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Purpose of Revelation To pray: “O you who believe!

Bow down and prostrate


yourselves and worship your Lord, that you may succeed.”

The Qur’an
Qur’an 22:77
To Believe in One True God To give charity: “…And spend, it is better for your souls; and
“And your god is One God. There is no god but He, the
whoever is saved from the greediness of his soul, these it is
Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Qur’an 2:163
that are the successful.” Qur’an 64:16
The most important topic mentioned throughout the Qur’an
To be honest: “Cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal
is the belief in the One, True God. God informs us that He
the Truth when you know (what it is).” Qur’an 2:42
has no partner, no son, no equal, and that none has the right
to be worshipped except Him alone. Nothing is comparable
to God and none of His creation resembles Him. The Qur’an
To be modest: “Say to the believing men that they should
lower their gaze and guard their modesty. And say to the The Final Revelation
also rejects the notion of attributing human qualities and
limitations to God.
believing women that they should lower their gaze and
guard their modesty.” Qur’an 24:30-31 to Mankind
To Reject All False Gods To be thankful: “And Allah has brought you forth from the
“And worship Allah and associate none with Him.” Qur’an wombs of your mothers-- you did not know anything-- and
4:36 He gave you hearing and sight and hearts that you may
give thanks.” Qur’an 16:78
Since Allah alone is the only One worthy of worship, false
deities and false gods must be rejected. The Qur’an also To be just: “O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice,
rejects the notion of attributing divine qualities to anyone or as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your
anything other than Allah. parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or
poor…” Qur’an 4:135
To Narrate the Stories from the Past To be patient: “And be patient, for indeed, Allah does not
The Qur’an contains many narratives with beneficial lessons, allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.” Qur’an
including the true stories of previous Prophets such as, Adam, 11:115
Noah, Abraham, Jesus and Moses. Of these stories, Allah
says, “Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of To do good: “Allah has promised to those who believe and
understanding.” Qur’an 12:111 do good deeds (that) they shall have forgiveness and a
mighty reward.” Qur’an 5:9
To Remind us of the Day of Judgement
This Noble Book reminds us that everyone will taste death Conclusion
and will be held accountable for all their actions and sayings: In summary, the Qur’an teaches mankind how to worship the
“We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, One True God, hence fulfilling their true purpose in life, and at-
so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the taining success in both this world and the next.
least…” Qur’an 21:47 “Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the
Book for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the
To Fulfil the Intended Way of Life guidance, it is only for his own self; and whosoever goes
Importantly, the Qur’an teaches that the purpose of life is to astray, he goes astray only for his own loss.” Qur’an 39:41
worship God alone, and live one’s life according to the way of
Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least read this Noble Book?
life prescribed by Him. In Islam, worship is a comprehensive
term that includes all actions and sayings (whether private

learn
or public) that Allah loves and is pleased with. Therefore, by
“Allah has promised those who believe and do good deeds that
doing what Allah commands, a Muslim is worshipping God
and fulfilling his purpose in life. The following are examples of
for them there is forgiveness and a mighty reward.” Qur’an 5:9
the
worship from the Qur’an: For further information please visit:
www.iisna.com/pamphlets or (+961) 3 9354-7500 basics www.iisna.com/pamphlets
Purpose of Revelation To pray: “O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate

The Qur’an
yourselves and worship your Lord, that you may succeed.”
To Believe in One True God Qur’an 22:77
“And your god is One God. There is no god but He, the To give charity: “…And spend, it is better for your souls; and
Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Qur’an 2:163 whoever is saved from the greediness of his soul, these it is
The most important topic mentioned throughout the Qur’an that are the successful.” Qur’an 64:16
is the belief in the One, True God. God informs us that He To be honest: “Cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal
has no partner, no son, no equal, and that none has the right the Truth when you know (what it is).” Qur’an 2:42
to be worshipped except Him alone. Nothing is comparable
to God and none of His creation resembles Him. The Qur’an
To be modest: “Say to the believing men that they should The Final Revelation
lower their gaze and guard their modesty. And say to the
also rejects the notion of attributing human qualities and
limitations to God.
believing women that they should lower their gaze and
guard their modesty.” Qur’an 24:30-31
to Mankind
To Reject All False Gods To be thankful: “And Allah has brought you forth from the
“And worship Allah and associate none with Him.” wombs of your mothers-- you did not know anything-- and
Qur’an 4:36 He gave you hearing and sight and hearts that you may
Since Allah alone is the only One worthy of worship, false give thanks.” Qur’an 16:78
deities and false gods must be rejected. The Qur’an also To be just: “O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice,
rejects the notion of attributing divine qualities to anyone or as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your
anything other than Allah. parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or
poor…” Qur’an 4:135
To Narrate the Stories from the Past
The Qur’an contains many narratives with beneficial lessons, To be patient: “And be patient, for indeed, Allah does not
including the true stories of previous Prophets such as, Adam, allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.” Qur’an
Noah, Abraham, Jesus and Moses. Of these stories, Allah 11:115
says, “Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of To do good: “Allah has promised to those who believe and
understanding.” Qur’an 12:111 do good deeds (that) they shall have forgiveness and a
mighty reward.” Qur’an 5:9
To Remind us of the Day of
Judgement Conclusion
This Noble Book reminds us that everyone will taste death In summary, the Qur’an teaches mankind how to worship the
and will be held accountable for all their actions and sayings: One True God, hence fulfilling their true purpose in life, and at-
“We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, taining success in both this world and the next.
so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the
least…” Qur’an 21:47 “Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the
Book for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the
To Fulfil the Intended Way of Life guidance, it is only for his own self; and whosoever goes
Importantly, the Qur’an teaches that the purpose of life is to astray, he goes astray only for his own loss.” Qur’an 39:41
worship God alone, and live one’s life according to the way of
Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least read this Noble Book?
life prescribed by Him. In Islam, worship is a comprehensive
term that includes all actions and sayings (whether private
or public) that Allah loves and is pleased with. Therefore, by
doing what Allah commands, a Muslim is worshipping God
“Allah has promised those who believe and do good deeds that
for them there is forgiveness and a mighty reward.” Qur’an 5:9 learn
the
basics
and fulfilling his purpose in life. The following are examples of
worship from the Qur’an: For further information please visit:
www.iisna.com/pamphlets or (+961) 3 9354-7500 www.iisna.com/pamphlets
What is the Qur’an? How do I know barriers that allow two seas to meet yet maintain their own
temperature, density and salinity.

The Word of God that it is from God? These signs of God were clearly stated in the Qur’an more
The Qur’an is the literal word of God, The Al-Mighty (Allah in than 1400 years ago.
Arabic), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Preservation
The Qur’an is the only religious sacred text that has been in
through the Angel Gabriel.
circulation for a lengthy period, and yet remains as pure as Uniqueness
the day it was revealed. Nothing has been added, removed or Ever since its revelation, no person has been able to
“The revelation of The Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the
modified from it, since its revelation over 1400 years ago. produce a single chapter like that of the Qur’an in its beauty,
Wise.” Qur’an 39:1
eloquence, splendour, wisdom, prophecies, and other perfect
“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and attributes.
Guidance for Mankind We will certainly guard it (from corruption).” Qur’an 15:09
The Qur’an is “a guidance for mankind… and the “And if you are in doubt as to that which We have
distinction (between right and wrong).” Qur’an 2:185 Not only has the Qur’an been preserved in written form, but revealed to Our servant, then produce a chapter like
also in the hearts of men, children and women. Today, millions it and call on your witnesses besides Allah if you are
It provides direction to help mankind judge between right and of people have memorised the Qur’an from cover to cover. truthful.” Qur’an 2:23
wrong, without which, man would surely be in loss.
The people that rejected Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon
Scientific Miracles
The Final Revelation The Qur’an does not contradict modern science but
him) failed this challenge, eventhough they were extremely
The Qur’an is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah eloquent in the language of the Qur’an. This challenge
rather, supports it. One of the most remarkable aspects
(God), confirming what little truth remains in parts of previous remains unanswered to this very day.
about the Qur’an is that it contains many verses which
scriptures and refuting and correcting fabrications and accurately describe natural phenomenon in various fields
additions which have crept into current day versions of such such as embryology, meteorology, astronomy, geology No Contradictions
scriptures. and oceanography. Scientists have found its descriptions When people write, they are bound to make mistakes
incredibly accurate for a book dating back to the 7th century. such as spelling and grammar, contradictory statements,
“O you who have been given the Scripture! Believe in what incorrect facts, omission of information, and other various
We have revealed confirming what is (already) with you...” “We shall show them Our Signs in the Universe and errors. Allah says, “Had it been from other than Allah,
Qur’an 4:47 within their own selves, until it becomes clear to them they would surely, have found in it (the Qur’an) many
that this is the Truth.” Qur’an 41:53 contradictions.” Qur’an 4:82
How was the The Qur’an has no contradictions whatsoever – be it in
Qur’an Revealed?
In fact, many of the scientific miracles mentioned in the
Qur’an have been discovered only recently, through the scientific explanations of the water cycle, embryology, geology
modern advancement of technological equipment. Consider and cosmology; historical facts and events; or prophecies.
The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon the following:
him) and exists only in the language in which it was revealed -
Arabic. However, the translation of the meaning of the Qur’an
Couldn’t Muhammad have authored it?
• The Qur’an gives a detailed description of the development The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known
is available in many languages. of the human embryo. These details were unknown to the in history to be illiterate; he could not read nor write. He was
scientific community until recent times. not educated in any field that could account for neither the
The Qur’an was not sent down as a complete book in one
scientific and historical accuracy, nor the literary beauty of
revelation; rather, the revelation spanned over a period of 23 • The Qur’an states that the astronomical objects (stars, this magnificent Book. The precision of historical recounts of
years. planets, moons etc...) were all formed from clouds of dust. previous peoples and civilisations mentioned in the Qur’an is
Previously unknown, this fact has now become an undisputed also too great to be authored by any man.
For this reason, it is essential to know in what circumstances principle of modern cosmology.
the verses were revealed, in order to have a proper
“And this Qur’an is not such as could ever be produced by
understanding of the Qur’an; otherwise, its teachings could be • Modern science has discovered the existence of other than Allah.” Qur’an 10: 37
misunderstood.
What is the Qur’an? How do I know that it is from God?
The Word of God Preservation Uniqueness
The Qur’an is the literal word of God, The Al-Mighty (Allah in The Qur’an is the only religious sacred text that has been in Ever since its revelation, no person has been able to
Arabic), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) circulation for a lengthy period, and yet remains as pure as produce a single chapter like that of the Qur’an in its beauty,
through the Angel Gabriel. the day it was revealed. Nothing has been added, removed or eloquence, splendour, wisdom, prophecies, and other perfect
modified from it, since its revelation over 1400 years ago. attributes.
“The revelation of The Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the
Wise.” Qur’an 39:1 “We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and
We will certainly guard it (from corruption).” Qur’an 15:09 “And if you are in doubt as to that which We have
Guidance for Mankind revealed to Our servant, then produce a chapter like
Not only has the Qur’an been preserved in written form, but it and call on your witnesses besides Allah if you are
The Qur’an is “a guidance for mankind… and the
also in the hearts of men, children and women. Today, millions truthful.” Qur’an 2:23
distinction (between right and wrong).” Qur’an 2:185
of people have memorised the Qur’an from cover to cover.
It provides direction to help mankind judge between right and The people that rejected Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon
wrong, without which, man would surely be in loss. Scientific Miracles him) failed this challenge, eventhough they were extremely
The Qur’an does not contradict modern science but eloquent in the language of the Qur’an. This challenge
The Final Revelation rather, supports it. One of the most remarkable aspects remains unanswered to this very day.
The Qur’an is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah about the Qur’an is that it contains many verses which
(God), confirming what little truth remains in parts of previous accurately describe natural phenomenon in various fields
scriptures and refuting and correcting fabrications and such as embryology, meteorology, astronomy, geology
No Contradictions
When people write, they are bound to make mistakes
additions which have crept into current day versions of such and oceanography. Scientists have found its descriptions
such as spelling and grammar, contradictory statements,
scriptures. incredibly accurate for a book dating back to the 7th century.
incorrect facts, omission of information, and other various
“O you who have been given the Scripture! Believe in what “We shall show them Our Signs in the Universe and errors. Allah says, “Had it been from other than Allah,
We have revealed confirming what is (already) with you...” within their own selves, until it becomes clear to them they would surely, have found in it (the Qur’an) many
Qur’an 4:47 that this is the Truth.” Qur’an 41:53 contradictions.” Qur’an 4:82
In fact, many of the scientific miracles mentioned in the
How was the Qur’an have been discovered only recently, through the
The Qur’an has no contradictions whatsoever – be it in
scientific explanations of the water cycle, embryology, geology

Qur’an Revealed?
modern advancement of technological equipment. Consider
and cosmology; historical facts and events; or prophecies.
the following:
• T
 he Qur’an gives a detailed description of the development
The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon of the human embryo. These details were unknown to the
Couldn’t Muhammad have
him) and exists only in the language in which it was revealed - scientific community until recent times. authored it?
Arabic. However, the translation of the meaning of the Qur’an The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known
• T
 he Qur’an states that the astronomical objects (stars,
is available in many languages. in history to be illiterate; he could not read nor write. He was
planets, moons etc...) were all formed from clouds of
The Qur’an was not sent down as a complete book in one dust. Previously unknown, this fact has now become an not educated in any field that could account for neither the
revelation; rather, the revelation spanned over a period of 23 undisputed principle of modern cosmology. scientific and historical accuracy, nor the literary beauty of
years. • M
 odern science has discovered the existence of barriers this magnificent Book. The precision of historical recounts of
that allow two seas to meet yet maintain their own previous peoples and civilisations mentioned in the Qur’an is
For this reason, it is essential to know in what circumstances
temperature, density and salinity. also too great to be authored by any man.
the verses were revealed, in order to have a proper
understanding of the Qur’an; otherwise, its teachings could be These signs of God were clearly stated in the Qur’an more “And this Qur’an is not such as could ever be
misunderstood. than 1400 years ago. produced by other than Allah.” Qur’an 10: 37