How many pages are in the Quran? Know more about the Holy Book

The holy Quran Book is 604 Pages and the First word of Allah’s Revelation was Iqra! which means (Read!)

The Quran descended directly from the majestic throne from the highest heavens through angel Jibreel, streaming into the heart of the prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. It was when Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم at the age of 40 received the first words of the Quran. 

How was the beginning of the Quran revelation?

Prophet Muhammad was meditating in a cave on the mountain of light (Jabal Al Nour) when the Angel Jibreel embraced him with the light of revelation. “Iqra!” Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم was commanded: “Read!” The Angel Jibreel called to Muhammad again and said, “Read!” and then again, and said the first Ayat:

“Read in the name of your Lord who created [all that exists]. He created the human being from a clot. Read, for your Lord is the Most Generous, [it is He] Who taught by the pen, He taught Man what he did not know”

Surah Al-’Alaq verses 1 to 5 

The divine majesty poured in as the eyes of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم heart opened to the reality that the Quran was not made of letters, but it was a divine frequency of light imprinted within his very spirit. Just as the human body carries an intangible soul, the letters of the Holy Quran carry the sacred sound code of divine light.  

Jabal Alnour
Jabal Alnour

Is the Quran a living text? 

The Quran is a living text that was sent to “bring forth humankind from the darkness into the light” Surah Ibrahim ayah:1. The message of the Quran has a way of nourishing the seeds of our innate goodness, as the rain falls from the clouds in the sky bringing the dead earth to life, the Quran descended from the heavens bringing life to the dead hearts of humankind. 

 وَتَرَى ٱلۡأَرۡضَ هَامِدَةٗ فَإِذَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡهَا ٱلۡمَآءَ ٱهۡتَزَّتۡ وَرَبَتۡ وَأَنۢبَتَتۡ مِن كُلِّ زَوۡجِۭ بَهِيجٖ”  
And you see the earth barren, but when We send down upon its rain, it quivers and swells and grows [something] of every beautiful kind.”  

Surah Al-Hajj: 5

Some Islamic scholars have suggested that when rain is mentioned in the Quran it is a “Metaphor” for the Merciful words of Allah, and the dry earth is a “Metaphor” for the human heart.  

Why the Quranic revelation was revealed slowly over 23 years? 

  • The first Quranic revelation began on the night of Al-Qadr in the Month of Ramadan when prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم was 40 years in the cave Hira’. “Indeed, we sent it [the Qur’an] down during the Night of Decree”
  • The second Quranic revelation came after the pause they were the ayahs 1 to 5 of surah Al-Mudathir as mentioned in the Hadith of Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari.  

{‏ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ * قُمْ فَأَنْذِرْ * وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ * وَثِيَابَكَ فَطَهِّرْ‏}‏ ‏”‏‏.‏ 
“You who are shrouded! arise and deliver the warning, your Lord magnify, your clothes cleanse.”

  • The last Quranic revelation: many Muslim scholars agree that the last revelation was Surah Al-Baqarah verse: 281,

“And fear a Day when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged [i.e., treated unjustly].”

How many pages are in the Quran? Know more about the Holy Book

Some reasons that the Quran was revealed slowly over 23 years:

  • To strengthen the heart of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم by guiding him when the need arose. The Quran’s meanings were firmly rooted in the heart of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. “We may strengthen thereby your heart. and We have recited it with distinct recitation.” surah Al-Furqan: 32
  • To gradually implement the laws of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. the law is for Allah. the laws revealed in Mecca were basically focusing on the Muslim statement of faith (Tawheed). believing in only one God, Allah. and believe in the prophet Muhammad as a messenger of Allah. Allah alone created us, and He created the prophet Muhammad to be our role model.
    In addition, the revelation in Mecca contained the coming resurrection and judgment. but the Quranic revelation in Madinah focused on laws regarding issues like; battles, Salah (prayer), Marriage…..etc. Furthermore, it addresses the people of the book and Al-Munafiqun (hypocrites).
  • since the revelation was a very difficult experience for prophet Muhammadصلى الله عليه وسلم. He used to sweat even on cold days during revelation; from A’isha, the wife of the Prophet,رضي الله عنها, that al-Harith ibn Hisham asked the Messenger of Allah,صلى الله عليه وسلم “How does the revelation come to you?” and the Messenger of Allah,صلى الله عليه وسلم, said, “Sometimes it comes to me like the ringing of a bell, and that is the hardest for me, and when it leaves me I remember what it has said. And sometimes the angel appears to me in the likeness of a man and talks to me and I remember what he says. A’isha added, “I saw it coming down on him on an intensely cold day, and when it left him his forehead was dripping with sweat.” Source
  • To make the understanding, memorization, and application of the revelation easier for the prophet Muhammad and the believers.

How is the Quran organized?

The Holy Quran pages contain 30 Juz (جزء), 114 Surah (Chapters), and 6236 Ayat(verses). All Surahs except Surah (Al-Tawbah) begin with (Bismillah). Both the order and the arrangement of Ayat were finally determined by the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم as per Allah’s Guidance.

Can we read the Qur’an at one time?

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honorable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have two rewards.” Source

It was reported that Amir Al-Mu’minin and the Third caliph “Uthman bin Affan” used to recite the entire Quran in one Rak’ah. However, it depends on the person of comprehension and contemplation if he can read the entire Quran in one Rak’ah and that will not disrupt the purpose of meditation of reading.

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