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The traditional story of the Koran tells how one night in 610 Muhammad, a deeply spiritual and religious man, was meditating in a cave on Mount Hira when he was visited by the angel Jibreel who ordered him to recite.
When he began to recite the Koran, Muhammad and his small group of followers suffered persecution from unbelievers.
The chapters are arranged roughly in order of descending size; therefore the arrangement of the Qur'an is neither chronological nor thematic.
When scholar Tom Holland turned his critical eye on the foundation story of Islam in 2012, he was hounded with much abuse and driven from the airwaves.(A caliph is the political leader of a Caliphate (Islamic government).) For this reason, the Quran as it exists today is also known as the Uthmanic codex.According to Professor Francis Edward Peters, what was done to the Quran in the process seems to have been extremely conservative and the content was formed in a mechanical fashion to avoid redactional bias.The chapters or suras are of unequal length, the shortest chapter (Al-Kawthar) has only three ayat (verses) while the longest (Al-Baqara) contains 286 verses.Of the 114 chapters in the Qur'an, 87 are classified as Meccan, while 27 are Medinan.