The Quran: An Overview

The Quran is Islam’s holy book, believed by Muslims to be the literal word of God as revealed to Prophet Muhammad over 23 years. It’s written in Arabic and serves as the ultimate guide for Muslims.


Revelations began in 610 CE when Angel Gabriel appeared to Muhammad in a cave near Mecca. Over 23 years, Muhammad received divine messages, later compiled into the Quran. Revelations continued until Muhammad’s death in 632 CE.


It comprises 114 chapters (Surahs) of varying lengths, addressing faith, morality, law, and guidance. Each Surah contains verses (Ayahs), totaling over 6,000.


Emphasizes monotheism, faith, worship, morality, social justice, and narratives of past prophets and their communities.


Renowned for its eloquence, beauty, and literary excellence in Arabic. Employs various literary devices, creating a rhythmic flow.

Recitation and Memorization:

Integral to Islamic worship, with Muslims worldwide reciting its verses daily. Memorization (Hifz) is encouraged, especially among children.

Authority and Interpretation:

Considered the ultimate authority in Islam, guiding religious law (Sharia). Interpretation involves scholarly analysis and historical context.


The Quran holds a revered position in Islam, shaping beliefs, values, and practices worldwide, offering guidance and spiritual enlightenment.