God Sent the Qur'an Progressively so that Muhammad might Recite it over a Prolonged Period

For Muhammad is Not but a Clear Warner to the People of Mecca

17:106 - 108, Qur'an
[This is] a Qur'an which We have separated [by intervals] that you might recite it to the people [of Mecca] over a prolonged period.  And We have sent it down progressively.  Say, "Believe in it or do not believe.  Indeed, those who were given knowledge before it - when it is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration, and they say, "Exalted is our Lord!  Indeed, the promise of our Lord has been fulfilled -"

Isaiah 28:10, Torah
For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little.

25:32, Qur'an
[But] those who disbelieve say, "Why was the Qur'an not revealed to him all at once?"  Thus it is that We may strengthen thereby your heart.  And We have spaced it distinctly -

36:6 - 7, Qur'an
That you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are unaware.  Already the word has come into effect upon most of them, so they do not believe.

9:126 - 127, Qur'an
Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?  And whenever a surah is revealed, they look at each other, [saying], "Does anyone see you?" and then they dismiss themselves.  God has dismissed their hearts because they are a people who do not understand -

Isaiah 28:13, Torah
[For] the word of the Lord was to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.

68:44 - 45, Qur'an
So leave Me with whoever denies this [Qur'an].  We will progressively lead them [to punishment] from where they do not know.  And I will give them time.  Indeed, My plan is firm -

76:23, Qur'an
[For] indeed, it is We who have sent down to you, the Qur'an progressively.

7:184, Qur'an
Then do they not give thought?  There is not in your companion any madness.  He is not but a clear warner.


Muhammad is a Warner Like the Former Warners

We had Certainly Sent Noah to his People, saying, "I Fear for you the Punishment of a Painful Day"

53:56, Qur'an
This [prophet Muhammad] is a warner like the former warners,

73:15 - 16, Qur'an
[For] We have sent to you a messenger [Muhammad] as a witness upon you just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger [Moses].  But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

11:25 - 26, Qur'an
[And] We had certainly sent Noah to his people, [saying], "Indeed, I am to you a clear warner, that you not worship except God.  Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a painful day."

46:21, Qur'an
And remember the brother of 'Aad, when he warned his people in the [region of] al-Ahqaf - and warners had already passed on before him and after him - [saying], "Do not worship except God.  Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a terrible day."

46:9, Qur'an
[So] say [O Muhammad], "I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you.  I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner."

42:7, Qur'an
And thus We have revealed to you [O Muhammad] an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it and warn of the Day of Assembly, about which there is no doubt.  A party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.

35:24, Qur'an
[So] indeed, We have sent you with the truth as a warner and a bringer of good tidings.  And there was no nation but that there had passed within it a warner.

Jeremiah 7:25, Torah
"[For] since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt to this day I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending [them] daily.

Jeremiah 25:5 - 7, Torah
They said, 'Turn again now, everyone from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever.  And do not go after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.  Yet you have not listened to Me," the Lord says; "That you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.'

Jeremiah 25:8 - 9, Torah
Therefore the Lord thus says of hosts; 'Because you have not heard My words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' the Lord says, 'And Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations."

35:25 - 26, Qur'an
And [thus] if they deny you - then already have those before them denied.  Their messengers came to them with clear proofs and written ordinances and with the enlightening Scripture.  Then I seized the ones who disbelieved, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

25:37 - 39, Qur'an
[For] the people of Noah - when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them for mankind a sign.  And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment.  And [We destroyed] 'Aad and Thamud and the companions of the well and many generations between them.  And for each We presented examples [as warnings], and each We destroyed with [total] destruction.

34:45, Qur'an
[Thus] those before them denied, and the people [of Mecca] have not attained a tenth of what We had given them.  But the former peoples denied My messengers, so how [terrible] was My reproach.

10:102, Qur'an
So do they wait except for like [what occurred in] the days of those who passed on before them?  Say, "Then wait; indeed, I am with you among those who wait."


Read the Qur'an in the Order of Revelation

Muhammad Warned Mecca over a Prolonged Period, for he was a Warner Before a Severe Punishment

1st Al-'Alaq 96
2nd Al-Qalam 68

We have sent to you a messenger as a witness upon you [Muhammad] just as We sent to Pharaoh a messenger [Moses], but Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a ruinous seizure.

3rd Al-Muzzammil 73
4th Al-Muddathir 74
5th Al-Fatihah 1
6th Al-Masad 111
7th At-Takwir 81
8th Al-A'la 87
9th Al-Layl 92
10th Al-Fajr 89
11th Ad-Dhuhaa 93
12th Ash-Sharh 94
13th Al-'Asr 103
14th Al-'Adiyat 100
15th Al-Kawthar 108
16th At-Takathur 102
17th Al-Ma'un 107
18th Al-Kafirun 109
19th Al-Fil 105
20th Al-Falaq 113
21st An-Nas 114
22nd Al-Ikhlas 112

This prophet [Muhammad] is a warner like the former warners.

23rd An-Najm 53
24th 'Abasa 80
25th Al-Qadr 97
26th Ash-Shams 91
27th Al-Buruj 85
28th At-Tin 95
29th Quraysh 106
30th Al-Qari'ah 101
31st Al-Qiyama 75
32nd Al-Humazah 104
33rd Al-Mursalat 77

The people of Noah denied before them, and the companions of the well and Thamud and 'Aad and Pharaoh and the brothers of Lot and the companions of the thicket and the people of Tubba'.  All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.

34th Qaf 50
35th Al-Balad 90
36th At-Tariq 86
37th Al-Qamar 54
38th Sad 38

And for every nation is a specified term.  So when their time has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede it.  Then do they not give thought?  Muhammad is not but a clear warner.  Then do they not think that perhaps their appointed time has come near?

39th Al-A'raf 7
40th Al-Jinn 72
41st Ya-Sin 36

But those who disbelieve say, "Why was the Qur'an not revealed to him all at once?" Thus it is that We may strengthen thereby your heart.  And We have spaced it distinctly.

42nd Al-Furqan 25
43rd Fatir 35
44th Maryam 19
45th Taha 20
46th Al-Waqi'ah 56
47th Ash-Shu'ara 26
48th An-Naml 27
49th Al-Qasas 28

And so this is a Qur'an which We have separated by intervals that you might recite it to the people over a prolonged period.  And We have sent it down progressively.

50th Al-Isra 17
51st Yunus 10
52nd Hud 11
53rd Yusuf 12
54th Al-Hijr 15

For this is a Book which We have sent down that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it.

55th Al-An'am 6

And Our word has already preceded for Our servants, the messengers, that indeed, they would be those given victory and that indeed, Our soldiers will be those who overcome.  So, leave them for a time.  And see what will befall them, for they are going to see.  Then for Our punishment are they impatient?  But when it descends in their territory, then evil is the dawn of those who were warned.

56th As-Saffat 37
57th Luqman 31
58th Saba 34
59th Az-Zumar 39
60th Al-Ghafir 40
61st Fussilat 41

And thus We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur'an that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Mecca] and those around it.

62nd Ash-Shuraa 42
63rd Az-Zukhruf 43
64th Ad-Dukhan 44
65th Al-Jathiyah 45
66th Al-Ahqaf 46
67th Adh-Dhariyat 51

For indeed, for those who have wronged is a portion of punishment like the portion of their predecessors, so let them not impatiently urge Me.

68th Al-Ghashiyah 88
69th Al-Kahf 18

The command of God is coming, so be not impatient for it.

70th An-Nahl 16
71st Nuh 71
72nd Ibrahim 14

The time of their account has approached for the people.

73rd Al-Anbya 21
74th Al-Mu'minun 23

So they say, "When will this conquest be, if you are truthful?"

75th As-Sajdah 32
76th At-Tur 52
77th Al-Mulk 67
78th Al-Haaqqah 69
79th Al-Ma'arij 70
80th An-Naba 78
81st An-Nazi'at 79
82nd Al-Infitar 82
83rd Al-Inshiqaq 84
84th Ar-Rum 30

The term decreed by God is coming.

85th Al-'Ankabut 29
86th Al-Mutaffifin 83

Fight in the way of God those who fight you but do not transgress - Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

87th Al-Baqarah 2

The day of criterion - the day when the two armies met.

88th Al-Anfal 8

Mecca is like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied Our signs, so God seized them for their sins.

89th Ali 'Imran 3

He caused you to inherit their land and their homes and their properties and a land which you have not trodden.

90th Al-Ahzab 33
91st Al-Mumtahanah 60
92nd An-Nisa 4
93rd Al-Zalzalah 99
94th Al-Hadid 57

And how many a city was stronger than your city Mecca which drove you out?  We destroyed them; and there was no helper for them.

95th Muhammad 47
96th Ar-Ra'd 13
97th Al-Rahman 55
98th Al-Insan 76
99th At-Talaq 65
100th Al-Bayyinah 98
101st Al-Hashr 59
102nd An-Nur 24
103rd Al-Haj 22
104th Al-Munafiqun 63
105th Al-Mujadila 58
106th Al-Hujrat 49
107th At-Tahrim 66
108th At-Taghabun 64

You will obtain another favor that you love - victory from God and an imminent conquest.

109th As-Saf 61
110th Al-Jumu'ah 62

We have given you a clear conquest, and He promises other victories that you were so far unable to realize which God has already encompassed. And it is He who withheld their hands from you and your hands from them within Mecca after He caused you to overcome them.

111th Al-Fath 48

This day I have perfected for you your religion.

112th Al-Ma'idah 5

Do they not see that they are tried every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?  And whenever a surah is revealed, they dismiss themselves?

113th At-Tawbah 9

When the victory of God has come and the conquest, and you see the people entering into the religion of God in multitudes, then exalt God.

114th An-Nasr 110

 

* and *~ indicate verses that confirm or are related to the Torah or Gospel


We have Certainly Given you Seven of the Often Repeated Narrations and the Great Qur'an

We Sent Our Messengers - Noah, Hud, Salih, Abraham, Lot, Shu'ayb, and Moses - then Made them Narrations

23:44, Qur'an
We sent Our messengers in succession.  Every time there came to a nation its messenger, they denied him, so We made them follow one another [to destruction], and We made them narrations.  So away with a people who do not believe.

15:84 - 87, Qur'an
So nothing availed them [from] what they used to earn.  And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth.  And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.  Indeed, your Lord - He is the Knowing Creator.  And We have certainly given you, seven of the often repeated [narrations] and the great Qur'an.

22:42 - 44, Qur'an
[But] if they deny you, - so, before them, did the people of Noah [1] and 'Aad [2] and Thamud [3] deny [their prophets], and the people of Abraham [4] and the people of Lot [5] and the inhabitants of Midian [6].  And Moses [7] was denied, so I prolonged enjoyment for the disbelievers; then I seized them, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

26:103 - 106, Qur'an
[So] indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The people of Noah [1] denied the messengers, when their brother Noah said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:121 - 124, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  'Aad [2] denied the messengers, when their brother Hud said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:139 - 142, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  Thamud [3] denied the messengers, when their brother Salih said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:67 - 70, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  And recite to them the news of Abraham [4], when he said to his father and his people, "What do you worship?"

26:158 - 161, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The people of Lot [5] denied the messengers, when their brother Lot said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:174 - 177, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  The companions of the thicket [6] denied the messengers, when Shu'ayb said to them, "Will you not fear God?"

26:8 - 11, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.  And when your Lord called Moses [7], [saying], "Go to the wrongdoing people - the people of Pharaoh.  Will they not fear God?"

26:190 - 191, Qur'an
Indeed in that is a sign, but most of them were not to be believers.  And indeed, your Lord - He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

39:23, Qur'an
[Thus] God has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration.  The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of God.  That is the guidance of God by which He guides whom He wills.  And one whom God leaves astray - for him there is no guide.

11:120, Qur'an
[So] each story We relate to you from the news of the messengers is that by which We make firm your heart.  And there has come to you, in this, the truth and an instruction and a reminder for the believers -

60:6, Qur'an
[Whereby] there has certainly been for you in [Abraham and those with him] an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in God and the Last Day.  And whoever turns away - then indeed, God is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.