THE HOLY QUR'AN
God's Word, the Qur'an, was revealed to Muhammad by God through his angel Gabriel. Both the word and its meanings are a work of miracle. The revelations which came down piecemeal in the course of 23 years were transmitted by the Prophet to his believers.
The word Qur'an means 'recitation'. God's own words (verses) are called ayet (signs). The Qur'an contains 6666 ayets, compiled in 114 surahs (Chapters). The lengths of the surahs vary, the longest being the second, called Bakarah (The Cow).
The objective in the creation of the universe and the creatures in it, including man; man's duties towards God; transitory and eternal life etc. are taken up in the Qur'an. It is the guide to the true path; salvation of man being the ultimate aim. « Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. »(Surah 7/3)
Memorizing and transcribing the Revelation
Compilation of the Qur'an