A Complete Explanation of What the Quran Is ~ Hi all readers! As Muslims, of course we have often heard about the Quran, in fact, of course we often read it. Yup! As we have seen, the Quran is a holy book for Muslims which contains the words of God. But, do you know that there are differences of opinion about what the Quran is among Muslim scholars? Of course, we must know about it. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end!
If we examine the discussion about what the Quran is, then we will find an explanation that differences of opinion about it revolve around the three groups of Muslim scholars. The three groups I am referring to are Islamic theologians, Islamic law experts, and Arabic language experts. It is their opinion that I will explain in this article.
Definition of the Quran According to Islamic Theology Experts
Before I explain the definition of the Quran according to Islamic theology experts, there is one important thing I want to say that is understanding their definition of the Quran. Islamic theology or the study of Islamic theology is a study that focuses on the discussion of things that are inappropriate if associated with Allah, angels, Prophets, Messenger of Allah, the holy books, etc. that form the foundation of faith. As for the relation to the definition of the Quran according to them, if we look at the general explanation, then their definition focuses on telogical matters.
In fact, if we look at the study of the definition of the Quran according to Islamic theology experts, then we will find that they have three definitions of the Quran;
First; The Quran is a qadim nature (which exists without any precedence) which is related to the sentences of wisdom, from the beginning of surah al-Fatihah to the end of surah an-Nas.
Second; The Quran is the original wisdom sentences (which exist without any precedence) sequentially without turns, which do not consist of letters.
Third; The Quran is lafadz which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, from the beginning of surah al-Fatihah to the end of surah an-Nas, which has characteristics with various features.
There is one important thing that I want to explain here, that the third definition, the last I mentioned, is the definition of the Quran according to Islamic theology experts, Islamic law experts, and Arabic experts. The meaning is that the majority of Muslim scholars agree to define the Quran as that.
Definition of the Quran According to Islamic Law Experts and Arabic Experts
If we examine the definition of the Quran according to experts in Islamic law and Arabic experts, then we will find there are three variations of the definition. The three variations I mean are long definitions, short definitions, short definitions and not short definitions.
The long definition of the Quran according to experts in Islamic law and Arabic experts are, that the Quran is a miraculous utterance, which was sent down to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, written on the pages, transmitted in sequence (muthawatir) from generation to generation, if it is read then the reading is considered worship.
The definition of the Quran is not long and not short, that the Koran is a greeting sent to the Prophet Muhammad, written on the pages, which is transmitted sequentially (muthawatir) from generation to generation. Or, that the Quran is a saying sent to the Prophet Muhammad, which was transmitted in sequence (muthawatir) from generation to generation, which if it is read then the reading is considered as worship.
Whereas the brief definition of the Quran is, that the Quran is utterances that contain miracles. Or, that the Quran is a saying sent down to the Prophet Muhammad and that said contains miracles.
All Readers! Those are some complete explanations of what the Quran is, which I explain briefly in this article. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen!
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