What is the Quran? Arabic English
This opening chapter of The Quran, the Fatiah, is
central in Islamic prayer. It contains the essence
of The Quran and is recited during every prayer.
The Quran is a record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. It was memorized by Muhammad and then dictated to his Companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during his lifetime. Not one word of its 114 chapters, Suras, has been changed over the centuries, so that the Quran is in every detail the unique and miraculous text which was revealed to Muhammad fourteen centuries ago.