The Names and Descriptions of the Glorious Qur’an


1) al-Furqaan – The Criterion


تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا


Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures.

(al-Furqaan: 1)

2) al-Dhikr – The Reminder & al-Dhikr al-Hakeem – The Wise Reminder


إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ


It is We Who have sent down the Reminder and We Who will preserve it.

(al-Hijr: 9)


ذَلِكَ نَتْلُوهُ عَليْكَ مِنَ الآيَاتِ وَالذِّكْرِ الْحَكِيمِ


That is what We recite to you of the Signs and the Wise Reminder.

(Aal ‘Imraan: 58 )

3) Noorun Mubeen – A Clear Light


وَأَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ نُورًا مُبِينًا

We have sent down a Clear Light to you.
(al-Nisaa’: 174)

4) al-Kitaab – The Book


ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لا رَيْبَ فِيهِ

This is the Book, whereof there is no doubt.
(al-Baqarah: 2)


5) al-Kitaab al-Hakeem – The Wise Book


الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ


Alif Lam Ra. These are the Signs of the Wise Book.

(Yunus: 1)

6) al-Kitaab al-Mubeen – The Clear Book


الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ


Alif Lam Ra. These are the Signs of the Clear Book.

(Yusuf: 1)

7) Huda – Guidance


ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

This is the Book, whereof there is no doubt. A guidance for those who ward off (evil).
(al-Baqarah: 2)

8 ) Bushraa – Glad tidings


هُدًى وَبُشْرَى لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

A guidance and glad tidings for the believers.
(al-Naml: 2)

9) Rahmah – Mercy

هُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لِلْمُحْسِنِينَ


A guidance and mercy for those who do good.

(Luqman: 3)


10) Tanzeel – Revelation


تَنْزِيلٌ مِنَ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ


A revelation from the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful.

(Fussilat: 2)

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