Facts about the Qur'an


Facts about the Qur'an

Simple facts about the Qur'an, including the importance of its daily recitation.

Adapted from (Shakir, M.A.: Islamic History)

The Glorious Qur'an is the Word of Allah as revealed to His Prophet, Muhammad, peace be on him and his progeny.

On reading the Qur'an one is at once convinced that it is the Word of Allah, for no man can write such perfect guidance on so many subjects.

The Holy Qur'an says that no man will be able to forge even a part of it and that no corruption shall touch it from any side. It is a miracle that the Holy Qur'an has remained unchanged and unaltered during all these 1400 years and it shall remain so till the Day of Resurrection, for Allah, has taken it on Himself to protect it.

 The Book of Allah is like an ocean. The less learned, like children, collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, bring out from it the highest philosophy, wisdom and rules of a perfect way of living.

For easy dailiy recitation, the Qur'an is divided into thirty equal parts. One part takes only twenty-four reading minutes, and the whole Book requires twelve reading hours. There are 114 chapters, and 6,236 verses, containing 99,464 words made up of 330, 113 letters.

Millions of Muslims read the Qur'an daily. Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq has said that, the minimum daily reading of the Qur'an should be fifty verses or one-fourth of the part, about five minutes reading.

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Kenneth Krow Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:22

I am a Christian. However, I'm not one of those who says that Christianity is the only way to God. I haven't finished reading the Qur'an but one thing about it (amongst other reasons) that I love is outside of translating this Holy Book into different languages the content hasn't been changed or altered.

Khurasani Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:17

Greetings brother,Glad to hear that You are reading Quran,hope the hidden oceans of knowledge In it will reveal on You & change Your life entirely.

Afzal Miah Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:56

Since starting to understand the Quran and our Prophet Mohammed's (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) way of life, it has led me to be a morally stronger, wiser, more caring towards family, friends, my children and even more thoughtful towards the suffering individuals and families around the world. Inshallah Allah guides us all and protects us from all forms of evil and pride.