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History of the Qur’an

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

In this Book, the Holy Prophet’s life, the history of the Arabs and the events which occurred during the period of the revelation of the Quran have not been mingled with the Divine Verses, as is the case with the Bible. The Quran is the pure word of God. Not one word therein is not divine. Not a single word has been deleted from its text. The Book has been handed down to our age in its complete and original form since the time of Prophet Muhammad. From the time the Book began to be revealed, the Holy Prophet had dictated its text to the scribes. Whenever some Divine Message was revealed, the Holy Prophet would call a scribe and dictate its words to him. Continue reading

July 28, 2010 Posted by | Qur'anic Studies | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brief History of the Compilation of the Qur’an

During the life of the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) (570-632 CE)

  • The Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) used to recite the Qur’an before angel Jibreel (Gabriel) once every Ramadan, but he recited it twice (in the same order we have today) in the last Ramadan before his death. Jibreel also taught the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) the seven modes of recitation.  Continue reading

June 28, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pen, Ink and Revelation: An inspiring story of Zayd ibn Thabit رضي الله عنه

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

The month of Muharram in the second year of Hijrah found the city of Madinah full of activity, as the young community of believers was preparing to defend itself. It so happened that the Quraysh of Makkah were convinced that they had to put an end to the Prophet, upon him be peace, and his mission. And so the Makkans dispatched a large and a well-equipped army toward Badr, just southwest of Madinah, to accomplish this task.

Meanwhile, the Prophet spoke before the believers prior to their march toward Badr. But while he was speaking, there was a disturbance in the file of those listening. A youth barely in his teens was elbowing his way through the ranks to reach the Messenger of Allah. Confident and alert, the boy held a sword as long as he was tall, perhaps longer.  Continue reading

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment