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Nuzul Al Quran 2024: Meaning, History, Significance, And Celebration


Nuzul Al Quran is a Muslim festival to remember the day when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recieved his first revelation of Islam’s sacred book, the holy Quran. As per scholars, the date of revelation is unknown to the Muslim community, but many hadiths suggest that the holy Quran was revealed in the last 10 odd nights of Ramadan. However, some Islamic scholars suggest the origination of Islam as religion took place 17th of Ramadan, with the descent of the holy Quran. The day is known as Nuzul Al Quran and carries immense significance in Muslims worldwide.

Nuzul Quran meaning

Nuzul or Nuzuool means the descent of something special. Therefore, Nuzul Al Quran means the descent of the holy book of Quran from heaven to earth. The act signifies the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Angel Jibrail.

Nuzul Al Quran 2024: It will occur on March 29th-29th, 2024.

History of Nuzul Quran


The first recital of the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by the Angel Jibrail, and this is known as Nuzul Al-Quran. Jibrail visited Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) while the Prophet was doing Ibadah in the Cave of Hira on mount Jabal al Nour near Makkah. He took refuge in the cave to get away from the people’s terrible deeds. In the holy month of Ramadan, Jibrail revealed the first five verses of Surah Al-Alaq to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). After this initial revelation, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had numerous more revelations of the holy scripture over the remainder of his life. Scribes collected all these revelations and assembled them into a document that eventually became the holy Quran.

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Significance of Nuzul Quran

The celebration of the Nuzul Quran is noteworthy because it commemorates the day Allah gave mankind his last direction, the holy Quran. It’s a day when Muslims reflect on the verses of the sacred book and try to inculcate Allah’s teachings in their lives. It is believed that as long as one is in synchronization with the book, the individual will have better relationships with the community and mankind. The Quran also directs humanity on the rightful path shown by Allah, the almighty. Nuzul Al-Quran reminds Muslims across the globe about the necessity of not just reading but also comprehending the meaning of the Quran’s verses. It also emphasizes the holy book as a guide for Muslims while practicing Ibadah or spiritually connecting with Allah (SWT).

Advantages or kelebihan Nuzul Al Quran

One cannot benefit simply from the holy day unless they convert the blessings of the day into their actions. Hence, one must recite the sacred book of the Quran on Nuzul Quran. It is said that one will get rewarded for every word they read in the Quran. Further, the Quran calms a soul and assists in connecting spiritually with Allah. It is the ultimate source of guidance to differentiate between what is right and what is sinful in the eyes of all-merciful Allah.

Things to do on Nuzul Al Quran


1. Visit local mosque

On the holy day of Nuzul Quran, nothing is more rewarding than performing Namaz in the congregation. One can also recite the sacred book of the Quran in a nearby local mosque with friends and family. Reciting the Quran and praying assist a person to establish a spiritual and personal connection with the almighty Allah.

2. Recite & reflect on Quran

Although it is not obligatory to finish reading the Quran during Ramadan, Muslims take advantage of this particular time of year and attempt to read as much as possible. Further, reading numerous verses of the holy Quran on the Nuzul Al Quran benefits a person greatly in their lives. One should recite the Quran at a slow tempo to better grasp and absorb the pure essence contained in the verses. Additionally, one can perform other good deeds in order to obtain Allah SWT’s favor.

3. Fasting from sunrise to sunset

As fasting in Ramadan makes one of the 5 pillars of Islam, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset on Nuzul Al Quran. They abstain from food and water before the daybreak and continue to do so till sunset before iftar. Muslims are advised to consume a pre-fast meal known as suhoor before daybreak. Spiritual benefits of fasting (thawab) are said to be enhanced during Nuzul Al Quran.

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Nuzul Quran worldwide celebration


Muslim men, women, and children wear white robes and go to the local mosque to worship and read from the Quran on this day. However, the objective of this holiday is to reflect on the genuine meaning of the sacred scripture. Generally, Muslims spend the remainder of the day with their families after visiting the mosques.

Nuzul Quran is a highly significant event for Muslims worldwide. Its festivities commemorate the beginning of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) revelation of the Quran. One should utilize the day by praying to Allah, seeking His blessings, and reciting the Quran.

Nuzul Al Quran FAQs

What happened on Nuzul Quran?

Nuzul Al-Quran, also known as Quran Revelation Day, commemorates the day when the Quran verses were originally revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

When is Nuzul Quran?

Nuzul Quran is observed every year on the 17th day of Ramadan. There is, however, no precise date.

What are the things to do on Nuzul Quran?

Visiting mosques, reciting the Quran, and fasting are some of the things to do on the Nuzul Al Quran.

Are there any Nuzul Al Quran quotes?

This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah – Baqarah Ayat 2.

What are the key points of lectures or Ceramah of Nuzul al Quran?

One must recite Quran, understand it and reflect upon it in their lives is the main point to remember for all Muslims on Nuzul Al Quran.

Dr Omar Ayoub

Dr. Omar Ayoub is a tech enthusiast and a part time researcher and accounts authorship of several international publications. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from USA and has an experience of more than 10 years in Saudi Arabia working in tourism, hospitality, education, technology and retail sector. His interests include traveling, writing, and exploring trending technologies.

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