The Qur’an

The Qur’an 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. Followed today by more than one billion people, the Qur’an...

Is The Holy Book Word Of God?

Is The Holy Book (The Quran) Word Of God? The Holy Book is completely different from all the other books in the world 1. When we study the Holy Book even superficially from the viewpoint of its wording, styles, and meaning, we will certainly conclude that it is completely different...

Islam’s The Holy Qur’an

Islam’s The Holy Qur’an If We had sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, surely you would have seen it humbled, rent asunder by fear of God. Such comparisons do We coin for people that perhaps they may reflect. (59:21) The Qur’an is the Divine Word or Speech sent down...

Criticism of Hadith

What Is Criticism of Hadith? The criticism of Hadith refers to the critique directed towards collections of ahadith, i.e. the collections of reports of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad on any matter. The criticism revolves primarily around the authenticity of hadith reports and whether they are attributable to Muhammad, as well as...

Surah

What Is Surah? A Surah (سورة‎ sūrah, سور suwar) is the term for a chapter of the Quran. There are 114 surahs in the Quran, 86 are classified as Makki, while 28 are Madini. each divided into verses (āyāt).[2] The chapters or surahs are of unequal length; the shortest chapter (Al-Kawthar) has only three...

Ayah

What Is Ayah? In the Islamic Quran, an Āyah (آية‎; آيات āyāt) is a “verse,” one of the statements of varying length that make up the chapters (surah) of the Quran and are marked by a number. The word means “evidence,” “sign” or “miracle,” and in Islam may refer to things other than...

I’jaz

What Is I’jaz? In Islam, i’jaz or inimitability of the Qur’an is the doctrine which holds that the Qur’an has a miraculous quality, both in content and in form, that no human speech can match.[1] According to this doctrine the Qur’an is a miracle and its inimitability is the proof granted to Muhammad in authentication of his prophetic status. It serves the...

English Translations of The Quran

English Translations of The Quran The Quran has been translated into English many times. The first few translations were made in the 17th and 19th centuries, but the majority were produced in the 20th. Early translations The Alcoran, Translated out of Arabic into French. By the Andrew du Ryer, Lord...

Birmingham Quran Manuscript

Birmingham Quran Manuscript The Birmingham Quran manuscript is a parchment on which two leaves of an early Quranic manuscript are written. In 2015 the manuscript, which is held by the University of Birmingham,[1] was radiocarbon dated to between 568 and 645 CE (in the Islamic calendar, between 56 BH and 25 AH).[2][3] It is part of the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, held by...

Sanaʽa Manuscript

What Is Sanaʽa Manuscript? The Sana’a palimpsest (also Ṣanʿā’ 1 or DAM 01-27.1) is one of the oldest Quranic manuscripts in existence.[1] Part of a sizable cache of Quranic and non-Quranic fragments discovered in Yemen during a 1972 restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana’a, the manuscript was identified as a palimpsest Quran in 1981; as it is written on parchment and comprises...

List of Sunni Books

List of Sunni Books This is a list of significant books of Sunni Islam doctrine. Hadiths Al-Kutub Al-Sittah Sahih Bukhari of Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 870 A.D.) Sahih Muslim of Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (d. 875 A.D.) Sunan Ibn Majah of Ibn Majah (d. 887 A.D.) Sunan Abu Dawud of Abu Dawood (d. 889 A.D.) Sunan al-Tirmidhi of Al-Tirmidhi (d. 892 A.D.) Sunan Al-Nasai of Al-Nasa’i (d. 915 A.D.) Other Authentic Hadith...

Chronological Order of The Quran

Chronological Order of The Quran The Qur’an is not in chronological order, but arranged roughly longest surah (chapter) to the shortest. The following lists the chronological (or revelational) order of the Qur’an. Chronological Order Surah Name Number of Verses Location of Revelation Traditional Order 1 Al-Alaq 19 Mecca 96 2 Al-Qalam 52 Mecca 68...

List of Islamic Texts

List of 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...

Islam’s Holy Books

Islam’s 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...

The Quran, Hadiths And Modern Science

The Quran, Hadiths And Modern Science The Quran 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...

Qur’anic and Biblical Narrations of The Exodus

Qur’anic and Biblical Narrations of The Exodus With the Exodus from Egypt of Moses and his followers, (the first stage of their move to Canaan), we come to an event of great importance. It is an established historical event which appears in a known context, in spite of occasional allegations...

Qur’anic and Biblical Narrations of The Flood

The Biblical Narration of the Flood and the Criticism The examination of the Old Testament description of the Flood in the first part of this book led to the following observations: There is not just one description of the Flood, but two, written at different times; –the Yahvist version which...

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Human Reproduction in The Qur’an

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...

The Qur’an and The Sex Education

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...

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The Creation of The Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in The Qur’an

The Creation of The Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in The Qur’an Numerous verses describing the origins of life have been assembled in this chapter, along with certain aspects of the vegetable kingdom and general or specific topics relating to the animal kingdom. The grouping of verses scattered throughout the Book...

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