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What is the Quran?

Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam. It is the last book sent from Allah for guidance. This is no room for doubt every letter of which is reserved till the Day of Resurrection Because Allah Himself has taken the responsibility of its protection.  The Quran is the best Islamic book ever written in Arabic. When someone asks, what the Quran is? It sounds like a very simple question, but it is difficult to define what is the Quran? Basically, the Quran means a book that is read over and over again. The word Quran comes from “Qarah” which means reading and is used as an object. The Qur’an was revealed to our last prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) in a period of 23 years.

Introduction of Quran:

The introduction to Quran in its own, what does Quran say about itself. So the first question arises, who wrote Quran? So Allah Almighty says in Surah Shura “And indeed, the Quran is the revelation of the Allah of the words” When the world was plunged into the darkness of ignorance, the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan in the year 610 C E. The complete Qur’an was revealed in a period of 23 years which was completed in 632 C E.

The complete Qur’an was revealed in a period of 23 years which was completed in 632 C E. In the Quran there are 30 Siparas, 114 Chapters, 6666 Aayat, 540 Ruko, 91 Makki Surahs, 23 Madni Sarah, 26 Mention of prophets, 4 names of the angels and namaz has been mentioned 700 times. Muhammad (S.A.W.W) believes in the book that is revealed to him. And it is incumbent upon the believers to obey Allah, Belief on his Messengers, on the books revealed to him, believing in the angels and the last day.

Other names of Quran:

We can call the Quran from many names like Al-Burhan, Burhan means arguments, every verse of the Qur’an is revealed with argument. Is another name Al-Kitab, Al-Kitab means the most read book, the third name is Tazkirah, Tazkirah means the one who provides instruction and advice, The fourth name is An-Noor is called the Enlight, that is, the book of guidance and Enlightening book, Further, Qur’an is also called Al-Furqan, The one who distinguishes between true and false and Similarly, there are many verses in the Quran which provide healing, hence it is also called Al-Shifa.

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Who Wrote Quran?

The Qur’an is the last inspired book sent down by Allah to our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). Quran is the only book Which Allah Himself has taken the responsibility of preserving. Therefore, Allah says in Surah Al-Hijr:  Surely we have sent down this Quran and surely we are its guardians. (Ayat 9). According to this verse, there is no one who can change even one letter of the Quran (As was changed in the previous Holy books). This book is safe till the Day of Resurrection.  If we look at the order of the Qur’an, then the Qur’an exists in the same order that Allah gave to Muhammad (S.A.W.W) and then the Sahaba (R.A) wrote in the and continued to be written in the same order.

History of Quran:

The Quran was revealed to Muhammad (S.A.W.W) over a period of 23 years. Any verses were revealed by Allah, they would be memorized and these verses were written on various materials such as paper, cloth, bone fragments, and leather. In the time of Caliph Hazrat Abu Bakr when during the battle of Yamama, 70 memorizers of the Quran (Hafiz e Quran) were killed. Hazrat Umar bin Khattab became concerned and appealed to him to compile the Qur’an into book.

How the Quran was written:

When the memorizers of the Qur’an were martyred in the battle of Yamama, Then the Caliph Hazrat Abu Bakr formed a delegation under the supervision of Hazrat Zaid bin Saabit to write the Qur’an in book form. This delegation of 12 people, including famous figures such as Ali ibn Abi Talib, Usman ibn Affan, Abdullah ibn Masood, Talha ibn Ubaidullah, Ubayy ibn Kab, Khalid ibn al Waleed, Huzhaifah and Saleem, This 12 delegation of people gathered at the house of Hazrat Umar and collected all the material on which the Quranic verses were written. In addition, the memorized verses of the Companions were heard in the presence of two witnesses.

Thus, all the most important verses in the Qur’an, that describe the morality, faith, ideal stories of the prophets, creation of Humans etc.  Which believers should trust they were all collected.  Sayed Ibn al Aas, who was famous for his beautiful writing, he wrote Qur’anic verses in gazelle Skin. The Qur’an was recited in the presence of all the people and no one objected to it. The 33,000 Companions agreed that every letter of the Qur’an is in the right place.

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What Does Quran Mean?

The Quran is the holy book of Muslims. Quran is derived from the verb qara’a which means “to read,” and “to recite”. Quran refers to Allah’s revealed truth. The Quran is the final revelation from Allah to our last prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W), through Gabriel (A.S). There are 30 Siparahs and 114 surahs in the Quran; every surah is divided by the verses. Verses of the Quran are also called Quran ayat. It has been written and read-only in Arabic for more than 1,400 years. But, Because Muslims around the world do not understand Arabic, that’s why the Qur’an is written in different languages. So that along with its recitation, it can be understood as well its meanings.

Right Guidance:

The Holy Quran was sent as a book of guidance for all humans. The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind in Surah Al Baqra 2 Ayat 185: During the month of Ramadan, the Quran was sent down as a guide to the people with Clear Signs of true guidance and as the Criterion (between right and wrong). So those of you who live to see that month should fast it, and whoever is sick or on a journey should fast the same number of other days instead. Allah wants ease and not hardship for you so that you may complete the number of days required, Allah for what He has guided you to, and gives thanks to Him. Quran contains some basic information that is not found in the other holy books. The Quran is considered the sacred word of Allah and it represents other books. The Quran is the source of guidance for today’s Muslims.

Quran Summary:

The Quran helps Muslims along the straight path in various matters of life. The Quran confirms and reminds the world of the teachings of the past prophets. In which there is an important part available of the story of Prophets. In the same way, the Quran describes in detail the message of happiness for the good people and for those who disobey Allah painful punishment for the bad people. In this book, there are verses of healing, asking for forgiveness and goodness for Muslims. The original purpose of the Quran is to advise, but still, we read it for the reward front. This is the reason that we have been deprived of the guidance of Allah. So we don’t just have to read the Quran; we have to understand it so that we can know its true purpose.

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How Many Surahs are In the Quran?

One of the things that amaze me is that there is beauty and depth in the Qur’an. Qur’an is a guide for those who read it with understanding. As Allah says in verse 9 of Surah Saad: (This book) a full of blessings that we have sent down to you, so that people may ponder its verses and the wise ones take heed. While reading the Qur’an, I marked the verses and Surahs in which Allah talks to us about His Holy Book. This is a miracle that was revealed to the greatest prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) out of all the messengers sent by Allah. There are 114 surahs in Quran. The surahs of the Qur’an are also called chapters and the length of these surahs is from pages to words and consists of verses.

The Longest Surah in Quran and their benefits:

The longest surah of the Qur’an is Surah al-Baqarah which means “The Cow” or “The Heifer”. This Surah consists of 286 verses. This Surah begins with mysterious letters means “Haroof-e-Muqatta’at’ Alif.Laam.Meem. This chapter contains the longest verse of the Qur’an which is also called Ayat-ud-Deen and this is a 282 verse of the Qur’an.  About this, our beloved Prophet (S.A.W.W) said: A guard is appointed for those who recite this Surah at night. (Sahih Bukhari 4723). And Allah says about this Surah that whoever recites this Surah is safe from power to ward off evil spirits and sorcery.

The most powerful and essence Surahs:

The Surah-al-Fatihah (The First Surah of Quran) and Surah Yaseen are the (thirty-six surah in Quran) are the most powerful and essence Surahs in Quran. Surah Al-Fatiha is a Dua of the Quran and Surah Yaseen is the heart of the Quran. This surah Fatiha has an essential role in Islamic prayer. Its seven verses are a prayer for the guidance and clemency of Allah. Its seven verses are a prayer for the guidance and clemency of Allah similarly; the main theme of Surah Yaseen is to explain some of the basic tenets of Islam. In Sahi Bukhari Whoever does not recite Surat Al-Fatihah in his prayer, his prayer is nullified. and Whoever recites Surah Yaseen and Surah Fatiha at night seeking Allah’s approval, Allah would forgive him.

Quran Shortest Surah:

Surah Al-Kausar is the shortest surah in Qur’an. there are 3 ayat in it and 10 words. The purpose of Surah Al-Kouser is that Allah says the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W) to pray to him only. Surah Kauser summarizes devotion and spirituality. This Surah tells us how Allah brought Muhammad (S.A.W.W) the source of great abundance. For this reason, in this Surah, Allah says that the Prophet should take Dua and offer sacrifices. Every surah of the Quran has important benefits, but there are endless benefits associated with Surah Kausar.

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How Many Ayat are in Quran?

The Quran is the holy book of Muslims. This is the last book that is revealed to our last prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). The word “Quran” means “Reading”. There are 30 “siparahs” and 114 “Surahs” in the Quran. There are specific verses in each “surah”. The meaning of the verse in Arabic is “ayah” ayah means “the sign”, in Quran text.  A “Ayat” in the Quran, one of the statements of diverse length that make up the chapters (surah) that Quran and which reduces the length of any incident. There are 6,236 Aayaat without Bismillah, and 6,348 Aayaat including Bismillah. Meaning of Hadees: who reads one letter of the Qur’an will get ten virtues for one letter. And He said, “I don’t say that the “Alif Laam Meem” is a letter, but by reading it, you will get 30 virtues

The Most Powerful Ayat:

Most Ayaat of the Qur’an contain Prayers. These include Astaghfar, repentance, religion, and prayers for the good of the world. The 255th Ayat of the Surah-al-Baqara, Ayat-al-Kursi, is named by our Prophet (S.A.W.W) as the master of all Ayaat, Ayat al Kursi are exposed to collect what is described in all these other verses and to describe Allah’s power once again. Meaning of Hadith the most powerful verse in Quran is Ayat-al-Kursi, when it is recited; the greatness of Allah is believed to be confirmed. Hazrat Ali says: I have heard Muhammad (S.A.W.W) say: Whoever recites the Ayat of Al-Kursi after every prayer, no one can stop him from going to Jannah.

Astaghfar Aayaat:

Astaghfar means seeking pardon from Allah. Astaghfirullah’, is a powerful prayer that a Muslim can recite and Allah will listen. Of course, he (Allah) is Kind and Merciful. Also in the Quran, Allah has called on many cases to ask for forgiveness. Astaghfar is beautiful prayers that will open doors and ways from places one never thought. “And (there are) others who have accepted their wickedness. They had mixed a righteous action with another that was bad. Maybe Allah will return to them in forgiveness. Indeed Allah is forgiving and Compassionate.” “Surah Taubah: Ayat 102”

Ayaat for the Good of religion and the World:

Dua is very significant in the life of Muslims because Dua is like a talk with Allah in which we place our demands before Him and ask for Allah’s help in the solutions of our difficulties and it is a form of Worship. Allah said, “Ask for, I will definitely accept your Dua”. In the Qur’an, Allah says: And of them (also) is he who says: “Our Allah! Grant unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and defend us from the doom of Fire.”  “Surah Baqarah Ayat No. 201”.

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When was Quran Written?

The holy book of Allah is as old as 1400 years and is subdivided into 114 chapter-like units called “surahs,” a word used within the Quran to designate revelatory passages of an unspecific length. The Chapters are known by names traditionally, which appear to have emerged only after the death of the Prophet.

Similarly, Ayat are the verses that subdivide the surahs, a word that literally means “sign” and is also used in the Quran to designate manifestations of God’s power and grace. Thus, Ayat of the Quran does not conform to fixed patterns of long and short syllables. If you read the Quran, you will notice that many parts of this book are highly formulaic, and longer verses often conclude with certain set phrases.

The purpose of the Quran:

The bedrock of Islamic law is formed by the Quran, even though many legal details are derived not from scripture but from extra-Quranic utterances and actions attributed to Muhammad(ﷺ), called Hadith. Similarly, matters of family law (e.g., inheritance rules), ritual law (e.g., the performance of ablution before prayer or the duty to fast during the month of Ramadan), dietary regulations, criminal law (e.g., the punishment for theft or for manslaughter), and commercial law (the prohibition of usury) are the domains covered by Quranic law.

When was Quran written?

A whole written collection of the Quranic revelations was produced only after the Prophet’s(ﷺ) death when a great number of those who knew the Quran by heart were killed on the battlefield and the fear arose that knowledge of the Quran might disappear. The collection of the Quranic revelation was decided to be done accordingly. In the starting, the verses were written on materials as diverse as palm branches and stones as well as preserved in people’s memories. According to Islamic history, Zayd ibn Thabit, who was the companion of Prophet(ﷺ) reportedly copied out on sheets of parchment whatever proclamations he could find and handed them over to the second caliph, Umar (reigned 634–644 CE). The collection was inherited by Hazrat Umar’s daughter Hafsah after his death. The third caliph, Uthman (reigned 644–656 CE), is reported to have ordered those copies of Zayd ibn Thabit’s recension be sent to the main garrison towns of the Islamic realm and that alternative versions of scripture be burned in order to forestall divergences in the recitation of the Quran.

Thus, among the oldest Quran texts in the world, there are two leaves from the Quran manuscript so is believed that the parchment on which the text is written belongs to the end of the 6th or early 7th century CE.

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How Many Pages Are in the Quran?

Muslims think that the Quran is not simply divinely inspired, but the literal word of God. The last Prophet(ﷺ) did not write it as he did not know how to write but several of his companions served as scribes, recording the revelations. Thus, the Quran was compiled by the companions after his death, who had written down or memorized parts of it.

In some cases, the Quran summarizes some, dwells at length on others, and presents alternative accounts and interpretations of events. Thus, it is described as a book of guidance for mankind. In this book, some detailed accounts of specific historical events are discussed, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence. It is recited in Arabic, its original language, during the prayers.

Reading the Quran:

A few days back, one of my elders asked me that in how many days I used to finish reading the whole Quran. Since I’ve been so busy with work that I barely finished the first couple of chapters, so I felt embarrassed. But on Ramadan days I’m blessed to finish it in a month as I get to read it every day.

Hence, reading the holy Quran has a magical influence on Muslims, and even though some don’t realize it, it does feed the heart and mind. So, I thought about the solution and realized that it’s easy to finish reading the Quran just in 30 days.

After every prayer, we can easily read four pages, which is equal to 600 pages in 30 days. Thus, the Quran has 604 pages and we can finish reading it just in 30 days.

Some more details of the Quran:

Chapters of varying lengths, it has 114 surahs, classified as Meccan or Medinan, depending on whether the verses were revealed before or after the migration of Muhammad(ﷺ) to the city of Medina.

Known as Ayaat, each sūrah consists of several verses, which originally means a “sign” or “evidence” sent by Allah. Every Surah contains a different number of verses. An individual verse may be just a few letters or several lines.

In a month, the 30 juz’ (plural ajzāʼ) can be used to read through the entire Quran. therefore, the holy book of Muslims is also divided into seven approximately equal parts, manzil (plural manāzil), for it to be recited in a week.

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Right of Education for Women in Islam

In all societies and cultures around the world, women and girls have been victims of ruthless power struggles for centuries. Some areas around the world continue to exercise the patriarchy in different forms such as the denial of education, unequal salaries compared to men in workplaces, forced marriages and prostitution, among many others.

Like so many patriarchal societies at that time, our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(ﷺ) came at a time when the Arab society was rife with abhorrent practices against girls. He spread the words of Allah and preached Islam, liberating women and girls in every walk of life, education is a prime aspect. Thus, Allah has given women the right to education through this religion.

The first verse of revelation was about education for all as Allah said,” Read in the name of your Lord who created, created man from a clinging form. Read! Allah is the Most Generous, who taught by means of the pen; taught man what he did not know”.

So, mankind was addressed in these verses to seek knowledge and delve into critical thinking. Therefore, the emphasis laid on the acquisition of knowledge surpasses any statement or action denying girls’ the right to education.

As it does so in several other places in the Quran, the word “men” refers to humankind when Allah addresses humanity. Therefore, it is clear through these verses that engaging in critical thinking is a moral obligation on both men and women.

Our prophet(ﷺ) said in some Ahadith: “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim.” And in another: “He who has a slave-girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education will get a reward.”

Thus, education is not a right but a responsibility for every Muslim, male or female. If we see into the information about the intellectual abilities of two wives of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): Khadijah and Aishah(R.A), we will understand the right of education for women in Islam.


  1. Hazrat Khadijah, the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), was a wealthy tradeswoman, the richest woman in Mecca at the time, who exported goods as far away as Syria. She employed several males to manage her large business and to do so then in Arabia, necessitating that you have a high level of understanding and wisdom.
  2. Aishah Binte Abu Bakr, the youngest wife of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), was very talented and possessed an incredible memory. According to Islamic history, she is credited with narrating more than two thousand Hadith as a Muslim scholar and was noted for teaching eminent scholars. Hazrat Aishah (R.A) had a great love for learning and became known for her intelligence and sharp sense of judgment. It is clear from her life that a woman can be a scholar, exert influence over men and women and provide them with inspiration and leadership.

From all these examples, we can understand that Islam promotes education, particularly girls’ education.

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Online Quran Classes in Chicago

Why It Is Important to Take Online Quran Classes?

Because of the ongoing impact of the Islamic State and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, the growth and regional migration of Muslims reached the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Most Americans, who live in a country with a relatively small Muslim population have said they know little or nothing about Islam as many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places. That’s why we have taken the responsibility of spreading Islam in these areas. Lots of Muslims and non-Muslims are joining our online Quran classes in Chicago to learn more about this book and Islam.

In recent years due to conversion, there has been little net change in the size of the American Muslim population. Out of five American Muslim adults, one is raised in a different faith or none at all. Some Muslims have been raised as Muslims but no longer identify with the faith. About as many Americans become Muslim as leaving Islam. That is the main reason why Muslim parents want their children to join the Quran classes in Chicago.

Where is Chicago situated?

The seat of Cook County, Chicago, northeastern Illinois, the U.S. This city is the state’s largest and the country’s third most populous city with a population hovering near three million.

The Muslim community in Chicago:

The ethnic and theological diversity of global Islam is reflected by the Muslim community of metropolitan Chicago. In this region, many Muslim families take help from our online Quran classes. Though, it is really difficult to keep your faith strong while living in an area with such a minimum Muslim population but people are trying their best to strengthen their Muslim communities.

In the city prior to 1960, Bosnians, Arabs, and African Americans established Muslim organizations. Established in the Near North Side in 1906, a Bosnian mutual aid and benevolent society of Illinois, appears to be the oldest Muslim organization in the United States. A subsequent Bosnian mosque relocated in the 1970s to north suburban Northbrook. So, many Muslims take this advantage and enjoy the Quran class in Chicago.

In the early 1900s, Palestine Muslims began settling in Chicago. Mostly, entrepreneurs, occupied a socio-geographic niche along the edge of the South Side’s African American community by the late 1940s. In southwest suburban Bridgeview in 1982, a new facility was opened by the first Arab masjid, later adding two state-accredited schools for Muslim children. Meanwhile, Arab Muslims were attending various masjids throughout the metropolitan region by the end of the twentieth century, particularly on the city’s North Side and in some suburbs. These Arab Muslims want their children to learn the Quran as they used to learn in their native countries. That’s why we offered our Quran classes in Chicago to make Quran learning easier.

This Muslim community grew from 5 mosques, all within the city limits, to nearly 70 mosques dotting the six-county region after few decades, about two-thirds of them within the city and one-third in the suburbs. Since the 1965 changes in U.S. immigration policies, diversity within the local Muslim community has increased dramatically. Asian Muslims (especially Indo-Pak) have made a particularly notable institutional impact in recent years: over half of the region’s masjids serve predominantly Indo-Pakistani constituencies. Including two Islamic colleges, a council of local Islamic groups, many publishing and advocacy organizations, and an Islamic think tank, some organizations have proliferated as well. These organizations are playing their vital roles. We are also working along with these organizations as we are giving the best online Quran classes in Chicago.

How can we help?

Currently, there are fewer Muslims of all ages in America as compared to Jews by religion (5.7 million) but more than there are Hindus (2.1 million) and many more than there are Sikhs.

Muslims comprise significantly more than 1% of the community in some cities. In the same manner, Muslims are increasing in Chicago. More Muslim parents residing in that region require religious education for their kids. Thus, our online Quran classes are helping them a lot.

Therefore, according to our suggestion, the Muslim population of the U.S will grow faster than the Hindu population and much faster than the Jewish population in the coming decades. Hence, the American Muslim population is projected to reach 8.1 million people by 2050, or 2.1% of the total population. So, for those Muslims, it is difficult to approach the Mosques for Quran learning. That’s why our Quran class in Chicago is the best option for them.

There is one more main cause of Islam’s recent growth and that is natural increase. Mostly, Muslim Americans have more children than Americans of other religious faiths. The more their population increases the more their requirements for Islamic education increase. That’s why we provide the best online Quran classes in Chicago. Similarly, Muslims are younger than the general public, so a larger share of Muslims will soon be at the point in their lives when people begin having children. You can not spread Islam only by having more children. Muslim parents require guidance for their children throughout their lives. Thus, our online Quran classes in Chicago are helping the Muslim community to learn more about the Quran and Islam.

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Online Quran Classes in Fresno

Be at Your Best While Learning from Online Quran Classes

According to an estimate, about 3.45 million Muslims of all ages are there in the U.S., or about 1.1% of the U.S. population. A research center also evaluated that there are 2.15 million Muslim adults in the country and that a majority of them (58%) are immigrants. Thus, the Muslim population is increasing in America but still, they have some serious problems regarding their religious education. We at BQT, have taken the responsibility for the teaching of Islam and the Quran through our online Quran classes in Fresno.

Where is Fresno?

Fresno is a city in the California United States, the county seat of Fresno County. Making it the fifth-largest city in California, the population of this city was 510,365 in 2010, the largest inland city in California, and the 34th largest in the nation. Hence, it is situated in the center of the San Joaquin Valley of Central California, approximately 200 miles (322 km) north of Los Angeles, and 160 miles (257 km) east of Seaside on the Pacific Ocean. Metropolitan Fresno has a population of 1,107,416. An ash leaf is featured on the city’s flag as the Spanish language word for the ash tree means Fresno.

A station near Easterby’s farm was established by the Central Pacific Railroad for its new Southern Pacific line in 1872. Soon there was a store. The town of Fresno Station grew around the station and the store, later called Fresno.

Muslims in Fresno:

There are 15,000 Muslims in Fresno. A small population—but they are united together because of their faith. Muslims have looked to the Quran for guidance for centuries. That’s why whenever Muslims want to give religious education to their children, they seek help from Quran. Although, most of the time they are unable to visit Masjid for Quran learning. so, they prefer online learning to be safe and comfortable.

We feel proud to provide Quran classes to Muslims of this region. Our Quran courses guide Muslims about how to spend their lives according to Islam even when they are living in America. The majority of Muslim families have joined our online Quran classes in Fresno. Our qualified and certified teachers are fluent in the English language making it easy for Muslims living in Fresno.

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