OTHER NAMES OF THE QUR’AN
The Qur’an has many names. But needless to say, the most commonly used name is “Qur’an.
The Qur’an has many names. But needless to say, the most commonly used name is “Qur’an.” This is mentioned in the Qur’an:
“Most certainly it is a Qur’an (recited) most honorable” (al-Waqia 56:78)
- Al-Kitab; meaning the Qur’an. “This is the Book: there is no doubt about it....” (al-Baqarah 2:1–2).
- Al-Furqan; meaning the Criterion for right and wrong, it was given this title because it differentiates between the truth and false, the lawful and unlawful.
- Adh-Dhikr; which means a reminder, to remember. The Qur’an was given this title because it is a reminder of Allah.
“Indeed it is We, We Who sent down the Reminder in parts, and it is indeed We Who are its Guardian” (al-Hijr 15:9).
- Al-Huda; meaning guidance. The Book of Allah was given this name because it guides the people to the path of truth.
“...as guidance for the people...” (Al Imran 3:4).