The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, which is believed to be a revelation from Allah (God). According to Islamic tradition, the first verse of the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad by the archangel Jibrail (Gabriel) who visited the prophet while he was on an isolated retreat in the cave of Hira near Mecca. Thereafter, Muhammad received daily revelations over a period of twenty-three years.
The exact date when Qur’anic verses were revealed to Muhammad is unknown. It is only known that the Qur’an was revealed during the holy month of Ramadan. Most Sunni Muslims celebrate the revelation on the 27th of Ramadan, while many Shia Muslims observe it on the 23rd of Ramadan. They call this holiday Laylat al-Quadr. In Brunei and Western Malaysia, the celebration is known as Nuzul Al-Qur’an and is held on the 17th of Ramadan.Remind me with Google Calendar
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