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The Quran (/kɒˈrɑːn/kor-ahn; Arabic: القرآنal-qurʾān, IPA: [qurˈʔaːn],literally meaning "a recitation"), also transliterated Qur'an, Koran, Qur’ān, Coran, Kuran, and al-Qur’ān, is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God (Arabic: الله‎, Allah) and the Final Testament, following the Old and New Testaments. It is regarded widely as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language. The Quran is divided into 114 suras of unequal length which are classified either as Meccan or Medinan depending upon their place and time of revelation. Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately twenty-three years beginning in 610 CE, when Muhammad was forty, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslims further believe that the Qur'an was precisely memorized, recited and exactly written down by Muhammad's companions (Sahaba) after each revelation was dictated by him.

 

Shortly after Muhammad's death the Quran was compiled into a single book by order of the first CaliphAbu Bakr and at the suggestion of his future successor Umar. Hafsa, Muhammad's widow and Umar's daughter, was entrusted with that Quranic text after the second Caliph Umar died. When the third Caliph Uthman began noticing slight differences in Arabic dialect he sought Hafsa's permission to use her text to be set as the standard dialect, the Quraish dialect now known as Fus'ha (Modern Standard Arabic). Before returning the text to Hafsa Uthman made several thousand copies of Abu Bakr's redaction and, to standardize the text, invalidated all other versions of the Quran. This process of formalization is known as the "Uthmanic recension".

 

The present form of the Quran text is accepted by most scholars as the original version compiled by Abu Bakr.

 

Muslims regard the Quran as the main miracle of Muhammad, the proof of his prophethood and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam, regarded in Islam as the first prophet, and continued with the Suhuf Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham), the Tawrat (Torah or Pentateuch) of Moses, the Zabur (Tehillim or Book of Psalms) of David, and the Injil (Gospel) of Jesus. The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in Jewish and Christian scriptures, summarizing some, dwelling at length on others and in some cases presenting alternative accounts and interpretations of events.

 

The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance, sometimes offering detailed accounts of specific historical events, and often emphasizing the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence.

 

 

 

 

 

QuranExplorer.com was started in October, 2005, by a group of Sunni Muslims living in Orlando, Florida, USA. Our goal is to spread the message of the Holy Quran to all mankind (Muslims and non-Muslims) throughout this world free of cost. Furthermore, we want to advocate peace and tranquility by making people cognizant of the true message of Islam. We hope and pray that this web portal will serve as a source of guidance and light for all human beings throughout the face of this earth, regardless of race, color, age, nationality, and religion (Aameen).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assalaam Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuhu,
Welcome to the translation of the Holy Quran Online.
 

For a long time, I and others have been looking for a simple interface to the translation of the Holy Quran in English. Inshallah, I hope this attempt will make it easier for us to read the Quran on the web or at home in its electronic form.

 

For those new to the Quran, the word Quran (kurr-'aan) itself means recitation. The Quran is the last revelation to humanity and has been unchanged since it was sent down to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in the 7th century. The Quran's 114 chapters (Surahs) and 6236 verses (Ayahs) are the source of every Muslim's faith and practice.

 

The Quran has had such a powerful effect on all those who have read its words; From Umar ibn al-Khattab, one of the greatest enemies and persecutors of Islam, who read the first 14 verses of Surah Ta-Ha and was so struck by them, he not only became Muslim, but also one of Islam's strongest champions;

 

To German born convert Muhammad Asad who early this century described the Quran as "the ultimate manifestation of God's grace to man, the ultimate wisdom, and the ultimate beauty of expression: in short, the word of God."

 

  One thing to note is that this is the English translation of the meaning of the Quran (original text is by Abdullah Yusuf Ali: 1934), not the Quran itself. The Quran is in its original, pristine Arabic as it was revealed from Allah (the word for God in Arabic).

 

Someone new to these verses may not fully understand the verses and may take them out of context. One must look into all the verses in relation to each other, the Sunnah and Hadith (example and traditions of the Prophet (s)), the context of revelation, Tafsir (commentaries), the original lexical Arabic and scholarly understanding to fully interpret the Quran's meaning.

 

 

However, it is highly encouraged for every Muslim to read the Quran and hopefully this English translation will be a good reference. As Abdullah Yusuf Ali says, "It is the duty of every Muslim - man, woman, or child - to read the Quran and understand it according to your own capacity." May Allah reward him for his life's work, it has changed my life and millions of others irrevocably by allowing us to read the words of God's guidance.

 

 

Jannah.Org
4 Ramadan 1421 AH

P.S. - Click on the Arabesques like this one to the left to download an audio file for a Surah where available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[60.Al Mumtahina

 

[61. Al Saff]

 

[62. Al Jumu'ah]

 

[63.Al Munafiqun]

 

[64. Al Taghabun]

 

[65. Al Talaq]

 

[66. Al Tahrim]

 

[67. Al Mulk]

 

[68. Al Qalam]

 

[69. Al Haqqah]

 

[70. Al Ma'arij]

 

[71. Nuh]

 

[72. Al Jinn]

 

[73.Al Muzzammil

 

[74. Al Muddathir]

 

[75. Al Qiyamah]

 

[76. Al Insan]

 

[77. Al Mursalat]

 

[78. Al Naba']

 

[79. Al Nazi'at]

 

[80. 'Abasa]

 

[81. Al Takwir]

 

[82. Al Infitar]

 

[83. Al Mutaffifin]

 

[84. Al Inshiqaq]

 

[85. Al Buruj]

 

[86. Al Tariq]

 

[87. Al A'la]

 

[88.Al Ghashiyah]

 

[89. Al Fajr]

 

[90. Al Balad]

 

[91. Al Shams]

 

[92. Al Layl]

 

[93. Al Duha]

 

[94. Al Sharh]

 

[95. Al Tin]

 

[96. Al 'Alaq]

 

[97. Al Qadr]

 

[98. Al Bayyinah]

 

[99. Al Zalzalah]

 

[100. Al 'Adiyat]

 

[101. Al Qari'ah]

 

[102. Al Takathur]

 

[103. Al 'Asr]

 

[104.Al Humazah]

 

[105. Al Fil]

 

[106. Quraysh]

 

[107. Al Ma'un]

 

[108. Al Kawthar]

 

[109. Al Kafirun]

 

[110. Al Nasr]

 

[111. Al Masad ]

 

[112. Al Ikhlas ]

 

[113. Al Falaq]

 

[114. Al Nas]

 

 

  

 

"Quranflash" had started in February 2007 as a simple microsite displaying the Holy Quran (Medina layout), in a very interactive way. The project had taken approximately 2 months of work to be accomplished by a few volunteers. The idea behind Quranflash came from a project developed and managed by the same members, Flash-eBook.com. Flash-eBook is an online service which digitizes books and displays them in a very attractive and easily interactive way, using flash technology. Quranflash was initially a demo for large scale applications using Flash-eBook. However, Quranflash had opened people's hearts and became a popular method of reading Quran, receiving unexpected numbers of over 10 thousand visitors daily. Therefore a decision was made to renovate the website design-wise as well as function-wise, especially incorporating the option of selecting among different Quran books to read. It is worth noting here to our non-Muslim visitors that there is only one version of the Quran, but the different books here represent different styles of writing to enhance the reading, understanding, and/or memorization process. This renovation has taken approximately 4 months, and through Allah's will, was completed by the end of August 2007.

 

Among the main features that have been added to the website are the following:

Increasing the page sizes to make reading easier

Rescanning pages of the Quran more precisely to include side information

such as page and chapter numbering, as well as chapter names

Ability to magnify an area of the page using the magnifying glass

Ability to bookmark up to 8 pages from each book

Option to select between different books (such as Quran with tajweed, interpretations, etc)

Ability to control the pages' quality and hence downloading speed

Ability to change the background image to suit the reader

Ability to jump to the supplication page of the Quran

Ability to close each book

Ability to navigate the Quran using the directional buttons of the keyboard