Quran is the last and preserved Holy book, a divine revelation, that Allah sent for all humanity. It was revealed to the final and last messenger Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the 7th century. The Quran is the literal word of God, written in Arabic Language and is the most important part of the Islamic faith.
The book of the Quran is filled with :
- Moral code of life
- Wisdom and truth
- Spiritual guidance
- Connection with Allah and His prophets
- Commandments and principles of Islam
Final Divine Revelation
Many holy books that came before our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were changed and edited by humans. As a result, numerous commandments of Allah’s were lost and people forgot the true meaning of life. Holy Quran was revealed at the time of our last messenger (peace be upon him) for all the human race. Our Holy Scripture covers various topics including science, theology, morality, guidance for personal conduct, social justice, and the stories of prophets and messengers from the past.
Melodious recitation and memorization of the Quran can evoke a profound emotional response, often moving us to tears. This is due to the true message that Allah has sent to mankind. Many Muslims learn and understand Allah’s commandments to implement in their daily life. They also seek the wisdom and treasure of knowledge that Allah has revealed.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once narrated ’’Recite, and rise up, recite (melodiously) as you would recite in the world. For indeed your rank shall be at the last Ayah you recited.’’
Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2914
Source of Guidance in Divine Revelation
Quran is not only filled with rich Islamic history but it emits the spiritual light and acts as the source of guidance. Our Holy Book emphasizes ethical values and commands us to take moral decisions in this life. Quran is not revealed just to be read-only but it is the living miracle that has made sense for all human race in different time periods after Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It teaches us about families, societies, personal development at an individual level and much more.
Our messenger (peace be upon him) said ‘’ The Book of Allah contains right guidance, the light, and whoever adheres to it and holds it fast, he is upon right guidance and whosoever deviates from it goes astray.’’
Sahih Muslim 2408c
The Quran has been perfectly preserved even in modern times since it was revealed. There are various reasons but the primary two factors are Allah’s promise and Quran memorization by Muslims that is transferred to the next generations. This preservation is attributed to both written and oral means. Even though modern Arabic has evolved and changed but the Quran is still read in old classic Arabic.
Allah says in the Quran ‘’We have sent down the Reminder, and We will preserve it’’
Thanks to various Islamic Scholars, the Quran has been translated into various languages so that Muslims and new converts can get access to the timeless guidance of Allah.
Solace and Comfort
The Quranic verses offer peace and solace to those Muslims, who seek to connect with Allah. It addresses various emotions and hardships that we face and ensures us that there is a happing ending and ease after every trial and tribulation. During tough times and moments of confusion, we can communicate with Allah through this spiritual door and divine revelation, and find emotional and psychological comfort. The verses of the Quran give us an insight into us as Muslims. It reassures our worth and our importance in this sight of Allah (SWT).
Allah says in Quran ‘’ Indeed, hardship is followed by ease.’’
Following Prophet Muhammad
The Quran provides guidance on various matters including spirituality, ethics, morality, and the principles that govern a society. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) showed us how to follow Allah’s teachings and commandments. He did every act that is mentioned in Quran and motivated his people to do the same. The teachings of the Quran and every act of our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) is intricately connected.
Sa‘d b. Hisham said:
‘’ I went to ‘A’isha and said, “Mother of the faithful, tell me about the nature of God’s Messenger.” She asked, “Do you not recite the Qur’an?” On my replying that I certainly did, she said, “The Prophet’s nature was the Qur’an. ‘’
Mishkat al-Masabih 1257
`Abdullah said, “The best talk is Allah’s Book (Qur’an), and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad.“
Sahih al-Bukhari 6098
Every prophet was given a miracle and the miracle of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was Quran. A holy and divine book that has been preserved and not even changed once. Our Holy Scripture was sent on this Earth for all mankind. It has a map that helps us to navigate through this life. The book has moral teachings and ethical values that should be implemented at an individual and at the societal level. To learn more about Quran, visit our eQuranekareem online Quran Academy.
Who wrote the Quran?
Allah revealed Quran in small parts in different times of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The companions of our beloved prophet used to write the revealed verses on bones, leaves, woods and any other material that they can find. After, our Prophet’s death, his companions worked hard to write all surahs in one book form, which was sent to various regions.
How many surahs are in Quran?
There are 114 surahs or chapters in the Holy Quran. Each surah varies in length. The lengthiest surah is surah Bakra (chapter 2).
When was the Quran written?
The Quran was written in the standardized textbook and was sent to various areas in the time of the caliphate of Uthman ibn Affan. This happened in the 7th century.