Ramadan is a holy month because it’s the month in which the Holy Quran was revealed. As the saying goes, Ramadan shahr al Quran, which means Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Thus, Muslims attempt to complete reading the entire Quran before the end of Ramadan.

One of the most important nights in Ramadan is Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Destiny or Power). The Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the holy month of Ramadan on a night known as Laylat Al Qadr. it is believed that this night carries more blessings than a thousand months. Muslims spend this night in prayer and meditation; to make dua (supplication – calling upon Allah) and to seek forgiveness for past sins. There is salvation in this night; a chance to be cleansed of all sins and reborn again.

  1. The Quran was revealed on the holy month of Ramadan.
  2. The Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the angel, Jibril (Gabriel). The Prophet was 40 years old when the first verse of Quran was revealed to him. He was in seclusion in a cave on Mount Hira when Jibril appeared to him and began reciting the words from God.
  3. Quran was revealed over 23 years – 13 in Mecca and 10 in Madina.
  4. After Muhammad’s death, the Quran was compiled under the instruction of Abu Bakr, the successor of Muhammad.
  5. The literal meaning of Quran is ‘that which is being read’.
  6. 25 prophets are mentioned in the Quran, including Prophet Muhammad, Adam, Isa (Jesus), Musa (Moses), Idris (Enoch), Nuh (Noah), Hud (Heber), Lut (Lot), Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqub (Jacob), Yusuf (Joseph), Shu’aib (Jethro), Ayyub (Job), Dhulkifl (Ezekiel), Harun (Aaron), Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), Ilyas (Elias) and more.
  7. The Quran has more than 6,000 ayat, plural of aya (verses), 114 surahs, plural of surah (chapters), 30 ajza, plural of juz’ (parts) and 60 ahzab, plural of hizb (equilongitudinal parts). A hizb is a part of the Quran which is half the length of a juz. Each hizb is made up of four quarters, known as Rubu.
  8. The shortest Surah is Surah Al Kawther (10 words making up three verses) and the longest Surah is Surah Al Baqarah (286 verses which spread over 48 full pages).
  9. The longest verse in the Quran is found in Surah Al Baqarah (verse 282), which is a whole page long. The shortest verse in terms of words is found at the beginning of Surah Al Rahman (verse one) which is one word. The shortest verse in terms of letters are found at the beginning of Surah Ta Ha, Surah Yaseen, and Surah Ha Meem – they each comprise of only two letters.
  10. It is believed that whoever reads one letter of the Quran gets 10 hassanat or rewards.

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