Monday, 3 December 2012

What I didn't Know about the Holy Quran

  • The meaning of the word "Qur'an" - That which is Read.
  • The place where the Qur'an was first revealed - In the cave of Hira (Makkah)
  • The night which the Qur'an was first revealed - on Lailatul-Qadr (Night of the Power)
  • Allah revealed the Qur'an through Angel Jibraeel (Alaihis-Salaam)
  • The Qur'an was revealed to the "khaatamun Nabiyyeen" (the last of the Prophets), Prophet
  • Muhammed (Sallahu Alaihi Wasallam), when he was 40 years old.
  • The conditions for holding or touching the Qur'an - One has to be clean and to be with wudhu (ablution)
  • Other names of the Qur'an according to the Qur'an itself - Al-Furqaan, Al-Kitaab, Al-Zikr, Al-Noor, Al-Huda
  • Surah mentioning the 27 Attributes of Allah - Surah Al-Hadid 
  • Surah in which the name of Allah is repeated five times - Surah al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 
  • Surah in which the name of Allah is repeated in every verse - Surah Al-Mujadilah (The Pleading Women)
  • Surah with the name of the tribe of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - Al-Quraish (The Quraish)
  • Surah mentioning the Hegira, the immigration of the Holy Prophet from Mecca to Medina - Surah Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War)
  • Surah in which the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) been named 'Ahmed' - Paara 28, Surah Saff, Ayath 6
  • The number of times Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned - Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) - 4 times Ahmed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) - 1 time.
  • Prophet whose name is mentioned and discussed most in the Qur'an - Moosa (Alahis-Salaam)
  • The Prophet who has been called by his mother's name - Prophet Jesus (Isa Alahis salaam) is mentioned as bin Maryam.
  • The generation of Prophet Yaqoob (Alaihis salaam) who is also known as Israeel.
  • Ibraheem (Alaihis-salaam) was the Prophet mentioned in the Qur'an whose three generations were prophets
  • Surah titles named after different Prophets - 6 Surahs: 1- Surah-al-Yunus. 2- Surah-al-Hood. 3- Surah-al-Yusuf. 4- Surah-al-Ibraheem. 5- Surah-al-Nuh. 6- Surah-al-Muhammed.
  • Surahs beginning with Alhamdulillah - Surah Al-Anaam (The Cattle), Surah Al-Kahf (The Cave), Surah Saba' (The Saba') & Surah Fatr (The Originator)
  • Surah without 'Bismillah' as its opening - Surah At-Taubah (The Repentance)
    Surah At-Taubah was revealed without the Bismillah, and it is believed it was due to the fact that Allah talks about His wrath and punishments in that Surah. Starting the Surah with 'Most Compassionate, Most Merciful' would be contradictory.
  • Surah beginning with the word 'Kad' - Surah Al-Mujadilah (The Pleading Women) & Surah Al-Mu'Minun (The Believers)
  • Surah beginning with Sabbaha or yusabbihu lillahi (Surah Musabbahat) - Al-Hadid (Iron), Al-Hashr (The Banishment), As-Saff (The Ranks), Al-Jumuah (The Congregation), At-Taghabun (The Manifestation of Loses), Al-A’la (The Most High)
  • Surah beginning with the word 'Inna' - Al-Fath (The Victory), Nuh (Noah), Al-Qadr (The Majesty), Al-Kauthar (The Abundance)
  • Surah beginning with ‘Tabara Kallazi’ - Surah Al-Mulk (The Sovereignty) & Al-Furqan (The Criterion)
  • Meccan Surahs were revealed in 13 years.
  • Medinan Surahs were revealed in 10 years.
  • Meccan Surahs - 86; Medinan Surah - 28.
  • Surah that was revealed twice - Surah Al-Fatihah  
  • Other name given to the city of Makkah in the Qur'an - Bakkah and Baladul Ameen.
  • Other name given to the city of Madinah in the Qur'an - Yathrib.
  • The interval between the first and the second revelation - 2 years and six months.
  • On Friday, 18th Ramadan, in the Cave of Hira the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and Jibraeel (Alaihis-salaam) met for the second time
  • The number of years it took for the complete revelation of the Qur'an - 22 years, 5 months and 14 days.
  • Surah considered as 1/3 of Holy Quran - Surah Al-Ikhlas / Surah Tauheed
  • Surah called ‘Aroos-ul-Quran’ - Surah Ar-Rahman
  • Surah which is called the 'mother of Quran' - Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Surah called 'heart of Holy Quran' - Surah Yaseen
  • Surah called Azaiam - As-Sajdah (The Adoration), Fusselat, An-Najm (The Star), & Al-Alaq (The Clot)
  • Surah called Muzetain - Surah An-Nas (The Mankind) & Surah Al-Falaq (The Dawn)
  • Reversing the name will remain the same - Surah Al-Layl (The Night) & Surah Tabbat.
  • Reversing the name will become the name of a bird - Surah Ar-Ruum
  • Surah As-Sajdah - Removing the first letter of 'sajdah' will become Jeddah, the name of one of the cities of Saudi Arabia
  • Surah with the name of a holy war - Surah Ahzab (The Allies)
  • Surah with the name of a metal - Al-Hadid (Iron)
  • Three surah name with only one letter - Qaf, Sad & Nun (also known as Al-Qalam/The Pen)
  • Surah mentioning the law of inheritance - Surah An-Nisa (The Women)
  • Surah mentioning the regulations for prisoner of war - Surah An-Nisa (The Women)
  • Surah mentioning the laws about marriage - Surah An-Nisa (The Women)
  • Surah mentioning the creation of human being - Surah Al-Hijr
  • Surah mentioning the worship of cow of Bani Esra'iel - Surah Taa Haa
  • Surah condemning slanderer, back biter, traducer - Surah Al-Humazah (The Slandered)
  • Surah revealed in respect of Ahl al-Bayt - Surah 76. Al-Insān or Ad-Dahr
  • Surah to be read compulsorily in each raka'at of the Sallat (Namaaz) - Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Surah taught as a Du'a (prayer) - Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Acting as the door to the Qur'an - Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Surah revealed completely and found first place in the Qur'an -  Surah Al-Fatihah
  • The best night mentioned - Night of Qadar
  • The best month mentioned - Ramadhan
  • The most disliked thing by Allah despite being Halal - Divorce.
  • The best drink mentioned - Milk.
  • The best edible food mentioned - Honey
  • Biggest animal mentioned - Elephant
  • Smallest animal mentioned – Mosquito
  • The man about whom, Allah has said in the Qur'an that his body is kept as an admonishing example for future generations to come - Fir'aun. (Pharaoh)
  • Besides the body of Pharaoh, thing which is kept as an admonishing example for future generations to come - Noah's Ark.
  • After the wreckage of Prophet Noah's Ark, its place of rest mentioned in the Qur'an - Cave of Judi.
  • The scale or measure of one's dignity according to the Qur'an - Taqwa
  • The root cause of the evil mentioned in the Qur'an - Alcohol.
  • The tests of one's faith - property and wealth 
  • Our condition on the day of Qiyamah - Everybody will be in a state of anxiety
  • The worships and prayers that were ordered by Allah to the community of Bani Israeel and which were continued by the Muslim Ummah also - Salaat and Zakaat. (Al-Baqarah:43)
  • The different names used for Satan or Devil in the Qur'an - Iblees and Ash-Shaitaan.
  • The Jinns who heard a few Aayaaths (Verses) of the Qur'an say to each other - We have heard a unique discourse which shows the right path, verily we believe in it.
  • The mosques that are mentioned in the Qur'an - 5: 1- Masjid-ul-Haram. 2- Masjid-ul-Zirar. 3- Masjid-ul-Nabawi. 4- Masjid-ul-Aqsa. 5- Masjid Quba.
  • Surah with the most instructions - Al-Baqarah
  • The longest Surah - Al-Baqarah
  • The shortest Surah - Al-Kauthar (The Abundance)
  • The longest Verse - Al-Baqarah Verse 282
  • The first and the most ancient Mosque according to the Qur'an - Kaaba.
  • The first Haafiz of the Qur'an - Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
  • The first surah was revealed in Mecca
  • The last surah was revealed in Madinah
  • The day warned most - Youmal Qiyamah. (Doomsday)
  • Letter used most - Alaph
  • Letter used the least – Zaa
  • Every verse ends with letter ‘Dal’ - Surah Al-Ikhlas
  • Every verse ends with letter ‘Ra’ - Surah Al-Kauthar
  • Surah in which the letter 'Fa' did not come – Surah Al-Fatihah
  • Surah without dot - Al-Fatihah, Ar-Ra'd (The Thunder), At-Tur, Ar-Rum, Al-Masad
  • The number of times the word 'Quran' is repeated in the Holy Book - 70
  • The number of times 'Bismillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem' is repeated - 114
  • The number of times the Qur'an emphasized on alms or charity - 150
  • The number of times the Qur'an emphasized on Salaat or Namaaz (prayer) - 700
  • The number of Surah beginning with 'Bismillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem' – 113
  • Surah in which 'Bismillah' appears twice - Surah an-Naml (The Ant)
  • The second Bismillah in Surah An-Naml (The Ant) is in Prophet Sulaiman's letter to Queen Balqis.
  • The number of times the word 'Allah' is repeated in the Qur'an - 2698
  • The number of names of 'Allah' mentioned in the Qur'an - 99
  • The number of manzils (stages) - 7
  • The number of Surah - 114
  • The number of Verses - 6666
  • The number of Rukoo (paragraphs) - 540
  • The number of dots - 1015030
  • The number of over bar (zaber) - 93243
  • The number of under bar (zaer) - 39586
  • The number of Raque - 1000
  • The number of stop (Waqf ) - 5098
  • The number of Thashdeed - 19253
  • The number of letters - 323671
  • The number of pash - 4808
  • The number of Madd - 1771
  • The number of words - 77701
  • The number of Paara or Juz (parts) - 30
  • The number of Huffaz at the time of death of Prophet Muhammad - 22
  • The number of surah that begins with the Initials (Mukette'at) - 29 
  • The number of words in the longest Surah – 25500
  • The number of words in the shortest Surah – 42
  • Surah with the same number of verses as the number of Surah in the Holy Quran - Surah At-Takwir (The Folding Up) with 114 verses.

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