ENGLISH 6 THE EVOLUTION OF ISLAMIC HISTORIOGRAPHY UNDER THE SUPREMACY OF THE HOLY QURAN AS A PRIMARY SOURCE OF ISLAMIC HISTORIOGRAPHY THROUGH AGES
Keywords:the evolution of Islamic historiography, the supremacy of the Holy Quran as a primary source, Islamic historiography through ages, Historians, Historiography.
Islam is the universal religion for the mankind and Allah almighty revealed Holy Quran as the last revealed book and a complete code of life for human being. The beginning of Islamic historiography is with the writing of the Holy Quran. It is considered that Holy Quran is the first written book of Islam which is a torch bearer for not only all mankind as well as for the Muslim Historians. The Holy Prophet ordered to write the Holy Quran and the companions wrote the Quran to preserve it for generation to generation. During first two centuries of Muslim Historians followed the trend of historiography set by The Holy Quran. Muslim historians started their historiography under the Islamic ideology based on truth. Muslims Historians tried and attempt to write their historiography according to the light of Quran. Quran is not only a book of religious matters but it is book of primary sources. No body among the Muslim historians can neglect the role and contribution of the Holy Prophet in Muslims historiography. This paper highlights the role and contribution of the Holy Quran in Islamic History as “The Holy Quran as a primary source of Muslim Historiography.
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