Questions and Answers About the Quran ~ Hi all readers! The Quran is a holy book for Muslims. The Quran explains many things needed to become a good Muslim. That’s why the Quran is a primary reference for them. But, unfortunately, not all Muslims understand the Quran. In this article, I will explain some questions and answers about the Quran. As Muslims, we must know that. So, you have to read this article until it’s finished.
As for some questions and answers about the Quran I mean are as follows:
If there is a Muslim asking you, “What is the Quran in simple words?”, The answer is that the Quran is the Word of God who has been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel. The Word of God is a miracle that proves that he is truly a prophet he has sent God. We can find an explanation of it in the following definition:
الْقُرْآنُ هُوَ اللَّفْظُ الْمُعْجِزُ الْمُنَزَّلُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِوَاسِطَةِ جِبْرِيْلَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ
The Quran is words that defeat, which is revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the intermediary Gabriel alayhi as-Salam.
That is the basic explanation of what the Quran is in simple words. As Muslims, we must know that.
If a Muslim asks you, “Why is Quran important?”, The answer is because the Quran is the word of Allah to the prophet Muhammad which explains the nature of religion. In addition, in Islamic legal literacy, the Quran is the main source. The point is, that in the Quran there are general explanations of the law of a matter. In the Quran we can find an explanation that praying, paying Zakat, fasting during Ramadan, etc. are the obligations of Muslims. It all must be understood by Muslims.
In other words, the Quran is the most important reference for Muslims. They have to set it as the standard for determining good or bad.
That is the basic explanation of why Quran is important. As Muslims, we must understand that.
If a Muslim asks you, “What is the main idea of the Quran?”, Then the answer is mercy to the universe. We can find this explanation in the Quranic verse which explains that Allah’s main purpose in sending the Prophet Muhammad was mercy for the universe. Pay attention to the verses of the Quran below!
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
And We do not send you (O Muhammad) except to be a mercy for the universe. (Al-Anbiya: 107).
Maybe now you are wondering, “What is the relationship between this verse of the Quran and the main idea of the Quran?” Previously, I explained that the Quran is the word of Allah that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. His aim was for him to teach it to humans so that they could understand it so that in time grace would manifest itself for the universe. That’s the bottom line.
That is the basic explanation of the main idea of the Quran. As Muslims, we must understand that.
If a Muslim asks you, “Who wrote Quran?”, Then the answer will be the people whom the Prophet Muhammad trusted to do that. In the book “al-Bidâyah wa an-Nihâyah” it is explained that there were twenty-four people who wrote the Quran. They are:
Abu Bakr as-Sidiq, Umar bin Khattab, Uthman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib, Aban bin Said bin Ash bin Umaiyah, Ubaiy bin Kaab bin Qais bin Ubaid al-Khazraji al-Ansari, Arqam bin Abi Arqam, Thabit bin Qais bin Shamas al-Khazraji al-Ansari, Handhalah bin Rabi ‘bin Shaifi bin Rabah, Khalid bin Said bin Ash bin Umaiyah, Khalid bin Walid bin Abdillah bin Umar bin Makhzum, Zubair bin Awam bin Khuwailid bin Asad bin Abdul Uzza bin Qushai, Zaid bin Thabit bin Dlahak, as-Sijl, Saad bin Abi Sarah, Amir bi Fahira, Abdullah bin Arqam bin Abi Arqam al-Makhzumi, Abdullah bin Zaid bin Abdi Rabbihi al-Ansari al-Khazraji, Abdullah bin Saad bin Abi Sarah, Ala ‘bin al-Hadhrami, Ala ‘bin Uqbah, Muhammad bin Maslamah bin Jaris, Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, and Mughirah bin Syu’bah.
That is the basic explanation of who wrote Quran. As Muslims, we must understand that.
If a Muslim asks you, “Why is the Quran so hard to read?”, Then the answer is that the Quran is not hard to read. What a Muslim who wants to read the Quran must do properly is learn to read the letters of the Quran according to the rules about it. The difficulty with it is the same as if you were an American who wanted to be able to read Indonesian language writings. So, you have to familiarize yourself with reading these writings.
One important thing for you to be able to read the Quran well which I want to explain here is, that you have to study it patiently. Reading the Quran cannot be learned in a short time. I personally took years to do this. Trust me! If you are used to doing that, then you will be able to read the Quran very well.
That is the basic explanation about reading the Quran. As Muslims, we must know that.
If a Muslim asks you, “What is the difference between Quran and Tafsir?”, The answer is that the difference is between something primary and something secondary. The Quran is the word of Allah to the Prophet, while Tafsir is the understanding of it. The Quran does not change, while the Tafsir changes according to the context that surrounds it. Quran is sacred, meanwhile, Tafsir is not sacred. The source of the Quran is Allah, while the Tafsir is human. Those are some of the basic differences between Quran and Tafsir.
One important thing about the difference between Quran and Tafsir that I want to make clear here is that although there are differences between the two, there is a certain relationship between them. The point is that the Tafsir arises because there is a Quran.
That is the basic explanation of the difference between Quran and Tafsir. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Readers all! That’s a brief explanation of some of the questions and answers about the Quran. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!
I think that’s all for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!