Al-Qur’an: What Qur’an says about Qur’an?
“Ha’. Mim. This is a revelation
from the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate;
A Book whose verses have been well-expounded;
An Arabic Qur’an for those who have knowledge;
A herald of good news and a warner,
but most of them turn aside so they hear not.”
[41. Surah Fussilat : Ayah 1-4]
What Qur’an says about Qur’an?
Who Sent Qur’an?
“And this Qur’an is such that it could not be composed by any unless it be revealed from Allah. It is a confirmation of the revelation made before it and a detailed exposition of the Book. Beyond doubt it is from the Lord of the universe.” [10. Surah Yunus: Ayah 37]
“Do they not ponder about the Qur’an? Had it been from any other than Allah, they would surely have found in it much inconsistency.” [4. Surah Nisaa: Ayah 82]
On Whom Qur’an is Descended?
“(O Prophet Sall’Allahu alaihi wasallam), indeed We have revealed the Qur’an to you in portions.” [76. Surah Dahr : Ayah 23]
“And thus did We reveal this Arabic Qur’an to you that you may warn the people of the Mother of Cities (to wit, Makkah) and those who dwell around it; and warn them of the Day of Gathering concerning which there is no doubt: whereon some will be in Paradise, and some in theÂ Blazing Fire.” [42. Surah Ash-Shura : Ayah 7]
“Ask them: ‘Whose testimony is the greatest?’ Say: ‘Allah is the witness between me and you; and this Qur’an was revealed to me that I should warn you thereby and also whomsoever it may reach.’ Do you indeed testify that there are other gods with Allah? Say: ‘I shall never testify such a thing.’ Say: ‘He is the One God and I am altogether averse to all that you associate with Him in His divinity.” [6. Surah Al-An’am : Ayah 19]
For Whom Qur’an is Descended?
“Ha’. Mim. This is a revelation from the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, a Book whose verses have been well-expounded; an Arabic Qur’an for those who have knowledge, A herald of good news and a warner, but most of them turn aside so they hear not.” [41. Surah Fussilat : Ayah 1-4]
“… So exhort with the Qur’an all those who fear My warning.” [50. Surah Qaaf : Ayah 45]
When Qur’an is Descended?
“The month of Ramazan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction; therefore whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein, and whoever is sick or upon a journey, then (he shall fast) a (like) number of other days. …” [2. Surah Al-Baqarah : Ayah 185]
Why Qur’an is Descended?
“We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an, in order that ye may learn wisdom.” [12. Surah Yusuf : Ayah 2]
“Ta Ha. We have not sent down the Qur’an to you to put you in distress. This is an Admonition for every such person who fears (Allah). This has been sent down by that Being, Who has created the earth and the high heavens. The Merciful is sitting on the throne of the Kingdom* (of the universe).” [20. Surah Ta-ha : Ayah 1-5]
(*That is, “After creating the universe, He is ruling over it and conducting all the affairs of its management.)
“We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an, in order that ye may learn wisdom.”
“And we have sent down this Qur’an piecemeal so that you may recite it to the people gradually piece by piece, and We have sent it down by gradual Revelations * (to suit particular occasions).”[17. Surah Bani Israel : Ayah 106, 9-10]
(*This is an answer to this objection: “Why has not Allah sent down His Message as a whole? Why is He sending it piecemeal?)
“Indeed the Qur’an shows that way which is perfectly straight: To those who believe in it and do good deeds, it gives the good news that there is a great reward for them.”
“And to those who do not believe in the Hereafter, it gives the warning that a painful torment has been made ready for them.*”
(*This means to warn those persons or people or nations who do not take a lesson from the admonitions of the Qur’an to be ready to undergo that chastisement which Israelites had to suffer.)