| The Holy
Qur'an is the word of God revealed to the
peace be upon him, by the Angel Gabriel. It is for Muslims the
uncreated work of God and, in its original form, is preserved
beside the throne of God in heaven.
The utterances of God was vouchsafed to the Prophet
Muhammad (peace be upon him) who committed the words to memory
and later dictated the word of God to his Companions and to
secretaries who wrote them down.
There are 114 Suras (chapters) which
vary in length.
The Holy Qur'an, as it is now, was
compiled shortly after the Prophet's death.
Holy Qur'an is the basis for the faith of every Muslim
and his guide to living. It provides guidelines for
personal conduct within a just society. It provides
guidance on all aspects of life, covering personal,
social, military and legal matters, as well as religion.
For one fifth of the world's population, Islam
is then a way of life, as well as a religion. The
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the holy land of Islam, charged
with guardianship of the two holiest sites of Makkah and
Madinah, plays a central role in the world of Islam.
Holy Qur'an is the earliest work in Arabic
prose. The language of the Holy Qur'an is of
outstanding beauty and is considered to be the
direct utterance of Allah. It teaches that there
is only one God, that God is above all
comprehension and that, in relation to God, the
right path is total submission (Islam) to the
will of the Creator. It avers that there is a
day of judgment for all, when the righteous
shall be rewarded and the unjust punished.
Because of its divine origin, the Holy
Qur'an is treated with great reverence by all