Why do we read the Quran?

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Before I answer this question, here are four facts about The Majestic Quran you must know: It’s Allah’s speech, that is effective and has a life-changing message. It’s incredibly persuasive and authoritative. So, let it water the deep recesses of your brain. It comforts and gives peace of mind in a way that nothing else […]

How familiar are you with the Quran?

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Most of us think that we’re familiar with the Quran, just because we read it regularly. In fact, we aren’t. How many stories of the Quran do you know? How many parables of the Quran do you know? How many proverbs of the Quran do you know? And what do you know about the Quran’s […]

Which Quran to Buy?

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This is an interesting question and as a translator of the Quran, it is obvious that I would be biased about my translation ‘The Majestic Quran’ why? Because it is in plain English, very reader-friendly and presented in a contemporary style. Reading of translations is important to understand the Divine orders, prohibitions, moral and spiritual […]

How was the Quran compiled?

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Whenever the Messenger (peace be upon him) received a new revelation, he (peace be upon him) would recite it to the disciples, they would memorise it. There were very few people who could read and write, therefore the oral tradition was the common mode of learning, they liked memorising poetry and stories. The Messenger (peace […]

What does the Quran say about music?

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Although there is no direct reference to music in the Quran, most commentators think that verse 64 from Surah Isra refers to singing and music. “Persuade whoever you can among them with your enchanting voice, win them over with your soldiers on horseback and on foot, share in their wealth and children and make promises; […]

What does the Quran say about alcohol?

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The Quran is unambiguous and categorical about alcohol, “Believers, alcohol, gambling by drawing lots, the use of pagan sacrificial altars, or foretelling the future with arrows are all unclean acts of Satan; reject them, so that you may succeed in life. Satan wishes to sow enmity and hatred among you through wine and gambling and […]

Will the Quran never be changed?

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Allah has declared that He is the protector of the Quran so we believe that Allah will protect His wonderful book. For more than 14 centuries the Quran has been preserved from change and will be preserved in the future till the Day of judgement. Not only are its words preserved but the meanings, implications, […]

How and why will Allah protect the Quran?

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“We revealed the Reminder and We are its Protectors” (Al-Hijr: 9). The Reminder is one of the names of the Divine revelation (Quran); meaning it’s the collective memories of human history, it encapsulates the history of human disobedience and guides us on how to avoid the fate of the rebellious people. The simple meaning of […]

Why is the Quran in Arabic?

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  The immediate audience of the Messenger of God ﷺ was the Arabs living in Makkah. The Majestic Quran is guidance for faith and practices and it is obvious that this has to be in the language of the people. The Arabs were amazing poets and cherished their poetry, however, the Quran was not poetry, […]

When was the Quran completed?

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  The revelation of The Majestic Quran started in Makkah, the city of the Messenger’s birth in the year 610 CE. He ﷺ received the first revelation of Surat Al-Alaq whilst he was on a spiritual retreat in the cave of Hira on Jabal-e-Noor (Mount of Light). “Recite in the name of your Lord Who […]