The Six Pillars of Faith >> The Qur’an

The Qur’an is the complete book of guidance for mankind. It is the sacred book of the Muslims and the main source of Law in Islam. The whole of the Qur’an is from Allah. Each word of it is a revealed word. 
It was sent down to Muhammad (pbuh) through the angel Jibra’il. The Qur’an is in the Arabic language. It was revealed piecemeal and completed over a period of twenty three years. 
No other book in the word can match the Qur’an in respect of its recording and preservation. The astonishing fact about this book of Allah is that it has book remained unchanged even to a dot over the last fourteen hundred years. The Qur’an was recorded as soon as it was revealed under the personal supervision of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Qur’an exists today in its original form unaltered and undistorted. It is a living miracle in the sense that it has survived do many centuries without suffering any change. The Qur’anic message goes beyond time and space. Every word of it-even the smallest particle and sign- is intact in the hearts of thousand of who continue to memories and recite it every day. No variation of text can be found in it. You can check this yourself by listening to the recitation of Muslims from different parts of the words. 
Allah the Almighty has Himself taken the responsibility of preserving the Qur’an and He says, “Surely, “Surely, We have revealed this reminder (Dhikr) and Lo, We verily are its Guardian.” (15:9) This verse clearly mentions that Allah revealed the Qur’an and He will protect it. 
The Qur’an is a living proof of the existence of Allah, The All powerful. It is also a testimony of the validity of the Islamic way of life for all times. Arabic, the language of the Qur’an, unlike the language of the revealed books, is a living, dynamic and very rich language. Millions of people all over the world speak and use Arabic in their daily lives. This is a further testimony to the unchanging character of the Qur’an. 
The subject matter of the Qur’an is man and his ultimate goal in life. Its teaching covers all areas of this life and the life after death. It contains principles, doctrines and directions for every sphere of human activity. The theme of the Qur’an consists broadly of three fundamental beliefs – Tawhid, Risalah and Akhirah. Tawhid is the basic theme of the Qur’an. All the Prophets and messengers of Allah called people towards Tawhid. This Qur’an gives a picturesque description of the Paradise which will be awarded to the truly obedient servants of Allah. The severe punishment to be meted out to the evildoers is also depicted vividly in the Qur’an. 
The Quran urges people to follow its guidance to teachings. The success of human beings on this earth and in the life death depends on obedience to the Qur’anic teachings. We cannot perform our duties as the servants of Allah and His agents if we do not follow the Qur’an. The Qur’an urges us to work for the supremacy of Allah and for the removal of all evils. 
The superb style of the Qur’an has a tremendous effect on its readers. It totally changes the pattern of life of those who believe and practice and teachings. It leaves a soothing effect on the mind of the reader, even if he does not fully understand its meaning. The Qur’an has thirty parts (Ajza), 114 chapters (Surahs) and 6666 verses (Ayahs),. Chapters revealed when the Prophet was living in Makkah are known as Makki (Makkan) and those revealed in Madinah are called Madani (Madinan).

Added: Dec-29-2015
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Category: The Six Pillars of Faith
Title: The Qur’an
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