The Holy Quran
About Islam : The Quran
The Quran is the word of Allah . It was revealed to the Prophet
Muhammad over a period of 23 years in short verses through the angel
Jibraeel (Gabriel) . The Prophet Muhammad was 40 years of age when
the first verse of the Quran was revealed to him, and the last when he was
63 years old.
The Quran was written by the Sahaba (companions) of the Prophet
The original text of the Quran is in the Arabic language but it has been
translated into many languages over time.
Sura and Ayah
There are 114 Sura (chapters) in the Quran. Each Sura consists of several
verses, these verses are known as Ayah. Each Sura is classed as one of
two categories, Makki or Madani. A Sura revealed in Makkah is called a
Makki Sura and a Sura revealed in Madina is called a Madani Sura.
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