The Qur'an is the last scripture that has been revealed to mankind by the Lord Creator and Protector. It was through the Last Messenger, Muhammad (e), that the world first heard of it. It certainly is the divine scripture that is to be accepted by all, upto the very last man.
The term â€˜Qur'an' has the meanings of â€˜the recitation', or â€˜that which is to be recited' and of â€˜that which is recited.' Indeed, the Qur'an itself has employed the connotation â€˜the scripture that is recited' in connection with this term (13:31). Unlike the earlier scriptures, the Qur'an is never a compilation of legal pronouncements or code of laws (Taurat), or hymns (Zaboor) or a collection of Gospel or good news (Injeel). It is highly probable that the Qur'an has been named as the last scripture because each one of its words is to be repeatedly read by thousands upon thousands of its believers and is to be so etched into their hearts so as to mould their very lives according to its guideline