The Nobel Qur-an
Nobel Qur-an (The
Holy Book of Islam)
DO YOU KNOW THIS BOOK?
|As a matter of fact, the main scriptures revealed before the Noble Qur-an i.e. the Old Testament and the New Testament, acquired book form long after the days of the prophets. Moreover, the New Testament was not recorded in the language spoken by Jesus Christ, believed to be Aramaic, but in Greek. This was because the early Christians made no serious effort to preserve their revelation during the lifetime of their prophet. The Old and New Testaments, which together form the Christian Bible, now consist of translations of various individuals' accounts of the original revelations as well as the additions and deletions made by the faithful.|
Noble Qur-an, as the last revealed book of God, is extant in its
original form. Allah Himself guaranteed it’s preservation. The
entire Qur-an was recorded in written form during the lifetime of
the Prophet Muhammad (Peace
Be Upon Him) on pieces of palm
leaves, parchments, bones, and other suitable surfaces.
Moreover, there were tens of thousands of his followers who memorized the whole Qur-an, and the Prophet himself used to recited it to the angel Gabriel once a year and twice when he was about to die.
|After the Prophet's (Peace Be Upon Him) death, Abu Bakr, the first caliph, oversaw the collection of the Qur-an into one volume by the prophet's scribe, Zayd Ibn Thabit. This volume remained with Abu Bakr who, when he was about to die, entrusted it to his successor, ‘Umar Ibn Khattab who, in turn, passed it on to Hafsah' the Prophet's wife. It was from this original copy that ‘Uthman, the third caliph, prepared several other copies and sent them to different Muslim territories.|
Qur-an was preserved so meticulously because it was to be the book
of guidance for all humanity forever. Thus it does not address only the
Arabs, even though it was revealed in their language.
It speaks to man as a human being:
"O Man! What has seduced you from your Lord?" (Qur-an, 82:6)
practical nature of the Qur-anic teachings is established by the
examples of the Prophet (Peace Be
Upon Him) and of the pious Muslims
The Noble Qur-an's instructions are aimed at the general welfare of mankind and are based on possibilities within his reach. Its wisdom is conclusive in all of its various dimensions. It does not condemn or torture the flesh, nor does it neglect the soul. It does not humanize God nor does it deify man. Everything is carefully placed where it belongs in the total scheme of creation.