Ring Theory: the Quran’s Structural Coherence

The Qur’an is a very unique book in terms of its composition. Its 114 chapters (or ‘Surahs’ in Arabic) are not arranged chronologically or thematically. Even within the individual chapters, numerous topics can be covered with sudden switches from one topic to another and then back again. This unique structure

Why does the Qur’an seem incoherent?

  Why does the Qur'an seem incoherent? Every communication has a purpose and an aim. If we read a textbook as an example, we know what the author is trying to get across. In fact, from the very title of the chapter and the introduction, it may be very clear.