Questions & Answers
Q1: Which is the book that is read the most throughout the world?
A: Qur'an-e-Kareem. It is Kalaamullaah i.e. the words of Allah. It is superior to all the worldly and divine books.
Q2: What are its different names?
A: Qur'an is also called as Qur'an-e-Hakeem, Qur'an-e-Majeed, Qur'an-e-Shareef, Kalaamullaah, Jawaame'ul Kalem etc. and it also denotes the holy text that is recited the most frequently and repeatedly.
Q3: On whom was the Qur'an revealed?
A: Allah Jalla shaanohu revealed Qur'an on Saiyed ul-Kaunain Mohammad his specially appointed rooh ul-ameen Jibra'eel (AS).
Q4: Where was the first verse of the Qur'an revealed on Rasoolullaah (SAWS)?
A: The first verse of Qur'an, “Iqra' bisme rabbekal lazi khalaq…” was revealed on Rasoolullaah (SAWS) at ‘Ghaar-e-Hiraa' ( cave of Hiraa ) which is at present called as ‘Jabal un-Noor' ( Mountain of Glory ).
Q5: Where was the last verse revealed?
A: The last verse of Qur'an, “Al Yauma akmalto lakum deenakum…” was revealed at the time of Ghadeer-e-‘Khumm when Rasoolullaah (SAWS) appointed Maulana Ali (AS) as his Wasi by the orders of Allah .
Q6: Which Surah does not have “Bismillaah” in its beginning?
A: Surat ut-Taubah or Surat ul-Baraa'at, the 9 th surah of Qur'an does not have “Bismillaah” in its beginning.
Q7: In which Surah is the “Bismillaah” repeated?
A: “Bismillaah” is repeated in 27 th Surat un-Namal.
Q8: What is the eye, heart, soul, brain, and face of the Qur'an?
A: Eye of Qur'an – Aayat ul-Kursee; Heart – Surah Yaaseen; Soul – “Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem”; Brain – Surat ur-Rehmaan; Face – Surat ul-Faateha.
Q9: What is the soul of Surah Yaaseen?
A: “Salaamun qaulam mir rabbir raheem”.
Q10: How many Surahs bears the names of the animals in the Qur'an?
A: There are five Surahs which bears the name of an animal: Surat ul-Baqarah (Cow), Surat un-Namal (Ant), Surat ul-Feel (Elephant), Surat ul-‘Ankaboot (Spider) and Surat un-Nahl (Honeybee).
Q11: How many Surahs bears the names of a Prophets?
A: Surah Yoonus, Surah Hood, Surah Yoosuf, Surah Ibraaheem, Surah Luqmaan, Surah Mohammad and Surah Nooh.
Q12: How many Surahs has ‘Huroof-e-Moqatta'aat' (broken letters) in their beginning?
A: 29 Surahs has broken letters in their beginning. For eg. Alif-Laam-Meem, Yaa-Seen, Taa-Haa, Alif-Laam-Raa etc.
Q13: In how many years was the Qur'an revealed?
A: Qur'an was revealed in 23 years: 13 years in Makkah and 10 years in Madinah.
Q14: Name of which prophet has been mentioned the most in the Qur'an?
A: Hazrat Moosa (AS) – though there is no separate Surah in the Qur'an of his name.
Q15: Which is the longest aayat (verse) in the Qur'an?
A: The longest verse in the Qur'an is ‘Aayat ud-Dayn' which is the 282 nd verse in Surat ul-Baqarah.
Q16: Which word exactly divides the Qur'an into two parts with respect to the count of its letters?
A: The alphabet “taa” of the word “Wal-Yatalattaf” which occurs in the 19 th verse of Surat ul-Kahf, divides the Qur'an into two.
Q17: Who is the preacher of the Tanzeel-Zaahir (revealed meaning) and Taaweel-Baatin (hidden meaning) of the Qur'an?
A: Rasoolullaah (SAWS) is the preacher of Tanzeel and Hazrat Ali (AS) is the master of Taaweel of the Qur'an.
Q18: Who did the “e'raab” (putting of the diacritical marks) of Qur'an for the first time?
A: The companion of Maulana Ali (AS) - Abul Aswaa Du'aali.
Q19: Which is the last complete Surah to be revealed?
A: Surat un-Nasr.
Q20: Which Surah starts with the word ‘Tabaara kallazee'?
A: Surat ul-Mulk and Surat ul-Furqaan.
Q21: Who arranged the order of the verses of Qur'an as per its revelation for the first time?
A: Maulana Ali (AS) arranged the Qur'an for the first time in the order of its revelation.
Q22: Which Surah is related to Rasoolullaah (SAWS) and Maulana Ali (AS)?
A: Surat ul-Muddassir and Surat ul-Muzzammil is related to Rasoolullaah (SAWS) and Surat ul-‘Aadeyaat is related to Maulana Ali (AS).
Q23: Names of how many Surahs are without “dot ( nuqtah )”?
A: Surat ul-Asr, Surat ut-Toor, Surat ud-Dahr, Surah Taahaa, Surah Saad, Surat ul- Mulk, Surat ur-Room, Surah Hood, and Surat ur-Ra'ad.
Q24: Names of how many Surahs is only one letter?
A: Three surahs – Qaaf, Saad and Noon .
Q25: How is Qur'an related to science?
A: There are about 1000 verses in the Qur'an related to science and till now 80% of them are proved by the scientists to be true.
Q26: What should you do when you come across a Sajadah (prostration) while reciting the Qur'an?
A: You should prostrate in any direction. The one who is listening to the recitation should also prostrate.
Q27: Which Hissah or Paarah (sections) of the Qur'an begin with the new Surah?
A: 1 st section – Surat ul-Baqarah; 15 th section – Surah Bani Israa'eel; 17 th – Surat ul-Ambeyaa; 18 th – Surat ul-Mumenoon; 26 th – Surat ul-Ahqaaf; 28 th – Surat ul- Mojaadelah; 29 th – Surat ul-Mulk; 30 th – Surat un-Naba'.
Q28: Which Surahs are called “ Mo'awwezatain ”?
A: Surat ul-Falaq and Surat un-Naas.
Q29: Which Surah don't have the letter “Faa” in its verses?
A: Surat ul-Faateha.
Q30: The reward of the recitation of which Surah is considered equal to the reward of the recitation of 1/3 Qur'an?
A: Surat ul-Ikhlaas.