The Noble Quran translation in English
Al-dirassa center allows you to browse this application to listen, read the Quran in English and Arabic. This book has a central importance in the Muslim religion. So, let’s discover together a few things to know:
The meaning of word
According to most Muslim scholars, the word Quran in Arabic derives from the verb “Qara’a,” which means “to read, recite.” In this case, it would be the verbal name of qara’a. Thus, the Quran in English means “reading” or “recitation.”
Quran’s place among Muslims
Muslims kept the Quran as being the word of Allah Most High revealed in the seal of the Prophets, Muhammad (pbuh). Therefore, The Book of Allah is the central and essential point of the Islamic faith. Thus, it lays the foundations of an Islamic society in its legislation, legal instructions, and way of life.
Indeed, Allah revealed the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) over up to about 23 years. Their styles and themes distinguish the verses of the book of Allah according to the period of their revelation. Therefore, we speak of Meccan and Medinan verses. A Meccan verse was revealed before the Hegira. A Medina verse was revealed after the Hegira.
We emphasize that the Quran is a living miracle. Indeed, it remains unchanged from its revelation 14 centuries ago until today.
The Quran’s merits
Allah Almighty says, “And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims. “(16: 89)
The Qur’an is the book of guidance, mercy, and good news. Other than that, we, as Muslims, believe that it is a specific book.
The authenticity of Allah’s book as regards its preservation is concerned, Allah Almighty says in the Quran: “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.” (Quran, 15: 9).
Thus, we can say that it is in its present form identical to that of its revelation. Therefore, there can be no doubt about his divine character and his source of guidance without any doubt or reservation.
Certain verses or suras have an even more special character among Muslims, such as the Throne (Ayat al Kursi) verse, or the sura the Cave (al-kahf).
Learning and reading the Quran
A Muslim should strive to be sincere when learning and reciting the Quran. Learning and reciting Allah’s book are acts of worship so as not to seek only Allah’s pleasure and reward. The validity of any act of worship must meet the following two conditions: sincerity and al Mutaaba’ah (the Prophet’s follow-up, peace be upon him in how the act of worship is performed). Sincerity towards Allah’s book involves believing in what the book teaches us and having no doubts about what it tells us. We must know that the Quran is the Word of Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.