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Definition of the Qur’an

By Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Diraz

The Arabic word qur’anis a form of the infinitive meaningto read. This term is used as an infinitive in the two following verses:

(Surely on Us (devolves) the collecting of it and the reading of it. Therefore, when We have read it, follow its reading.) (Al-Qiyamah 75:17–18)

The term has later come to acquire a new sense denoting the Glorious Book revealed by Almighty Allah. Today, this is the most common usage of the word. The term with its new sense occurs in another Qur’anic verse in which Allah says:

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The Obligations Muslims Owe the Qur’an

By Maulana Israr Ahmed

The pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to the abandoning of the Qur’an by the Muslims. The attitude of indifference that we constantly show towards the last of the Allah’s Revelations, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing it. Instead, we must clearly understand our responsibilities towards the Qur’an and try our very best in fulfilling them. We can neither expect any improvement in our worldly state of affairs nor hope for salvation in the Hereafter, unless we carry out all the obligations that we owe the Qur’an.

Five things that the Qur’an demands from every Muslim are as follows:

  1. The Muslim is required to believe in the Qur’an,

  2. He is required to read it,

  3. He is required to understand it,

  4. He is required to act upon its teachings, and

  5. He is required to convey its teachings to others. Continue reading

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Do You Know This Book?

Of all the acclaimed masterpieces that the world has seen, nothing can be compared to the book known as the Qur’an. Millions have become Muslims upon simply hearing a verse from this amazing book, yet still the majority knows nothing of it. The Qur’an is the Final Revelation from the Creator to humanity. It was revealed in the year 610 CE to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and completed over a period of 23 years. These 23 years of revelation resulted in a book comprised of 114 chapters and over 6000 verses. All of this was to become the primary source of law for the whole of mankind to live and die by.

The impact of this book is such that Allah says:[Had We revealed this Qur’an upon a mountain, surely you would have seen it humble itself and crumble out of the fear of Allah. Such are the parables We put forward to mankind so that they may reflect.](Al-Hashr: 21)

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