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Saddiqua Muhammad Black bint Elijah
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What is the Quran?

The Arabic word Qur`aan linguistically means: that which is read or recited. It can also mean that which collects or combines. Therefore, upon the first meaning, it is something that is recited and upon the second, it means that which collects together for its collecting and combining information and rulings.

The Qur`aan in Islamic terminology is: The speech of Allah, revealed to His messenger and the last of His prophets, Muhammad (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). 

It begins with Surah al-Fatihah and ends with Suratun-Naas.

Ayaat used for reference:

Surah al-Insaan, 76:23; Surah Yusuf, 12:2; Surah Hijr, 15:9 and ayat 87; Surah Qaf, 50:1; Surah Saad, 38:29; Surah al-Anaam, 6:155; Surah al-Israa, 17:9; Surah al-Hashr, 59:21; Surah at-Tawbah, 9:124-125; Surah al-Anaam, 6:19; Surah al-Furqaan, 25:52; and several others.

please see pages 14 - 20 for additional details inshaAllah

November 30, 2016 at 6:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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