Islamic Sacred Texts

The outline of Islamic sacred texts gives readers many informative articles about Islam’s holy books.

The Quran and the Hadith are the two major texts of Islam. 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 They are also important historical documents (especially the Quran), which tell the story of the origins of the Islamic faith.

The Quran is the most sacred text, as it is believed to be the literal word of God (Allah) as revealed to Muhammad. The Hadith is a secondary text that records sayings of Muhammad and his followers. These two texts form the basis for all Islamic theology, practice and Sharia (Islamic law).

Sunnah denotes the practice of Islamic prophet Muhammad  that he taught and practically instituted as a teacher of the sharī‘ah and the best exemplar.

Al-sīra al-Nabawiyya (Prophetic biography) is the traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad from which, in addition to the Quran and trustable Hadiths, most historical information about his life and the early period of Islam is derived.

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Islamic books: The Quran and Hadiths

Main articles

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The Holy Quran

What is Quran?

Historicity of The Quran

Glossary of The Quran

Articles on The Quran

The Quran and Modern Science

FAQ about The Quran

Al-Masjid an-Nabawi ("the Prophet's mosque") in Medina, Saudi Arabia, with the Green Dome built over Muhammad's tomb in the center

Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (“the Prophet’s mosque”) in Medina, Saudi Arabia, with the Green Dome built over Muhammad’s tomb in the center


What is Hadith?

The name of Muhammad in Arabic calligraphy. Sufis believe the name of Muhammad is holy and sacred.

The name of Muhammad in Arabic calligraphy.


Prophetic biography

Hadith collections