The Attributes of the Quran

In the Quran, the following attributes of the Quran have been mentioned along with the word 'Quran':

1. Arabiyyan

which means: Arabic i e. plain, clear and distinct

وَكَذَلِكَ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا

"Thus have We sent to you by inspiration, an Arabic Qur'an... [42:7]

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

"We have revealed it an Arabic Qur'an, that you may (use your mind,) understand (it and become intelligent and wise)." [12:2]

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

"We have made it an Arabic Qur'an, that you may (use your mind,) understand (it and become intelligent and wise)." [43:3]

قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ

"(It is) a Qur'an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they may keep from deviation. " [39:28]

كِتَابٌ فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ

"A Book, the verses of which are fully detailed, an Arabic Qur'an, for people who have knowledge." [41:3]

2. Mubeen

which means: Clear, plain, perspicuous, distinct, eloquent, manifest, distinguishing and distinguished

الر تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ وَقُرْآنٍ مُبِينٍ

"A. L. R. These are the Ayats of the Book - of a Qur'an that is clear and makes things clear." [15:1]

وَمَا عَلَّمْنَاهُ الشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنْبَغِي لَهُ إِنْ هُوَ إِلا ذِكْرٌ وَقُرْآنٌ مُبِينٌ

"We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than an exhortation and a Qur'an that is clear and makes things clear: " [36:69]

3. Azeem

which means: Great, Grand

وَالْقُرْآنَ الْعَظِيم

"...and the Grand Qur'an. " [15:87]

4. Hakeem

which means: Containing wisdom and judgments or judicious decisions

وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيم

"And the Qur'an that is full of wisdom." [36:2]

5. Kareem

which means: Highly esteemed or prized or valued; Excellent, precious, honourable, valuable and rare

إِنَّهُ لَقُرْآنٌ كَرِيمٌ

"That this is indeed a Qur'an Most Honourable, " [56:77]

6. Ajaban

which means: Extraordinary, wonderful

قُلْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ أَنَّهُ اسْتَمَعَ نَفَرٌ مِنَ الْجِنِّ فَقَالُوا إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا قُرْآنًا عَجَبًا

 

"Say, "I was inspired that a group of jinns listened, then said, `We have heard a wonderful Qur'an." [72:1]

7. Majeed

which means: Illustrious, glorious, splendid, noble, abounding in good

ق وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ

"Qaf: By the Glorious Qur'an" [50:1]

بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَجِيدٌ

"Indeed, it is a glorious Qur'an." [85:21]