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112 Amazing Facts About the Holy Qur’an

Posted by al Adaab on December 26, 2006

 

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Nahmaduhu wa Nusalli ‘alaa Rasulihil Kareem

112 Amazing Facts About the Holy Quran

 

 1. The Holy Quran is Universal and the most exalted Book.

2. Holy Quran is a treasure of guidance.

3. The Holy Quran is a Beacon.

4. The Holy Quran is a sea of chemistry.

5. The Holy Quran is the most exalted of all Divine Books.

6. The Holy Quran is the Law of Almighty Allah.

7. The Holy Quran is a message of guidance and mercy.

8. The Holy Quran is the only Book free from doubt.

9. The Holy Quran is the only Book free from errors.

10. The Holy Quran is in the Arabic language.

11. The Holy Quran is not poetry but wisdom.

12. The Holy Quran is light and brightness.

13. The Holy Quran is Blessed and Glorious.

14. The Holy Quran explains everything clearly.

15. The Holy Quran is complete and comprehensive.

16. The Holy Quran is a Pure Book.

17. The Holy Quran is a Revelation from Almighty Allah.

18. The Holy Quran is Revelation on to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

19. The Holy Quran is Cure and Sustenance.

20. The Holy Quran is advice to the unaware.

21. The Holy Quran is not a story but is the Word of Almighty Allah.

22. The Holy Quran is a Book of Facts.

23. The Holy Quran is simple and pleasant.

24. The Holy Quran is the dominator of all Arabic Books.

25. The Holy Quran is the most truthful Book of all books.

26. The Holy Quran is the Book of Books.

27. The Holy Quran is Glorious and Praiseworthy.

28. The Holy Quran is full of Mercy and Wisdom.

29. The Holy Quran is exalted and Bountiful.

30. The Holy Quran is the soul.

31. The Holy Quran cannot be destroyed.

32. Almighty Allah has promised to protect the Holy Quran.

33. The Holy Quran can be memorised by young and old.

34. The Holy Quran is a Book that is read repeatedly.

35. The verses of the Holy Quran are like one another.

36. Almighty Allah knows the reality of the closeness of verses.

37. No man or creation can bring an equal to the Holy Quran.

38. The Holy Quran is from always for always.

39. If the Holy Quran had to be revealed on to a mountain, then the mountain would be reduced to dust through the fear of Almighty Allah.

40. The Holy Quran is a trust from Almighty Allah which has been kept protected by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

41. To become Haafiz of the Holy Quran is Fardh-e-Kifaaya (obligatory upon at least one person).

42. To memorise as many ayats that are enough for Salaah is Fardh ‘Ain (obligatory on every Muslim).

43. Recitation of the Holy Quran is a means of gaining reward and blessing.

44. The Holy Quran will intercede on behalf of its reciter.

45. The Holy Quran will takes its reader into Jannah with it.

46. A Haafiz of the Holy Quran will intercede for his family.

47. The parents of a Haafiz, Qaari and Aalim of the Holy Quran will be blessed with the Crown of Jannah on the day of Qiyamah.

48. To read the Holy Quran and forget it is a great sin that is worthy of punishment.

49. To belittle, reject, or insult the Holy Quran is Kufr (infidelity).

50. The Holy Quran is easily forgotten and should thus be protected.

51. To touch the Holy Quran without Wudhu is disallowed and Haraam.

52. The Holy Quran should be recited in slow rhythmic tones.

53. A minimum of ten rewards is given for the recitation of each verse of the Holy Quran.

54. When commencing the recitation of the Holy Quran, it is compulsory to read the Ta’ooz and desirable to read the Tasmiyah. If the recitation commences with any other Surah, then to recite Tasmiyah is Sunnah.

55. To recite the Holy Quran by looking into it is greater than reciting it from memory.

56. To listen to the recitation of the Holy Quran is more excellent than recitation or Nafil.

57. It is necessary to remain silent and listen when the Holy Quran is being recited.

58. If groups of people are reciting Holy Quran, then they should recite silently.

59. When learning or teaching the Holy Quran, it is allowed for the students to read aloud in a group.

60. To respect and honour the Holy Quran is necessary, but also Fardh.

61. To kiss, recite, look, carry, listen to or write the verses of the Holy Quran are all acts of Ibaadat.

62. Nothing should be kept on the Holy Quran, even if it is a religious book or a Tasbeeh bead.

63. One should not sit with one’s feet or back towards the Holy Quran and neither should one sit higher than the Holy Quran.

64. When pages of the Holy Quran become brittle, they should not be burnt but be buried in a safe place.

65. To take an oath on the Holy Quran is proper but one should refrain from this.

66. To tell fortune from the Holy Quran is Makrooh?e?Tahreemi (close to Haraam).

67. There is nothing wet and nothing dry that has not been explained in the Holy Quran.

68. All that which was in the past Divine books is in the Holy Quran.

69. The Holy Quran is an existing miracle.

70. Surah Yaseen is the heart of the Holy Quran.

71. The beauty of the Holy Quran is Surah Rahmaan.

72. Du’as are accepted during the time of completing the Holy Quran.

73. The Holy Quran was revealed 600 years after the Injeel (Original Bible).

74. The Holy Quran was revealed according to need.

75. The Holy Quran was revealed over a period of approximately twenty-two years, two months and fourteen days.

76. The first verse of the Holy Quran to be revealed was “Iqra Bi Ismi Rabbikal Lazi” in Laylatul Qadr, in month of Ramadaan in the Cave of Hira. This took place thirteen and half years before Hijrat, i.e. on the 14th of August 610 A.D.

77. The Holy Quran consists of 6 666 verses, 558 Rukus, 114 Surahs and 30 Separas (parts).

78. “Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem” appears 114 times in the Holy Quran.

79. “Bismillah” is written before each Surah in the Holy Quran except in Surah Tauba, but is also written in Surah Namal.

80. The “Bismillah” that is written in the beginning of each Surah is not a part of any Surah but it is part of the Holy Quran and continuos Ayah.

81. There are 15 Sajda-e-Tilaawah in the Holy Quran, 14 agreed upon and one that is not agreed upon.

82. On reading or hearing the Ayat-e-Sajdah, it becomes Waajib on the reciter and listener to both make Sajda-e-Tilaawah and this only one Sajdah.

83. Every Ayah and every Surah of the Holy Quran was recorded in writing on the command of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

84. There were approximated 40 Sahaba who were responsible for recording the Holy Quran in writing.

85. The Sahabi who was responsible for continuously recording the Holy Quran in writing was Sayyiduna Zaid bin Thaabit (radi Allahu anhu). He also recited the Holy Quran from what he had written twice to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

86. The first complete copy the Holy Quran was prepared by Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu), which was later re-copied by Sayyiduna Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) and sent to various other places.

87. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) set all the Surahs into their positions except for Surah Anfaal. Surah Anfaal was placed between Surah A’raaf and Surah Tauba by Hazrat Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) from his authoritative interpretation. He also did not write “Bismillah” before Surah Tauba.

88. After Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the first Haafiz of the Holy Quran was Sayyiduna Uthman (radi Allahu anhu).

89. The last verse, “Al Yauma akmaltu lakum Deenakum … “, of the Holy Quran was revealed on the 9th of Zil-Hajj 10 A.H. on a Friday after Asr Salaah in Arafaat.

90. The present setting of the Holy Quran is the actual setting as in Lawh-e-Mahfooz (The Protected Tablet).

91. Ninety nine names of Almighty Allah are present in the Holy Quran.

92. Twenty six names of Nabis can be found in the Holy Quran.

93. There are 32 names of the Holy Quran in the Holy Quran.

94. Fourteen questions of the Ummat-e-Muhammadi have been stated in the Holy Quran.

95. The word Imaam appears 12 times in the Holy Quran.

96. Hazrat Moosa’s (alaihis salaam) name appears on numerous occasions in the Holy Quran.

97. From amongst the months, only the name of the month of Ramadaan appears in the Holy Quran; from the names of the females, only that of Hazrat Maryam (radi Allahu anha); and from the Sahaba, only the name of Sayyiduna Zaid bin Haarith (radi Allahu anhu) is mentioned distinctly in the Holy Quran.

98. The importance of Du’a has been mentioned more than 70 times in the Holy Quran.

99. The importance of Charity has appeared more than 150 times in the Holy Quran.

100. The importance of Namaaz is mentioned more than 700 times in the Holy Quran.

101. The name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) – “Muhammad” appears 4 times in the Holy Quran and the name “Ahmad” appears once.

102. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has not been addressed by his name in the Holy Quran like other Prophets, but he has been addressed as “Yaa Ayyuhal Muzammil”, “Yaa Ayyuhal Mudassir”, “Yaseen”, etc.

103. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been addressed by the words “Ya Ayyuhan Nabi” 11 times in the Holy Quran.

104. There are 29 verses of the Holy Quran that show the finality of the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Prophethood.

105. With commanding obedience to Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Holy Quran also commands obedience to one’s parents.

106. The Holy Quran has referred to man and wife as the garb of one another.

107. Surah Faatiha, Surah An’aam, Surah Kahaf, Surah Saba and Surah Faatir are those five Surahs that commence with “Alhumdulillah” (Praise be to Almighty Allah), but the complete Surah of Praise is Surah Faatiha.

108. Four people first recited the entire Holy Quran in one Rakaat, namely, Hazrat Uthman (radi Allahu anhu), Hazrat Tameem Daari (radi Allahu anhu), Hazrat Sa’eed bin Jubair and Hazrat Imam Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu).

109. Hazrat Imam Azam Abu Hanifa (radi Allahu anhu) read every Surah of the Holy Quran in Witr.

110. Nuqtas (dots) were put in the Holy Quran in the year 86 A.H.

111. The Jazm, Tashdeed and Madd were placed in the Holy Quran by Khaleel bin Ahmad Basri.

112. In 143 A.H. Haj’jaaj bin Yusuf Saqafi placed the signs of Zabr, Zer and Pesh in the Holy Quran.

One Response to “112 Amazing Facts About the Holy Qur’an”

  1. Nice post.

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