The Quran is one of the most famous religious literary compilations ever written. It contains revelations from the Prophet Muhammad who was believed to be visited by the Angel Gabriel with messages from God. On his death in 632 C.E the original Quranic texts were created into a book by order of the first government in Islam known as the Caliph. It is a way of life for Muslims and has laid down the laws, social codes, moral behavior and commandments for all. The Quran is made up of 114 chapters known as suras, filled with verses (ayat) all in the original language of Arabic.
To all Muslims the Quran is the guidance for all mankind and is known as the Word of God. A lot of the text is about man’s relationship with God and authoritative instruction for all. These instructions are made up of arguments about accepting Muhammad as a Prophet, accounts from historical Prophets bad warnings for those who don’t believe and good warnings for those that do. Every Muslim is expected to read and learn verses from the Quran!
The five main topics in the Quran are The Commandments, laws, ancient accounts, wisdom, the spiritual world and the Prophecies.
Every single verse and chapter in the Quran has remained exactly the same as the original for over the last 1400 years. There are millions of copies in the world today and all are totally identical down to the last full stop. It is no surprise that God Himself wrote in the Quran saying that he would ensure this book stays safe by guarding it himself.
Some verses from the Holy Quran:
Verily, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the
believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward. (Al-Israa’
This [Quran] is enlightenment for mankind and guidance and mercy for a people who are
certain [in faith]. (Al-Jaathiyah 45:20)
And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your
parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of
disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. (Al-Israa’ 17:23)