[ ] Muhammad's cousin, , describes the way in which the final version of the Quran was fixed: "the prophet recited the book before Gabriel every year in the month of Ramadan, and in the month in which he died he recited it before him twice.
"There are approximately 20,000 books and 3000 manuscripts in this library," said Ikram Akhmedov, a young assistant in the mufti's office.
For this reason when Muhammad began preaching and reciting the Quran, the Meccans accused him of being a poet or a "poet possessed".
Whoever wrote the text used ink and a type of script called Hijazi to inscribe part of Suras or chapters 18 to 20 of the Quran onto pieces of goat or sheep skin.
Ibn Hajar further comments: Abu Bakr had not authorized him to record except what was already available [on parchment].