Q: This is just a small enquiry to help me to understand something a little better. The number of times that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) received revelation from Hazrat Jibraeel (Alayhis Salaam). I have read that it is as many as 23000 times? Does this figure sound correct (I could be remembering incorrectly or maybe there was a typing mistake in what I read). The reason I wonder whether this figure is correct, is because the Qur'an has almost 6300 ayats, and some surahs were revealed at all at once, but there were also times that only a part of an ayat was revealed, so I thought (probably mistakenly) that a figure around 6300 would be more correct. If possible, please kindly explain if 23000 is correct.

A: The Qur'aan is not the only revelation. One type of wahi is the hadeeth, just as the other type of wahi is the Qur'aanic aayaat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)