I may be wrong and for sure I will check but I believe it is long to short. That is why much of the "beginning" is at the end because the first writings were short. I'll check and feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
I'll double-check too, but I think that you may be right and Srdija might be wrong -- which is stunning given that the Sword of the Prophet goes through much of the Koran, line by line. If it is wrong, it must have been a slip of the tongue on his part -- because he does know the Koran!
I correct myself. Sorry for any confusion. It is short to long. Never the less still interesting.
The Qur'an is the collection of holy scriptures of Islam. It is divided into 114 Suras (chapters) of unequal length. Except for the first Sura the earliest Meccan suras are shorter, and they each grow longer as time goes on. The earliest are also more similar to the Jewish style of admonishing people to reform and warning them of coming judgment. All suras are supposed to represent material dictated to Muhammad from God through the angel Gabriel. The Qur'an is thus believed to be the direct Word of God and must be obeyed without question.