What is the Koran?


The Quran is the Holy book of Islam. It is a collection of divine revelations that were received by the last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over the course of 23 years in the 7th Century C.E. There is only one version of the Quran unchanged, perfectly preserved in written and oral records around the world for nearly 1400 years.

The Quran is the only book in history that has been memorized verbatim by millions of people. Surahs were written down separately during the life of the last Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)and were collected in one volume within two years of his death. Exact copies were later duplicated from the original collection during the reign of the 3rd Caliph, ‘Uthman ibn’ Affan, and sent to major Muslim cities.
Today, all the copies of the Quran(called masahif,, plural of mushaf) are perfect duplicates of the original.

The Quran emphasizes universal ethics such as honesty, sincerity, generosity, mercy, and standing up for what is right. It aims at humanizing humanity and deifying Allah and therefore condemns those who personify Allah and idolize their fellow created beings.

Answers derived from Q & As presented in #theclearquran by Dr. Mustafa Khattab

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