The Qur’an

The Qur’an (القرآن‎, literally “the recitation”; Quran or Koran; The Holy Qur’an) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Allah). The Quran is the most sacred text, as it is believed to be the literal word of God (Allah) as revealed to Muhammad. The Holy Quran is divided into chapters (سورة‎ sūrah), which are subdivided into verses (آية‎ āyāh).


The Qur’an is the Divine Word or Speech sent down to humanity, the best pattern of creation that is uniquely qualified to receive it.


In accordance with humanity‘s worth and value, and considering the human heart, spirit, mind, and physical being, the Qur’an descended from the Highest of the High. Containing the most perfect messages, it is a collection of Divine Laws.

These two lines of calligraphy in elegant muhaqqaq script are from chapter 40 (Sura al-Mu'min, The Believer) of the Qur'an. The fragment on which they are written was once part of a Qur'an manuscript that is probably the largest ever produced. Originally, each page included seven lines of script copied on one side only. A double-page would fit perfectly into the gigantic stone Qur'an stand made for the congregational mosque of Bibi Khanum in Samarqand and commissioned by a grandson of Timur (Tamerlane, d. 1405). Its calligrapher was likely the renowned 'Umar Aqta'. Historical sources tell us that 'Umar tried to impress Timur by writing a Qur’an so small that it could fit under a signet ring. When the sultan was unmoved, 'Umar wrote a Qur'an so large that it had to be brought to Timur on a cart.
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Fi Dhilal Al Qur'an

Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an

Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an Fi Zilal al-Qur’an (في ظِلالِ القرآن‎, fī ẓilāl al-qur’ān, lit. ‘In the Shade of the Qur’an‘) is a highly influential commentary of the Qur’an, written during 1951-1965 by the Egyptian Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966), a leader within the Muslim Brotherhood. He wrote (or re-wrote) most of the original 30 volumes (114 Surahs) while in prison...

Said Nursi’s Risale-i Nur

Risale-i Nur

Risale-i Nur The Risale-i Nur Collection (Risale-i Nur Külliyatı, رسالة نور كلىاتي‎) is a tafsir (Islamic exegesis) on the Qur’an written by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, a Kurd from Bitlis region of Turkey between the 1910s and 1950s. The commentary does not keep to the order of the ayah as is done in classic Islamic exegesis, as it makes comments on...

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List of Tafsir Works

List of Tafsir Works The following is a list of tafsir works. Tafsir is a body of commentary and explication, aimed at explaining the meanings of the Qur’an, the central religious text of Islam. Tafsir can broadly be categorized by its affiliated Islamic schools and branches and the era it was published, classic or modern. Modern...

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Violence in the Quran

Violence in the Quran The Quran contains verses believed by Muslims to be revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad at different times and under different circumstances – some exhorting violence against enemies and others urging restraint and conciliation. Because some verses abrogate others, and because some are thought to be general commands while other refer to specific enemies, how...

The Holy Quran - Divine revelation from Allah

Asbab al-nuzul

Asbab al-nuzul Asbab al-nuzul or occasions or circumstances of revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl, أسباب النزول) names the historical context in which Quranic verses were revealed from the perspective of traditional Islam. Though of some use in reconstructing the Qur’an’s historicity, asbāb is by nature an exegetical rather than a historiographical genre, and as such usually associates the verses it explicates with general situations...

Allah's names and attributes in the Quran.

List of Chapters in The Quran

List of Chapters in The Quran The Quran is divided into Surahs (chapters) and further divided into Ayahs (verses). The real translation of the word Ayat is actually “Sign [of Allah]”. For a preliminary discussion about the chronological order of chapters see page Surah. Each surah, except for the ninth is preceded by the phrase bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm (“In...

Allah's names and attributes in the Quran.

Challenge of The Quran

Challenge of The Quran The challenge of the Quran or Tahaddi (التحدي في القرآن‎, al-tahaddi fi al-Quran), in Islamic theology, refers to a challenge proposed in the Quran. It requests non-Muslims among both humans and jinn to produce either a chapter or multiple chapters like those within the holy book, with the aim of proving the...


Some Attributes of God in Quran

Some Attributes of God in Quran God is extensively described in the Quran. The Quran is one of the main source of knowledge about Allah’s Essences and Attributes. For example: “Say: He is God, the One; God, the Eternal, the Absolute; He begot no one, nor is He begotten; Nor...

An illuminated Quran, Ottoman era, Turkey, 19th century


The Qur’an or The Quran The Qur’an, (Qur’ān, Quran, Koran, or Al-Qur’an; literally “the recitation“) is the central religious text or Scripture of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind and consider the text in its original Arabic to be verbatim the word...

The Quran and Scientific Discoveries

The Quran and Scientific Discoveries The formation and the developmental phases of an embryo in the uterus What the Quran reveals about the formation and the developmental phases of an embryo in the uterus is striking: O mankind! if you have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created...



Tanzil Tanzil (تنزيل) “sending down”, Inzal (انزال) “bringing down”, and nuzul (نزول) “descending”, and other words based on the triconsonantal root verb nazala (نزل ) “to descend”, refer to the descent of God’s message from heaven to earth where it was revealed to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. See also: Prophet Muhammad, Hadith In the Qur’an — where the revealed...

Science and Religion in The Holy Book

Science and Religion in The Holy Book Science regards as ‘scientific’ the facts established through empirical methods. Therefore, the assertions, which have not yet been established through observation and experiment, can only be theories or hypotheses. Science cannot be sure about the future; it does not make definite predictions. Doubt...

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies How Can You Compare the Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies? A most true evidence for the nobility of the wise Qur’an, the clearest proof its truth and a most powerful sign of its miraculousness, is this: The Qur’an contains and explains all the degrees...

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Modern Scientific Thought

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Modern Scientific Thought Can You Compare the Qur’an’s Wisdom and Modern Scientific Thought and Philosophy With Respect to the Teaching and Degrees of Knowledge Each Provides?  In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. We send down [stage by stage], of the Qur’an, that which...

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The Quran And Wisdom

The Quran And Wisdom Wisdom is “a higher dimension of consciousness”, which many people who have not attained faith have not experienced. With such consciousness the individual’s mind is very clear. However, what provides this clearness is neither the brain’s capacity, nor sharpness of intelligence, nor skill. The cause of...

A Muslim woman reading the Quran

Women In The Quran

Women in The Quran Women in the Quran are important characters and subjects of discussion in the stories and morals taught in Islam. Some of the women in the Quran are portrayed in a positive light, while others are condemned for their actions. Mary (Maryam – مريم) is the only...

9th-century Quran in Reza Abbasi Museum

Quranic Arguments About The Resurrection

Quranic Arguments About The Resurrection Although scientific findings like the second law of thermodynamics show that existence is gradually disappearing, and even a collision of two planets could destroy the universe. If existence began with a big bang, why should it not end with another big bang or collision? Existence...

Your Creation And Your Resurrection Are As But A Single Soul

Your Creation And Your Resurrection Are As But A Single Soul What does the verse: Your creation and your resurrection are as but a single soul (31:28) mean? Answer: That the Divine Power can create and resurrect humanity as easily as it creates and resurrects one person. For example, by virtue...

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Five Mysteries Mentioned In The Qur’an

“Five Mysteries” Mentioned In The Qur’an It appears that the time of the coming of rain and the sex of the baby in the mother’s womb can be known in advance. Are these then no longer to be counted among the “five mysteries” mentioned in the Qur’an? The question concerns...


How Does The Qur’an Regard “Knowledge”?

How Does The Qur’an Regard “Knowledge”? What are the differences between the Islamic and the modern scientific points of view on knowledge (‘ilm)? How does the Qur’an regard “knowledge”? Genuine knowledge (‘ilm) is a source of infinite light covered with truth, which leads enlightened people toward the righteous path. Modern...

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