Quran definition

Meaning of Quran

                                                     “بِلِسَانٍ عَرَبِيٍّ مُّبِينٍ”

Linguistic meaning of Quran

The word “Quran” is derived from the Arabic word “Qaraa” which means to read or -according to other scholars opinion- means to collect, as it has encompassed the stories, commands, prohibitions, and surahs.

Technical meaning of Quran

The Qur’aan is the word of Allah, which He revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to bring out mankind from darkness into light:

“It is He Who sends down manifest Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light”[al-Hadeed 57:9 – interpretation of the meaning]

Content and subject of Quran

Allaah has told us in the Qur’aan the stories of the earlier and later generations and the creation of the heavens and the earth. He has explained in detail what is lawful and what is not lawful, the basics of good manners and morals, the rulings of worship and dealings with others, the lives of the Prophets and the righteous, and the reward and punishment of the believers and disbelievers. He has described Paradise, the abode of the believers, and He has described Hell, the abode of the disbelievers. He has made it (the Qur’aan) an explanation of all things.

The Qur’aan explains the names and attributes of Allaah and what He has created. It invites us to believe in Allaah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day.

The Qur’aan describes the Day of Judgement and what will happen after death – the resurrection, the gathering, the judgement and being brought to account. It describes the Cistern, the Siraat (bridge over Hell), the Balance [in which deeds will be weighed], the blessings and torment, and the gathering of mankind on that great Day.

The Qur’aan calls us to examine and ponder the signs of Allaah in the universe and the verses of the Qur’aan

The Qur’aan is the Book of Allaah for all of mankind:

“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’aan) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his ownself; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or guardian) over them”[al-Zumar 39:41 – interpretation of the meaning]

Because of the importance of this book and the ummah’s need for it, Allaah has honoured us with it. He sent it down to us and has guaranteed to preserve it. So, now it is time for learning more about Quran and studying it by joining our Quran course through this link.

Reference: Islamiqa

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