What is the Quran?
It is the Words of Allah which the Angel Gabriel conveyed to Muhammad (s) .
The Qur’an differs from the previous Heavenly Books in the following ways:
It is the last Heavenly Book which was revealed, and for that reason, Allah, the Exalted, promised to protect it from any distortion until the Last Day. One must believe that Allah has preserved the Qur’an from all distortions, adulterations, additions, or impairments. Allah says:(Indeed it is We who sent down the revelation and indeed, We will be its guardian.) [ 15:9 ]
Reciting it is an act of worship; this is one of the ways it is preserved by Allah. The Prophet (s) said: “Whoever recites one letter of the Qur’an, he will receive ten rewards. I do not mean that ‘Alif Laam Meem’ is one letter, rather, ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter, and ‘Meem’ is a letter.”s ( Tirmidhi )
Memorizing it is also an act of worship. The Prophet (s) said: “One who has not memorized any of the Qur’an is like an abandoned house.” ( Tirmidhi )
Paying importance to it and teaching it is also regarded as an act of worship. The Prophet (s) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” ( Bukhari )
The Qur’an includes all the legislations which reform society and it guarantees happiness for all in its implementation. Allah says: (And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims.) [ 16:89 ]
The Qur’an has documented the stories of the Prophets and Messengers, and what happened between them and their peoples, from Adam through to Muhammad (s) .
It was revealed to mankind in order that they may live a life of peace and happiness, and to take them out of the darkness of the various falsehoods to the one light of Islam. Allah says: (This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you [O Muhammad ] in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness into light by the permission of their Lord - to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy.) [ 14:1 ]
what they say about the qur'an ?
Maurice Bucaille, said in his book: The Bible, the Qur’an, and Science: ‘A totally objective examination of [the Qur’an ] in the light of modern knowledge, leads us to recognize the agreement between the two, as has been already noted on repeated occasions. It makes us deem it quite unthinkable for a man of Muhammad’s time to have been the author of such statements, on account of the state of knowledge in his day. Such considerations are part of what gives the Qurʹanic Revelation its unique place, and forces the impartial scientist to admit his inability to provide and explanation which calls solely upon materialistic reasoning.’