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The Quran: From the Preserved Tablet to Humankind

The Quran: From the Preserved Tablet to Humankind

On the night known as the ‘Night of Decree’, in the Islamic month of Ramadan, the Quran descended, from the Preserved Tablet to the Lowest Heaven. It then descended from the heavens to the earth in small stages. The revelation was delivered to Prophet…

Two Phases of Qur'an Revelation : What Differences?

Two Phases of Quran Revelation: What Differences?

The growth and development of the Muslim Ummah is marked by two great phases: – The period in Makkah, before the Hijrah (622 CE) – The period in Madinah, after the Hijrah. Naturally the revelation from Allah to guide the Muslims also responded, to some extent, to these particular situations. The Makkan Phase The Makkan …

Transmission of the Quran Written Text

Transmission of the Quran Written Text

The general meaning of jam` al-Quran is to ‘bring together the Quran.’ This was done and has to be understood in two ways: Bringing together the Quran orally, or in one’s mind (hifz). Bringing together the Quran in written form, or on sheets, or in a book. Therefore, Jam` al-Quran in the classical literature has …

What Does the Quran Mean to Muslims?

What Does the Quran Mean to Muslims?

For a Muslim, the Quran is the word of God; literal word of God communicated to His last Prophet and Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), through Angel Gabriel. For a Muslim, this is the ultimate source of authority…

Questions About Quran's Revelation

Questions About Quran's Revelation

In this episode, Sheikh Sohaib Saeed clarifies the concept of revelation, its purpose, and how the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) received the Qur’an.

Muhammad visit Cave Hira

Why Did Prophet Muhammad Often Visit the Cave of Hira'?

Short Answer: Mostly, he was thinking and meditating on the Greatness of God, and seeking to escape the social ills that dominated Meccan society at the time, including abuse and neglect of women, idolatry, an unfair balance of wealth, and abuse of those living in poverty. It was during such a time that God sent revelation …

behind veil

How Does Allah Communicate to Us "From Behind a Veil"?

Salam Dear Zahra, Let me first thank you for your question which reflects a great interest in understanding the meanings of the Quran and reflecting upon its great teachings. Actually, we are all called, in these difficult times, to get back to the Quran and take from its guidance and light what can help us …

When An Illiterate Man Was Asked to Read

No reading of the Quran is complete without reading life, and no reading of life is appropriate without reading the Quran, because the Quran is meant for life, and life, in turn, is steered and sustained by the Quran. The only solution for man, therefore, is the combination of two readings.

Listen to Your Voice of Conscience

Before any decision we have to make, we hear a voice that shows us the way and directs us toward what is right. From the moment we wake up in the morning, wherever we may go and whatever we may do, this voice accompanies us. Nobody else can hear it but that voice speaks…

How was the Quran Preserved?

How was the Quran Well Preserved and Guarded?

When God revealed His words of guidance for the whole of humankind – the Quran- He guaranteed to preserve it. One of the ways in which it was preserved was that the men, women and children around the Prophet Muhammad memorized Quran, paying careful attention to each word.

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