The Qur’an is the last revealed Book of God. It is a record of the exact words revealed by God through Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad over a period of twenty three years.
Prophet Muhammad did not know how to read or write. When Angel Gabriel brought the revelations, the Prophet memorized them, then dictated to his companions, and were written down by scribes. Not one word of its 114 chapters has been changed over the centuries, so that the Qur’an is in every detail the unique and miraculous text which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad fourteen centuries ago. It has been translated into many languages of the world. If you pick up a copy of the Qur’an in New York and another copy from any part of the world, you will not find any difference.
The Qur’an is the prime source of every Muslim’s faith and practice. It is the heart and soul of Islam. It deals with subjects that concern us as human beings, including wisdom, doctrine, worship and law, but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures. At the same time, the Qur’an provides guidelines for a just society, proper human conduct and equitable economic principles.