The Holy Quran
The Holy Quran

About Islam : The Quran

The Quran

The Quran is the word of Allah subhanahu wata'ala. It was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him over a period of 23 years in short verses through the angel Jibraeel (Gabriel) alaihissalam. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him 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 Muhammad peace be upon him.

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.