Human civilization and various disciplines developed gradually. In
previous times, the record of history was not available in the present form.
With the passage of time, writing developed and so did the art of recording
history. Divine scriptures themselves are a source of history.
Events of macro history were transferred form generation to generation.
Moreover, modern research in archeology has confirmed the history told in
the scriptures. These events regarding the perished nations, at the time of
the revelation of the Qur’ān were fully known to people, that is why the
opponents of the Prophet (sws) did not object to these. They never said that
the Qur’ān was wrong in its reports. The Qur’ān clearly asserts that these
were commonly known events.