Tak setampan Nabi Yusuf, tak seromantis Nabi Adam, dan tak sebaik Rasulullah.

Ichsan Afriadi

Al-Qur'an

Al-Qur'an adalah firman Allah, muncul dari dzat-Nya dalam bentuk ucapan yang tak dapat dilukis keindahannya. Diturunkan kepada Rasul-Nya dalam bentuk wahyu, orang-orang mukmin mengimaninya dengan keimanan yang sempurna. Mereka beriman tanpa keraguan, bahwa Al-Qur'an adalah firman Allah yang nyata. Bukan ciptaanNya, seperti layaknya perkataan makhluk, barang siapa mendengarnya dan menganggap sebagai perkataan manusia, maka ia telah kafir.

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala memberikan sifat kepadanya, sebagaimana disebutkan dalam firmanNya:
Dan sesungguhnya Al-Qur'an itu adalah kitab yang mulia. Yang tidak datang kepadanya (Al-Qur'an) kebatilan baik dari depan maupun dari belakangnya, yang diturunkan dari Tuhan Yang Maha Bijaksana lagi Maha Terpuji.
{Fushshilat 41:41-42}
Di dalam ayat yang lain Allah juga mensifatinya dengan firman-Nya:
(inilah) suatu kitab yang ayat-ayatnya disusun dengan rapi serta dijelaskan secara terperinci yang diturunkan dari sisi (Allah) yang Maha Bijaksana lagi Maha Tahu.
{Huud 11:1}
Sungguh ayat-ayat Al-Qur'an ini sangat cermat dan teliti, jelas dan terperinci, yang telah ditetapkan oleh yang Maha Bijaksana, dan yang telah diuraikan oleh yang Maha Tahu. Kitab ini akan terus menjadi mukjizat dari segi keindahan bahasa, syariat, ilmu pengetahuan, sejarah dan lain sebagainya. Sampai Allah mengambil kembali bumi dan yang ada di dalamnya, tidak akan terdapat sedikitpun penyelewengan dan perubahan terhadapnya.
sebagai bukti akan kebenaran firman Allah:
Sesungguhnya Kami-lah yang menurunkan Al-Qur'an, dan sesungguhnya Kami benar-benar memeliharanya.
{Al-Hijr 22:9}
Dunia secara keseluruhan belum pernah memperoleh sebuah kitab seperti Al-Qur'an yang mulia ini, yang mencakup segala kebaikan, dan memberi petunjuk kepada jalan yang paling lurus, serta mencakup semua hal yang akan membahagiakan manusia.
Allah berfirman:
Sesungguhnya Al-Qur'an ini memberikan petunjuk kepada (jalan) yang lebih lurus dan memberi kabar gembira kepada orang-orang Mukmin yang mengerjakan amal saleh bahwa bagi mereka ada pahala yang besar.
{Al-Isra 17:9}
Al-Qur'an ini diturunkan kepada Rasul-Nya, Muhammad Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam untuk menyelamatkan manusia dari kegelapan, menuju cahaya.
Allah berfirman:
(Ini adalah) Kitab yang Kami turunkan kepadamu supaya kamu mengeluarkan manusia dari gelap gulita kepada cahaya terang benderang dengan izin Tuhan mereka, (yaitu) menuju jalan Tuhan Yang Maha Perkasa lagi Maha Terpuji.
{Ibrahim 14:1}
Dengan Al-Qur'an, Allah telah membukakan mata yang buta, telinga yang tuli dan hati yang lalai. Bila dibaca dengan benar, dipahami setiap surat dan ayat-ayatnya, dipahami secara mendalam setiap kalimat dan kata-katanya, tidak keluar dari batas-batasnya, melaksanakan perintah-perintah yang ada di dalamnya, menjauhi larangan-larangan, berakhlak dengan apa yang disyariatkan, dan menerapkan prinsip-prinsip dan nilai terhadap dirinya, keluarga dan masyarakatnya, maka akan menjadikan umat Islam merasa aman, tenteram dan bahagia di dunia dan akhirat.
Allah berfirman:
Orang-orang yang telah Kami berikan Al-Kitab kepadanya, mereka membacanya dengan bacaan yang sebenarnya, mereka itu beriman kepadanya.
{Al-Baqarah 2:121}
Ibnu Abbas berkata: "Mereka mengikutinya dengan sebenarnya, menghalalkan yang telah dihalalkan dan mengharamkan yang telah diharamkan serta tidak menyelewengkannya dari yang semestinya". Dan Qatadah berkata: "Mereka itu adalah sahabat-sahabat Muhammad Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. Beriman kepada kitab Allah, lalu membenarkannya, menghalalkan yang halal dan mengharamkan yang haram serta melaksanakan apa yang ada di dalamnya".

Makhluk jin sangat terkesan sekali tatkala mendengarkan bacaan Al-Qur'an, hati mereka dipenuhi dengan kecintaan dan penghargaan terhadapnya, dan mereka bersegera mengajak kaumnya untuk mengikutinya.
sebagaimana yang disebutkan Allah dalam firman-Nya:
lalu mereka berkata: "Sesungguhnya kami telah mendengarkan Al-Qur'an yang menakjubkan, (yang) memberi petunjuk kepada jalan yang benar, lalu kami beriman kepadanya. Dan kami sekali-kali tidak akan mempersekutukan seorang pun dengan Tuhan kami, dan bahwasanya Maha Tinggi kebesaran Tuhan kami, Dia tidak beristri dan tidak (pula) beranak".
{Jinn 71:1-3}
Allah telah bercerita tentang mereka dalam Al-Qur'an:
Mereka berkata: Hai kaum kami, sesungguhnya kami telah mendengarkan kitab (Al-Qur'an) yang diturunkan setelah Musa yang membenarkan kitab-kitab yang sebelumnya lagi memimpin kepada kebenaran dan kepada jalan yang lurus. Hai kaum kami, terimalah (seruan) orang yang menyeru kepada Allah dan berimanlah kepada-Nya, niscaya Allah akan mengampuni dosa-dosa kamu dan melepaskan kamu dari azab yang pedih.
{Al-Ahqaf 46:30-31}
Oleh karenanya, kitab yang mulia ini mengungguli kitab-kitab samawi sebelumnya. Dan kedudukannya pun di atas kitab-kitab itu.
Allah berfirman:
Dan sesungguhnya Al-Qur'an itu dalam induk Al-Kitab (Lauh Mahfuzh) di sisi Kami, adalah benar-benar tinggi (nilainya) dan amat banyak mengandung hikmah.
{Az-Zukhruf 43:4}
Dan firman Allah dalam ayat yang lain:
Dan Kami telah turunkan kepadamu Al-Qur'an dengan membawa kebenaran, membenarkan apa yang sebelumnya, yaitu kitab-kitab (yang diturunkan sebelumnya) dan batu ujian terhadap kitab-kitab yang lain itu.
{Al-Maidah 5:48}
Diantara keunggulan Al-Qur'an juga, bahwa Allah menjadikan gaya bahasanya mengandung mukjizat, sekalipun kitab-kitab lain juga mengandung mukjizat dari segi pemberitaan tentang yang gaib dan hukum-hukum, namun gaya bahasanya biasa-biasa saja, maka dari segi ini Al-Qur'an lebih unggul.
Hal ini diisyaratkan oleh firman Allah:
Dan sesungguhnya Al-Qur'an itu dalam induk Al-Kitab (Lauh Mahfuzh) di sisi Kami, adalah benar-benar tinggi (nilainya) dan amat banyak mengandung hikmah.
{Az-Zukhruf 43:4}
Dan firman Allah:
Kamu adalah umat yang terbaik yang dilahirkan untuk manusia.
{Al-Imran 3:110}
Al-Hafiz Ibnu Katsir dalam kitabnya, Fadhailul Qur'an (keutamaan-keutamaan Al-Qur'an) halaman:102-123, mengatakan: "Hal ini mereka raih berkat Al-Qur'an yang agung, yang mana Allah telah memuliakannya dari semua kitab yang pernah diturunkan-Nya, dan Dia jadikan sebagai batu ujian, penghapus dan penutup bagi kitab-kitab sebelumnya, karena semua kitab terdahulu diturunkan ke bumi dengan sekaligus, sedangkan Al-Qur'an diturunkan secara berangsur-angsur sesuai dengan peristiwa yang terjadi, demi untuk menjaganya dan menghargai orang yang diberi wahyu. Setiap kali ayat Al-Qur'an turun, seperti keadaan turunnya kitab-kitab sebelumnya".

Kitab yang mulia ini telah mengungkap banyak sekali kebenaran ilmiah kosmos, dalam ayat-ayat yang membuktikan wujud Allah, kekuasaan dan keesaan-Nya.
Allah berfirman:
Dan dari air Kami jadikan segala sesuatu yang hidup. Maka mengapakah mereka tiada juga beriman?
{Al-Anbiya 21:30}
Al-Qur'an juga menganjurkan agar memanfaatkan apa yang dapat ditangkap oleh indra mata dalam kehidupan sehari-sehari dari ciptaan Allah.
sebagaimana difirmankan:
Katakanlah: "Perhatikanlah apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi".
{Yunus 10:101}
Dan Allah berfirman:
Dan Dia menundukkan untukmu apa yang ada di langit dan apa yang ada di bumi semuanya, (sebagai rahmat) daripada-Nya. Sesungguhnya pada yang demikian itu benar-benar terdapat tanda-tanda (kekuasaan Allah) bagi kaum yang berpikir.
{Al-Jathiya 45:13}
Kaum muslimin hendaknya mempelajari ilmu-ilmu alam, serta menikmati manfaat dari kekuatan-kekuatan yang tersimpan di langit dan bumi. Sesungguhnya pembicaraan tentang Al-Qur'an tidak akan ada habis-habisnya. Al-Qur'an yang menganjurkan kaum muslimin untuk bersikap adil dan bermusyawarah, dan menanamkan kepada mereka kebencian terhadap kezaliman dan tindakan semena-mena. Syiar para pemeluknya adalah kekuatan iman, tidak sombong, solidaritas dan bersikap kasih sayang antara sesama mereka.

Hendaknya kita hidup dengan Al-Qur'an, membaca, memahami, mengamalkan dan menghafal. Hidup dengan Al-Qur'an adalah perbuatan yang paling terpuji, yang patut dilakukan oleh orang mukmin.
Allah berfirman:
Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang selalu membaca kitab Allah dan mengerjakan shalat dan menafkahkan sebahagian dari rezeki yang Kami anugerahkan kepada mereka dengan diam-diam dan terang-terangan, mereka itu mengharapkan perniagaan yang tidak akan merugi, agar Allah menyempurnakan kepada mereka pahala mereka dan menambah kepada mereka dari karunia-Nya. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Mensyukuri.
{Fatir 35:29-30}
Dalam dua ayat tersebut di atas, Allah menganjurkan bagi orang-orang yang membaca Al-Qur'an agar disertai dengan perenungan, sehingga akan menimbulkan pengetahuan yang pada gilirannya akan menimbulkan pengaruh. Tidak diragukan lagi bahwa pengaruh membaca Al-Qur'an adalah melaksanakan dalam bentuk perbuatan.

Oleh karena itu Allah iringi amalan membaca Al-Qur'an dengan mendirikan shalat, menafkahkan sebagian rezki yang dikarunia Allah secara diam-diam dan terang-terangan, kemudian dengan demikian orang-orang yang membaca Al-Qur'an itu mengharapkan perdagangan yang tidak akan merugi. Mereka mengetahui bahwa karunia Allah lebih baik dari apa yang mereka infakkan. Oleh karena mereka mengadakan perniagaan di mana Allah menambahkan karunia-Nya. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Berterima kasih, mengampuni kelalaian, dan berterima kasih atas pelaksanaan tugas.

Oleh karena itu kita harus selalu membaca Al-Qur'an dengan perenungan dan kesadaran, sehingga dapat memahami Al-Quran secara mendalam. Bila seorang pembaca Al-Qur'an menemukan kalimat yang belum dipahami, hendaknya bertanya kepada orang yang mempunyai pengetahuan.
Allah berfirman:

Maka bertanyalah kepada orang yang mempunyai pengetahuan jika kamu tidak mengetahui.
{An-Nahl 16:43}
Mempelajari Al-Qur'an sangat diperlukan. Disebutkan dalam sebuah hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Abu Hurairah ra. ia berkata: Rasul Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam bersabda: "Tidaklah suatu kaum berkumpul di sebuah rumah Allah, membaca kitab Allah dan mempelajarinya, melainkan akan diturunkan kepada mereka ketenangan, diliputi oleh rahmat, dan dikelilingi oleh malaikat, dan mereka akan disebut-sebut Allah dihadapan orang-orang yang ada di sisi-Nya (para malaikat), dan barang siapa amalnya kurang, tidak dapat ditambah oleh nasabnya. {Diriwayatkan oleh Muslim, 2699}. Sabda Rasul dalam hadis ini, "Tidaklah suatu kaum berkumpul di sebuah rumah Allah", "Rumah" di sini bukanlah batas, terbukti dengan sebuah hadis riwayat Muslim yang lain yang mengatakan: "Tidaklah suatu kaum berzikir kepada Allah, melainkan akan diliputi oleh para malaikat" Jika berkumpul di tempat lain, selain rumah Allah (mesjid) maka bagi mereka keutamaan yang sama dengan mereka yang berkumpul di mesjid. Pembatasan "di rumah Allah" dalam hadis di atas, hanyalah karena seringnya tempat itu dijadikan tempat berkumpul, akan tetapi tidak ada keharusan berkumpul untuk membaca dan mempelajari ayat-ayat Al-Qur'an dan kandungan hukumnya, di mana pun tempatnya akan mendapatkan keutamaan yang sama. Adapun jika berkumpul untuk belajar di mesjid lebih utama, hal itu dikarenakan mesjid mempunyai keistimewaan dan kekhususan yang tidak dimiliki oleh tempat yang lain.

Diriwayatkan oleh ibnu Masud ra. ia berkata, Rasul Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam bersabda:
"Barang siapa membaca satu huruf dari Al-Qur'an, maka ia akan memperoleh kebaikan. Kebaikan itu berlipat sepuluh kali. Aku tidak mengatakan, Alif Laam Miim satu huruf, akan tetapi, Alif adalah huruf, Lam huruf, dan Mim huruf. {H. R. Tirmizi. Nomor:3075}.Dari Usman bin Affan ra. dari Nabi Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam ia bersabda: "Sebaik-baik kalian adalah yang belajar Al-Qur'an dan mengajarkannya kepada orang lain".{Bukhari. Nomor:4739}. Hadis ini menunjukkan akan keutamaan membaca Al-Qur'an. Suatu ketika Sufyan Tsauri ditanya, manakah yang engkau cintai orang yang berperang atau yang membaca Al-Qur'an? Ia berkata, membaca Al-Qur'an, karena Rasulullah Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam bersabda: "Sebaik-baik kalian adalah orang yang belajar Al-Qur'an dan mengajarkannya kepada orang lain" Imam Abu Abdurrahman As-Sulami tetap mengajarkan Al-Qur'an selama empat puluh tahun di mesjid agung Kufah disebabkan karena ia telah mendengar hadis ini. Setiap kali ia meriwayatkan hadis ini, selalu berkata: "Inilah yang mendudukkan aku di kursi ini".

Al hafiz Ibnu Katsir dalam kitabnya Fadhail Qur'an halaman 126-127 berkata: [Maksud dari sabda Rasulullah Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. "Sebaik-baik kalian adalah orang yang belajar Al-Qur'an dan mengajarkan kepada orang lain" adalah, bahwa ini sifat-sifat orang-orang mukmin yang mengikuti dan meneladani para rasul. Mereka telah menyempurnakan diri sendiri dan menyempurnakan orang lain. Hal itu merupakan gabungan antara manfaat yang terbatas untuk diri mereka dan yang menular kepada orang lain.
Allah berfirman:

Orang-orang yang kafir dan menghalangi (manusia) dari jalan Allah, Kami tambahkan kepada mereka siksaan di atas siksaan.
{An-Nahl 16:88}
Sebagaimana firman Allah:
Mereka melarang (orang lain) mendengarkan Al-Qur'an dan mereka sendiri menjauhkan diri daripadanya.
{Al-An'am 6:158}
Penafsiran yang paling benar dalam ayat di atas, dari dua penafsiran ahli tafsir adalah bahwa, mereka melarang orang-orang untuk mengikuti Al-Qur'an, sementara mereka sendiri pun menjauhkan diri darinya. Mereka menggabungkan antara kebohongan dan berpaling.
Sebagaimana firman Allah:
Atau agar kamu (tidak) mengatakan: "Maka siapakah yang lebih lalim daripada orang yang mendustakan ayat-ayat Allah dan berpaling daripadanya?"
{Al-An'am 6:157}
Beginilah perihal orang-orang kafir yang jahat, sedangkan orang-orang mukmin yang baik dan pilihan selalu menyempurnakan dirinya dan berusaha menyempurnakan orang lain, sebagaimana tersebut dalam hadis di atas.
Allah berfirman:
Siapakah yang lebih baik perkataannya daripada orang yang menyeru kepada Allah, mengerjakan amal yang saleh dan berkata: "Sesungguhnya aku termasuk orang-orang yang berserah diri?".
{Fushilat 41:33}
Ayat ini menggabungkan antara seruan kepada Allah, baik dengan azan atau yang lainnya, seperti mengajarkan Al-Qur'an, hadis, fikih dan lainnya yang mengacu kepada keridaan Allah. dan dengan perbuatan saleh, dan juga berkata dengan ucapan yang baik.

Rahmat Allah akan dilimpahkan kepada orang-orang yang membaca Al-Qur'an dan mereka yang menegakkan hukumnya, juga mencakup orang-orang yang mendengarkan bacaannya.
Allah berfirman:
Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang beriman itu adalah mereka yang apabila disebut nama Allah gemetarlah hati mereka, dan apabila dibacakan kepada mereka ayat-ayat-Nya bertambahlah iman mereka (karenanya) dan kepada Tuhanlah mereka bertawakkal, (yaitu) orang-orang yang mengerjakan shalat dan yang menafkahkan sebagian dari rezeki yang Kami berikan kepada mereka. Itulah orang-orang yang beriman dengan sebenar-benarnya. Mereka akan memperoleh beberapa derajat ketinggian di sisi Tuhannya dan ampunan serta rezeki (nikmat) yang mulia.
{Al-Anfal 8:2-4}
Dari Abdullah Ibnu Masud ra. ia berkata, Rasul Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. berkata kepadaku: 430 - Hadis riwayat Abdullah bin Masud ra. ia berkata: Rasulullah Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. bersabda kepadaku: Bacakan Al-Qur'an kepadaku. Aku bertanya: Wahai Rasulullah! Aku harus membacakan Al-Qur'an kepada Anda, sedangkan kepada Andalah Al-Qur'an itu diturunkan? Rasulullah Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. bersabda: Sesungguhnya aku senang bila mendengarkan dari orang selainku. Aku lalu bacakan surat An-Nisa. Ketika sampai pada firman yang berbunyi:

فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جِئْنَا مِنْ كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ بِشَهِيدٍ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ عَلَى هَؤُلَاءِ شَهِيدًا
Maka bagaimanakah "halnya orang kafir nanti", jika Kami mendatangkan seorang saksi "rasul" dari tiap-tiap umat dan Kami mendatangkan kamu "Muhammad" sebagai saksi atas mereka itu "umatmu".

Beliau berkata: "Cukup", lalu aku menoleh kepada beliau, tiba-tiba aku lihat beliau mencucurkan air mata. {H.R. Bukhari nomor:4582, Muslim nomor:800 dan Abu Daud Nomor:3668}.
Imam Nawawi berkomentar: [Ada beberapa hal yang dapat dipetik dari hadis ini, di antaranya: sunat hukumnya mendengarkan bacaan Al-Qur'an, merenungi, dan menangis ketika mendengarnya, dan sunat hukumnya seseorang meminta kepada orang lain untuk membaca Al-Qur'an agar dia mendengarkannya, dan cara ini lebih mantap untuk memahami dan mentadabburi Al-Quran, dibandingkan dengan membaca sendiri].

Setiap orang muslim hendaknya tahu akan hak-hak Al-Qur'an; menjaga kesuciannya, komitmen terhadap batas-batas yang telah ditetapkan oleh agama saat mendengarkan bacaannya, dan meneladani para salaf (pendahulu) saleh dalam membaca dan mendengarkannya. Sungguh mereka itu bagaikan matahari yang menerangi hati dan dapat diteladani dalam kekhusyukan yang sempurna dalam meresapi,dan mengimani.
Firman Allah:
Dan sesungguhnya Al-Qur'an ini benar-benar diturunkan oleh Tuhan semesta alam, dia dibawa turun oleh Ar-Ruh Al-Amin (Jibril), ke dalam hatimu (Muhammad) agar kamu menjadi salah seorang di antara orang-orang yang memberi peringatan, dengan bahasa Arab yang jelas.
{Asy-Syu'ara 26:192-195}
Memang benar adanya, bahwa Al-Qur'an, baik lafal maupun makna adalah firman Allah, yang merupakan sistem dari langit untuk seluruh makhluk, khususnya manusia. Selain itu ia merupakan rujukan utama perkara-perkara agama dan sandaran hukum. Hukum-hukum yang ada di dalamnya tidaklah diturunkan sekaligus, akan tetapi diturunkan secara berangsur selama masa kerasulan; ada yang turun untuk menguatkan dan memperkokoh pendirian Nabi Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam, ada yang turun mendidik umat yang baru saja tumbuh dan ada pula yang diturunkan oleh karena peristiwa keseharian yang dialami oleh umat Islam di tempat dan waktu yang berbeda-beda. Setiap kali ada peristiwa, turunlah ayat Al-Qur'an yang sesuai dan menjelaskan hukum Allah atas peristiwa itu. Di antaranya adalah kasus-kasus dan peristiwa yang terjadi pada masyarakat Islam, pada masa pensyariatan hukum, di mana umat Islam ingin mengetahui hukumnya, maka turunlah ayat yang menjelaskan hukum Allah, seperti larangan minuman keras.

Diriwayatkan oleh Imam Ahmad, dari Abu Hurairah ra. ia berkata, Rasul Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam. datang ke Madinah dan mendapati orang-orang meminum minuman keras, dan makan dari hasil berjudi. Lalu mereka bertanya kepada Rasul Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam tentang masalah itu.
Maka Allah menurunkan ayat:
Mereka bertanya kepadamu tentang khamar dan judi. Katakanlah: "Pada keduanya itu terdapat dosa besar dan beberapa manfaat bagi manusia, tetapi dosa keduanya lebih besar dari manfaatnya.
{Al-Baqarah 2:219}
Lalu orang-orang berkata: "Tidak diharamkan, hanya saja pada keduanya dosa yang besar". Selanjutnya mereka masih juga banyak yang minum khamar (minuman keras), sampai pada suatu hari, seorang dari Kaum Muhajirin mengimami sahabat-sahabatnya pada shalat Magrib. Bacaannya campur aduk antara satu dengan yang lain, sehingga Allah menurunkan ayat Al-Qur'an yang lebih keras dari ayat sebelumnya:
Hai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu shalat, sedang kamu dalam keadaan mabuk, sehingga kamu mengerti apa yang kamu ucapkan.
{An-Nisa 4:43}
Akan tetapi, Orang-orang masih juga banyak yang meminum minuman keras, hingga salah seorang melakukan shalat dalam keadaan mabuk.
Lalu turunlah ayat Al-Qur'an yang lebih keras lagi:
Hai orang-orang yang beriman, sesungguhnya (meminum) khamar, berjudi, (berkorban untuk) berhala, mengundi nasib dengan panah, adalah perbuatan keji termasuk perbuatan setan. Maka jauhilah perbuatan-perbuatan itu agar kamu mendapat keberuntungan.
{Al-Maidah 5:90}
Mereka berkata: "Kami tidak akan melakukannya lagi wahai Tuhan!" Lalu orang-orang berkata: "Wahai Rasulullah banyak orang yang terbunuh di jalan Allah, atau mati di atas kasurnya, padahal mereka telah meminum khamar dan makan dari hasil perjudian, sedangkan Allah telah menjadikan keduanya, najis yang merupakan perbuatan setan".
Maka turunlah ayat:
Tidak ada dosa bagi orang-orang yang beriman dan mengerjakan amalan yang saleh karena memakan makanan yang telah mereka makan dahulu, apabila mereka bertakwa serta beriman, dan mengerjakan amalan-amalan yang saleh, kemudian mereka tetap bertakwa dan beriman, kemudian mereka (tetap juga) bertakwa dan berbuat kebaikan. Dan Allah menyukai orang-orang yang berbuat kebaikan.
{Al-Maidah 5:93}
Nabi bersabda: "Jika diharamkan atas mereka sebelumnya, niscaya mereka akan meninggalkannya sebagaimana halnya kalian meninggalkan.{Musnad Ahmad 2/251 dan 252}. Dalam sahih Bukhari, hadis nomor:4620, disebutkan, dari Anas bin Malik ra. ia berkata: "Dulu aku pernah jadi penyuguh minuman (khamar) di rumah Abu Thalhah, dan turunlah ayat pengharaman minuman keras. Lalu diutuslah seseorang untuk menyerukan larangan ini. Abu Thalhah berkata, "Keluarlah dan lihat suara apakah itu". Lalu aku keluar, dan aku berkata: "Sungguh minuman keras telah diharamkan". Ia berkata kepadaku: "Pergi, dan tumpahkanlah". Anas berkata: "Aku pun keluar dan menuangkannya. Saat itu khamar mengalir di jalan-jalan Madinah." Anas berkata: "Jenis khamar pada saat itu adalah yang terbuat dari kurma." Sebagian orang berkata: "Telah banyak yang terbunuh, sedangkan minuman itu ada di dalam perut mereka". Ia berkata, lalu turunlah ayat: "Tidak ada dosa bagi orang-orang yang beriman dan mengerjakan amalan saleh karena memakan makanan yang telah mereka makan dahulu".

Dari yang disebutkan di atas, kita mengetahui bahwa larangan meminum khamar (minuman keras)terjadi dalam tiga tahap, yaitu ketika turun surat Al-Baqarah: "Mereka bertanya kepadamu tentang khamar dan judi. Katakanlah: "Pada keduanya itu terdapat dosa besar dan beberapa manfaat bagi manusia, tetapi dosa keduanya lebih besar dari manfaatnya".

Ayat ini mengandung larangan meminum minuman keras dengan cara yang halus. Maka yang meninggalkannya ketika itu hanya sekelompok orang yang tingkat ketakwaan mereka sangat tinggi. Umar ra. berkata, "Ya Allah, berikanlah penjelasan yang terang tentang hukum meminum minuman keras". Lalu turunlah ayat yang berbunyi: "Hai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu sholat, sedang kamu dalam keadaan mabuk, sehingga kamu mengerti apa yang kamu ucapkan". Lalu umat Islam menghindari untuk meminumnya pada waktu-waktu mendekati shalat. Umar ra. berkata, "Ya Allah, berikanlah penjelasan yang terang tentang minuman keras". Maka turunlah surat Al-Ma'idah: "Hai orang-orang yang beriman, sesungguhnya (meminum) khamar, berjudi, (berkorban untuk) berhala, mengundi nasib dengan panah, adalah perbuatan keji termasuk perbuatan setan. Maka jauhilah perbuatan-perbuatan itu agar kamu mendapat keberuntungan, Sesungguhnya setan itu bermaksud hendak menimbulkan permusuhan dan kebencian di antara kamu lantaran (meminum) khamar dan berjudi itu, dan menghalangi kamu dari mengingat Allah dan sembahyang; maka berhentilah kamu (dari mengerjakan pekerjaan itu).

Saat itulah ketika diserukan dan dibacakan ayat ini, Umar ra. berkata, "Kami berhenti (dari melakukannya)". Demikianlah proses pensyariatan yang bertahap, di mana Allah menyucikan umat Islam dari adat istiadat yang bertentangan dengan sistem Islam, dan melengkapi mereka dengan sifat-sifat yang mulia, seperti: pemaaf, penyabar, kasih sayang, jujur, menghormati tetangga, berlaku adil dan perbuatan baik yang lain.

Hanya Allah semata yang menetapkan syariat untuk para hambanya.
Allah berfirman:
Menetapkan hukum itu hanyalah hak Allah. Dia menerangkan yang sebenarnya dan Dia Pemberi keputusan yang paling baik.
{Al-An'am 6:57}
Syariat itu ditetapkan tiada lain kecuali hanya untuk kebaikan dan kebahagiaan manusia, baik hikmah yang terkandung di dalamnya tampak atau pun tidak. Al-Qur'an adalah sumber pertama syariat. Adapun sumber kedua adalah sunah, dan tidak ada perselisihan antara para ulama bahwa sunah merupakan hujah dalam syariat di samping Al-Qur'an.
Allah berfirman:
Hai orang-orang yang beriman, taatilah Allah dan taatilah Rasul (Nya), dan ulil amri di antara kamu. Kemudian jika kamu berlainan pendapat tentang sesuatu, maka kembalikanlah ia kepada Allah (Al-Qur'an) dan Rasul (sunahnya), jika kamu benar-benar beriman kepada Allah dan hari kemudian. Yang demikian itu lebih utama (bagimu) dan lebih baik akibatnya.
{An-Nisa 4:59}
Dalam ayat yang lain Allah berfirman:
Dan Kami turunkan kepadamu Al-Qur'an, agar kamu menerangkan kepada umat manusia apa yang telah diturunkan kepada mereka.
{An-Nahl 16:44}
Dan firman Allah:
Apa yang diberikan Rasul kepadamu maka terimalah dia. Dan apa yang dilarangnya bagimu maka tinggalkanlah.
{Al-Hasyr 59:7}
Imam Ibnu Qayimil Jauziah dalam bukunya "A,lamul Muwaqqi,in ,An Rabil Alamin", halaman, 263, menjelaskan tentang peran sunah terhadap Al-Qur'an, ia berkata: "Peran sunah terhadap Al-Qur'an ada tiga: Pertama, Mempunyai maksud sama dengan Al-Quran dilihat dari semua segi. Sehingga masing-masing ayat Al-Qur'an dan hadis Nabi yang sama-sama menunjukkan kepada hukum yang sama termasuk dalam kategori suatu yang hukum mempunyai lebih dari satu dalil. Kedua, Menjelaskan maksud dari Al-Qur'an dan penafsirannya. Ketiga, Menetapkan suatu hukum, wajib atau haram, yang tidak ada terdapat dalam Al-Qur'an. Peran itu tidak keluar dari tiga hal ini dan tidak ada pertentangan sama sekali antara Al-Qur'an dan sunah.

Oleh karenanya, sunah menegaskan suatu hukum dari Al-Qur'an, kadang kala ia menafsirkan teks Al-Qur'an atau menguraikan hukum yang dijelaskan secara ringkas dalam Al-Qur'an, bahkan juga menetapkan suatu hukum yang tidak disebutkan dalam Al-Qur'an. Namun demikian sunah tidak menetapkan sebuah hukum, kecuali bila di dalam Al-Qur'an tidak diketemukan hukum yang dimaksud. Sunahlah yang menjelaskan kepada kita -umat Islam- bahwa shalat yang diwajibkan adalah lima kali sehari semalam, darinya juga diketahui jumlah rakaat dalam shalat dan rukun-rukunnya, menjelaskan hakikat zakat, dan ke mana disalurkan serta berapa nisabnya. Dan sunah juga yang menjelaskan kepada kita cara-cara haji dan umrah, dan bahwa ibadah haji hanya wajib sekali dalam seumur hidup, dan ia pula yang menerangkan tentang miqat-miqat haji, zamani dan makani (waktu dan tempat) dan jumlah putaran tawaf.

Maka bagi mereka yang hanya berpegang terhadap Al-Qur'an dengan meninggalkan sunah, hendaknya segera memperbaharui keimanannya dan segera kembali kepada Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.
Allah berfirman:
Dan sesungguhnya Aku Maha Pengampun bagi orang yang bertobat, beriman, beramal saleh, kemudian tetap di jalan yang benar.
{Taha 20:82}
Al-Qur'an dan Sunah, kedua-duanya merupakan wahyu Allah kepada Rasul-Nya, dan dua sumber syariat Islam yang mengembalikan manusia pada fitrahnya, dan menjadikan manusia mengetahui jalan hidupnya. Allah berfirman:
Segala puji bagi Allah yang telah menunjuki kami kepada (surga) ini. Dan kami sekali-kali tidak akan mendapat petunjuk kalau Allah tidak memberi kami petunjuk.
{Al-A'raf 7:43}
Nama lain Al-Qur'an


Al-Kitab (Buku)
Kitab (Al-Qur'an) ini tidak ada keraguan padanya; petunjuk bagi mereka yang bertaqwa
{Al-Baqarah 2:2}
Al-Furqan (Pembeda Benar Salah)
Maha suci Allah yang telah menurunkan Al-Furqaan (Al-Qur'an) kepada hamba-Nya, agar dia menjadi pemberi peringatan kepada seluruh alam.
{Al Furqaan 25:1}
Adz-Dzikr (Pemberi Peringatan)
Sesungguhnya Kami-lah yang menurunkan Adz-Dzikr (Al-Qur'an), dan sesungguhnya Kami benar-benar memeliharanya.
{Al Hijr 15:9}
Al-Mau'idhah (Pelajaran)
Hai manusia, sesungguhnya telah datang kepadamu pelajaran dari Tuhanmu dan penyembuh bagi penyakit-penyakit (yang berada) dalam dada dan petunjuk serta rahmat bagi orang-orang yang beriman.
{Yunus 10:57}
Asy-Syifa' (Penyembuh)

Hai manusia, sesungguhnya telah datang kepadamu pelajaran dari Tuhanmu dan penyembuh bagi penyakit-penyakit (yang berada) dalam dada dan petunjuk serta rahmat bagi orang-orang yang beriman.
{Yunus 10:57}
Al-Hukm (Peraturan)
Dan demikianlah, Kami telah menurunkan Al-Qur'an itu sebagai peraturan (yang benar) dalam bahasa Arab. Dan seandainya kamu mengikuti hawa nafsu mereka setelah datang pengetahuan kepadamu, maka sekali-kali tidak ada pelindung dan pemelihara bagimu terhadap (siksa) Allah.
{Ar-Ra'd 13:37}
Al-Hikmah (Kebijaksanaan)

Itulah sebagian hikmah yang diwahyukan Tuhanmu kepadamu. Dan janganlah kamu mengadakan tuhan yang lain di samping Allah, yang menyebabkan kamu dilemparkan ke dalam neraka dalam keadaan tercela lagi dijauhkan (dari rahmat Allah).
{Al Israa' 17:39}
Al-Huda (Petunjuk)

Dan sesungguhnya kami tatkala mendengar petunjuk (Al-Qur'an), kami beriman kepadanya. Barangsiapa beriman kepada Tuhannya, maka ia tidak takut akan pengurangan pahala dan tidak (takut pula) akan penambahan dosa dan kesalahan.
{Al-Jin 72:13}
At-Tanzil (yang Diturunkan)
Dan sesungguhnya Al Quran ini benar-benar diturunkan oleh Tuhan semesta alam.
{Asy Syu’araa’ 26:192}
Ar-Rahmat (Karunia)
Dan sesungguhnya Al Qur'an itu benar-benar menjadi petunjuk dan rahmat bagi orang-orang yang beriman.
{An Naml 27:77}
Ar-Ruh (Ruh)
Dan demikianlah Kami wahyukan kepadamu ruh (Al-Qur'an) dengan perintah Kami. Sebelumnya kamu tidaklah mengetahui apakah Al Kitab (Al-Qur'an) dan tidak pula mengetahui apakah iman itu, tetapi Kami menjadikan Al-Qur'an itu cahaya, yang Kami tunjuki dengan dia siapa yang kami kehendaki di antara hamba-hamba Kami. Dan sesungguhnya kamu benar-benar memberi petunjuk kepada jalan yang lurus.
{Asy Syuura 42:52}
Al-Bayan (Penerang)
(Al-Qur'an) ini adalah penerangan bagi seluruh manusia, dan petunjuk serta pelajaran bagi orang-orang yang bertakwa.
{Al-Imran 3:138}
Al-Kalam (Ucapan)
Dan jika seorang di antara orang-orang musyrikin itu meminta perlindungan kepadamu, maka lindungilah ia supaya ia sempat mendengar firman Allah, kemudian antarkanlah ia ketempat yang aman baginya. Demikian itu disebabkan mereka kaum yang tidak mengetahui.
{At Taubah 9:6}
Al-Busyra (Kabar Gembira)
Katakanlah: "Ruhul Qudus (Jibril) menurunkan Al-Qur'an itu dari Tuhanmu dengan benar, untuk meneguhkan (hati) orang-orang yang telah beriman, dan menjadi petunjuk serta kabar gembira bagi orang-orang yang berserah diri (kepada Allah)".
{An-Nahl 16:102}
An-Nur (Cahaya)
Hai manusia, sesungguhnya telah datang kepadamu bukti kebenaran dari Tuhanmu. (Muhammad dengan mukjizatnya) dan telah Kami turunkan kepadamu cahaya yang terang benderang. (Al-Qur'an).
{An-Nisa 4:174}
Al-Basha'ir (Pedoman)
Al-Qur'an ini adalah pedoman bagi manusia, petunjuk dan rahmat bagi kaum yang meyakini.
{Al-Jaatsiyah 45:20}
Al-Balagh (Kabar)
(Al-Qur'an) ini adalah kabar yang sempurna bagi manusia, dan supaya mereka diberi peringatan dengan-Nya, dan supaya mereka mengetahui bahwasanya Dia adalah Tuhan Yang Maha Esa dan agar orang-orang yang berakal mengambil pelajaran.
{Ibrahim 14:52}
Al-Qaul (Ucapan)
Dan sesungguhnya telah Kami turunkan berturut-turut perkataan ini (Al-Qur'an) kepada mereka agar mereka mendapat pelajaran.
{Al-Qashash 28:51}

Apakah kamu masih meragukan Al-Qur'an? Surat cinta yang dititipkan dari Tuhan?


سورة الفاتحة
Al-Fatihah
Pembukaan "The Opener"
{1}
سورة البقرة
Al-Baqarah
Sapi Betina "The Cow"
{2}
سورة آل عمران
Al-Imran
Keluarga Imran "The Family of Imran"
{3}
سورة النساء
An-Nisa
Wanita "Women"
{4}
سورة آل عمران
Al-Ma'idah
Hidangan "The Table Spread with Food"
{5}
سورة الأنعام
Al-An'am
Binatang Ternak "The Cattle"
{6}
سورة الأعراف
Al-A'raf
Tempat Tertinggi "The Heights"
{7}
سورة الأنفال‎
Al-Anfal
Harta Rampasan Perang "Spoils of War"
{8}
سورة التوبة
At-Taubah
Pengampunan "The Repentance"
{9}
سورة يونس‎
Yunus
Nabi Yunus "Jonah"
{10}
سورة هود
Hud
Nabi Hud "Hud"
{11}
سورة يوسف‎
Yusuf
Nabi Yusuf "Joseph"
{12}
سورة الرعد
Ar-Ra’d
Guruh "The Thunder"
{13}
سورة إبراهيم‎
Ibrahim
Nabi Ibrahim "Abraham"
{14}
سورة الحجر
Al-Hijr
Al-Hijr "The Stoneland"
{15}
سورة النحل‎
An-Nahl
Lebah "The Bees"
{16}
سورة الإسراء‎
Al-Isra
Perjalanan Malam "The Night Journey"
{17}
سورة الكهف‎
Al-Kahf
Gua "The Cave"
{18}
سورة مريم‎‎
Maryam
Maryam "Mary"
{19}
سورة طه
Taha
Taha "Ta-Ha"
{20}
سورة الأنبياء‎‎
Al-Anbiya
Nabi-Nabi "The Prophets"
{21}
سورة طه
Al-Hajj
Haji "The Hajj"
{22}
سورة المؤمنون‎‎
Al-Mu'minun
Orang Yang Beriman "The Believers"
{23}
سورة النور
An-Nur
Cahaya "The Light"
{24}
سورة الفرقان‎‎
Al-Furqan
Pembeda "The Criterion"
{25}
سورة الشعراء
Asy-Syu'ara
penyair "The Poets"
{26}
سورة النمل‎‎
An-Naml
Semut "The Ants"
{27}
سورة القصص
Al-Qasas
Cerita-Cerita "The Stories"
{28}
سورة العنكبوت‎‎
Al-Ankabut
Laba-Laba "The Spider"
{29}
سورة الروم
Ar-Rum
Bangsa Romawi "The Romans"
{30}
سورة لقمان
Luqman
Luqman Al-Hakim "Luqman The Wise"
{31}
سورة السجدة
As-Sajda
Sujud "The Prostration"
{32}
سورة الأحزاب‎
Al-Ahzab
Sekutu "The Combined Forces"
{33}
سورة سبأ
Saba
Kaum Saba "Sheba"
{34}
سورة فاطر‎
Fatir
Pencipta "The Orignator"
{35}
سورة يس
Ya Sin
Ya Sin "Ya Seen"
{36}
سورة الصافات‎
As-Saffat
Yang Bersaf "Those Ranges in Ranks"
{37}
سورة ص‎
Sad
Sad "The Letter Sad"
{38}
سورة الزمر
Az-Zumar
Rombongan-Rombongan "The Groups"
{39}
سورة غافر
Ghafir
Orang Beriman "The Forgiver Allah"
{40}
سورة فصلت
Fussilat
Yang Dijelaskan "Explained In Detail"
{41}
سورة الشورى
Ash-Shura
Musyawarah "Consultation"
{42}
سورة الزخرف
Az-Zukhruf
Perhiasan "The Gold Adornment"
{43}
سورة الدخان
Ad-Dukhan
Kabut "The Evident Smoke"
{44}
سورة الجاثية
Al-Jathiya
Yang Berlutut "Crouching"
{45}
سورة الأحقاف
Al-Ahqaf
Bukit Pasir "The Wind-curved Sandhills"
{46}
سورة محمد
Muhammad
Nabi Muhammad SAW "Mohammed"
{47}
سورة الفتح
Al-Fath
Kemenangan "Victory"
{48}
سورة الحجرات‎
Al-Hujurat
Kamar-Kamar "The Dwellings"
{49}
سورة ق
Qaf
Qaf "The Letter Qaf"
{50}
سورة الذاريات‎‎
Adh-Dhariyat
Yang Menerbangkan "The Scatterers"
{51}
سورة الطور
At-Tur
Bukit "The Mount"
{52}
سورة النجم‎‎‎
An-Najm
Bintang "The Star"
{53}
سورة القمر
Al-Qamar
Bulan "The Moon"
{54}
سورة الرحمن
Ar-Rahman
Maha Pemurah "The Most Graciouse"
{55}
سورة الواقعة
Al-Waqi'a
Hari Kiamat "The Event"
{56}
سورة الحديد
Al-Hadid
Besi "Iron"
{57}
سورة المجادلة
Al-Mujadila
Mengajukan Gugatan "The Pleading"
{58}
سورة الحشر
Al-Hashr
Pengusiran "Exile"
{59}
سورة الممتحنة
Al-Mumtahina
Perempuan yang Diuji "Examining Her"
{60}
سورة الصف
As-Saff
Barisan "The Row"
{61}
سورة الجمعة
Al-Jumua
Hari Jum'at "Friday"
{62}
سورة المنافقون
Al-Munafiqun
Orang yang Munafik "The Hypocrites"
{63}
سورة التغابن
At-Taghabun
Ditampakkan Kesalahan "Haggling"
{64}
سورة الطلاق
At-Talaq
Talak "Divorce"
{65}
سورة التحريم
At-Tahrim
Mengharamkan "The Prohibition"
{66}
سورة الملك
Al-Mulk
Kerajaan "The Kingdom"
{67}
سورة القلم‎
Al-Qalam
Pena "The Pen"
{68}
سورة الحاقة
Al-Haaqqa
Hari Kiamat "The Reality"
{69}
سورة المعارج
Al-Maarij
Tempat Naik "The Ways of Ascent"
{70}
سورة نوح
Nuh
Nuh "Noah"
{71}
سورة الجن
Al-Jinn
Jin "The Jinn"
{72}
سورة المزمل‎
Al-Muzzammil
Yang Berselimut "The Mantled One"
{73}
سورة المدثر
Al-Muddathir
Yang Berkemul "The Cloaked One"
{74}
سورة القيامة‎
Al-Qiyama
Kiamat "The Rising Of The Dead"
{75}
سورة الإنسان
Al-Insan
Manusia "Human"
{76}
سورة المرسلات
Al-Mursalat
Malaikat yang Diutus "The Emissaries"
{77}
سورة النبأ
An-Naba
Berita Besar "The Great News"
{78}
سورة النازعات‎
An-Naziat
Malaikat yang Mencabut "The Pluckers"
{79}
سورة عبس
Abasa
Ia Bermuka Masam "He Frowned"
{80}
سورة التكوير‎‎
At-Takwir
Menggulung "The Overthrowing"
{81}
سورة الانفطار
Al-Infitar
Terbelah "The Cleaving"
{82}
سورة المطففين
Al-Mutaffifin
Kecurangan "The Cheats"
{83}
سورة الانشقاق
Al-Inshiqaq
Terbelah "The Sundering"
{84}
سورة البروج
Al-Buruj
Gugusan bintang "The Stars"
{85}
سورة الطارق
At-Tariq
Datang Malam Hari "The Nightcomer"
{86}
سورة الأعلى
Al-Ala
Yang Paling Tinggi "The Most High"
{87}
سورة الغاشية
Al-Ghashiya
Hari Pembalasan "The Overwhelming"
{88}
سورة الفجر
Al-Fajr
Fajar "The Dawn"
{89}
سورة البلد
Al-Balad
Negeri "This Country"
{90}
سورة الشمس
Ash-Shams
Matahari "The Sun"
{91}
سورة الليل
Al-Lail
Malam "The Night"
{92}
سورة الضحى
Ad-Dhuha
Waktu Duha "The Morning Hours"
{93}
سورة الشرح
Al-Inshirah
Kelapangan "Solace or Comfort"
{94}
سورة التين
At-Tin
Buah Tin "The Fig"
{95}
سورة العلق
Al-Alaq
Segumpal Darah "The Clot"
{96}
سورة القدر
Al-Qadr
Kemuliaan "Power"
{97}
سورة البينة‎
Al-Bayyina
Pembuktian "The Clear Proof"
{98}
سورة الزلزلة
Az-Zalzala
Kegoncangan "The Quake"
{99}
سورة العاديات‎‎
Al-Adiyat
Kuda Perang "The Courser"
{100}
سورة القارعة
Al-Qaria
Hari Kiamat "The Clatterer"
{101}
سورة العاديات‎‎
At-Takathur
Bermegah-Megahan "Competition"
{102}
سورة العصر
Al-Asr
Masa "The Declining Day"
{103}
سورة الهمزة
Al-Humaza
Pengumpat "The Traducer"
{104}
سورة الفيل
Al-Fil
Gajah "The Elephant"
{105}
سورة قريش‎
Quraysh
Suku Quraisy "The Quraysh"
{106}
سورة الماعون‎
Al-Ma'un
Barang Berguna "Small Kindnesses"
{107}
سورة الكوثر‎
Al-Kausar
Nikmat Yang Berlimpah "Abundance"
{108}
سورة الكافرون‎
Al-Kafirun
Orang-Orang Kafir "The Unbelievers"
{109}
سورة النصر‎
An-Nasr
Pertolongan "The Victory"
{110}
سورة اﻟﻠﻬﺐ‎
Al-Lahab
Gejolak Api "The Flame"
{111}
سورة الإخلاص
Al-Ikhlas
Keesaan Allah "The Fidelity"
{112}
سورة الفلق‎
Al-Falaq
Waktu Subuh "Dawn"
{113}
سورة الناس
Al-Nas
Manusia "Mankind"
{114}


The Holy Quran is a compilation of the verbal revelations given to the Holy Prophet Muhammad Shalallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam over a period of twenty two years. The Holy Quran is the Holy Book or the Scriptures of the Muslims. It lays down for them the law and commandments, codes for their social and moral behaviour, and contains a comprehensive religious philosophy. The language of the Quran is Arabic.

Besides its proper name, the Quran is also known by the following names: Al-Kitab (The Book), Al-Furqan (The Discrimination), Al-Dhikr (The Exposition), Al-Bayan (The Explanation), Al-Burhan (The Argument), Al-Haqq (The Truth), Al-Tanzil (The Revelation), Al- Hikmat (The Wisdom), Al-Huda (The Guide), Al-Hukm (The Judgment), Al-Mau'izah (The Admonition), Al-Rahmat (The Mercy), Al-Noor (The Light), Al-Rooh (The Word).

The Holy Quran is divided into 114 Surahs or Chapters and each Chapter consists of individual Ayaat or verses. There are in total 6,348 verses in the Holy Quran. The Surahs are of varying lengths, some consisting of a few lines while others run for many pages. Surah Al-Baqarah is the longest Chapter comprising 287 verses while Surah al Kauthar is the shortest with only four verses including the tasmia.

The text of the Holy Quran has remained unchanged over the past 1400 years. The millions of copies of the Quran circulating in the world today are all identical down to a single letter. And this is not strange since God says in the Holy Quran that He Himself will guard this book:

Surely it is We Who have revealed the Exposition, and surely it is We Who are its guardians
{Al-Hijr 15:10}
To the Muslims, the Quran is the Word of God and contains complete guidance for mankind. Much of the Quran is about God, His attributes and man's relationship to Him. But it also contains directives for its followers, historical accounts of certain prophets and peoples, arguments for accepting Muhammad as a genuine Prophet and good news for the believers and warnings for the disbelievers.


Quran (القرآن‎ ), also transliterated Qur'an, Koran, Alcoran, Qur’ān, Coran, Kuran, and Al-Qur’ān, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of Allah (الله‎). It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language. The Quran is divided into 114 suras of unequal length which are classified either as Meccan or Medinan depending upon their place and time of revelation.

Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately 23 years beginning in 610 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.

Muslims regard the Quran as the main miracle of Muhammad, the proof of his prophethood and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam, regarded in Islam as the first prophet, and continued with the Suhuf Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham), the Tawrat (Torah or Pentateuch) of Moses, the Zabur (Tehillim or Book of Psalms) of David, and the Injil (Gospel) of Jesus. The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in Jewish and Christian scriptures, summarizing some, dwelling at length on others and in some cases presenting alternative accounts and interpretations of events. The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance, sometimes offering detailed accounts of specific historical events, and often emphasizing the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence.

Can we Prove Quran is From God?

Muslims have something that offers the clearest proof of all - The Holy Quran. There is no other book like it anywhere on earth. It is absolutely perfect in the Arabic language. It has no mistakes in grammar, meanings or context. The scientific evidences are well known around the entire world, even amongst non-Muslim scholars. Predictions in the Quran have come true; and its teachings are clearly for all people, all places and all times.

Surprisingly enough, the Quran itself provides us with the test of authenticity and offers challenges against itself to prove its veracity.

Allah tells us in the Quran

Haven't the unbelievers considered if this was from other than Allah, they would find within it many contradictions?
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction.
{An-Nisa 4:82}
Another amazing challenge from Allah's Book:

If you are in doubt about it, bring a chapter like it.
And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful.
{Al-Baqarah 2:23}
And Allah challenges us with:

Bring ten chapters like it.
Or do they say, "He invented it"? Say, "Then bring ten surahs like it that have been invented and call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allah , if you should be truthful.
{Hud 11:13}
And finally:

Bring one chapter like it.
Or do they say [about the Prophet], "He invented it?" Say, "Then bring forth a surah like it and call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allah , if you should be truthful".
{Yunus 10:38}
No one has been able to produce a book like it, nor ten chapters like it, nor even one chapter like it. It was memorized by thousands of people during the lifetime of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then this memorization was passed down from teacher to student for generation after generation, from mouth to ear and from one nation to another. Today every single Muslim has memorized some part of the Quran in the original Arabic language that it was revealed in over 1,400 years ago, even though most of them are not Arabs. There are over nine million (9,000,000) Muslims living on the earth today who have totally memorized the entire Quran, word for word, and can recite the entire Quran, in Arabic just as Muhammad (peace be upon him) did 14 centuries ago.

The Quran comprehends the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for every Muslim, and it is the "constitution" of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
The Quran is the eternal contemporary of the Muslims. Each generation of Muslims has found new sources of strength, courage and inspiration in it. It is also, for them, a "compass" in the turbulent voyage of life, as it has explained itself in the following verses.

Indeed, there has come to you light and a clear book from Allah; With it Allah guides him who fill follow His pleasure into the ways of safety and brings them out of utter darkness into light by His will and guides them to the right path.
{Al-Maidah :15-16}
It has created an all but new phase of human thought and a fresh type of character. It deserves the highest praise for its conceptions of Divine nature in reference to the attributes of Power, Knowledge, and Universal Providence and Unity--that its belief and trust is one God, creator of Heaven and Earth is deep and fervent, and that it embodies much of a noble and moral earnestness. It is Quran which transformed the simple shepherds and wandering Bedouins of Arabia into the founders of empires, the builders of cities, the collectors of libraries. If a system of religious teachings is evaluated by the changes which it introduces into the way of life, the customs and beliefs of its follower, then Quran as a code of life is second to none. It is not strange then, that more translations and more commentaries of the Holy Quran have been published than that of any other book claimed to be the Divine Revelation.

The Quran is the word of god and an undeniable proof for Muhammad's Prophethood

The Quran is completely different from all the other books in the world!

When we study the Quran even superficially from the viewpoint of its wording, styles, and meaning, we will certainly conclude that it is completely different from all the other books in the world. So, in rank and worth it is either below all of them-even Satan cannot claim this, nor does he conceive of it-or above them. Since it is above all of them, it must be the Word of God.

The Quran, which he brought, has challenged all mankind with all their literary geniuses and scientists, from the first day of its revelation to the Last Day, to produce a like of it or even a single chapter of it

The Quran openly declares:
You (O Muhammad) was not a reader of any Scripture before it, nor did you write (such a Scripture) with your right hand, for then those who follow falsehood might (have a right) to doubt it.
{Al-Ankabut 29:48}
It is an established, undeniable fact that the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, was unlettered. Whereas the Quran, which he brought, has challenged all mankind with all their literary geniuses and scientists, from the first day of its revelation to the Last Day, to produce a like of it or even a single chapter of it:
If you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down onto Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a chapter of the like thereof, and call your witnesses, supporters, who are apart from God, if you are truthful.
{Al-Baqarah 2:23}
Mankind have since been unable to produce a like of only one of its chapters, including, of course, its shortest ones like sura al-Ikhlas or sura al-Kawthar; those who have ventured to do that have all laid themselves open to ridicule. This is a clear proof for the Divine authorship of the Quran.

The Quran was revealed in 23 years, yet there are not any contradictory points in it

The revelation of the Quran lasted 23 years. It is inconceivable that any book written by a mortal being in 23 years, one which is a book of Divine truths, metaphysics, religious beliefs and worship, prayer, law and morality, a book fully describing the other life, a book of psychology, sociology, epistemology, and history, and a book containing scientific facts and the principles of a happy life, does not have any contradictory points. Whereas, the Quran openly declares that it has no contradictions at all and therefore is a Divine Book:
Will they not then ponder on the Quran? If it had been from other than God they would have found therein much contradiction and incongruity.
{An-Nisa 4:82}
The Quran is beyond compare from the viewpoint of its styles and eloquence

The Quran is beyond compare from the viewpoint of its styles and eloquence. All the sentences, words and even letters used in the Quran form such a miraculous harmony that, with respect to rhythm, music, and even geometric proportions and mathematical measures, and with respect to how many times each is used in the whole of the Quran, each is in the exact place it must be and interwoven and interrelated with others. The literary masterpiece of no one, including the sayings of the Prophet himself, upon him be peace and blessings, cannot compete with the Quran.

Prophet Muhammad was unlettered and no one had heard him say even a couple of poetry. However, the Quran also challenged the known experts in poetry and oratory and forced them to surrender

In the period when the Quran was revealed, in addition to eloquence, poetry and oratory enjoyed great prestige in the Arabian peninsula. They used to hold poetry competitions and the poems of the winners write in gold and hang on the wall of the Ka'ba. The Prophet Muhammad was, as everybody knows, unlettered and no one had heard him say even a couple of poetry. However, the Quran also challenged the known experts in these fields and forced them to surrender. When those who persisted in unbelief heard the Quran, they were captivated by it. Nevertheless, in order to prevent the spread of Islam, they labeled it as something magical and advised people not to listen to it. But when those, like Hansa and Lebid, who believed in the Quran, gave up inventing poetry after the Quran's revelation in respect for and awe of its styles and eloquence, the unbelievers had to confess: 'If we call it a piece of poetry, it is not. If we designate it a piece of rhymed prose, it is not. If we describe it as the word of a soothsayer, it is not. At times, they could not help listening to the Prophet's recitation secretly at night but they could not overcome their arrogance and so believe in its Divine origin.

Arabic became so rich through the Quran and attained such a high level that it developed as the language of the most magnificent civilization of world history with all its scientific, religious, metaphysical, literary, economic, juridical, social and political aspects

Despite the high level poetry reached at that time, the vocabulary of Arabic was not as advanced as the same degree. It was difficult, even impossible, to express in it metaphysical ideas or scientific, religious and philosophical concepts. Restricted to the words and expressions to explain the thoughts and feelings of desert men and the simple life they led, this language became so rich through the Quran and attained such a high level that it developed as the language of the most magnificent civilization of world history with all its scientific, religious, metaphysical, literary, economic, juridical, social and political aspects. It is impossible for an unlettered one to prepare the ground for and give way to such a philological revolution unparalleled in human history.

Despite its apparent simplicity, the Quran has such depths of meaning that everyone from the commonest of people to the most high-ranking scholar, scientist and literary man, finds his share in it

Despite its apparent simplicity, the Quran has such depths of meaning that everyone from the commonest of people to the most high-ranking scholar, scientist and literary man, finds his share in it. The Quran is such a book that it illuminates the ways of both poets, musicians and orators, sociologists, psychologists, scientists, economists and jurists. Also, the founders of all the true spiritual orders and the schools of law and conduct found in it the principles of their orders and schools. The Quran has shown everybody the ways to solve their problems. It also satisfies everyone in his spiritual quests. Is there another book of the same character, quality and level next to the Quran?

No one has ever been heard to be bored with the recitation of the Quran

However beautiful and interesting, we can read a book at most two or three times and then are bored with it. However, no one has ever been heard to be bored with the recitation of the Quran. Hundreds of millions of Muslims recite portions from it in their five daily prayers and most of them recite it from beginning to end at least once a year. There have been hundreds of thousands of people reciting it from the beginning to the end once or twice or even three times a month. The more frequently one recites it, the more one benefits from it and the more desire one feels to recite it. One never gets tired of it, its wording, meaning and content, nor does the Quran lose anything of its originality and freshness. As time passes, it breathes into minds and souls new truths and meanings, thus increasing them in activity and liveliness.

The Quran describes man with all his physical and spiritual aspects and contains principles to solve all the problems that may appear at any time and in any place concerning all the social, economic, juridical, political and administrative fields of life. Furthermore, it satisfies both the mind and spirit at the same time and guarantees happiness in both worlds.

However great a genius one may be, it is impossible for one to establish rules to solve all kinds of problems that mankind may encounter until the Last Day. Even the best of systems that do not originate in the Quran or the Divine Revelation cannot last without undergoing revisions at least every 50 years. More important than this, none of those systems can promise man eternal happiness; the principles of all of them are restricted to the worldly life, which is transient and infinitely short when compared to the afterlife. By contrast, none of the principles which the Quran laid down centuries ago has become outmoded and worn-out with the passage of time, nor do they have any defects or shortcomings. For example, the Quran enjoins that wealth should not become a means of prosperity circulated only among the rich {Al-Hashr 59:7}; that government offices should be entrusted to competent persons qualified for them and absolute justice should be the rule in public administration and judging between people {An-Nisa 4:58}, and it lays down that a man has only that for which he makes effort {Al-Najm 53:39} and that whoever kills a human being unjustly is as if he had killed all mankind {Al-Ma'idah 5:32}. All such eternal, golden principles and many others like the prohibition of usury, gambling, alcohol and all kinds of illicit intercourse, and the injunctions with respect to praying, fasting, alms-giving and good conduct-principles strengthened through love and fear of God and through the promise of an eternal, happy life and fear of the eternal punishment of Hell-constitute another undeniable proof for the Divine authorship of the Quran.

The Quran unveils the mystery of man, creation and the universe

Also, the Quran unveils the mystery of man, creation and the universe. These three creatures of God, that is, man, the Quran and the universe, are the three 'books’ which make the Creator known to us. They are the three versions or expressions of the same truth. Therefore, the One Who has created man and the universe is He Who has revealed the Qur'an.

The Quran is the embodiment of Muhammad in words or Muhammad is the embodiment of the Quran in belief and conduct

You cannot find one who does exactly what he tells others to do or one whose work exactly reflects himself. However, the Quran is exactly identical with the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who received it from God and designed his life according to it. It may be said that the Quran is the embodiment of Muhammad in words or Muhammad is the embodiment of the Quran in belief and conduct. They are the two expressions of the same truth. When asked about the conduct of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, Aisha Siddiqa answered: 'Don't you read the Quran? The conduct of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, consisted in the Quran. This clearly shows that both the Quran and Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, are the works of God Almighty.

Even though revealed in parts on certain occasions, the Quran is equally universal and objective where it deals with particular issues as it is exact and precise where it deals with universal matters

A writer usually writes under the influence of the conditions surrounding him. It is almost impossible to find a writer, whether he be a realist or idealist or even a science-fiction writer, who can write completely detached from the conditions surrounding him. By contrast, even though revealed in parts on certain occasions, the Quran is equally universal and objective where it deals with particular issues as it is exact and precise where it deals with universal matters. It uses precise expressions even while describing the beginning of creation and end of time and the creation of man and his future life in the other world. Also, just as it sometimes draws universal conclusions from particular events, so too it sometimes goes from universal principles to particular events. This is typical of the Quranic style, which is impossible to find in any human work and is, therefore, another sign of its Divine origin.

The Quran contains at least the principles of all the branches of knowledge either in summary or detail and not even a single piece of the knowledge it contains has ever been contradicted.

There has been no one in human history who has written books accurate to the same degree on both religion and law and sociology and psychology and eschatology and morality and history and literature and so on. However, the Quran contains at least the principles of all the branches of knowledge either in summary or detail and not even a single piece of the knowledge it contains has ever been contradicted. Must this not be enough for one unprejudiced to acknowledge its Divine origin?

“As time passes, the Quran grows ever younger.”

Which writer can claim that whatever he writes is absolutely correct and cannot be contradicted until the Last Day? At a time when the conclusions of science soon become 'outmoded' and worn-out and even the previous Divine Scriptures such as the Torah and Gospels undergo continuous alterations-even a superficial study of the issues of the Bible published in different times and in different languages will be enough to see the great alterations it has undergone-the truths of the Quran retain their freshness or, in the words of Said Nursi, 'as time passes, the Quran grows ever younger.' Despite all the efforts to find mistakes and contradictions in it exerted since the beginning of its revelation, it has remained unchanged and displayed its uniqueness, conquering every day new hearts and its hidden unlimited treasures being discovered one by one or growing to full bloom like a heavenly rose with countless petals.

The Quran addresses and legislates for all in all times

However knowledgeable you are and if you are famous for your truthfulness, can you speak on behalf of the president, the prime minister and all of the ministers, and also on behalf of the associations of literary men, lawyers and craftsmen, and the board of university lecturers and scientists? If you can, can you claim that you represented them all as perfectly as each would want you to? If you can, can you legislate for all the affairs of the country? This is just what the Prophet achieved through the Quran. Now, how can you claim that an unlettered one, who had had nothing to do with any such affairs until his fortieth year, achieved this without Divine inspiration and support?

If Prophet Muhammad had written the Quran by himself, he should never have mentioned some incidents concerning him.

However slight, there are some admonitions for the Prophet in the Quran.

No one, especially if that one claims Prophethood, mentions a grave slander against his wife in the book he writes by himself. Whereas, the Quran gives an important place to the slander hypocrites uttered against Aisha, the Prophet's wife.

In order to show practically that Islam does not allow any racial discrimination and that superiority is only by piety and righteousness, not by birth, color, race, wealth or position, the Prophet married Zaynab, a noble woman from the Hashimites, to Zayd, an emancipated black slave. However, verses revealed later ordered that, in order to put an end to an established false tradition-namely, neither adoption nor any other way of declaring someone a son can create a legal relationship comparable to the relationship of children and natural parents, and there is no difficulty and sin for believers in marriage with the divorced wives of those whom they once adopted as sons-the Prophet should marry Zaynab. This marriage was very difficult for God's Messenger to enter into, but since it was ordered by God, he had no way out other than fulfilling it. As Aisha would later say, if the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, would have concealed something of the Quran, he would have concealed this order and would not have married Zaynab. Also, if he had written the Quran by himself, he would never have mentioned this incident.

Abu Talib, the Prophet's uncle to whose safeguarding 'Abd al-Muttalib entrusted him, undertook the Prophet's maintenance when he was yet eight years old and, after his declaration of Prophethood, protected him against the Quraysh for ten years. The Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, loved his uncle very deeply and desired his conversion very much. However, a verse came and admonished the Prophet against this desire of his which nearly drove him to death: You guide not whom you love, but God guides whom He wills. He is best aware of those who are guided {Al-Qasas 28.56}. What would have prevented the Prophet, if he were the author of the Quran, from falsely declaring that his uncle had accepted Islam?

There are answers to many such questions in the Quran that one who does not have an all-encompassing knowledge could not have answered them.

There are many verses in the Quran beginning with 'They ask you' and continue with 'Say (in answer)'. These verses were revealed to answer the questions put to the Prophet by Muslims and non-Muslims, including especially the Jews of Madina. The questions asked were about lawful or unlawful things, the distribution of war spoils, the mansions of the moon, the Judgment Day, Dhu'l-Qarnayn (one of the ancient kings who made great conquests in Asia and Africa), the spirit and so on. One who does not have an all-encompassing knowledge cannot answer such questions. But the answers given by the unlettered Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, satisfied everybody and no one could object to him. This shows that he was taught by God, the All-Knowing.

To claim that Muhammad-God forbid such a thought!- invented the Quran means that Muhammad, who was known as Muhammad the Trustworthy, was-we beg forgiveness for having to narrate such a false claim-the greatest liar and cheat history has ever known.

As was explained earlier, the Prophet lived a very austere life and never pursued any worldly gains or aims like fame, rulership, wealth and having beautiful women. Furthermore, he had to resist hardships and persecutions of the severest kind. To claim that Muhammad-God forbid such a thought!- invented the Quran means that Muhammad, who was known as Muhammad the Trustworthy, was-we beg forgiveness for having to narrate such a false claim- the greatest liar and cheat history has ever known. What might have caused him to falsely claim Prophethood despite the severest of deprivations and persecutions? To accuse the Prophet Muhammad of falsely claiming Prophethood and attribute the Quran to him, is the most groundless and the most degrading and meanest of accusations.

Although other Prophets like Moses and Jesus are mentioned many times in the Quran despite the Jews' and Christians' denial of Muhammad, we come across the name Muhammad only four times

The Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, saw much resistance from the Jews and Christians. He had to fight against the Jews of Madina several times and expel them from the city. Despite this, the Quran mentions the Prophet Moses, the Prophet sent to the Israelites, about 500 times, while the name of Muhammad is mentioned in the Quran only four times. The Quran also mentions the Prophet Jesus many times. Is it conceivable that one who falsely claims Prophethood ever mentions the Prophets of the peoples who show him great hostility?

The Quran's mention of previous Prophets, including especially Moses and Jesus, upon them be peace, and the Christians' and Jews' denial of Muhammad's Prophethood and the Divine authorship of the Quran, is an undeniable proof of the Prophethood of Muhammad and the Divine authorship of the Quran and that the Christians' and Jews' denial comes from purely false reasons like jealousy, prejudice and selfishness.

It is another argument for the Divine authorship of the Quran that it refers to certain facts of creation recently established by modern scientific methods

It is another argument for the Divine authorship of the Quran that it refers to certain facts of creation recently established by modern scientific methods. How, except on account of its Divine authorship, is it possible for the Quran to be literally true on matters of which people had not the least inkling at the time when it was revealed? For example, if the Quran were not a Divine Revelation, would it have been possible for it to contain such a verse as this:
Do not the unbelievers realize that the heavens and the earth were one unit of creation before we split them asunder?
{Al-Anbiya 21:20}
Whether the Quran really does refer, explicitly or implicitly, to the kinds of facts the sciences deal with, and the relationship between the Quran and modern sciences, are matters of considerable controversy among Muslim intellectuals. We should therefore treat the subject at length.

Conclusion

All of the six sides or aspects of the Quran are luminous and demonstrate its truth. From below, it is supported upon the pillars of proofs and evidences (rational, scientific, historical, and those pertaining to conscience and sound judgment, and so on); above it, are gleams of the seal of miraculousness: it aims at happiness in both worlds; and behind it are, another point of support, the truths of the Divine Revelation. To its right is the unanimous confirmation of guided reasons based on proofs; and to its left are the intellectual and spiritual contentment of those with sound heart and conscience, and their sincere attachment and submission to it. All these together bear witness that the Quran is an absolutely formidable, extraordinary and unconquerable stronghold which the hand of heaven established on the earth, and set their seal of admission of it as a faultless, true Word of God. The Administrator of the universe, Who always acts in a way to manifest unity, protect virtuousness and goodness, and extirpate falsehood and slander, has given the Quran the most acceptable, high and dominant rank of respect and success, and thereby confirmed its truth.

Also, the person who is the interpreter of the Quran, upon him be peace and blessings, believed in it and respected it more than anything and anybody else. He went into a sleep-like state during the revelation of its verses and confirmed and preached all of its decrees and commandments with utmost conviction and without exhibiting any deception and error to eyes wide open always to catch him, and without anything to shake him. Despite being unlettered, having founded on the Quran, he gave, without hesitation, news and information about the past and future and about the facts of creation and operation of the universe. Other sayings of his do not resemble the Quran and are inferior to it in certain respects. All this together proves that the Quran is the true, heavenly and blessed Word of that person's Merciful Creator.

The fifth of mankind or even the majority of them in certain cases have always had an ecstatic and religious devotion to the Quran and listened to it lovingly and in adoration of truth, and as is testified to by numerous observations, signs, and events, as moths fly round a light, angels, believing jinn and other spirit beings gather together around it during its recitation. This also confirms that the Quran is accepted by almost all the beings in the universe and is of the highest rank.

Also, all the groups of mankind with different levels of understanding and learning, from the commonest to the most intelligent and learned, derive their share from the teaching of the Quran, and all the greatest scholars in Islamic sciences such as jurisprudence, theology, and religious methodology, have found in the Quran the answers to all of their questions and based their conclusions upon it. This is another evidence that the Quran is the source of truths, the mine of all true knowledge.

Furthermore, although among the unbelieving Arab literary men those who have been the most advanced in literature, have always felt much need to dispute with the Quran, they have been unable to do that even in eloquence, which is only one of the seven major aspects of the Quran's miraculousness, and have not dared to produce the like of even one of its suras. The others, geniuses of learning and eloquence, who by disputing with it in eloquence have sought fame, have been compelled to refrain from doing so. This clearly shows that the Quran is a miracle, beyond the capacity of mankind.

Indeed, in order to judge the value, sublimity, and eloquence of a word it is asked: 'Who has spoken it? To whom has it been spoken? Why has it been spoken?' When considered from the perspective of these questions, again the Quran has no equal. For the Quran is the Word of the Lord of all beings and the Speech of the Creator of the whole of the universe which bears no signs to suggest that it is a book of imitation, one fabricated by someone and then falsely attributed to God. God revealed the Quran to the one whom He chose as the representative of all the creatures, one who is His most famous and renowned addressee, and the extent and strength of whose faith embraced the comprehensive religion of Islam and caused its owner to rise to the rank of the distance of two bows' length, and being honored with direct conversation with the Eternally Besought-of-All, after which he turned back to the world to convey to people the principles of happiness in both worlds. The Quran explains the principles of happiness in both worlds and the results of, and the Divine purpose in, the creation of the universe, and expounds the Prophet's most comprehensive faith, which sustains all the truths of Islam: it shows and describes the huge universe like a map or a clock or a house and teaches about the Artist Who made it. Certainly it is impossible to produce a like of it or to match the degree of its eloquence.

In addition, numerous collections of books on the interpretation of the Quran, some of which cover as many as forty or even seventy volumes-written by meticulous scholars of the highest intelligence and learning-expound with proofs countless virtues of the Quran and its subtleties and mysteries, and disclose and affirm its numerous predictions. Among them, the one hundred and thirty treatises of the Risale-i Nur explain each virtue and subtlety of the Quran, such as its allusions to the scientific and technical wonders of modern civilization like trains and aircrafts and electricity, and its indirect references to future victories of Muslims and the history of the Companions after the Prophet, and the meaningful and mysterious design of its letters. All this means setting a seal on the fact that the Quran is a miracle with no equals and the Word of the Knower of the Unseen, which is the tongue of the world of the Unseen in this visible world of corporeality.

It is because of such virtues of the Quran that its magnificent spiritual dominion and its majestic sacred rule has been continuing for centuries to illuminate the earth and the ages, time and space, and more and more people have been embracing it with perfect respect. It is because of the same virtues, that each letter of the Quran yields at least the merits, ten rewards, and ten fruits pertaining to the eternal world, and that the letters of certain verses and suras, each give hundreds or even thousands of merits, and when recited on certain blessed occasions, the light and merits of each of its letters multiply by tens or hundreds. The world-traveler came to understand this and said to himself: 'Based on the consensus of its lights and mysteries, and the concord of its fruits and results, this Quran, miraculous in every respect, proves and testifies to the existence, unity, attributes, and Names of a single Necessarily Existent One in such a manner that the testimonies of innumerable believers have their sources from that testimony.'

In a brief reference to the instruction which that traveler has taken from the Quran about faith and the Unity of God, we say:

There is no god but God-the Necessarily Existent One, the One, the Single-the necessity of Whose existence in His Oneness the Quran of miraculous exposition decisively proves, which is accepted and sought for by the species of angels, human beings and jinn; all of whose verses are recited in every minute with perfect respect by the tongues of millions of human beings; whose sacred rule in the regions of the earth and the realms of space and on the faces of ages and time; whose enlightened spiritual dominion has prevailed with perfect splendor over half of the globe and a fifth of humankind for fourteen centuries. Likewise, with the consensus of its heavenly and sacred suras, and the agreement of its luminous Divine verses, and the correspondence of its mysteries and lights, and the concord of its truths, and results, it manifestly attests, and is a clear proof of, this same truth.


Quran speak The Truth
The patient, the true, the obedient, those who spend [in the way of Allah], and those who seek forgiveness before dawn.
{Al-Imran 3:17}

Quran speak Straight
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice.
{Al-Ahzab 33:70}

Quran speak Justice
So whoever Allah wants to guide - He expands his breast to [contain] Islam; and whoever He wants to misguide - He makes his breast tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the sky. Thus does Allah place defilement upon those who do not believe.
{Al-An'am 6:152}

Quran speak Kindly
And [recall] when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, [enjoining upon them], "Do not worship except Allah; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakah." Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing.
{Al-Baqarah 2:83}

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