Surah Yusuf 12, 2 (Sahih International)
Indeed, we have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand.
link: online; Qur'an
In the beginning of the Qur'an: "THE MESSAGE" (movie) 15 min.
In terms of volume, the Bible is with about 780,000 words ten times the size of the Qur’an with its 78,000 words just about 10%. So while it took almost 2000 years for the Bible to be completed it took 23 years only for the Qur’an.
Dr, Quraishi (Historian) on the Holy Qur'an collection & codification
Surah Al – Isra 17:105 (Sahih International)
And with the truth we have sent the Qur'an down, and with the truth it has descended. And we have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a bringer of good tidings and a Warner.
Its message logically in Arabic was originally for
the people of Mecca,
and its surrounding Arab tribes, who had been idol worshipers for
centuries. Its content in their mother tongue was a clear warning from hell
fire and an admonition to get ready for the judgment day. The basic message, the good news was that God is one and therefore the Arabs too were warned, like Jews and Christians, not to worship idols any longer. Mohammed, son of Abdullah was the new messenger of God first for the Arab tribes.
Surah Ash – Shuraa 42, 7 (Dr. Ghali)
Shortly after Muhammad's (pbuh) death it was compiled and codified into a single written Arabic version, which remains the standard until today. Please notice that the original actual manuscript is not present anywhere, but all are accurate copies. This very Qur’an was really meant to confirm the earlier books, the Tawrat, Zaboor and Injil, which were not available in the Arabic language at that time, not until two centuries later.
One of the oldest Arabic bibles was discovered in the 19th century at Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt. The manuscript called Mt. Sinai Arabic Codex 151, dates back to in AD 867, which is about 200 years after the first copy of the Qur'an was compiled and distributed.