The Quran

Learning the Quran is important
The Importance of Learning Quran


The Holy Quran is fountain head of entire learning, but there is a striking difference between the Holy Quran and other books The Quran is word of Allah (SWT) and books on various branches of knowledge are human studies of Allah’s creation. These books deal with specific subjects and topics. A book on one discipline is quiet on other disciplines. They are no way comparable with the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran is a treasure of our knowledge and learning that man may need till end of time. All knowledge originates from the Holy Quran. This is the basic truth of Islamic doctrine of knowledge. We need to get out of the darkness of ignorance and move towards the limelight and bright future. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said,

“O people I am leaving behind among you the Holy Book (Quran) and the Sunnah (way of Prophet (SAW)), if you follow these in letter and spirit you will never be strayed.”

Hakim Al-Mustadrik, Book1 Hadith 318) Source

An History of the Quran

Acording to traditional Islamic beliefs, the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, starting one night during the month of Ramadan in 610 AD, when he, at the age of forty, received the first revelation from the angel Gabriel, who had given him the responsibility for inscribing these messages from God to give to mankind.[3]

Muslim scholars believe that Muhammad was illiterate, as mentioned in the Quran itself, [ ]

“Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them……”Quran 7:157.

According to Bukhari (810–870), Muhammad’s wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid described that the first Quranic revelation occurred when the angel Gabriel visited Muhammad and asked him to recite. Muhammad responded ma ana bīqāre’u, which could be translated into a number of ways: ‘I do not read’ or ‘what am I to read/recite?’ or ‘I will not read/recite’. Gabriel pressed him “until all the strength went out of me; thereupon he released me and said: ‘Read!'” This was repeated three times and upon the third, Gabriel released him and said, “Read in the name of the Sustainer who created humankind from a clot! Read! And your Sustainer is the most Beautiful.”[4]:39–41 After this Muhammad continued sporadically over a period of twenty-three years to have revelations, until shortly before his death in 11/632.[4]:45

The Noble Quran

There are many many others,in many languages, translated over the centuries: Australian Islamic Library Translations

Back in the 1980’s I was fortunate to interview and access an interfaith group with the view to making them a Field study for a course in Anthropology. Not only did I research as an onlooker but made it a point to speak with the Muslim in charge of Education at the local Mosque.

After showing me the Mosque, then in the building that used to house The World Wide church of God, she gave me a copy of Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation of the Message of the Quran.

I began to read it with the purpose of disambiguating it to show that it is a Book of Peace not violence.

I have participated in a few forums on line, which, however seem to get stuck on certain themes regarding the Christian Bible, and not much educated insight into the actual meaning of either.

I did not get very far with my efforts there, especially once it was known that I wasn’t there for an argument. with the relevant details regarding place and time. I.e. Meccan or Medina, chronological and numerical.

Here is an unlinked list of the Suras in the Qu’ran

List Of Suras In The Quran from

NumberAnglicized nameArabic nameEnglish Translation
1al-Fatihahal-faatiHahThe Opening
2al-Baqarahal-baqarahThe Cow
3Al-Imranaali-`imraanThe Family Of Imran
5al-Ma’idahal-maa’idahThe Food
6al-An`amal-an`aamThe Cattle
7al-A`rafal-a`raafThe Elevated Places
8al-Anfalal-anfaalThe Spoils Of War
13ar-Ra`dar-Ra`dThe Thunder
15al-Hijral-HijrThe Rock
16an-Nahlan-naHlThe Bee
17Al-Israal-Isra’The Night Journey
18al-Kahfal-kahfThe Cave
20Ta HaTaa haaTa Ha
21al-Anbiya’al-anbiyaa’The Prophets
22al-Hajjal-HajjThe Pilgrimage
23al-Mu’minunal-mu’minoonThe Believers
24an-Nuran-noorThe Light
25al-Furqanal-furqaanThe Criterion
26ash-Shu`ara’ash-shu`araa’The Poets
27an-Namlan-namlThe Ant
28al-Qasasal-qasasThe Narrative
29al-`Ankabutal-`ankabootThe Spider
30ar-Rumar-roomThe Romans
32as-Sajdahas-sajdahThe Adoration
33al-Ahzabal-aHzabThe Allies
35FatirfaaTirThe Creator
36Ya Sinyaa seenYa Sin
37as-SaffataS-SaaffaatThe Rangers
39az-Zumaraz-zumarThe Companies
40GhafirGhafirThe Forgiving One
41FussilatFussilatRevelations Well Expounded
42ash-Shuraash-shooraaThe Counsel
43az-Zukhrufazl-zukhrufThe Embellishment
44ad-Dukhanad-dukhaanThe Evident Smoke
45al-Jathiyahal-jaathiyahThe Kneeling
46al-Ahqafal-aHqaafThe Sandhills
48al-Fathal-fatHThe Victory
49al-Hujuratal-HujuraatThe Chambers
51ad-Dhariyatad-dhaariyaatThe Scatterers
52at-TuraT-ToorThe Mountain
53an-Najman-najmThe Star
54al-Qamaral-qamarThe Moon
55ar-Rahmanar-raHmaanThe Merciful
56al-Waqi`ahal-waaqi`ahThat Which is Coming
57al-Hadidal-HadeedThe Iron
58al-Mujadilahal-mujaadilahShe Who Pleaded
59al-Hashral-HashrThe Exile
60al-Mumtahanahal-mumtaHanahShe Who is Tested
61as-Saffas-saffThe Ranks
62al-Jumu`ahal-jumu`ahThe Day of Congregation
63al-Munafiqunal-munafiqoonThe Hypocrites
64at-Taghabunat-taghaabunThe Cheating
65at-Talaq,aT-TalaaqThe Divorce
66at-Tahrimat-taHreemThe Prohibition
67al-Mulkal-mulkThe Kingdom
68al-Qalamal-qalamThe Pen
69al-Haqqahal-HaaqqahThe Inevitable
70al-Ma`arijal-ma`aarijThe Ladders
72al-Jinnal-jinnThe Jinn
73al-Muzammilal-muzammilThe Mantled One
74al-Mudathiral-muddaththirThe Clothed One
75al-Qiyamahal-qiyaamahThe Resurrection
76al-Insaneal-insaneThe Man
77al-Mursalatal-mursalaatThe Emissaries
78an-Naba’an-naba’The Tidings
79an-Nazi`atan-naazi`aatThose Who Pull Out
80`Abasa`abasaHe Frowned
81at-Takwirat-takweerThe Cessation
82al-Infitaral-infiTaarThe Cleaving Asunder
83Al-MutaffifeenAl-MutaffifeenThe Defrauders
84al-Inshiqaqal-inshiqaaqThe Rending
85al-Burujal-buroojthe Constellations
86at-TariqaT-TaariqThe Night-Comer
87al-A`laal-A`laaThe Most High
88al-Ghashiyaal-ghaashiyahThe Overwhelming Calamity
89al-Fajral-fajrThe Dawn
90al-Baladal-baladThe City
91ash-Shamsash-shamsThe Sun
92al-Laylal-lailThe Night
93ad-DuhaaD-DuHaaThe Early Hours
94ash-Sharhash-SharhThe Expansion
95at-TinaT-TeenThe Fig
96al-`Alaqal-`alaqThe Clot
97al-qadral-qadrThe Majesty
98al-Bayyinahal-bayyinahThe Proof
99Az-ZalzalaAz-ZalzalaThe Shaking
100al-`Adiyatal-`aadiyaatThe Assaulters
101al-Qari`ahal-qaari`ahThe Terrible Calamity
102at-Takathurat-takaathurWorldly Gain
104al-Humazahal-humazahThe Slanderer
105al-Filal-feelThe Elephant
106al-Quraishal-quraishThe Quraish
107al-Ma`unal-maa`oonThe Daily Necessaries
109al-Kafirunal-kaafiroonThe Unbelievers
110an-Nasran-naSrThe Help
111Al-MasadAl-MasadThe Palm Fibre
112al-Ikhlasal-ikhlaaSThe Unity
113al-Falaqal-falaqThe Daybreak
114an-Nasan-naasThe Men

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