Allāh the Exalted has said:
إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ
Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the dhikr (i.e., the Qur’ān) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).
[Sūrah al-Hijr 15:9]
Hence, it remains just as Allāh sent it down; pure until Allāh raises it back up at the end of time. For indeed, at the end of time, it shall be raised up. So from Him it began; Allāh sent it down, and to Him it shall return at the end of time. It shall be lifted from the masāhif and from the chests of men.* This will be with the establishment of the Hour. As long as this Qur’ān remains, then the people are in a state of good, and they are to return to it, be guided by it, act in accordance with it, and rule amongst themselves by way of it. When it is raised up, the state of the world will be corrupted; and we ask Allāh for safety.
On the authority of Ibn Mas’ūd رضي الله عنه who said, “The Qur’ān will be lifted up in one night and there shall not ramain one verse within a mushaf nor in the heart of any man except that it would be removed.” Reported by at-Tirmidhi (3343).
Book: Sittings in the Month of Ramadān & A Gift to the People of Īmān in Lessons for the Month of Ramadān (2 Books in One)
Author: Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān
Published by: Authentic Statements Publishing
Translators: Raha Batts and Rasheed Barbee