– Allah says: “We it is, Who have sent down the Quran and surely We will safeguard it.” –
One of the means of safeguarding the Quran from any distortions has been selecting unique individuals from the nation of Islam who have dedicated their lives in memorising the Quran, perfecting its recitation, and training others to become experts in these skills. The Quran was revealed verbally, and in this manner it was taught by the Prophet to his Companions, and by them to the Successors, and so on. This continuous and uninterrupted chain of Quranic scholars have continued in every generation from the Prophetic period until present-day, preserving both the text and every minutiae of its pronunciation.
This book presents biographies of many contemporary scholars of Quran, from Egypt, Syria, India and Pakistan. It studies their transmission chains (sanads) and how the oral transmission of the Quran has continued for more than 1400 years so that it has reached us in the same pure and pristine form that it was revealed in.
It includes a chapter dedicated to local Quran teachers and students in the Western Cape. It mentions everyone in Cape Town who has sanad and ijazah, their teachers, as well as what they have received sanad and ijazah in.
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