Amazing Facts About The Quran That You Need To Know

By Quran Schooling | 15 June 2022

How much information do you have about the Holy Quran? You must know that the Quran was revealed on the Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH, and it is the last words Allah (Azza Wa Jall) revealed to mankind. The Holy Quran highlights a number of important points on how a believer must live their life, embrace their belief, and should deepen their faith.

Thus, to help you guys out, we have brought you the important Quran facts that you must know. So, here are the astonishing facts about the Quran.

Important Facts About The Quran You Should Know

These facts of the Quran are extremely important and interesting. They will highlight a few important things that you must know before starting your Quran learning journey. Thus, the facts about the Quran that you should know are:

  1. The literal meaning of the Holy Quran is “That which being is read”.
  2. The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan
  3. The Quran revelation took place over a period of 23 years in total (13 years in the city of Makkah and 10 years in the city of Madinah)
  4. The Holy Quran is divided into 30 different parts which are also known as Juzz.
  5. The Quran is further divided into 114 chapters. These chapters are called Surahs and are divided into Makki and Madani Surahs. In numbers, we have 86 Mecci Surahs and 28 Medini Surahs.
  6. The longest Surah is the Surah Al-Baqarah
  7. While the shortest Quranic Surah is Surah Al-Kawther
  8. If you read even a single letter of the Holy Quran, you will get 10 rewards for it.

Few Interesting Facts About The Holy Quran

  1. Tasmia (Bismillah-ir Rahmaan-ir Raheem) is repeated 114 times in the Holy Quran.
  2. All the Surahs start with Bismillah while the Surah Tauba does not start with it.
  3. Surah Namal contains the Bismillah twice.
  4. The Quran mentions Milk as the best drink and honey as the best edible food.
  5. The Quran mentions the Holy month of Ramadan as the best month while the night of Laylatul Qadar (Night of Power) is the best night.
  6. Although it is permissible/halal for a couple, the thing that Allah dislikes the most is divorce.
  7. The name of the Holy Prophet PBUH is mentioned 4 times in the Holy Quran.
  8. Out of 124,000 Prophets, the names of only 25 have been mentioned in the Holy Quran.
  9. Surah Yaseen is referred to as the heart of the Holy Quran.
  10. Surah Al-Ikhlas is the ⅓ of the Holy Quran.
  11. Both the words man and women appear for an equal 24 time.
  12. Surah Al Nisa highlights and details the laws of marriage.

Few Other Significant Facts About The Holy Quran.

  1. The Quran has been transcripted into a total of 103 languages.
  2. The Quran was first compiled by the first Caliph Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) after the demise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
  3. The Quran is the only religious book that is still after 1400 not changed. Nothing has been added, removed or modified.
  4. The Quran is in the hearts of millions as well.
  5. The Holy Quran was revealed through the angel Jibraeel (Gabriel)
  6. The first revelation of the Holy Quran was made on the Prophet (PBUH) when he was 40 years old.
  7. The first revelation was made in the month of Ramadan.
  8. The word Quran itself is used in the Quran 70 times.
  9. The longest verse of the Holy Quran is verse number 282, also known as ayat ul Kursi.
  10. Friday is the only weekday that has been mentioned in the Quran.
  11. Only three mosques have been mentioned in the Holy Quran, these are: Masjid-al-haram (makkah), Masjid-ul-Aqsa (Jerusalem), and Masjid-e-Quba (Near Medinah).

Detailed Facts About The Holy Quran.

Below are a few detailed amazing facts about the Holy Quran that you must not have heard of before.

1) The Quran Has Several Other Names

As mentioned before, the Quran literally means “that which is being read”. Besides, the Holy Book of Allah has other names as well. These are:

2) There Are A Few Parallels Between The Quran And The Bible

There are facts from the Quran that are parallel to the ones in the Bible. The Christian Holy Book Bible mentions the Angel Gabriel (Jibrael) several times, most importantly when the Angel informed the lady Virgin Mary that she will become pregnant with Prophet Jesus ( Hazrat Isa). The Quran also narrates the story of Mary and the Virgin Birth of Jesus in chapter 19 of the Holy Quran.

Besides, the Angel Jibrael (Gabriel) is the angel who brought Allah’s revelations to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).
The Quran and Bible both mention life after death, the day of Judgement, and paradise.

3) The Quran Was Revealed For Over Two Decades

The first revelation of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was revealed when he was 40 years old. The revelations were revealed over a span of 23 years, verse by verse.

4) Surahs Have Backgrounds

Certain Surahs have backgrounds for which they were revealed. For instance, the Surah Al-Ikhlas, A Mecci Surah was revealed when the Quraish (Non-muslims and enemies of the Prophet (PBUH)) came and asked the Prophet about Allah, of what He was made and who He is. To answer this, the Surah Ikhlas was revealed. Indeed, the Surah focuses on the oneness of Allah and mentions the word (Ahad) from which the word Tawheed (Oneness of Allah) is derived.

Another Surah, Surah Kauthar, was revealed when the last surviving son of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Abdullah passed away. The Prophet was left without a son, thus his enemies which included Abu Jahl and Walīd ibn Mughayrah insulted the Holy Prophet by calling him Abtar. The Arabs of that age would call a man “abtar” whose lineage had ended.

In response to their insult, Allah revealed the Surah Kauther and referred to the enemies as Abtar.

5) First And Last Surah Of The Holy Quran

Surah Al Alaq (the Clot) is the first Surah of the Holy Quran which was revealed when the Holy Prophet was meditating and praying in the cave of Hira. While Surah An Nasr is the last Surah of the Holy Quran which was revealed to the Holy Prophet.

6) The Quran Supports The Scientific Inventions And Facts of Today

One of the most interesting facts about the Holy Quran is that there are a number of scientific miracles of the Holy Quran. For instance, the Quran explains and includes the big band theory, the big crunch theory, and the oceanic division mentions. The Quran highlights embryology and iron within meteorites which had never been thought of before and would not be thought of for many centuries to come.

7) The Quran Was Made To Be Memorized

Hundreds and thousands of Muslims in the world not only read the Holy Quran word by word but memorize it as well. Besides, the Holy Quran was initially designed to be memorized and then passed down generation after generation.

By reciting and memorizing the Quran in its entirety, Muslims are able to learn about creation and can get a deeper understanding of the Islamic laws that they should follow.

8) Translated Into More Than 100 Languages

As mentioned in the point above, the Holy Quran has been translated into approximately 130 languages. Around 800 million copies of the Holy Book have been printed. Before the printing press was invented, each copy of the Holy Quran would be written by hand.

9) It Is Important To Pronounce The Quran The Right Way

As the Quran was meant to be recited, a lot of muslims study Tajweed to facilitate their pronunciation of the Holy Book of Allah. The literal meaning of Tajweed is “to make better” and it refers to pronouncing the Arabic terms and timing syllables in a correct way. Studying Tajweed will help in ensuring that the Holy Quran is recited correctly.

10) The Quran Provides Recommendations

There are numerous historical facts in the Quran, but it indicates recommendations about everyday life as well. For example, the Quran has described milk as the best drink and honey as the best food that you can eat. The Quran recommends the month of Ramadan as the best month.

11) Never Abandon The Quran

Once you are finished reading the 30 parts of the Quran, start it anew. This is important as it must not resemble that you have stopped or abandoned the Quran reading. The reader must not use saliva to turn the page as well as they should not use the Quran as a pillow.

Final Words

The Holy Quran is beneficial in every aspect of life. But as much as we Muslims hold the Holy Quran in high esteem, there are those who do not know much about the Holy Book of Allah, nor are they aware with the Quranic facts. Therefore, Quran Schooling has made sure that these Quranic facts are shared with you so that you know the details about the Holy Book. Thus, this guide was solely written to identify the numerous facts of the Holy Quran that you have never crossed paths with before.

Amazing Facts About The Quran That You Need To Know