Is there anything stated in Hadith literature how the Surahs were transferred to public? In particular the longer ones: Were they first written down accoding to the words of the Prophet ﷺ or did he repeat them until others learned them?

I know that the Prophet ﷺ used to recite with his scolars behind him. I can imagine that the early surah were memorised in this way as (even though it takes me quite long to learn a short surah, but I am very bad at memorising). However, he even used to recite in silence (e.g. Muslim 4:44), so it was possibly not meant to teach during prayer. I wonder in particular whether the longer, less poetic surahs may have been written down in an early stage.

  • The qur'an generally was revealed piece wise. I'd say your inquiry has answers on the site maybe the tag revelation could already display some.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 6, 2021 at 22:09
  • @Medi1Saif I found a lot of interesting answers but not on the question.
    – Jeschu
    Commented May 7, 2021 at 6:06
  • Well duplicate on stackexchange is if the question has an answer somewhere.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented May 7, 2021 at 6:12


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