What Is the Quran?

The Quran is the central religious text of Islam and is considered by Muslims to be the literal Words of Allah. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) over 23 years and contains guidance for believers on how to live a righteous life. The Quranic scripture is divided into 114 chapters, or surahs, each comprising verses called ayahs. The Quran covers a wide range of topics, including faith, ethics, law, history, and stories of the prophets. 

It outlines core Islamic beliefs such as monotheism, submission to Allah’s Will (Islam), and the Day of Judgment. The Quran is not only read but also recited in prayer and revered in daily life as an ultimate source of moral and spiritual guidance. Its teachings form the basis for individual conduct as well as societal norms across countless Muslim cultures around the world.