The Significance Of The Quran And The Quran 17: 9

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The word Quran, is equivalent in meaning to “qira 'ah,” as both come from the verb “qara 'a” which means “to read.” Quran literally means “a reading or reciting.” However, the term Quran has been historically used specifically to refer to the book which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The term Quran is mentioned in a number of places throughout the book in reference to itself. For example, "Verily, this Quran guides (humanity) to that which is most just” Noble Quran 17:9. The name Quran is used to refer to both the Quran as a whole, as in the previously quoted verse; as well as to each verse or group of verses, as in the following verse: “And if the Quran is recited, you should listen to it and be silent, that you may …show more content…
Second, Allah challenged the Arabs and mankind in general to produce even a chapter equivalent to one of the Quran 's chapters, and their inability to do so proves its miraculous nature. This is not so in the case of hadith qudsi. Third, the recitation of the Quran is used in salah and is itself considered a form of worship. The Prophet said, “Whoever reads a letter from the book of Allah, the Most High, will get a good deed, and each good deed is worth ten times its value. I am not only saying that Alif Laam Meem is a letter, but I am also saying that Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” Quran is written in pure, rich, and poetic Arabic. The Arabic language was at its peak in expression, richness, vocabulary, artistic, and poetic value during the time the Quran was being revealed. The revelation of the Qur 'an began in the laila al-qadr of Ramadan (one of the odd nights after the 21st till end Ramadan) after the Prophet Muhammad had passed the fortieth year of his life (that is around the year 610), during his seclusion in the cave of Hira ' on a mountain near …show more content…
Sometimes it was revealed to support the Prophet who was faced with many questions, whether by Muslims or non-Muslims, and hardships. Other times was revealed for legislation and for putting rules to govern the social, economic, and political life of Muslims. The first verses to be revealed are the first five verses of Surat Al-`Alaq, which happens to be Chapter 96 of the 114 chapters of the Quran. Muslim scholars agree that the order of the verses in every chapter was done or commanded by the Prophet himself following the commands of Almighty Allah. The Prophet once told his companions after he had received a certain revelation that the arch-angel Gabriel had specified for him the particular order of verses. There are also many incidents narrated in the books of Sunnah regarding the Prophet 's recitation during prayer. The companions used to pray every day behind the Prophet and he used to recite the Quran in the order given to him by Allah, and they used to learn and memorize from his recitation. There have never been any incident in which any of the companions reciting in any order that violated the order of the verses showed to us by the Prophet. As for the order of the surahs (chapters), the most accepted view is that it was also applied following an instruction given by Almighty Allah. It has been recorded that the Prophet reviewed the Quran with the arch-angel Gabriel 24 times all within his

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