Al-Quran is the eternal miracle. It is the last Book of Allah (SWT) sent for the guidance of humanity through the last Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (PBUH). Al-Quran was revealed piecemeal throughout a period of about 23 years.
Last Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (PBUH) received the first revelation in 610CE, in the Cave of Hira in the Mountain of Light (Jabal-E-Noor), two and a half miles away from the House of Allah in the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The first revelation was the first five verses of Sura (chapter) Al-Alaq.
Al-Quran is divided into thirty equal divisions, which are called Juz in Arabic. There are 114 chapters, of varying length. The longest chapter is Al-Baqarah consisting of 286 verses and the shortest chapter is Kauthar consisting of three verses only. The chapters revealed before the migration of the last Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (PBUH) to Madina and during his stay in Makkah are called Makkan, whereas those sent down after the migration are called Madinan.
Al-Quran verses enlighten man's soul, purify his morals, condemn all wrongs, order good deeds and call for the establishment of justice and fraternity through obeying Allah (SWT) as the supreme authority. Al-Quran provides the regulations that create the proper relations between man and creator and between man and man. It leads man to understand his role in this world, encourages him to think and ponder and guides him in the usage of natural resources. In short, Al-Quran provides all the guidance that humanity needs. Without the guidance of Al-Quran, humanity would still be groping in the darkness of ignorance.
And We have indeed made Al-Quran easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition? (54:17)
Al-Quran General Knowledge Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Book of Allah?
01. How many Sura are in Al-Quran? 114
02. Al-Quran is divided into how many parts? 30
03. How many time Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem is repeated? 114
04. How many Sura start with Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem? 113
05. Which Sura does not starts with Bismillah? Sura Tauba
06. In which Sura Bismillah came twice? Sura Naml
07. Which is the longest Sura of Al-Quran? Al-Baqarah
08. Which is the best drink mentioned in Al-Quran? Milk
09. The best eatable thing mentioned in Al-Quran is? Honey
10. Which is the shortest Sura of Al-Quran? Qausar (Kauthar)
11. The longest verse of Al-Quran is in which Sura? Al-Baqarah No.282
12. The most disliked thing by Allah though Halal is? Divorce
13. Which is the best night mentioned in Al-Quran? Night of Qadr
14. Which is the best month mentioned in Al-Quran? Ramzan
15. Which is the biggest animal mentioned in Al-Quran? Elephant
16. Which is the smallest animal mentioned in Al-Quran? Mosquito
17. How many letters are in the smallest Sura of Al-Quran? 42
18. Which Sura of Al-Quran is called the mother of Al-Quran? Sura Hamd
19. Which Sura is called the Heart of Al-Quran? Yaseen
20. Which Sura is called Aroos-ul-Quran? Sura Rehman
21. Which Sura is considered as 1/3 of Al-Quran? Sura Ikhlas
22. How many Sura start with Alhamdulillah? Five; Hamd, Inaam, Kahf, Saba & Fatr
23. How many Sura start with only one letter? Three; Qaf, Sad & Noon
24. How many Sura start with word 'Inna'? Four Sura; Fath, Nooh, Qadr, Kauthar
25. Which Sura has the number of its verses equal to the number of Masumeen? Saf, 14 Verses
26. Which Sura's are called Musabbahat? Isra, Hadid, Hashr, Juma, Taghabun & Ala
27. How many Sura are Makki and how many are Madni? Makki 86, Madni 28
Note: Some Sura's are mix of both Makki and Madni
28. Which Sura is on the name of tribe of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)? Quresh
29. In which Sura the name of Allah is repeated five times? Sura al-Haj
30. In which Sura the name of Allah is repeated in every verse? Sura Mujadila
31. Which Sura is on the name of one Holy war? Sura Ahzaab
32. Which Sura is on the name of one Metal? Sura Hadid
33. How many Sura start with initials (Al-Muqatta'at)? 29 Sura
34. Which Sura was revealed twice? Sura Hamd
35. Which Sura are called Muzetain? Falaq & Nas
36. Which Sura start with word 'Tabara Kallazi'? Mulk & Furqan
37. Makki Sura were revealed in how many years? 13 years
38. Madani Sura were revealed in how many years? 10 years
40. Which Sura start with word Kad? Mujadila & Mumenoon
41. How many Sura are in 30th chapter? 37
42. Which Sura every verse ends with letter 'Dal'? Sura Ikhlas
43. Which Sura every verse ends with letter 'Ra'? Kauthar
44. In which Sura the law of inheritance is mentioned? Sura Nisa
45. In which Sura the 27 Attributes of Allah (SWT) are mentioned? Sura Hadid
Al-Quran as described by Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)
Facts about Al-Quran: The Book of Allah (SWT) is like an ocean. The less learned, like children, collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, bring out from it the highest philosophy, wisdom and rules of a perfect way of living.
Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) describes Al-Quran as follows:
Then Allah (SWT) revealed to him [Prophet Muhammad (saw)] the Book.
It is a light whose radiance shall not be extinguished;
A lamp whose flame shall not die;
An ocean whose depth shall not be fathomed;
A path which shall not lead astray;
A blaze whose brilliance shall not be darkened;
A criterion whose evidence shall not be suppressed;
An elucidation whose cornerstones shall not be demolished;
A cure with which there is no fear of ailments;
A power whose supporters cannot be defeated;
A truth whose helpers will not be forsaken;
Thus, it is the source of faith and its prosperity;
It is the fountain-head of knowledge and its vastness;
The meadow of justice and its flowing streams;
The support of Islam and its foundation;
The valleys of the truth and its fields;
An ocean that shall not be drained by those who draw upon it;
A spring that shall not be exhausted by those who draw from it;
A watering place that shall not be depleted by those who come to it;
A station whose road the travelers do not miss;
A signpost which the wayfarers will always see;
The hilltops that cannot be bypassed by those who seek them;
Allah (SWT) has made it the quencher of the thirst of scholars;
A vernal season for the hearts of the jurists;
A destination for the path of the righteous;
A cure after which there is no malady;
A light which does not alternate with darkness;
A rope whose knots are firm;
A stronghold whose peak is impregnable;
It is power for whoever cultivates it;
Peace for whoever dwells on it;
A guidance for whoever follows it;
A laudable act for whoever embraces it;
An argument for whoever speaks for it;
A witness for whoever fights for it;
A sharp instrument for whoever bases his arguments on it;
A support for whoever supports it;
A means of deliverance for whoever employs it;
A sign for the discriminating, a shelter for whoever seeks healing;
A source of knowledge for whoever has sense;
And the best narrative for its transmitters;
And a means for the one who sits in judgment.
Subhaanallah! This brilliant oration reviews many important points which call for careful reflection. For instance, by saying that Al-Quran is 'a lamp whose flame shall not die,' Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) means, as he does in many other statements in this oration, that Al-Quran is a book whose signification shall not be exhausted. It will remain fresh and new until the Day of Resurrection. A verse may have been sent down regarding a specific occasion or community, yet its relevance is not limited to that occasion, person, or community; rather, its signification and applicability are general.
Regarding the verse "For every people there is a guide (Al-Quran, 13:7)", al-Ayyashi reports the following discussion with Abu Ja'far [Imam al-Baqir (as)]:
"Imam al-Baqir (as) said, 'Ali is the guide, and the guide is always one of us.'
I said, 'Then you - for whom may my life be a sacrifice - are now the guide.'
'You are right,' said Imam al-Baqir (as). 'Al-Quran lives and will not die; the verses live and will not die. If a verse were to die with the death of the persons concerning whom it came down, then Al-Quran would have definitely died. Rather, such a verse would continue to apply to those who are alive as it did to those who died.'"
Another tradition reports that Imam al-Sadiq (as) said, "Certainly, Al-Quran lives, and has not died; and it is existent just as the day and the night and the sun and the moon are existent. And it will exist for the last among us as it has existed for the first."