الآية رقم (22) - فِي لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوظٍ

(22) - [Inscribed] in a Preserved Slate. (22)

This indicates that the denial was in the Qur’an as being from Allah (swt) and in what it talks about. Indeed, the Qur’an is truthful and that the Messenger of Allah (saws) was sincere in conveying what Allah (swt) revealed to him and that this Holy Qur’an is distinguished from others by the fact that it is preserved.

  {إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ}

(Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.) (Al-Hijr: 9)

Note the accuracy in expressing the Holy Qur’an’s preservation. What is preserved is not the Holy Qur’an rather it is the Slate that includes the Holy Qur’an. So that if the Slate is preserved then what about the Holy Qur’an itself?

This is to keep the Messenger (saws) free from worry about the future of his mission and the future of his great book (the Holy Qur’an) that it is preserved. As if Allah (swt) says: O Muhammad, do not be sad and be patient with the denial of your people, this book is preserved and will not be touched by a hand or misrepresentation neither in the exalted assembly nor on the earth. So, what is this great Qur’an which Allah (swt) says about it that it is preserved as well as its Slate!!