35 Simple Facts Every Muslim Should Know About the Holy Quran

Just as the trees need water to grow, the soul needs the Quran. Quran helps nourish the soul, body and mind, reminding us constantly of our purpose in the world as well as protecting us from shaytan. Let’s take a quick look at some points about the holy Quran that every Muslim ought to know. They are easy to remember and quite interesting. Here we go!
1. The word Qur’an means ‘The Recitation’.
2. The Quran is also called- Al Furqaan (The Criterion of Judgement), Al-Kitaab (the book), Al-Karim (the noble), Al- Noor (the light), and Al-Huda (right guidance).
3. It has 114 chapters; 30 Juz (parts), 540 paragraphs and 6236 verses.
4. The Quran was first revealed in the Cave of Hira in Mecca to our beloved Prophet (pbuh) at the age of 40
5. The Quran was revealed on a night called the Night of Power (Lailatul- Qadr) in the month of Ramadhan.
6. It was revealed by the angel Jibreel (Alaihis Salaam).
7. Allah is the guardian of the holy Quran.
8. The conditions for holding the Quran are; being clean and in the state of Wudhu (ablution)
9. The Sura which is named after the tribe of Prophet Muhammed (SAW) is Quresh.
10. The first verse about Sajda (prostration) is in Surah 7 (An Najm) verse 206.
11. The name ‘Rasoolulah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is mentioned 4 times, and the name Ahmed is mentioned once.
12. The number of prophets mentioned in Quran is 25.
13. The most mentioned and discussed Prophet is Musa (alayhi salaam).
14. The five Kaathibe- Wahi (copyists of the revelations) of Quran are Abu Bakr (R.A), Usman (R.A), Ali (R.A), Zaid Bin Harith (R.A) , and Abdullah bin Masood (R.A)
15. The Surahs which start with ‘Tabara Kallazi’ are Mulk & Furqaan.
16. The oldest Masjid (house of worship) mention in Quran is Kaaba.
17. The man mentioned in the Quran whose body would be kept as an admonition for generations to come is the body of Fira’un (Pharaoh)
18. The Surah that does not start with Bismillah is Sura Tawbah.
19. The Sura in which Bismillah is mentioned twice is Sura Naml.
20. The longest Surah in Quran is Surah Al-Baqarah.
21. The shortest Surah is Surah Qausar (Kauthar).
22. The longest verse in Quran is in surah Al Baqarah verse number 282
23. The most disliked but halal act mentioned in Quran is Divorce.
24. The surahs that start with Alhamdulillah are- Al Fatihah, al An’aam, Kahf, Saba and Faathir.
25. The surahs that start with three letters are- Qaf, Sad and Noon
26. The Surah in which Allah is repeated about 40 times is Surah Mujadila.
27. The different names used for Satan of Devil in Quran are Iblees and Ash-Shaytaan.
28. The relative of the Prophet (pbuh) whose name is mentioned in Quran is Abu Lahab (111:1)
29. The Surah regarded the Heart of Quran is Surah Ya Sin (chapter 36)
30. The only woman whose name is personally mentioned in Quran is Maryam (R.A)
31. Ayatul Kursi (verse of the Throne) is found in Surat Al Baqara (2:255)
32. The number of prophets mentioned in Quran are 25
33. The other name given to Madinah in Quran is Yathrib
34. Five mosques are mentioned in Quran. They are- Masjid-ul-Haram, Masjid-ul-Zarar, Masjid-ul-Nabawwi, Masjid-ul-Aqsa and Masjid Quba.
35. Five angels are mentioned by their name in Quran- Jibreel (AS) (Archangel), Meekaa’eel (AS) (distributed sustenance), Harut (AS), Marut (AS), and Maalik (AS) (gatekeeper of hell).
Now you can play quiz and see how much you can remember. Have fun! Any mistake is mine and may Allah forgive me. ameen.

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