The specificity of the revelation

Revelation is a heavenly unknown that only Allah holds. It is a secret from the Secrets of Allah that He inspires it to His servants. It is, therefore, a divine miracle by which Allah privileges His Prophets and His Messengers. This is a truth that has absolutely nothing to do with hypnotizing, or recording voices on tape, or transmitting them over phones or laptops. It is also a different and distinct truth from inspiration (ilhâm) or truthful dream (ru’yâ sâdiqah), which occurs to humans who are not Prophets, or anything else that can happen to humans.

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The forms of the revelation

In one verse, the noble Qur’an has indicated three forms that revelation can take.

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Wahy – divine inspiration and revelation

In Arabic, wahy means to inform secretly. It is used consecutively in religious vocabulary to indicate: the fact that Allah – tells the one whom He has elected among His servants of what He wants to make known to Him in terms of guidance and knowledge, and this, in a secret way, unfamiliar to humans.

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The story of revelation of the Quran

Al-Bukhârî reports according to Aishah, may Allah agree with her:

“The beginning of the divine inspiration (wahy) to the Messenger of Allah – may Allah’s Peace and blessings be upon him (pbuh)- were the truthful dreams during his sleep, every time he had a dream, it obviously realized, then He pbuh had an attraction for the solitary retreat.

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11 tips for beginners with the Quran

As in everything of life that we wish to undertake, starting a relationship with the Qur’an as a beginner is not a simple thing. Sometimes, at least, it requires significant changes in our way of life for the Koran to become our companion.

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