The book provides the English reader with a detailed analysis of classic Muslim scholarship regarding:
- Process of Inspiration (wahy)
- Various means of classifying verses of the Qur'an
- History of the compilation of the Qur'aan
- Meaning of the seven ahruf and the ten qira'aat of the Quran
- Miraculous nature of the Qur'aan
- Concept of abrogation in the Quran
- Procedure and methodology of tafseer
- and many other topics.
The work has a number of sections dedicated to explaining the traditional Muslim refutations of certain beliefs of the Ash'arees with regards to the Qur'aan.
This book also includes detailed discussions on modern Western scholarship of the Quran. After presenting a history of the English translation of the Qur'an, along with a critical review of some translations, the author discusses and refutes common Orientalist polemic literature on the Koran.