30 Facts About The Quran That Are Surprising To Know

Facts about the Quran

These facts about the Quran will surprise you with some interesting info and dispel some common misconceptions against Islam

But before, lemme give you the brief introduction about the Quran. 

The holy Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam. It contains the commandments of God which is central to the Islamic doctrines. Unlike the sacred books of other religions, the Quran contains messages which is for whole of the humanity not solely for Muslims.

30 Facts about the Quran:

I will list out the facts under different subheadings to make you more comfortable in going through it.

Know that I have excluded the scientific facts here. Indeed, those are worth to mention. That’s why I will prepare a post that will take into the consideration of those facts only.

Basic  surprising facts about the Holy book. 

  • The word Quran means ‘recitation’. It is related to the word “Qaara”. 
  • An important fact to note is that Prophet Muhammad isn’t the author of the Quran as mainy believe.
  • In other words, our Prophet received the Quran as a revelations from God through the angel Jibril.
  • The revelation of the Quran took place over a period of 23 years. (in Makkah for 13 years & in Madinah for 10 years).
  • It was revealed in the month of Ramadan.
  • The holy Book is divided into 30 parts in total.
  • There are total 114 chapters (called as Surah) in the holy Quran. Among them, 86 surahs revealed in Mecca and 28 in Madina.
  • Longest Surah in the holy Quran is Al-Baqarah whereas Al-Kawther is the shortest.
  • Whoever reads a single letter of the Quran gets 10 rewards. 

Interesting facts in the Quran.

  • Bismillah-is Rahmaan-ir Raheem is repeated 114 times in the Quran.
  • All Surahs start with ‘Bismillah’ except Surah Tauba but Surah Namal contains Bismillah twice.
  • As per the Quran, Milk is the best drink whereas honey is the best eatable food.
  • The best month according to the Quran is Ramadan whereas Laylatul Qadr (Night Of Power) is the best night.
  • Although being permissible (halal), the most disliked thing by Allah, is ‘Divorce’ (Talaq).
  • The name of Muhammad is found 4 times in the Holy Quran.
  • There 25 Prophets that the Quran mentions.
  • Surah Yaseen is the Heart of the Quran.
  • Surah Al-Ikhlas is considered as the 1/3 of the Quran.
  • The words Man and Woman appear an equal number of times in it, i.e, 24 times.
  • Surah Al Nisa details about the laws of marriage.
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Other mind-blowing facts about the Quran:

  • Quran has been translated in 103 languages so far. 
  •  Abu Bakr, the first caliph thought to compile the Quran after the death of Prophet Mohammad. So he appointed sahaba for this work.
  • The Quran is the only religious book that has been in circulation for a lengthy period and yet remains as pure as the day it was revealed to the prophet.
  • Nothing has been added, removed or modified from it, since its revelation over 1400 years ago.
  • Not only has the Quran been preserved in written form, but also in the hearts of men, children and women.
  • Today, millions of people have memorised the Quran from word to word, in its exact order.
  • The Quran does not contradict modern science but rather it supports the facts.
  • One of the most remarkable fact of the Quran is that it contains many verses which accurately describe the natural phenomenon in various fields such as embryology, meteorology, astronomy, geology and oceanography. As I have mentioned, I will discuss these facts in another post.

Other names of the Quran:

Owing to its beauty, the Quran calls itself by various names. Here is the list of other names of the Quran along with their meanings.
  • Kalam-Allah: The word of Allah.
  • Al-Furqan: The distinguisher between the true & false.
  • Tanzil: Sent down.
  • Al-Kitab:The book.
  • Al-Quran Al-Majid: The glorious Quran.
  • Al-Quran Al-Hakim: The Quran-full of wisdom. 

Ever since its revelation, no person has been able to produce a single chapter like that of the Quran in its beauty, eloquence, splendour, wisdom, prophecies, and other perfect attributes.

Finally, a hadith that is worth to mention is here:
The best of you is he who has learnt the Quran and then taught it.


Some FAQs related to it.

Here are some faqs about the Quran that may help you to answer.

✅ Who is the author of the Holy Quran?

Allah (God), NOT Prophet Muhammad.

✅ Who first wrote down the Quran after revelation?

Prophet Muhammad chose his companion Zayd Ibn Thabit to write it down.

✅ Who ordered the compilation of the Quran first?

Hazrat Abu Bakr ordered first for the compilation of the holy Book and then Hazrat Uthman ordered to recompile it for rendering uniformity in recitation.

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