When it comes to learning something, knowing its history and other facts about it, helps in increasing your interest. The same applies to learn the Holy Quran. Here are 5 facts about the Holy Quran.
#1 The First One to Learn the Quran:
Over the course of history, it has been gathered and verified that it is the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) who was the first person to memorize the Holy Quran. It can be confirmed from the fact that the Holy Quran was blessed and revealed to him, so naturally, he would be the first one to have memorized it as he is the one who passed on the word of God to the people. Moreover, many scholars agree that Hazrat Ali (Razi Allah Ta’ala) was one of the first ones to memorize the Quran.
#2 The First Scribe of The Quran:
History has confirmed it that the first collection and writing of the Quran was done under the rule of the first Caliph of the Muslims, namely Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Razi Allah Ta’ala), a close companion of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). As the information says, Zaid Ibn Saabit is regarded as the person who is the first writer of the Quran. Keep in mind that “writer” here means “scribe”, one who converted the message of God into a written format. This was started to preserve the Quran and ensure that all readers are reading the correct version.
#3 The Length of The Quran:
When it comes to the question “how long is the Quran?” we can only measure it in terms of Ayahs and Surahs, and not how many pages are in the Quran. That is because the Quran can be and is often printed in different variations, consisting of varying font sizes, size of the pages, and the design and thickness of the font. These factors combine to give different lengths of the prints. However, the number of Ayahs and Surahs remains the same (and will remain the same till the end of time, as God Himself promised to protect it). Therefore, the length of the Quran is 114 Surahs, 6236 Ayahs, divided into 30 chapters.
#4 Time Period of The Complete Revelation of The Quran:
Since the length of the Quran is quite promising, many of you must be wondering about the time it took for the complete revelation of the Holy Quran. The Holy Book (Quran) was revealed to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) at the age of 40 and took 13 years to complete, 13 of which were in Mecca and the remaining 10 were in Medina.
#5 The Quran As an Advocate for Those Who Read It:
No matter how long does it take to read the Quran, the reader is rewarded for every single word he recites. God promised ‘sawab’ for the act. The Quran will act as an advocate on the Day of Judgement in favor of those who read it.
Knowing more about the Quran will develop your interest in reading the Holy Book more. The act promises great benefits in this world, as well as in the hereafter.