what is Quran?
Quran is the last divine message revealed upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ . As a Muslim, it is our religious obligation to learn to read and understand the Quran. Allah SWT revealed the Quran to the last messenger of Allah. It contains the ultimate commandments of Allah for every believer till the day of judgment.
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10 Facts about Quran?
Quran bears the most significant value in the lives of every believer. Allah SWT rewards those who read and seek guidance from this divine book.
Quran; a Miraculous Book:
Quran is a miraculous book, as it has been more than 1400 years since it was revealed. The Quran has not changed in over 1400 years.. Allah Almighty has taken responsibility for the protection of the Quran. Allah Almighty has declared in His divine book.
انَّا نَحۡنُ نَزَّلۡنَا الذِّكۡرَ وَاِنَّا لَهٗ لَحٰـفِظُوۡنَ۞
“Verily, we have revealed this book and we are here to safeguard it.”
This indeed is a miracle for a book to remain unpretentious for more than 14 centuries.
Surahs and Parts of the Quran:
Angel Jibrail AS. Prophet Muhammad Peace brought the Quran e Kareem in bits and pieces. Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him used to tell his companions about where to place which verse of the Quran. Hazrat Usman e Ghani RA was the one who collected all the scattered parts of the Quran and combined them in a book form. Quran e Kareem has 114 Surahs, starting from Surah e Fateha and the last surah is Surah tun Nas. Quran e Kareem is divided into 30 parts, every part is called “a Juz”
The Literal Meanings of the Quran:
The literal meaning of the Quran is the book “which is being read again and again”. Muslims all over the world read the Quran daily. The Muslims recite it 365 days a year, 30 days a month, and 7 days a week. The recitation of the Quran reaches its peak in the month of Ramadan. The Quran is the most highly read book around the globe.
Quran and the month of Ramadan:
The month of Ramadan and the Quran have a tremendous significance for Muslims. Ramadan is the most sacred month in the lunar Islamic calendar. While the Quran is the most sacred scripture for believers. It is an interesting fact that the Quran started revealing in the month of Ramadan.
Period of the Revelation of the Quran:
Another interesting fact about the Quran is that the Quran started revealing in the month of Ramadan, but it took almost 23 years to complete its revelation. These 23 years included 13 years of Makkah and 10 years of Madinah. Allah SWT revealed the Quran to bits and pieces. The companions of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him, compiled later it as a book.
The longest and the shortest Surahs of the Quran:
The Quran contains 114 Surahs. All of them have different numbers of verses. Surat u Baqrah is the longest surah of the Quran. This Surah is expanded to two and a half parts (juz) of the Quran. This surah consists of 286 verses as a whole. On the contrary to this, Sura tul Kauthar is the shortest surah of the Quran. This surah contains only 3 verses as a whole.
Rewards and Virtues of Reciting the Holy Quran:
Reciting and reading the Quran is one of the much-loved virtues by Allah SWT. It is stated in Ahadith that one who recites one word of the Quran will get ten rewards for that single word. Allah Almighty declared الم to consist of three symbols, which means by reciting this single word, you will get 30 virtues.
The Age of Prophet Muhammad SAW at the time of First Revelation:
Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him used to meditate in the cave of Hira. One day during meditation, an unknown person suddenly appeared in the cave. That was angel Jibrael AS who brought the first revelation of Allah SWT to His last prophet Peace be upon Him. It is an interesting fact that Prophet Muhammad SAW was forty years old at the time of the first revelation.
Quran and the Day of Judgement:
Quran not only contains the commandments of Allah, but you also get huge rewards from Allah SWT only for reciting the Quran. It will be interesting to know that according to Ahadith Quran will intercede on the day of judgment for its reciter. Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him said on one occasion;
“Fasting and the Quran will intercede for the servant on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I prevented him from food and drink during the day, so allow me to intercede for him.’
“The Quran will say, ‘O Lord, I prevented him from sleeping during the night, so allow me to intercede for him.’ And they will be allowed to intercede.”
Prophets Mentioned in the Holy Quran:
Allah Almighty sent more than one lack 24 thousand apostles for the well-being of humanity. But name mentions only 25 prophets in the Quran. Among these prophets are Prophet Muhammad, Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Ismail, Prophet Yahya, Prophet Zakariyya, Prophet Jesus, Prophet Moses.
The Most Elaborated Book Around the Globe?
Quran is the most expounded and elaborated book throughout the world. No book is this much illustrated in the entire world. There are volumes of books written to explain even one of the smallest surahs of the Quran, i.e. Surah e Fateha. That is an interesting fact to know about the Holy Quran.
Quran is the last revelation of Allah SWT. It is the divine message which contains the commandments of Allah SWT. Allah SWT grants substantial rewards and virtues for reciting the Holy Quran. It revealed the Quran upon Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. Angel Jibrael AS was the one who brought the revelation. If you want to learn more interesting facts about Quran and you want to get Quranic knowledge, join QuranHost. Get a free trial class before joining the institute.