“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.
In order to gain a proper understanding of many verses in the Holy Quraan, it is important to understand and know the historic context of the revelations. So many revelations in the Holy Quraan came down to provide guidance to Prophet Muhammad and the fellow Muslims based on what they were confronting at that time.
“Alif, Lam, Meem. This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter. These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful. As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, Chapter 2)
Calling the Quraan amazing is not something done only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and who are pleased with it; it has been labeled amazing by non-Muslims as well. In fact, even people who hate Islam very much have still called it amazing. One thing which surprises non-muslims who are examining the book very closely is that the Qur’aan does not appear to them to be what they expected.
The original text of the Quraan, in Arabic, is widely available throughout the world. The Holy Quraan is the only revealed text still extant today in its original language and form.