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Part I: The Qur'aan

Q.        Was the Holy Qur’aan revealed to Hazrat Muhammad () all at once or in parts?
A.        The Holy Book was revealed to Prophet Muhammad () in parts. Sometimes one aayah (verse) and sometimes two or more aayaat (verses) and sometimes one whole surah (chapter) was revealed, according to the need.

Q.        How long did the Qur’aan take for its complete revelation?
A.        Twenty-three years.

Q.        How was the Holy Qur’aan revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ()?
A.        The Holy Qur’aan was revealed through the angel Jibreel (peace be upon him). He would come to the Prophet () and recite before him one aayah or one surah which the Prophet () would remember and then get it written down by someone while many others memorized it.

Q.        Why did the Prophet () not write himself?
A.        Because the Noble Prophet () was ummiy.

Q.        What is ummiy?
A.        A person who did not learn to read and write from any human being is called ummiy. Although the Prophet () did not receive any customary schooling, Allah bestowed upon him knowledge, the like of which is not found anywhere else in the world.

Q.        Who is the angel Jibreel (peace be upon him) ?
A.        An angel who brought Allah’s orders to His prophets and messengers.



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