- Astonishing Facts About the Quran
- Historical Facts in Quran
- What was the time of the introduction of the Islamic calendar?
- Who revealed the Quran and how was it compiled?
- Unknown Facts About Quran
- 1. The Best Arabic Literature
- 2. Before, It Wasn’t A Book!
- 3. Verses from the Quran Most Frequently Recited
- 5. Longest & Shortest Surahs of Quran
- 6. Quranic Recommendations For Drinks & Food
- 7. The Name of the Mosques Mentioned in the Quran
- 8. The Biggest Written Quran in the World
- Amazing Facts About the Holy Quran
- Interesting Facts About the Holy Quran
- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Astonishing Facts About the Quran
1. Creation of Life
All living things require water to survive. Although we are all aware that water is a necessary requirement for survival, the Quran makes an unexpected claim:
“Every living thing was created from water.” Will they believe it?” (Quran 21:30)
Water is mentioned as the source of all life in this verse (Ayah). Cells are the building blocks of all living things. We now know that water makes up the majority of cells . In biology textbooks, for example, water is stated as accounting for 80% of the cytosol (fundamental cell material) of a conventional animal cell.
Only after the invention of the microscope was it revealed that living things are largely made up of water. In the Arabian deserts, no one would have imagined that water was the source of all life.
2. Protection of the Sky
The sky has a critical function to play in the protection of the planet. The sky shields the planet from the sun’s harmful rays.
The sun’s radiation would have destroyed all life on Earth if the sky didn’t even exist. It also serves as a blanket for the earth, shielding it from the frigid cold of space.
The temperature is around -270oC just above the horizon. If this temperature were to reach Earth, the world would suddenly ice over.
The sky also safeguards life on Earth by warming the surface and minimizing high temperatures between day and night (greenhouse effect).
These are only a few of the sky’s many protective functions.
In the following words (Ayah), the Quran invites us to study and think up towards the sky:
“We created a protective ceiling in the sky.” And still, they are turning away from Our signs!”(Quran 21:32)
The protection of the sky is mentioned in the Quran as a sign of Allah. A scientific study undertaken in the twentieth century identified the sky’s protecting powers.
3. Orbit of Sun
Nicholas Copernicus, an astronomer, proposed the notion that the Sun is immobile at the center of the solar system and that the planets circle around it in 1512 AD.
Until the twentieth century, scientists had the assumption that the Sun was stationary. The fact that the Sun is not fixed and moves in an orbit around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is now accepted as scientific truth.
The Sun’s orbit is mentioned in the Quran:
“He is the one who made night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each in its own orbit.” (21:33 in the Quran)
Astronomers just a few decades ago would have said the Quran was incorrect. However, contemporary astronomy confirms that the Quranic description of the Sun’s motion is correct.
Historical Facts in Quran
Some historical facts related to Quran are as under below :
What was the time of the introduction of the Islamic calendar?
During the time of the Prophet s.a.w., the months of the calendar were present. They were, in fact, present during the pre-Islamic period as well. The Quran later acknowledged these twelve months:
“Indeed, Allah has established a total of twelve months, four of which are sacred, as recorded in Allah’s Book since the day He created the heavens and the earth.” Quran 9:36
As a result, we use them to denote religious holidays and ceremonies such as Ramadan fasting and Hajj in Zulhijjah.
However, at the time, the year was characterized by a significant event that occurred during that year. For example, the year in which the Elephant Troops assaulted Makkah was known as the Year of the Elephant.
The Islamic Calendar as we know it now was initially introduced and used during the reign of Caliph Sayyiduna Umar Ibn Al-Khattab r.a.
The Hijrah, or Migration from Makkah to Madinah, is the first year on the calendar. As a result, it is known as the Hijri calendar.
The companions spent a lot of time thinking about how to create a decent calendar to keep track of their events. The choice was not selected at random, but rather for a reason that forms a believer’s hopeful attitude.
Who revealed the Quran and how was it compiled?
The Quran was first conveyed by oral tradition because it was revealed to the Prophet s.a.w. in stages. It would be passed down by the Prophet s.a.w. to his companions, who would remember it before passing it on to others.
In Arabian society at the time, verbal communication was the major mode of transmission. To put it another way, the Quran was not yet collected in a single Mushaf (book) as we know it.
When the revelation occurred, several associates, such as Zayd Ibn Thabit r.a, were also assigned to write the verses with whatever material they had.
Many Muslims, particularly the Huffaz (those who memorized the Quran), were murdered on the battlefield a year after the Prophet’s death.
Sayyidina Umar r.a. showed his concern for those who had memorized the Quran and had died. With a smaller number of huffaz still alive, he was concerned.
As a result, Sayyidina Umar r.a. advised the caliph at the time, Sayyidina Abu Bakr r.a., to gather and organize the verses of the Quran.
Sayyidina Abu Bakr r.a. was initially hesitant because this was not something Rasulullah s.a.w had done or instructed, but he later grew convinced that it was vital to preserve the Quranic text for future generations.
Unknown Facts About Quran
The Quran, which is considered a spoken revelation from God, is the Holy book for adherents of Islam, the world’s second most popular religion.
Aside from being the Muslims’ holy book, the Quran has a plethora of fascinating information. Let’s look at some intriguing Quranic facts:
1. The Best Arabic Literature
The Quran, which literally means “recitation,” is often recognized as the finest achievement of Classical Arabic literature.
2. Before, It Wasn’t A Book!
The Quran did not exist in book form at the time of Muhammad’s death in 632. Following Muhammad’s death, Abu Bakr (the first caliph) chose to put the revelations into a book.
Thus, credit for giving the Quran’s revelations a book shape falls to Abu Bakr and a group of writers (most notably Zayd ibn Thabit), who prepared a hand-written copy containing the collection of verses.
3. Verses from the Quran Most Frequently Recited
The first Sura, generally known as “Surah Fatiha,” is the most recited and easy surah of the holy Quran, despite the fact that the entire holy book plays a crucial role in the daily rituals of its followers.
The Sura, which is made up of seven verses, is recited daily and at other times.
4. The Source Of Islamic Art
The Quran is widely regarded as one of the most important sources for Islamic art and architecture, particularly the so-called Quranic arts of calligraphy and decoration.
5. Longest & Shortest Surahs of Quran
The longest surah in the Quran is Al-Baqra, which has 286 verses and is the second surah, and the smallest surah is Al-Kausar, which has only three verses.
6. Quranic Recommendations For Drinks & Food
Milk is the best drink, according to the Quran. Allah also mentions rivers of milk in Jannah in the Quran. Honey is the best food, as it treats a variety of ailments and is Allah’s sweetest gift to humans.
7. The Name of the Mosques Mentioned in the Quran
The five mosques mentioned in the Quran are:
- Masjid e Aqsa
- Masjid e Haram
- Masjid e Nabwi (PBUH)
- Masjid e Zaraar
- Masjid e Quba
8. The Biggest Written Quran in the World
Russia sponsored the unveiling of the world’s largest Quran in Kazan (the capital) in 2012.
The Holy Book measures 1.5 m by 2 m when folded and 3 m by 2 m when unfurled, and it weighs a whopping 800 kilos (1763 pounds), with the frame cover alone weighing 120 kilos (264 pounds).
Amazing Facts About the Holy Quran
- The Quran repeats Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Rahim 114 times.
- Except for Surah Tauba, all Surahs begin with ‘Bismillah,’ while Surah Namal contains Bismillah twice.
- Milk is the best drink, and honey is the best meal, according to the Quran.
- Ramadan is the best month, and Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) is the best night, according to the Quran.
- ‘Divorce,’ despite being legal (halal), is Allah’s least favorite thing (Talaq).
- Muhammad’s name appears four times in the Holy Quran.
- The Quran names a total of 25 Prophets.
- The heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen.
- Surah Al-Ikhlas is the third chapter of the Quran.
- It contains the phrases Man and Woman an equal amount of times, i.e. 24 times.
- The laws of marriage are detailed in Surah Al Nisa.
Interesting Facts About the Holy Quran
- To date, the Quran has been transcribed into 173 different languages. Making it one of the most translated books in the world.
- After Prophet Mohammad’s demise, Abu Bakr is supposed to have been the first caliph to assemble the Quran. As a result, he assigned this task to Sahaba.
- The Quran is the only religious book in existence that has remained as genuine as it was on the day revealed to the prophet.
- Since its revelation over 1400 years ago, nothing has been added, deleted, or changed.
- The Quran has been kept not only in printed form, but also in the hearts of men, women, and children.
- Millions of people today have memorized the Quran in its entirety, word by word.
- Modern science is not contradicted by the Quran; rather, it is supported by it.
- The Quran contains several verses that precisely describe natural events in various domains such as embryology, meteorology, astronomy, geology, and oceanography, which is one of its most outstanding features. As previously said, I will explore these facts in a separate piece.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the Quran that may assist you in answering them.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Who wrote the Holy Quran, and who is the author of the Holy Quran?
NOT Prophet Muhammad, but Allah (God).
2. Who was the first to write down the Quran once it was revealed?
It was chosen by Prophet Muhammad’s companion Zayd Ibn Thabit to be written down.
3. Who was the first to order the Quran’s compilation?
Hazrat Abu Bakr ordered the holy Book to be compiled first and then recompiled by Hazrat Uthman to ensure uniformity in recitation.