WHAT IS THE QURAN?
WHAT IS THE QURAN?
The Arabic word Al-Qur’an (the Quran) literally means Recitation. Used in the context of Islam, the word Qur’an can thus take the following meaning: “The last message of God to humanity revealed to the prophet Muhammad “. Indeed, the Quran is the word of God and serves as a guide for human beings.
Sourate 5, Verset 16
with it Allah guides those who follow His pleasure to the pathways of peace, and brings them out, by His will, from the depths of darkness into the light, and guides them to a straight path.
This work has been perfectly preserved in terms of both form and meaning, in a language still used today, Arabic. The Qur’an is a living miracle, the ultimate miracle: it remains inimitable in its style, form and spiritual impact.
The Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) over a period of 23 years. He is and always has been seen as the word of God by those who believe in him. This work was during its revelation preached and recited in public, both before Muslims and people who were not of Muslim faith (Jews, Christians, polytheists, atheists, etc.). In addition, the Koran was entirely written during the life of the prophet. Various media were used for this: bone, skin, tissue, etc. It was only after the arrival of the third Caliph ‘Uthman (May God be pleased with him) that it was fully compiled into a real book. Many of the Prophet’s companions memorized it word by word as it had been revealed, and even today thousands of believers know it by heart and are its keepers, Hafiz-al-Qur’an.
The Koran is intended to be universal writing, addressed to all of humanity and not to a chosen people or to a tribe. The message he brings is essentially the same as those that have been revealed to the other prophets of Islam. All are based on the phrase: “There is no other deity but God.”. This message is of course present in the Koran, as well as many things: rules of life, scientific facts, the history of many prophets, etc. all in an inimitable style. For all those who thirst for knowledge, knowledge and truth, the Koran is The Guide par excellence!
Sourate 42, Verset 52-53
In similar way, We have revealed to you a Spirit from Our command. You did not know earlier what was the Book or what was Īmān (true faith), but We have made it (the Qur’ān) a light with which We guide whomsoever We will from among Our servants. And indeed you are guiding (people) to a straight path, * the path of Allah, the One to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Be aware that towards Allah all matters shall finally return.