The status of the Holy Quran by Imamates

SHAFAQNA- (Shia International News Association) –

First the holy Quran and then the Prophet’s tradition which is in company with the Holy Quran are considered as the foundations of Islamic law making , except for the fact that, both the term and the meaning of the Quran is Revelation, but only the meaning of tradition is Revelation, not its term. That is why, the Prophet (s.a.w.) challenged people to bring something like the Quran, not like tradition.

There is no need to introduce the Quran, it is a light shining by itself and throws light upon the other things, like the sun which illuminates its surrounding and every light is dim in comparison with it. That would be enough that Allah praises the Quran by different statements. Sometimes He considers it as a guide to the way which is the most upright.[1]He also says that the Quran explains clearly everything.[2] Moreover He presents it as the discriminator between right and wrong which warns the nations,[3] and the other statements which have been mentioned in the Quran.

The Holy Quran is the basic source for the Muslims and the fundamental basis of Islamic civilization, especially in moral, philosophic and jurisprudential fields which has been a supporter of law making of Muslims for a long time.[4]



[1] – Quran, al- Isra, verse no. 9, (ان هذا القران یهدی للتی هی اقوم) “Surely this Quran guides to that which is most upright.”

[2] – Quran, al- Nahl, verse no. 89, (و نزلنا علیک الکتاب تبیانا لکل شئ) “and We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything.”

[3] – Quran, al- Furqan, verse no. 1, (تبارک الذی نزل الفرقان علی عبده لیکون للعالمین نذیرا) “Blessed is He Who sent down the Furqan upon His servant that he may be a warner to the nations.”

[4] – The Aspect of Shia Creed , p. 149.



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