The Holy Quran: Frequently asked Questions

Source: Al-Quran Al-Kareem Committee

1. What is the Qur’an ?

The Qur’an is an Arabic word derived from the verb iqra’a which literally means put letters as well as words together or read and the Qur’an means the words which are read very frequently and the Qur’an used practically for the words of Allah whether the last message that is this Qur’an or the previous messages which revealed to previous messengers like Jesus Moses Ibrahim (P.B.U.T) etc…However, people commonly use the word Al-Qur’an to mean this Qur’an. This Qur’an is therefore defined as words of Allah which was revealed to Muhammad (PBUH), and the recitation of which constitutes an integral part of the daily prayers.