5 Conclusion