I was reading Shame (1983) by Salman Rushdie, and came to this sentence.
Lost in the forest of new relatives, wandering in the bloodjungle of the matriarchal home, Bilquis consulted the family Quran in search of these family trees, and found them there, in their traditional place, monkey-puzzle groves of genealogy inscribed in the back of the holy book.
Is it a widespread tradition to inscribe family trees in the back of the Quran? The author refers to the back as a "traditional place" where they would expect to find a family tree. I couldn't find any other resources proving this fact.