Quran (means recitation in Arabic)
Muslims recite the whole book once during the month of Ramazan, this is happenning since 1428 years now, some people recite this once everyday, some once every week. It has 114 chapters
(Sura) This book is in Arabic language.
Quran is like a big Ocean, Amateurs like me make mistakes with such a big subject, but I think
it is better to be imperfect and full of mistakes than be perfect and all alone.
I will only describe the physical aspects of Quran in this review, I wont go into spiritual
details contained in this book, there is a big wide spiritual world too.
Quran as we all know was written by hand during the Prophet Mohammed (PUBH) time on crude paper
and animal skins, when 3rd caliph Usman Ghani (RA) saw people reading Quran in their local
Syrian, Iraqi and other dialects, he made a public address that Quran must be recited in the
dialect of Mohammed (PUBH) the dialect of Koresh tribe of Mecca. This wise order had far reaching
uniting effect on the muslims into one body. No matter what geographical region muslim came from
he became united with other muslims in recitation of Quran, the Guide Book.
3-Who wrote QURAN then?
Muhammad 1417H. Years ago at his age 40 saw an angel asking him to read, he said I am not literate, I can’t read and write. The Angel pressed him to his chest and said repeatafter me ==================
(\READ IN THE NAME OF MY LORD WHO MADE EVERYTHING\\MADE HUMAN FROM A LEECH LIKE SHAPE\\\READ YOUR LORD IS KIND\\\\WHO TAUGHT WITH PEN\\\\\TAUGHT MAN WHAT HE KNEW NOT)
This is how 114 Chapters completed, MUHAMMAD memorized the recitation and his friends memorized All taught Muhammad. (QURAN means recitation in Arabic).
Usman Ghani (RA) called all huffaz (Memorizers) in town of Medina (Yatrib) of old and asked
the commettee to write Quran in order of Sura (Chapters) into a book form. Before this people
used to called Quran papers Sahifa (Parchments/papers) A book made during his time is still
present in TOPAKAPI Meuseum of Istanbul.
I am writing this review for general audience, muslims will find this review very simple. But
if we break down all matter into small pirmal units, things are simple in nature. The biggest
wonder of Quran is Billions of people have recited it, Many are reciting it now, many are
engaged in memorizing it, not one time any of these good folks said a wrong thing about it.
Many billions of learned people has written tomes of explainations of each and every verse of
this wonderful book, many are writing about it today, many will keep writing about it, the
Quranic written words are so powerful and beautiful in melody, they make you shudder, they
compel you to think, they reason with you and plead you to consider again and again. This
book covers all subjects of human existance. It only needs to be interpreted in proper way
to go into real depths of meanings. Imagine the volume of BRAINS exhausted in absorbing this
This book has 114 chapters, each chapter has a given name to it, every chapter has verses, some
chapters has 11 verses, some has 7 verses and some has 238 verses. I will give you a few names
of chapters (fatiha) (The opening) this is the first chapter in Quran, let me give you the feel
of its words and wonderful meanings in it for your sampling :
(CHAPTER ONE) Arabic with English meanings.
BISMILLAHI RAHMAN AR RAHEEM
In the name of Allah The Beneficient, The Merciful
ALHAMDU LILLAHI RABB AL ALAMEEN
The Praise/Gratitude is for Nourisher of all Worlds.
AR RAHMAN AR RAHEEM.
The only Beneficient, The only Merciful.
MALIKI YOUM AL DEEN
Owner/Possessor of final day.
EEYA KA NAAABUDU EEYAKA NASTAYEEN
You we worship, You we depend and ask.
EHIDINAS SIRAAT AL MUSTAKHEEM
Guide Me to the Straight Life.
SIRAAT AL LAZINA ANMTA ALAI HIM, GHAIR AL MAGHZOOBI
ALAI HIM. WALLAZAALEEN (AMEEN)
The life of those you rewarded, away from those who got your wrath and were in dark.
Some other chapter names in QURAN are as follows :
Mariyam (Story of Mary)
Younus (Story of Younus) Jonas.
Ahzab (Confederates) Tribal confiderates attacked medina, its story is contained here.
Just for the records Muhammed (PUBH) did not know how to read and write, he said this thousands
of time in his public address to people in Mecca, Medina and the whole of Arabia. His
contemprories accepted this claim, Muhammed (PUBH) is most minutely document human in the
history of Earth and Mankind.
Arabs are experts since ages in the art of speaking and expressing, this is the reason they
call non arabs Ajam, This is their expression of pride in their language skills, they analyzed
Quran and did not find fault with it. The whole of arabia opposed Muhammed (PUBH) and his new
religion, his blood relatives opposed his new religion but all of them could not find one fault
with the Quran, Mohammed (PUBH) gifted to everyone.
Let me come to the unique language of Quran, this book does not read like other books with
human words, we say every writing has a pulse of the author, a person is present in the words
he writes. Read Quran and you will see what pulse I am talking about, over the years I have
read many wonderful books, writers and thier works has a grasp over me, I understand thier
rythem and thier THOUGHTS LOCOMOTION. QURAN words has unique LOCOMOTION in them. This is the
reason I call it a different book than any other printed book in existance today in our world.
Let me give you another chapter translation called KAFIROON (Kafir= Means Denyer ) in our day
to day Arabic use, we have sentences like KAFIR AL NEAMAH. It means denying the good.
contained in each verse of this book.
THE CHAPTER NAME IS AL KAFIROON)
KUL YA AYUHAL KAFIROON.
Say o Mohammed, you who do not believe
LA ABUDU MA TABADOON.
Dont worship what you worship
WA LA ANTUM ABIDOONA MA ABOOD.
You will not worship, What I worship
WA LA ANA ABAIDUM MA ABATUM.
I will not worship what you worship.
WA LA ANTUM ABIDOONA MA ABOOD.
You will not worship, What I worship.
LAKUM DEENAKUM WALIA DEEN .
To our religion/way of life and to me my religion.
This is the way how GOD talks to man, when you will notice the grammer and the words GOD uses to address us, you will note how different his language is to ours, we have different chain of thinking and talking. Hope this is a useful review for your general understanding.
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