It may seem unusual at first in that it doesn’t seem to have a concrete beginning or end, can be read starting from anywhere, repeats certain things often and is divided into parts which are neither chronological nor thematic. But, after studying with a person of knowledge, one soon sees how these actually enhance the majesty of the Noble Reading.
The Prophet Muhammad served as the interpreter and living example of the Qur’an’s Message. Thus his Sunnah is vital to gaining a correct understanding of God’s Words.
The Qur’an is God’s final message to mankind and a miracle for all times. Thus God Himself promises in the Qur’an that He will not allow The Wise Qur’an to be lost or distorted as previous scriptures were at the hands of religious elites. Indeed this book is exactly as it was 1,400 year ago when first revealed.
Just as it brought guidance and spiritual support at all levels to the first Muslims, it continues so today. The final message to mankind confirms the core teachings of prior Prophets and Divine books (like the Psalms, Gospel, etc.) to worship only the one, true God and follow the Creator’s guidance to achieve blessings in this life and eternal happiness in the next. In addition, many of the key distortions introduced over time in those teachings (discrepancies, myths, etc.) are corrected.
Unlike the teachings of other Books and Prophets, the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad address all of mankind—not particular nations or groups of people. And as the final Message to humanity, the Qur’an offers comprehensive guidance to all peoples everywhere, in every era, in every aspect of life.
The Noble Qur’an’s miracle is also in terms of its style, content and effect.
Its linguistic elegance in the original Arabic is absolutely unique and cannot be equaled. This miraculous characteristic gives many who hear or read it the immediate sense that they are truly experiencing the very words of the Creator Himself.
The scripture of Islam seeks to awaken the inner nature of man. It answers the big questions of life in ways that are perpetually appealing to the mind, regardless of time and place. And it follows this up consistently with profound yet intellectually appealing and emotionally uplifting wisdom.