The Quran is the essential text of Islam and a practical guidebook towards maneuvering life’s countless decisions. This book, which was revealed to Mohammed from God through the angel Gabriel, contains stories and lessons that are read, recited, and practiced by millions of Muslims on a daily basis all over the world.
Since the Quran was memorized by the Prophet Mohammed and his followers, not one word of the 114 chapters has been changed in over fourteen centuries. Translations may be different from language to language, but the Quran itself remains unchanged, something that has been verified by scholars who are and are not Muslim. The actual revealed verses remain intact in the Semitic language of Arabic, and hundreds of thousands of people all over the world consider it an honor to memorize this holy book from cover to cover.
The central theme of the Quran is the relationship between God and His creation. The Quran also discusses matters such as worship, stories of previous nations and prophets, wisdom, hope, tolerance, the afterlife and much more and is seen as a continuation of God’s guidance from the books of the earlier Abrahamic faiths, which the following verses demonstrate:
“He (God) has sent down to you the Book (the Quran) with truth, confirming what was revealed before; And He sent down the Torah (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this as a guide in humankind; and He sent down the Criterion (the Quran)” (Quran 3:3-4).