The Quran, also romanized Qur’an or Koran, is the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God (Allah). It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. It is organized in 114 chapters (surah (سور; singular: سورة, sūrah)), which consist of verses (āyāt (آيات; singular: آية, āyah)).
Muslims believe that the Quran was orally revealed by God to the final prophet, Muhammad, through the archangel Gabriel (Jibril), incrementally over a period of some 23 years, beginning in the month of Ramadan, when Muhammad was 40; and concluding in 632, the year of his death. Muslims regard the Quran as Muhammad’s most important miracle; a proof of his prophethood; and the culmination of a series of divine messages starting with those revealed to Adam, including the Tawrah (Torah), the Zabur (“Psalms”) and the Injil (“Gospel”). The word Quran occurs some 70 times in the text itself, and other names and words are also said to refer to the Quran.
The Quran is thought by Muslims to be not simply divinely inspired, but the literal word of God. Muhammad did not write it as he did not know how to write. According to tradition, several of Muhammad’s companions served as scribes, recording the revelations. Shortly after the prophet’s death, the Quran was compiled by the companions, who had written down or memorized parts of it. Caliph Uthman established a standard version, now known as the Uthmanic codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today. There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.
The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in the Biblical and apocryphal scriptures. It summarizes some, dwells at length on others and, in some cases, presents alternative accounts and interpretations of events. The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind (2:185). It sometimes offers detailed accounts of specific historical events, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence. Supplementing the Quran with explanations for some cryptic Quranic narratives, and rulings that also provide the basis for sharia (Islamic law) in most denominations of Islam, are hadiths—oral and written traditions believed to describe words and actions of Muhammad. During prayers, the Quran is recited only in Arabic.
Someone who has memorized the entire Quran is called a hafiz (‘memorizer’). An ayah (Quranic verse) is sometimes recited with a special kind of elocution reserved for this purpose, called tajwid. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during tarawih prayers. In order to extrapolate the meaning of a particular Quranic verse, Muslims rely on exegesis, or commentary (tafsir), rather than a direct translation of the text.
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So remember me; I will remember you
And He has made me blessed wherever I am
And whoever puts all his trust in Allah (SWT), He will be enough for him
If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]
Between them is a barrier which they do not transgress
And He found you lost and guided [you]
Our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established
Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him
That is the straight path
And verily the hereafter, will be better for thee
Than the present
My mercy embraces all things
And who despairs from the mercy of his Lord, except those astray?
You prefer the life of this world, while the hereafter is better & more lasting
My success can only come from Allah
And all will come to Him on the day of Resurrection alone
But they plans, and Allah plans
And Allah is the best of planners
And say “My Lord, increase me in knowledge”
Whoever does righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will grant them a happy life
The good deed and the bad deed are not the same
Return evil with good
And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided
And say: “My Lord, Increase Me In Knowledge”
So let not this present life deceive you
Allah (SWT) does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear
So verily, with the hardship, there is relief
Verily, with the hardship, there is relief
So be patient
Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth