A Muslim believes in all scriptures and revelations of God, as they were complete and in their original versions. Allah, the Creator, has not left man without guidance for the conduct of his life. Revelations were given to guide the people to the right path of Allah and sent down to selected people, the prophets and messengers, to convey it to their fellow men.
The message of all the prophet and
messengers is the same. They all asked the people of their time to obey
and worship Allah and none other. Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad
who were revealed their own book of Allah, were sent at different times
to bring back straying human
beings from deviation to the right course.
The Quran is the sacred book of the Muslims.
It is the last book of guidance from Allah, sent down to Muhammad, peace
be upon him, through the angel Jibraeel (Gabriel). Every word of it is
the word of Allah. It was revealed over a period of 23 years in the Arabic
language. It contains 114
Surahs (chapters) and over 6000 verses.
The Quran deals with man and his
ultimate goal in life. Its teachings cover all areas of this life and the
life after death. It contains principles, doctrines and directions for
every sphere of human life. The theme of the Quran broadly consists of
three fundamental ideas: Oneness of Allah, Prophethood and
life after death. The success of human beings on this earth and in the life hereafter depends on obedience to the Quranic teaching.
The Quran is unrivalled in its recording
and preservation. The astonishing fact about this book of Allah is that
it has remained unchanged even to a dot over the past fourteen hundred
years. No scholar has questioned the fact that the Quran today is the same
as it was revealed. Muslims till
today memorize the Quran word by word as a whole or in part. Today, the Quran is the only authentic and complete book of Allah. Allah is protecting it from being lost, corrupted or concealed.
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