Quran literally means recitation. It is the scripture revealed to Muhammad (Salalahu Alaihi Wasalam). The Quran is a book that contains the words of Allah. The Quran is the guide, the light, and literally the manual for the life of man, which includes the dunya (world) and the akhirah (hereafter).
Man was created and put on earth solely for the worship of Allah. Allah created us not to live us on earth just like that for us to wander around aimlessly but for us to worship him.
The revelations received by the earlier messengers, some available today in the form of books like the Bible (Torah, Psalms, Gospel etc.) were meant for specific people and for a specific time. However, besides not being in their original revealed form today, the authenticity of these books cannot be established due to the variant versions in circulation.
Being the only authentic scripture available today, the Quran is a confirmation of the revelations that came before it. Allah says:
“He has revealed to you this Book (Qur’an) with the Truth, confirming whatever there still remains of the scripture which preceded it, as He revealed the Torah and Gospel, a foretime as a guidance unto mankind, and it is He who has bestowed (upon man) the standard by which to discern the true from the false. Behold, as for those who are bent on denying God’s messages- grievous suffering awaits them: for God is Almighty, an avenger of evil.”(Qur’an; 3:3-4);”
Oh man, what could be more enticing and overwhelming as the love Allah has for us? What could be better than a love well assured? Yet we humans go ahead and commit sins, we go against the words of Allah and disobey him and even going on to disbelieve in Him (SubhanAllah!).
Man cannot justify his sins of disbelieve no matter what , because there was and is always an evidence , a guide, a manual which shows the difference between good and bad and right from wrong. And that evidence is the Quran. Allah says:
“O Prophet, surely we have revealed to you the Book with the truth, for the instruction of Mankind. He who follows the Right Way shall follow it for his own good; and he who goes astray shall do so at his own peril. You are not set up as a guardian over them.” (Qur’an; 39:41); “This (The Qur’an) is nothing but a Reminder to all the people of the world.”(Qur’an; 68:52).
May Allaah make us among those who accept the truth.