Not All of Allah’s Revelation is in the Qur’an.

Behold! Allah promised you one of the two parties, that it should be yours: You wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah willed to justify the Truth according to His words and to cut off the roots of the Unbelievers.” (Qur’an 8:7)


Does anyone recall when Allah (swt) made this promise to the Blessed Messenger (saw)? Where is that statement at anywhere in the Qur’an?


Allah promised that the Muslims would either gain the caravan of Abū Sufyān, or defeat the army of Abū Jahl. However, this promise made by Allah is not found anywhere in the Qur’ān.


It was conveyed to the believers by the Blessed Prophet, however the verse states ‘Allah promised you’ and not ‘the Prophet promised you’. Hence the Blessed Prophet (saw) received the promise from Allah through unrecorded revelation that is not included in the Qur’an!


All of the Qur’an is revelation but not all of Allah’s revelation is in the Qur’an.


We all know that the Injil, Torah, Zabur and Suhuf are all revelation and yet not all of them are scrolls or books. In fact not all revelation that Allah (swt) gives is recorded in books or scrolls.


Every Prophet received revelation but not all prophets did receive a book.


Indeed, We have revealed to you as We revealed  to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed  to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Zabur.” (Qur’an 4:163) 


There is no book or revelation that was recorded or written down that was given to Noah (a.s).


And it was revealed to Noah, that, “No one will believe from your people except those who have already believed, so do not be distressed by what they have been doing.” (Qur’an 11:36)  



There is no kitab of Noah. None at all. The Qur’an does not mention this. It is clear assumption. Allah (swt) can clearly inform us if they did like when he mentions the suhuf (scrolls) of Ibrahim.



It is safe to assume however, that Ishamel and Issac (upon both be peace) had access to the Suhuf of Abraham. Though the Qur’an does not say this.

Jacob (a.s) it is hard to tell.

Jesus (a.s) had the Injil.

Aaron (a.s) is safe to say he had the Torah of Moses.

Solomon and David (upon both be peace) had the Torah of Moses, and David had the Zabur. Though the Qur’an does not say that Solomon had access to the Torah.

Job and Jonah both possibly had access to the Torah. Though the Qur’an does not say this.


However, the following point is still very strong.


Every Prophet received revelation but not all prophets did receive a book.



This verse states that the aforementioned Prophets all received revelation, but it is known that many of them did not receive a book. If revelation was confined to the books, then every Prophet would have received one. The fact many Prophets did not receive a book demonstrates that there exists revelation outside of these books.



All of the Qur’an is inspired but not everything that Allah inspired is in the Qur’an.


And your Lord revealed  to the been, saying: Choose your habitations in the hill and in the trees and in that which you have built.” (Qur’an 16:68)


We know that bee’s do not have a kitab (book).


Allah (swt) sent revelation to the disciples of Jesus to let them have firm belief in Jesus.


And when I revealed to the disciples, “Believe in Me and in My messenger Jesus.” They said, “We have believed, so bear witness that indeed we are Muslims.” (Qur’an 5:111)

And We revealed to the mother of Moses, “Suckle him; but when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will return him to you and will make him of the messengers.” (Qur’an 28: 73)

Women received revelation. Yet, we do not say that the mother of Moses received a book other than what Moses was given, the Torah.


And when Our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, those who do not expect the meeting with Us say, “Bring us a Qur’an other than this or change it.” Say, “It is not for me to change it on my own accord. I only follow what is revealed to me. Indeed I fear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a tremendous Day.” (Qur’an 10:15)


Further proof that the Blessed Messenger (saw) received revelation other than the Qur’ān is that the compilation of the Qur’ān is not in its chronological order. Verses revealed in Makkah are found in Madanī chapters and vice versa. Likewise chapters revealed in Madina come before chapters revealed in Makkah. The arrangement of verses within surahs, and the arrangement of the surahs within the Qur’ān could only have been done by the Blessed Messenger (saw) based upon revelation from Allah. As Allah commands the Blessed Messenger (saw) to say:


It is not for me to change it of my own accord.”




And We made them leaders guiding by Our command. And We revealed to them the

revealed doing of good deeds, establishment of prayer, and giving of zakah; and they worshiped us.” (Qur’an 21:73) 


The Blessed and Noble Prophet (saw) his doing of good, his establishing of the Prayer and his method of giving Zakah are all revelation. Those who reject the clear verses of Allah (swt) are none but the disbelievers. The establishment of the prayer and the amount of giving the zakah are revelation not recorded in the Qur’an.


Say, “If I should err, I would only err against myself. But if I am guided, it is by what my Lord reveals to me. Indeed, He is Hearing and near.” (Qur’an 34:50)


A method for establishing the hadith. It is possible the Prophet (saw) said something that is in error. However, it contradicts established facts and observable reality, it can be rejected as it is in error.


Say, “It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn listened and said, “Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an.” (Qur’an 72:1) 


This had to have happened before this proclamation. Yet, we do not find any where else in the Qur’an where Allah (swt) informed the Blessed Messenger (saw) of this information. Notice the text does not say, “It is now being revealed to me.” “I am now proclaiming to you this information”


When the Muslims arrived in Madina, the Blessed Messenger (saw) commanded them to pray facing Jerusalem. This continued until Allah (swt) revealed:

So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-haram.” (Qur’an 2:144)


Some of the non Muslims criticised this order, and demanded to know why the Qiblah was originally Jerusalem, but had now been changed. So Allah revealed:


We did not appoint the Qiblah that you were on except to distinguish the ones who follow the messenger from the ones who would turn back on their heels.” (Qur’an 2:143)



In other words this was a test from Allah. However, although Allah attributes the appointment of the previous Qiblah to Himself, this appointment is not found anywhere in the Qur’ān. It was the Blessed Messenger (saw) who told the believers to face Jerusalem, based upon revelation from Allah. This revelation was not part of the Qur’ān, and hence was unrecited revelation.




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16 responses to “Not All of Allah’s Revelation is in the Qur’an.

  1. al-Tamili

    Nice writeup, brother. The whole message of your article could be summed up with these verses: “Each one of them demands that a scripture be sent down to him and unrolled before his eyes. No! Verily, they fear not the Hereafter.” (Qur’an 74:52-53) You could have used this somewhere. 🙂

  2. Faruk Choudhury

    We can logically assume that since Allah SWT has given us a book (we are people of the book) everything revealed has gone into the Quran. If not where are the other revelations? Discovered three hundred years after the Prophet’s (SAS) death as Hadiths with all those self-serving prophesy for the benefit of later day corrupt rulers?

    No brothers/sisters, we should worry about the Quran only.

  3. IMB

    Salam: you mentioned “There is no book or revelation that was recorded or written down that was given to Noah (a.s)”; please consult 6:83 to 6:89, you will find the answer

  4. Abu Musa

    Salam. Thank you for your thought-provoking articles.

    I think you dismissed the comment above of IMB too easily. It is not assumption to say that Noah received Scripture (kitaab) – it says so in the Qur’an. The verses IMB refers to (6:83-89) say that all those Prophets (including Noah) *were* given Scripture. So it is wrong to say there is no mention of Noah getting Scripture. It is not for me or you to say whether it was written down or not. Scripture can be oral, it’s still Scripture. The Qur’an was still Scripture before it was written down by the companions.

    Also in 3:81, it mentions that all the Prophets were given of Scripture.

    So the argument that some Prophets didn’t get a Book/Scripture is contradicted by the Qur’an. Would you concede that?

    For me, the point about the Prophet being given extra-Qur’anic Wahy is not in dispute – even the bee was given Wahy. The real question is whether the Muslims are directed to follow any of the Wahy given to the Prophet (saws) *besides* the Qur’an? I can’t find any evidence of the Qur’an asking that.

    So I would argue that the extra-Qur’anic Wahy was for him for his life, but the Qur’an was the only Wahy that was to be our source of guidance after his passing. In the same way, Musa (as) received the Taurat and no doubt much extra-Taurat Wahy, but the Jews after his passing were only commanded in the Qur’an to follow the Taurat, not the other stuff.

    What do you think?

    • What do I think? I think your arguments are weak.

      We will let the readers decide.

      As we are using the word ‘scripture’

      Definition of scripture
      1a(1)capitalized : the books of the Bible —often used in plural
      (2)often capitalized : a passage from the Bible
      b: a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative
      2: something written
      the primitive man’s awe for any scripture

      “Scripture can be oral, it’s still Scripture. The Qur’an was still Scripture before it was written down by the companions.”

      You have not a single shred of evidence to support your claims.

      People who follow the Quranist religion are among the most extremely weak in the Arabic language I have come across.

      The word scripture is never used for oral writings…as it is a very very English word.

      Thank you for your contributions.

      • Abu Musa

        So you prefer Book as a translation of Kitaab – no problem.

        You claim Noah didn’t get a Kitaab (Book).

        6:83-89 says Noah did get a Kitaab (Book).
        3:82 says all Nabiyyiin (I’ll leave untranslated) were given “min Kitaab”

        Therefore your claim Noah didn’t get a Kitaab is wrong.

        Can you please just answer this point, rather than avoiding it.

      • Could you provide a single solitary piece of evidence that this kitab was something written? That it was to be on the level of the Torah, the Injeel, the Qur’an?

        You can’t.


  5. Abu Musa

    sorry it is 3:81 (not 3:82) – typo

  6. Salam alaykum

    True, yet the Quran is the only revelation preserved and codified as revelation in order to be recited and acted upon.

  7. Osman

    Asc dear brother I have enjoyed your blog and learned much from it .I noticed when you were refuting quraaniyuun group you were polimic a d sometimes condescending and dismissive , I understand your strong dislike of them and I might agree with you on some issues .However if our brothers are mistaken shouldn’t you correct them manner of respect and explain your viewpoint without resorting to bit of arrogance. Everyone is not as good as you and don’t have the level of knowledge. They need more compassion and understanding so some of them might change their beliefs. Thank you brother

    • walakum salaam wr wb, I will certainly reflect on what you have said and take that on board. I take this as a gift from Allah (swt) that I need to continue to rectify myself and my interactions with others. It is my hope that many of them who have commented on this site and have been virulent, and abusive towards me and others may reflect on their interactions as well. Amin.

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