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The Holy Qur’an

Holy Book of Islam

The Holy Qur'an

The Revealed Word of God, A Source of Guidance for Mankind

The Holy Quran is a compilation of the verbal revelations given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) over a period of twenty three years. The Holy Quran is the Holy Book or the Scriptures of the Muslims. It lays down for them the law and commandments, codes for their social and moral behaviour, and contains a comprehensive religious philosophy. The language of the Quran is Arabic.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the Promised Messiah, corrected many misconceptions that had crept into the understanding of the Holy Quran over the intervening thirteen centuries. Similarly, his successors, have also tread on the same path, produced a number of translations and commentaries of the Holy Quran.

Following the teachings of the Promised Messiah (as), the Ahmadiyya Muslim community places a lot of emphasis on the reading and understanding of the Holy Quran. Today, the Holy Quran has been translated into more than 70 languages, allowing the true teachings of Islam to spread to the ends of the world.

The Holy Book of Islam

About Holy Qur'an

A Guidance to Mankind

About Holy Quran

The Holy Quran is a compilation of the verbal revelations given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) over a period of twenty three years. The Holy Quran is the Holy Book or the Scriptures of the Muslims. It lays down for them the law and commandments, codes for their social and moral behaviour, and contains a comprehensive religious philosophy. The language of the Quran is Arabic.

Besides its proper name, the Quran is also known by the following names: al Kitab (The Book); al Furqan (The Discrimination); al Dhikr (The Exposition); al Bayan (The Explanation); al Burhan (The Argument); al Haqq (The Truth); al Tanzil (The Revelation); al Hikmat (The Wisdom); al Huda (The Guide); al Hukm (The Judgment); al Mau’izah (The Admonition); al Rahmat (The Mercy); al-Noor (The Light); al-Rooh (The Word).

Surahs And Verses

The Holy Quran is divided into 114 Surahs or Chapters and each Chapter consists of individual Ayaat or verses. There are in total 6,348 verses in the Holy Quran. The Surahs are of varying lengths, some consisting of a few lines while others run for many pages. Surah al Baqarah (Ch.2) is the longest Chapter comprising 287 verses while Surah al Kauthar (Ch. 108) is the shortest with only four verses including the tasmia.

The text of the Holy Quran has remained unchanged over the past 1400 years. And this is not strange since God says in the Holy Quran that He Himself will guard this book:

“Surely it is We Who have revealed the Exposition, and surely it is We Who are its guardians” (15:10)

What Does The Holy Quran Contain

To the Muslims, the Quran is the Word of God and contains complete guidance for mankind. Much of the Quran is about God, His attributes and man’s relationship to Him. But it also contains directives for its followers, historical accounts of certain prophets and peoples, arguments for accepting Muhammad as a genuine Prophet and good news for the believers and warnings for the disbelievers. Broadly speaking, the contents of the Holy Quran fall into five main categories:

  1. Nature of the Spiritual World
  2. The Law and Commandments
  3. Historical Accounts
  4. The Wisdom
  5. The Prophecies

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