Why is the Quran regarded a miracle?

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The Quran itself says it is a miracle. They said, “We will not believe you until you bring for us; a gushing spring from the Earth; a garden of date trees and grapes with a river flowing through it; cause a piece of the sky to fall on us as you claim. Or until you […]

How does the Quran guide and misguide at the same time?

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Before we answer this question let’s understand how the Quran guides. Guidance is making clear the message, it’s a direction of a journey, the route including the resources needed to reach the destination. Allah is Al-Hadi, the Guide, the Majestic Quran is Hidayah, the Divine guidance. So, Allah has provided humanity with the direction, resources […]

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 […]

When was the Quran translated into English?

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The history of Quran translation into English goes back to 1153 when a Latin translation of the Quran was produced in the Vatican. The first printed edition was produced in Basle (Switerzland) in 1543 with a preface written by Martin Luther, the man who split Christendom into two major factions, the protestants and the Catholics. […]

When was the Quran first revealed?

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Quran means reading or recitation, the word has specifically come to mean the Quran revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Quran is the foundational book of Muslims and it is the complete and authentic record of the original revelations. The Quran was organised in its current form by the direct instructions […]