1400 years ago, the most extraordinary miracle was seen by the Muslim Ummah through our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the revelation of the Quran. This book of light, which is a literal guiding manual for Muslims to live life on this planet, was revealed directly to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the angel Hazrat Jibrail (AS). Narrating the words of Allah (SWT) for approximately 24 years, collected and compiled under the supervision of Zayd Ibn Thabit and saved by a series of Prophets made sure that Quran reached every corner of the world. Today we read The Book that has remained unchanged for 1400 years and the content within, the direct words of our creator is the ultimate guide that Muslims can wish for.
The Unique Revelation: The Quran is the most unique book in the world and will remain so for all times. Allah (SWT) openly challenges any criticizer to create one verse as such that can compete with the Holy Quran. For centuries people have failed and will do so in creating a verse even close to that of the Holy Book or try and bring about any changes to alter the guidance of Quran, for the responsibility of Quran’s protection was undertaken by Allah Himself and indeed, no one can match his power or overrule his command. Allah (SWT) says, “We have revealed The Quran and We will protect it”.
And so, it has remained unchanged, unlike the other 3 books, the teachings of the Holy Quran are eternal and divine. It paves the clear right path to success, in this world and hereafter, for any Muslim who makes an effort to understand the Holy Book.
Importance in the 21st Century: The digital revolution around the globe resulted in the start of the information age that we are living in today. Everything, whether it has a negative or positive impact on our lives, is in the palm of our hands a few touches away. Today children and adults alike are drowning in the world of the digital web and keeping track of what they are exposed off is practically impossible. In such times our faith is tested, our beliefs need to be reinforced and strong so we can stand immune to the rising uncertainties and negative changes around us, and consequently, understanding Quran and Sunnah, to better shape our lives, is now more important than ever.
Many online platforms such as Quran Learn Academy are utilizing the potential of the digital web to spread positivity around the world for Muslim Ummah, providing free services of Quran translation, Quran exegesis and teaching the ways of our Prophet (PBUH) and moral and social values that should be a part of our and our children’s life.