WHAT IS THE GLORIOUS QUR'AAN

 

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 THE GLORIOUS QUR'AAN

 

The Glorious Qur'aan is the word of Almighty Allah which was revealed upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The Qur'aan is the most exalted Kitaab of the Kitaabs sent by Almighty Allah and is a guidance for the entire mankind. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) taught the Qur'aan to more than 100 000 Sahaba-e-Kiraam and from amongst them approximately 10 000 Sahaba-e-Kiraam were Huffaaz of the Glorious Qur'aan. There is no room for doubt in the Holy Qur'aan and no person can even make one Surah equivalent to the Surah of the Holy Qur'aan. It is essential to bring Imaan on every word in the Qur'aan and to refute even one word in the Qur'aan is Kufr.

 

The Qur'aan cannot be touched without Ghusl and Wudhu. To read the Qur'aan is a great way of Ibaadah and to look at and to touch the Qur'aan with love is a means for great blessing and reward. It is not even permissible to read the Qur'aan from memory when you are in an impure state. To recite Ta'ooz (A'uzubillah) before reciting the Qur'aan is Waajib (compulsory) and to recite the Tasmiyah (Bismillah) is Sunnah (Tradition) and Mustahab (desirable). To recite the Qur'aan in a loud voice in a huge gathering is disallowed. The Qur'aan should be recited softly in a gathering where many people are reciting the Qur'aan.

 

When the Qur'aan is being recited aloud, it is Fardh for all those present to listen attentively. To be a Hafiz of the Holy Qur'aan is a very great gift and an act worthy of great blessing, but to learn the Qur'aan and then to allow it to be forgotten is a great sin.

 

When a page of the Qur'aan tears or becomes old, then it should be wrapped in a clean piece of material, and buried in a small grave (hole). If the Qur'aan falls from your hand unintentionally, it should be picked up and kissed. One should repent for this error and take flour (wheat) equivalent to the weight of the Qur'aan and give it as Khairaat.

 

It is Waajib to respect and honour the Glorious Qur'aan. One should not face his feet or back towards the Qur'aan. One should also not sit higher than the Qur'aan, since these are all acts of disrespect. When confronted with a problem, turn to the Holy Qur'aan. All your problems will be solved with great swiftness. Read the Holy Qur'aan and also teach it. This is the true teaching of Islam.

 

ABOUT THE HOLY Qur'aan

 

1. The Holy Qur'aan is Universal and the most exalted Book.

 

2. Holy Qur'aan is a treasure of guidance.

 

3. The Holy Qur'aan is a Beacon.

 

4. The Holy Qur'aan is a sea of chemistry.

 

5. The Holy Qur'aan is the most exalted of all Divine Books.

 

6. The Holy Qur'aan is the Law of Almighty Allah.

 

7. The Holy Qur'aan is a message of guidance and mercy.

 

8. The Holy Qur'aan is the only Book free from doubt.

 

9. The Holy Qur'aan is the only Book free from errors.

 

10. The Holy Qur'aan is in the Arabic language.

 

11. The Holy Qur'aan is not poetry but wisdom.

 

12. The Holy Qur'aan is light and brightness.

 

13. The Holy Qur'aan is Blessed and Glorious.

 

14. The Holy Qur'aan explains everything clearly.

 

15. The Holy Qur'aan is complete and comprehensive.

 

16. The Holy Qur'aan is a Pure Book.

 

17. The Holy Qur'aan is a Revelation from Almighty Allah.

 

18. The Holy Qur'aan is Revelation on to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

19. The Holy Qur'aan is Cure and Sustenance.

 

20. The Holy Qur'aan is advice to the unaware.

 

21. The Holy Qur'aan is not a story but is the Word of Almighty Allah.

 

22. The Holy Qur'aan is a Book of Facts.

 

23. The Holy Qur'aan is simple and pleasant.

 

24. The Holy Qur'aan is the dominator of all Arabic Books.

 

25. The Holy Qur'aan is the most truthful Book of all books.

 

26. The Holy Qur'aan is the Book of Books.

 

27. The Holy Qur'aan is Glorious and Praiseworthy.

 

28. The Holy Qur'aan is full of Mercy and Wisdom.

 

29. The Holy Qur'aan is exalted and Bountiful.

 

30. The Holy Qur'aan is the soul.

 

31. The Holy Qur'aan cannot be destroyed.

 

32. Almighty Allah has promised to protect the Holy Qur'aan.

 

33. The Holy Qur'aan can be memorised by young and old.

 

34. The Holy Qur'aan is a Book that is read repeatedly.

 

35. The verses of the Holy Qur'aan are like one another.

 

36. Almighty Allah knows the reality of the closeness of verses.

 

37. No man or creation can bring an equal to the Holy Qur'aan.

 

38. The Holy Qur'aan is from always for always.

 

39. If the Holy Qur'aan had to be revealed on to a mountain, then the mountain would be reduced to dust through the fear of Almighty Allah.

 

40. The Holy Qur'aan is a trust from Almighty Allah which has been kept protected by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

41. To become Haafiz of the Holy Qur'aan is Fardh-e-Kifaaya (obligatory upon at least one person).

 

42. To memorise as many ayats that are enough for Salaah is Fardh 'Ain (obligatory on every Muslim).

 

43. Recitation of the Holy Qur'aan is a means of gaining reward and blessing.

 

44. The Holy Qur'aan will intercede on behalf of its reciter.

 

45. The Holy Qur'aan will takes its reader into Jannah with it.

 

46. A Haafiz of the Holy Qur'aan will intercede for his family.

 

47. The parents of a Haafiz, Qaari and Aalim of the Holy Qur'aan will be blessed with the Crown of Jannah on the day of Qiyamah.

 

48. To read the Holy Qur'aan and forget it is a great sin that is worthy of punishment.

 

49. To belittle, reject, or insult the Holy Qur'aan is Kufr (infidelity).

 

50. The Holy Qur'aan is easily forgotten and should thus be protected.

 

51. To touch the Holy Qur'aan without Wudhu is disallowed and Haraam.

 

52. The Holy Qur'aan should be recited in slow rhythmic tones.

 

53. A minimum of ten rewards is given for the recitation of each verse of the Holy Qur'aan.

 

54. When commencing the recitation of the Holy Qur'aan, it is compulsory to read the Ta'ooz and desirable to read the Tasmiyah. If the

 

recitation commences with any other Surah, then to recite Tasmiyah is Sunnah.

 

55. To recite the Holy Qur'aan by looking into it is greater than reciting it from memory.

 

56. To listen to the recitation of the Holy Qur'aan is more excellent than recitation or Nafil.

 

57. It is necessary to remain silent and listen when the Holy Qur'aan is being recited.

 

58. If groups of people are reciting Holy Qur'aan, then they should recite silently.

 

59. When learning or teaching the Holy Qur'aan, it is allowed for the students to read aloud in a group.

 

60. To respect and honour the Holy Qur'aan is necessary, but also Fardh.

 

61. To kiss, recite, look, carry, listen to or write the verses of the Holy Qur'aan are all acts of Ibaadat.

 

62. Nothing should be kept on the Holy Qur'aan, even if it is a religious book or a Tasbeeh bead.

 

63. One should not sit with one?s feet or back towards the Holy Qur'aan and neither should one sit higher than the Holy Qur'aan.

 

64. When pages of the Holy Qur'aan become brittle, they should not be burnt but be buried in a safe place.

 

65. To take an oath on the Holy Qur'aan is proper but one should refrain from this.

 

66. To tell fortune from the Holy Qur'aan is Makrooh-e-Tahreemi (close to Haraam).

 

67. There is nothing wet and nothing dry that has not been explained in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

68. All that which was in the past Divine books is in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

69. The Holy Qur'aan is an existing miracle.

 

70. Surah Yaseen is the heart of the Holy Qur'aan.

 

71. The beauty of the Holy Qur'aan is Surah Rahmaan.

 

72. Du?as are accepted during the time of completing the Holy Qur'aan.

 

73. The Holy Qur'aan was revealed 600 years after the Injeel (Original Bible).

 

74. The Holy Qur'aan was revealed according to need.

 

75. The Holy Qur'aan was revealed over a period of approximately twenty-two years, two months and fourteen days.

 

76. The first verse of the Holy Qur'aan to be revealed was "Iqra Bi Ismi Rabbikal Lazi" in Laylatul Qadr, in month of Ramadaan in the Cave of Hira.

 

This took place thirteen and half years before Hijrat, i.e. on the 14th of August 610 A.D.

 

77. The Holy Qur'aan consists of 6 666 verses, 558 Rukus, 114 Surahs and 30 Separas (parts).

 

78. "Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem" appears 114 times in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

79. "Bismillah" is written before each Surah in the Holy Qur'aan except in Surah Tauba, but is also written in Surah Namal.

 

80. The "Bismillah" that is written in the beginning of each Surah is not a part of any Surah but it is part of the Holy Qur'aan and continuos Ayah.

 

81. There are 15 Sajda-e-Tilaawah in the Holy Qur'aan, 14 agreed upon and one that is not agreed upon.

 

82. On reading or hearing the Ayat-e-Sajdah, it becomes Waajib on the reciter and listener to both make Sajda-e-Tilaawah and this only one

 

Sajdah.

 

83. Every Ayah and every Surah of the Holy Qur'aan was recorded in writing on the command of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam).

 

84. There were approximated 40 Sahaba who were responsible for recording the Holy Qur'aan in writing.

 

85. The Sahabi who was responsible for continuously recording the Holy Qur'aan in writing was Sayyiduna Zaid bin Thaabit (radi Allahu anhu). He

 

also recited the Holy Qur'aan from what he had written twice to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

86. The first complete copy the Holy Qur'aan was prepared by Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu), which was later re-copied by Sayyiduna

Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) and sent to various other places.

 

87. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) set all the Surahs into their positions except for Surah Anfaal. Surah Anfaal was placed between

Surah A'raaf and Surah Tauba by Sayyiduna Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) from his authoritative interpretation. He also did not write "Bismillah"

before Surah Tauba.

 

88. After Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the first Haafiz of the Holy Qur'aan was Sayyiduna Uthman (radi Allahu anhu).

89. The last verse, "Al Yauma akmaltu lakum Deenakum ... ", of the Holy Qur'aan was revealed on the 9th of Zil-Hajj 10 A.H. on a Friday after Asr

Salaah in Arafaat.

 

90. The present setting of the Holy Qur'aan is the actual setting as in Lawh-e-Mahfooz (The Protected Tablet).

 

91. Ninety-nine names of Almighty Allah are present in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

92. Twenty-six names of Nabis can be found in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

93. There are 32 names of the Holy Qur'aan in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

94. Fourteen questions of the Ummat-e-Muhammadi have been stated in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

95. The word Imaam appears 12 times in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

96. Sayyiduna Moosa?s (alaihis salaam) name appears on numerous occasions in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

97. From amongst the months, only the name of the month of Ramadaan appears in the Holy Qur'aan; from the names of the females, only that

 

of Sayyiduna Maryam (radi Allahu anha); and from the Sahaba, only the name of Sayyiduna Zaid bin Haarith (radi Allahu anhu) is mentioned

distinctly in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

98. The importance of Du?a has been mentioned more than 70 times in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

99. The importance of Charity has appeared more than 150 times in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

100. The importance of Namaaz is mentioned more than 700 times in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

101. The name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) ? "Muhammad" appears 4 times in the Holy Qur'aan and the name

"Ahmad" appears once.

 

102. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has not been addressed by his name in the Holy Qur'aan like other Prophets, but

he has been addressed as "Yaa Ayyuhal Muzammil", "Yaa Ayyuhal Mudassir", "Yaseen", etc.

 

103. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been addressed by the words "Ya Ayyuhan Nabi" 11 times in the Holy

Qur'aan.

 

104. There are 29 verses of the Holy Qur'aan that show the finality of the Holy Prophet Muhammad?s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Prophethood.

105. With commanding obedience to Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Holy Qur'aan also commands obedience to

one's parents.

 

106. The Holy Qur'aan has referred to man and wife as the garb of one another.

 

107. Surah Faatiha, Surah An'aam, Surah Kahaf, Surah Saba and Surah Faatir are those five Surahs that commence with "Alhumdulillah" (Praise

be to Almighty Allah), but the complete Surah of Praise is Surah Faatiha.

 

108. Four people first recited the entire Holy Qur'aan in one Rakaat, namely, Sayyiduna Uthman (radi Allahu anhu), Sayyiduna Tameem Daari (radi

Allahu anhu), Sayyiduna Saeed bin Jubair and Sayyiduna Imam Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu).

 

109. Sayyiduna Imam Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu) read every Surah of the Holy Qur'aan in Witr.

 

110. Nuqtas (dots) were put in the Holy Qur'aan in the year 86 A.H.

 

111. The Jazm, Tashdeed and Madd were placed in the Holy Qur'aan by Khaleel bin Ahmad Basri.

 

112. In 143 A.H. Haj'jaaj bin Yusuf Saqafi placed the signs of Zabr, Zer and Pesh in the Holy Qur'aan.

 

113. The signs of Half, Quarter, etc. were placed in the Holy Qur'aan during the time of Maamoon Abbasi.

 

114. Huj'jaaj bin Yusuf also wrote the names of the Surahs.

 

115. The first Arabic calligraphy of the Holy Qur'aan was written by Ya'rib bin Qahtaan.

 

116. The first Sufi commentary of the Holy Qur'aan was by Qushairi and was called "Lataa'iful Irshaad".

 

117. There are more than 1 200 commentaries of the Holy Qur'aan.

 

118. Sayyiduna Sheikh Saadi (radi Allahu anhu) did the first translation of the Holy Qur'aan in 691 A.H. This was done in the Persian language.

 

119. At present, the Holy Qur'aan has been translated into more than 50 languages.

 

120. In 883 A.D., more than one thousand years ago, the Holy Qur'aan was translated into the Hindi language on the command of a Hindu King

 

whose name was Mahrook. He was the King of Kashmir and Panjab.

 

121. The first Latin translation of the Holy Qur'aan was done in 1 543 A.D. in Switzerland.

 

122. Martin Luther did the fist German translation of the Holy Qur'aan.

 

123. The first Russian translation of the Holy Qur'aan was published in 1 776 A.D. in Petersburg.

 

124. The Bengali translation of the Holy Qur'aan was completed in 1 818 A.D. and was only of the last part.

 

125. The first translation of the Holy Qur'aan was made in 1 941 A.D. in Hamburg under the name of "Arishul Holy Qur'aan".

 

126. There are more than 300 Urdu translations of the Holy Qur'aan to date.

 

127. The first Urdu translation of the Holy Qur'aan was done in 1 774 A.D. by Shah Rafi'ud'deen.

 

128. The most beautiful Urdu translation filled with gems of Love of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was made in 1 911 A.D. by

Sayyiduna Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaderi Barakati (radi Allahu anhu) and was called "Kanzul Imaan" (The Treasures of Faith).

 

129. The Holy Qur'aan is another name for Revelation from Almighty Allah.

 

130. The Holy Qur'aan is a miracle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

131. The Holy Qur'aan is the Character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

132. The Holy Qur'aan is the constitution for mankind.

 

133. The Holy Qur'aan is a History of man and the History of the Universe.

 

134. The Holy Qur'aan is the life history of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

135. The Holy Qur'aan is Makki and Madini.

 

136. The Holy Qur'aan is the Praise of Almighty Allah and Praise of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

 

137. The Holy Qur'aan is a Great Treasure.

 

138. The Holy Qur'aan is Knowledge.

 

139. The Holy Qur'aan is the Final Book of Almighty Allah, revealed upon the Final Messenger to the Final Nation.

 

140. The Holy Qur'aan is a Word of Almighty Allah.

 

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