Islamic sacred texts: the Quran (also spelled “Koran”) and the Hadith (or Hadeeth). These books teach and illustrate Islamic beliefs, values, and practices. They are also important historical documents (especially the Quran), which tell the story of the origins of the Islamic faith.

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran

Best Prayers from the Glorious Quran The Quran is an eternal translation of the great book of the universe and the everlasting translator of the various ‘languages’ in which Divine laws of the creation and operation of the universe are ‘inscribed’; the interpreter of the books of the visible, material...

The Holy Quran

History of The Quran

History of The Quran According to Muslim belief and Islamic scholarly accounts, the revelation of the Quran began in 610 C.E. when the angel Gabriel (Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل, Jibrāʾīl) appeared to Muhammad in the cave Hira near Mecca, reciting to him the first verses of Surah Al-Alaq. Throughout his life, Muhammad continued to have revelations until before his death in 632.[1] The...

Muhammad’s First Revelation

Muhammad’s First Revelation Muhammad’s revelation was an event described in Islam as taking place in 610 AD, during which the Islamic prophet, Muhammad was visited by the archangel Jibrīl, who revealed to him the beginnings of what would later become the Quran. The event took place in a cave called Hira, located on the mountain Jabal an-Nour, near Mecca. According...

Tafsir

Interpretation of Qur’an Called Tafsir Tafsir (‘interpretation’) is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Qur’an. An author of a tafsir is a mufassir (plural, mufassirūn). A Qur’anic tafsir attempts to provide elucidation, explanation, interpretation, context or commentary for clear understanding and conviction of God’s will.[1] Principally, a tafsir deals with the issues of linguistics, jurisprudence, and theology. In...

Kutub al-Sittah

“The Six Books” Called Kutub al-Sittah The Kutub al-Sittah (الكتب الستة‎, ‘The six books’) are six (originally five) books containing collections of hadith (sayings or acts of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) compiled by six Sunni Muslim scholars in the ninth century CE. They are sometimes referred to as Al-Sihah al-Sittah, which translates as “The Authentic Six”. They were first formally grouped...

List of Shia Books

Shia Books Books by Shia Imams Nahj al-Balaghah “a collection of sermons, letters and quotes of Imam Ali”, collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi (970 AD – 1015 AD) Al-Jafr “a mystical Shia`s holy book attributed to Imam Ali” Risalah al-Huquq “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah by Ali al-Ridha (765...

List of Islamic Texts

Islamic Texts Qur’an The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God and the final divine revelation. It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language.[1][2] Muslims believe that the Qur’an was verbally revealed through the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad over a period of...

Islam’s Holy Books

Islamic Holy Books Islamic holy books are the texts which Muslims believe were authored by Allah via various prophets throughout humanity’s history. All these books, in Muslim belief, promulgated the code and laws that Allah ordained for those people. Muslims believe the Quran to be the final revelation of Allah to man, and a completion and confirmation of previous...

Wahy

Wahy Waḥy (وحي‎) is the Arabic word for revelation or inspiration. In Islamic belief, revelations are God’s Word delivered by his chosen individuals – known as Messenger prophets – to mankind.[1] In Islam, the Quran is considered a wahy given to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. The word awha (أوحى awḥá) occurs in a number of shades of meaning in the Quran, each of...

The Qur’an, Hadiths And Modern Science

The Qur’an does not constitute the sole source of doctrine and legislation in Islam. During Muhammad’s life and after his death, complementary information of a legislative nature was indeed sought in the study of the words and deeds of the Prophet. Although writing was used in the transmission of hadith...

Human Reproduction in The Qur’an

From the moment ancient human writings enter into detail (however slight) on the subject of reproduction, they inevitably make statements that are inaccurate. In the Middle Ages-and even in more recent time-reproduction was surrounded by all sorts of myths and superstitions. How could it have been otherwise, considering the fact...

The Qur’an and The Sex Education

Our epoch believes that it has made manifold discoveries in all possible fields. It is thought that great innovations have been made in the field of sex education, and the knowledge of the facts of life which has been opened up to young people is regarded as an achievement of...

Astronomy in the Qur’an

The Qur’an is full of reflections on the Heavens. In the preceding chapter on the Creation, we saw how the plurality of the Heavens and Earths was referred to, as well as what the Qur’an calls an intermediary creation ‘between the Heavens and the Earth’, modern science has verified the...

Authenticity Of The Qur’an: How It Came To Be Written

Thanks to its undisputed authenticity, the text of the Qur’an holds a unique place among the books of Revelation, shared neither by the Old nor the New Testament. In the first two sections of this work, a review was made of the alterations undergone by the Old Testament and the...

The Qur’an and Modern Science

Introduction The relationship between the Qur’an and science is a priori a surprise, especially when it turns out to be one of harmony and not of discord. A confrontation between a religious book and the secular ideas proclaimed by science is perhaps, in the eyes of many people today, something...

Arguments For The Divine Authorship Of The Qur’an

ARGUMENTS FOR THE DIVINE AUTHORSHIP OF THE QUR’AN • When we study the Qur’an’s words, styles, and meanings even superficially, we notice immediately that it is unique. So, in rank and worth it is either below—even Satan cannot claim this, nor does he conceive of it—or above all other books....

Aspects Of The Miraculousness Of Quran’s Eloquence

Purity of style and word order There is extraordinary eloquence and purity of style in the word order or composition of the Quran. This eloquence and purity of style is clearly explained throughout Isharat al-I’jaz (Signs of Miraculousness). Just as the second, minute, and hour hands of a clock each...

Comparisons Between Quran And Modern Civilization

A parable to understand the fundamental differences between the Quranic wisdom and human philosophy: Once, a religious and skilful, renowned ruler wanted to write the Quran as beautifully as required by the sacredness of its meanings and the miraculousness of its wording. He wanted to do this so that he...

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