Quran : The Holy Book in Islam

What is the Quran ?

Every Muslim must always hold fast to the Quran in all aspects of his life. Reading this scripture in addition to being part of high-reward worship, is also useful as one of the medicines of the liver.

Therefore, recognizing the Qur’an must also start from its definition so that we are more confident in the Qur’an.

The definition of the Qur’an according to language means “recitation” as found in His words Surah Al-Qiyamah verses 17-18.

The Qur’an with the meaning of recitation is a holy book that must be read, studied, and practiced in the daily life of every Muslim.

Because the content of the book is the best teachings of revelation.

The Quran is also a form of masdar from القراة which means to gather and collect.

This is because it is as if the Qur’an gathers letters, words, and sentences in an orderly manner so that it is arranged neatly and correctly.

According to the term, the Qur’an means “Kalam Allah which is a miracle that was sent down to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel to be conveyed to mankind as a guide, sent down mutawatir and read it is worship”.

Definition Of Quran

The definition of the above term has a description that can interpret each word :

  • Quran – Kalam Allah (kalamullah)

The most beautiful words on the face of the earth are the Qur’an which is the kalam of Allah ta’ala. The Qur’an is sacred words that are not of man, jinn, satan, or angel.

The sanctity of kalamullah is not able to match it even if it is only one verse.

A literary champion at the time of the Prophet (s) named Abdul Walid once said:
“I’ve never heard words that beautiful. It is not poetry, it is not magic, nor are the words of the poet.”

Indeed, the Qur’an is like a tree whose leaves are shady, its roots are thrown into the ground.

The wording is sweet and nice to hear. It’s not human words, it’s tall and no one can handle it,”

  • Quran – Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad

Miracles mean something extraordinary that can not be obtained by ordinary people but specifically for the prophets and apostles to confirm their prophethood and apostle and to show the greatness of God Almighty.

That is how the Qur’an as one of the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad could not be accepted by others.

  • Quran – Mutawatir

Mutawatir means gradually. The process of the revelation of the Qur’an has not revealed directly as much as 30 juz but periodically verse by verse.

Some scholars argue that if the time of the revelation of the Qur’an is for 23 years, some also detail it for 22 years, 2 months and 22 days.

  • Quran – Delivered to human

The Qur’an as a miracle sent down to an Apostle must be conveyed to his people because it is the duty of an apostle. In the Qur’an, we often find that God greets not only the believers but also all human beings.

  • Reading Quran is worship

Although only one letter, read the Qur’an with sincere intentions because Allah Almighty will be worth worship and great reward.

This is based on one of the hadiths that read:
“Read the Qur’an, for God will reward you because it is a reward for every letter of 10 good things.”

I am not telling you that alif-laam-mim is one letter, but ‘alif’ is one letter, ‘laam’ is one letter and ‘miim’ is one letter.” (HR. Judge).

Contents of the Qur’an

In general, there are six contents of the Qur’an as guidance and guidance for mankind. Here are six contents of the Quran that must be known by a Muslim

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1. Tawhid in The Quran

Akidah or tawhid teaches the belief in Allah SWT, angels, books, messengers, final days and destiny. These six things are known as pillars of faith or points of Islamic belief.

In addition, the Quran also makes proof that Islam is the true teaching of religion and must be believed in its validity.

2. Worship in The Quran

The purpose of human life in the world is to worship Allah SWT, as stated in surah Adz-Dzariyat (51:56).

Therefore, the Quran mentions a number of obligatory worship and sunnah done by Muslims.

Nevertheless, the verses of the Qur’an only mention in general and do not detail it. The explanation that regulates these worships is explained through the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad SAW.

3. Muamalah in The Quran

Al-Quran also explains about muamalah and social relations in society.

This muamalah principle teaches good relationships between people, both in families, neighbors, and society in general.

4. Moral Highness in The Quran

One of the purposes of Islam is to spread good morality.

The Quran explains the morals as the principle that muslims should carry out.

5. History in The Quran

It’s not just about the stories and stories of the ancients.

The Quran also gives some predictions of the future, for example regarding the fall of Rome, expansion to the moon, and so forth.

6. Shariah/Islamic Law in The Quran

The Quran contains sharia, Islamic laws related to worship, social, political, and so forth.