49 Facts About Quran


Muslims believe that the Quran was orally revealed by God to the final prophet, Muhammad, through the archangel Gabriel incrementally over a period of some 23 years, beginning in the month of Ramadan, when Muhammad was 40; and concluding in 632, the year of his death.

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The word Quran occurs some 70 times in the text itself, and other names and words are said to refer to the Quran.

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Quran is thought by Muslims to be not simply divinely inspired, but the literal word of God.

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Shortly after the prophet's death, the Quran was compiled by the companions, who had written down or memorized parts of it.

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Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in the Biblical and apocryphal scriptures.

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The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind.

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Quran describes itself as 'the discernment', 'the mother book', 'the guide', 'the wisdom', 'the remembrance', and 'the revelation' (; 'something sent down', signifying the descent of an object from a higher place to lower place).

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However, the Quran did not exist in book form at the time of Muhammad's death in 632.

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Quran describes Muhammad as ", " which is traditionally interpreted as 'illiterate', but the meaning is rather more complex.

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The present form of the Quran text is accepted by Muslim scholars to be the original version compiled by Abu Bakr.

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Quran suggested that some of the parchments were palimpsests which had been reused.

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In 2015, fragments of a very early Quran, dating back to 1370 years earlier, were discovered in the library of the University of Birmingham, England.

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Muslims believe the Quran to be God's final revelation to humanity, a work of divine guidance revealed to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

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Traditionally great emphasis was put on children memorizing the 6, 200+ verses of the Quran, those succeeding being honored with the title Hafiz.

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Quran frequently asserts in its text that it is divinely ordained.

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Some verses in the Quran seem to imply that even those who do not speak Arabic would understand the Quran if it were recited to them.

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The Quran refers to a written pre-text, "the preserved tablet, " that records God's speech even before it was sent down.

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Muslims consider the Quran to be a guide, a sign of the prophethood of Muhammad and the truth of the religion.

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Shia believe that the Quran was gathered and compiled by Muhammad during his lifetime, rather than being compiled by Uthman ibn Affan.

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Inimitability of the Quran is the belief that no human speech can match the Quran in its content and form.

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The Quran is considered an inimitable miracle by Muslims, effective until the Day of Resurrection—and, thereby, the central proof granted to Muhammad in authentication of his prophetic status.

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Some scholars state that the Quran contains scientific information that agrees with modern science.

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The doctrine of the miraculousness of the Quran is further emphasized by Muhammad's illiteracy since the unlettered prophet could not have been suspected of composing the Quran.

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Respect for the written text of the Quran is an important element of religious faith by many Muslims, and the Quran is treated with reverence.

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Worn-out copies of the Quran are wrapped in a cloth and stored indefinitely in a safe place, buried in a mosque or a Muslim cemetery, or burned and the ashes buried or scattered over water.

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Muslims believe that the preaching or reading of the Quran is rewarded with divine rewards variously called, thawab, or.

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Leaves from this Quran written in gold and contoured with brown ink have a horizontal format.

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The total number of verses in the most popular Hafs Quran is 6, 236; however, the number varies if the bismillahs are counted separately.

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The Quran is divided into seven approximately equal parts, manzil, for it to be recited in a week.

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The style of the Quran has been called "allusive, " with commentaries needed to explain what is being referred to—"events are referred to, but not narrated; disagreements are debated without being explained; people and places are mentioned, but rarely named.

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Quran uses cosmological and contingency arguments in various verses without referring to the terms to prove the existence of God.

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Quran is often vivid in its depiction of what will happen at the end time.

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Some formal religious practices receive significant attention in the Quran including the formal prayers and fasting in the month of Ramadan.

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Charity, according to the Quran, is a means of self-purification.

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Quran's message is conveyed with various literary structures and devices.

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Rhyme, while found throughout the Quran, is conspicuous in many of the earlier Meccan suras, in which relatively short verses throw the rhyming words into prominence.

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In Tabatabaei's view, what has been rightly called, or hermeneutic interpretation of the Quran, is not concerned simply with the denotation of words.

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Quran reconciled notions of God's manifestation through and in the physical world with the sentiments of Sunni Islam.

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Quran possesses an external appearance and a hidden depth, an exoteric meaning and an esoteric meaning.

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Nevertheless, the Quran has been translated into most African, Asian, and European languages.

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The first translator of the Quran was Salman the Persian, who translated surat al-Fatiha into Persian during the seventh century.

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In 2010, the Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review reported that the Quran was presented in 112 languages at the 18th International Quran Exhibition in Tehran.

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Oldest Gurmukhi translation of the Quran Sharif has been found in village Lande of Moga district of Punjab which was printed in 1911.

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Proper recitation of the Quran is the subject of a separate discipline named tajwid which determines in detail how the Quran should be recited, how each individual syllable is to be pronounced, the need to pay attention to the places where there should be a pause, to elisions, where the pronunciation should be long or short, where letters should be sounded together and where they should be kept separate, etc.

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Quran studied various readings and their trustworthiness and chose seven 8th-century readers from the cities of Mecca, Medina, Kufa, Basra and Damascus.

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Since it would have been too costly for most Muslims to purchase a manuscript, copies of the Quran were held in mosques in order to make them accessible to people.

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The Quran has been noted to have certain narratives similarities to the Diatessaron, Protoevangelium of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and the Arabic Infancy Gospel.

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Quran has revealed to you ?O Prophet? the Book in truth, confirming what came before it, as Quran revealed the Torah and the Gospel previously, as a guide for people, and ? ? revealed the Standard ?to distinguish between right and wrong?.

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Wadad Kadi, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago, and Mustansir Mir, Professor of Islamic studies at Youngstown State University, state that the Quran exerted a particular influence on Arabic literature's diction, themes, metaphors, motifs and symbols and added new expressions and new meanings to old, pre-Islamic words that would become ubiquitous.

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