the holy Quran

The Holy Quran

The Holy Quran can be written as the Quran and Koran, is the sacred scripture of Islam. The Quran was revealed from Allah to Prophet Muhammad through angel Gabriel. Its revelation beginning was in 610 and ending with Muhammad’s death in 632 CE in the Holy places of Makkah and Madina. Among all names of this Holy Scripture, “the Quran” or “al-Quran” is the most common and famous. “Quran”is name given to the Book By Allah. As Allah says in Quran:

In fact, this is a glorious Quran, (recorded) in a Preserved Tablet(al-lawḥ al-mahfūẓ).

Quran 85:22

Allah also says:

And surely We have certainly diversified to mankind, in this Quran, every kind of example, but most men refuses but disbelief.

Quran 17:89

There are two opinions about the meaning of word Quran:

1) Quran is deriven from word “al-Qar” which means “to collect”.
2) It is driven from “Qara” meaning to recite
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The second opinion looks more accurate because in Quran Allah called it as, ” a Book to be recited (73:4)”, or because the revelation began by `Read` (96:1).

the holy Quran 73:4
or add to it—and recite the Quran ˹properly˺ in a measured way.(73:4)
the holy Quran, 96:1
Read, (O Prophetﷺ) in the Name of your Lord Who created.(96:1)

Holy Quran is undoubtedly the word of Allah

Quran is a book from Allah. Its no doubt the word of Allah (God). Surely, there is no doubt about its divinity. Allah Himself claim this in Holy Quran as:

This is the Book! There is no doubt about it, a guidance for those conscious(of Allah).

Quran 2:2

It is not for this Quran to have been produced by other than Allah. In fact, it is a confirmation of what came before, and an explanation of the Book. It is, nodoubt, from the Lord of all worlds.

Quran 10:37

Verily We have revealed to you the Book (O Prophetﷺ) with the truth for humanity. So whoever chooses to be guided, it is for their own good. And whoever chooses to stray, it is only to their own loss. You are not a keeper over them.

Quran 39:41

Quran revealed by Allah through Angel Jibrail to Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ)

Allah send His divine message to Prophet() through Angel Jibrail. Angel Jabrail is known as the angel who communicates with all Prophets. He is also known for coming down with Allah’s blessings during Night of Qadar(Laylat ul Qadar). He is responsible for revealing the Quran to Muhammad, verse by verse as Quran says:

And surely, you are receiving the holy Quran from the One, All-Wise, All-Knowing.

Quran 27:6

The Quran revealed to Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ)

The Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet (ﷺ) in parts ,i.e. verse by verse. Allah explain it in Quran as:

And those who disbelieve say: Why is not the Quran revealed to him all at once? Thus, that We may strengthen your heart thereby. And We have revealed it to you gradually, in stages.

Quran 25:32

The  Division of the Qur’an

The Holy Quran is a precious gift of Allah. Its recitation is not only a source of reward but also it is a complete guide for life. Learning Quran and gaining its knowledge for the betterment of our worldly life and life after death is important.

Quran has beautiful words, meaning and true knowledge. The organization of the Quran is easy for the reader to understand and recite. Some major divisions were made by Prophet(ﷺ). while others were made later by scholars. Divisions of the Holy Quran are as under:

  •  Firstly, the holy Quran has been divided into 114 Surahs/chapters. 
  • Then, these chapters are further subdivided into verses(ayah).
  • Furthermore, the collection of verses are called Rukus (paragraphs).
  • There is another division, namely 30 equal parts called Juz in Arabic and parah in Persian. 
  • Furthermore, every Juz is divided into 4 Hizb (groups).
  • Quarters of parahs (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) are marked in Arabic as Ar-rub’, An-nisf and Ath-thalata.
  • Seven divisions of the Quran are known as manazil. These divisions are for ease in recitation.

QURAN FACTS & FIGURES

Quran Total Number of Chapters114
Total Number of Makki Surahs86
Number of Madni Surahs28
Rukus (paragraphs)540
Quran Total Number of Verses With BismiAllah6348
Total Number of Verses6236
Number of Words77797
Quran Total Number of Letters330709
The number of Unique Words14870

Surahs List in Holy Quran

1. Al-Fatihah (the Opening)
2. Al-Baqarah (the Cow)
3. Aali Imran (the Family of Imran)
4. An-Nisa’ (the Women)
5. Al-Ma’idah (the Table)
6. Al-An’am (The Cattle)
7. Al-A’raf (the Heights)
8. Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War)
9. At-Taubah (the Repentance)
10. Yunus (Yunus)
11. Hud (Hud)
12. Yusuf (Yusuf)
13. Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder)
14. Ibrahim (Ibrahim)
15. Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract)
16. An-Nahl (the Bees)
17. Al-Isra’ (the Night Journey)
18. Al-Kahf (The Cave)
19. Maryam (Maryam)
20. Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha)
21. Al-Anbiya’ (the Prophets)
22. Al-Haj (the Pilgrimage)
23. Al-Mu’minun (the Believers)
24. An-Nur (the Light)
25. Al-Furqan (The Criterion)
26. Ash-Shu’ara’ (the Poets)
27. An-Naml (the Ants)
28. Al-Qasas (the Stories)
29. Al-Ankabut (the Spider)
30. Ar-Rum (the Romans)
31. Luqman (Luqman)
32. As-Sajdah (the Prostration)
33. Al-Ahzab (the Combined Forces)
34. Saba’ (the Sabeans)
35. Al-Fatir (the Originator)
36. Ya-Sin (Ya-Sin)
37. As-Saffah (Those Ranges in Ranks)
38. Sad (Sad)
39. Az-Zumar (the Groups)
40. Ghafar (the Forgiver)
41. Fusilat (Distinguished)
42. Ash-Shura (the Consultation)
43. Az-Zukhruf (the Gold)
44. Ad-Dukhan (the Smoke)
45. Al-Jathiyah (the Kneeling)
46. Al-Ahqaf (the Valley)
47. Muhammad (Muhammad)
48. Al-Fat’h (the Victory)
49. Al-Hujurat (the Dwellings)
50. Qaf (Qaf)
51. Adz-Dzariyah (the Scatterers)
52. At-Tur (the Mount)
53. An-Najm (The Star)
54. Al-Qamar (the Moon)
55. Ar-Rahman (the Most Gracious)
56. Al-Waqi’ah (the Event)
57. Al-Hadid (The Iron)
58. Al-Mujadilah (the Reasoning)
59. Al-Hashr (The Gathering)
60. Al-Mumtahanah (the Tested)
61. As-Saf (the Row)
62. Al-Jum’ah (Friday)
63. Al-Munafiqun (the Hypocrites)
64. At-Taghabun (the Loss & Gain)
65. At-Talaq (The Divorce)
66. At-Tahrim (The Prohibition)
67. Al-Mulk – (the Kingdom)
68. Al-Qalam (The Pen)
69. Al-Haqqah (the Inevitable)
70. Al-Ma’arij (the Elevated Passages)
71. Nuh (Nuh)
72. Al-Jinn (the Jinn)
73. Al-Muzammil (the Wrapped)
74. Al-Mudaththir (the Cloaked)
75. Al-Qiyamah (the Resurrection)
76. Al-Insan (the Human)
77. Al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth)
78. An-Naba’ (the Great News)
79. An-Nazi’at (Those Who Pull Out)
80. ‘Abasa (He Frowned)
81. At-Takwir (the Overthrowing)
82. Al-Infitar (the Cleaving)
83. Al-Mutaffifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud)
84. Al-Inshiqaq (the Splitting Asunder)
85. Al-Buruj (the Stars)
86. At-Tariq (the Nightcomer)
87. Al-A’la (the Most High)
88. Al-Ghashiyah (the Overwhelming)
89. Al-Fajr (the Dawn)
90. Al-Balad (the City)
91. Ash-Shams (the Sun)
92. Al-Layl (the Night)
93. Adh-Dhuha (the Forenoon)
94. Al-Inshirah (the Opening Forth)
95. At-Tin (the Fig)
96. Al-‘Alaq (the Clot)
97. Al-Qadar (the Night of Decree)
98. Al-Bayinah (the Proof)
99. Az-Zalzalah (the Earthquake)
100. Al-‘Adiyah (the Runners)
101. Al-Qari’ah (the Striking Hour)
102. At-Takathur (the Piling Up)
103. Al-‘Asr (the Time)
104. Al-Humazah (the Slanderer)
105. Al-Fil (the Elephant)
106. Quraish (Quraish)
107. Al-Ma’un (the Assistance)
108. Al-Kauthar (the River of Abundance)
109. Al-Kafirun (the Disbelievers)
110. An-Nasr (the Help)
111. Al-Masad (the Palm Fiber)
112. Al-Ikhlas (the Sincerity)
113. Al-Falaq (the Daybreak)
114. An-Nas (Mankind)