By Mohamad Ali El Husseini The Knowledge of the Quran
The Knowledge of the Qur'an
By: Mohamad Ali El Husseini
Prefaced by : Ayatullah Shaikh Muhammad Hadi Ma’rifah
In The Name of Allah ,
The Beneficent , The Merciful.
All praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds , and peace and blessing on the master of the messengers , and the intercessor of believers , who has been sent as a mercy for the worlds , Muhammad Bin Abdullah (p.b) and his pure, good natured, infallible family. And the lasting curse on the whole of their enemies till the Day of judgment.
The Holy Qur'an is the speech of Allah, which descended from heaven on the honest Prophet (P.b)to support his prophecy , it is a memory, a medication and a light for people. It is also the main source of legislation for Muslims.
So the Holy Qur'an is a comprehensive , universal, and scientific book for everybody, everywhere and every time . The Holy Qur'an is the guide for the straightest path.
The Holy Qur'an has been revealed by the Lord of the worlds, to show people the rules of the religion , creeds, nobility of characters and so on. It has an explanation for everything.
Allah commands us to read Qur'an , He says :
( there fore read as much of it as is easy )
The Almighty Allah also commands us to understand the meaning of its verses and to recite them:
( Do they not then meditate on the Qur'an? and if it were from any other than Allah they would have found in it many a discrepancy )
(Or add to it , and recite the Qur'an as it ought to be recited )
The Prophet of Allah (P.b)also commands us to recite , learn , carry Qur'an and hold fast to it , as it was stated in the true and recurrent Hadith:
( I left among you the most two important things : The Book of Allah and my progeny , (Ahlu bayti ) the family of mine , if you hold fast to them you will never get lost )
But unfortunately , today we see people have deserted Qur'an as the Holy verse says :
( And the Apostle cried out : O my lord ! surely my people have treated this Qur'an as a forsaken thing ) 
The Holy Qur'an now is complaining as Imam Sadeq (p.b) says :
( Three things complain to Allah the Almighty : A wrecked mosque that nobody prays in , a scholar among ignorant people , and a Mos’haf that has been left on shelf, covered with dust , nobody reads into it. )
So that , we thought it was necessary to work hard to write a book which directs people toward Qur'an’s names , qualities ,and shows the significance of reciting Qur'an and the reward of studying, memorizing, holding and also understanding the meaning of the words of Qur'an.
The book which is called Ma’rifatul Kitabul Mubin (Knowledge Of The Clear Book ) is the first book in Selselat Ma’ariful Muslim (series of Muslim’s Knowledge ) , we hope that we do succeed through this blessed series to explain the Islamic knowledge or some of them for example : Qur'an , Fiqh , creeds , ethics , and biography, and put it in an easy way to fit people’s conditions in the present time.
This book is the beginning of the series and it consists of three chapters:
Chapter one :
Definition of Qur'an , explaining its names , qualities , and benefits .
The merit and the reward of reciting , memorizing , learning the Qur'an , the morals of reciting Qur'an , Ahlul bayt ( the family of Prophet ) and the Qur'an.
It contains significant information and terms of the Qur'an.
We ask our God by our Lady Fatimah and her father and her husband and her sons and depositary sacrament in her, not to make us of those who deserted the Holy Qur'an, at the same time, we hope that , this will be a useful book for every Muslim , and to be a supply for us and for our brothers, amen! the God of the worlds.
Finally, I cannot but thank his eminence , Sheikh Muhammad Hadi Marifah who looked at the book and supplied me with very important notes , God reward him by merit.
We ask Allah , to help us adhere to the Holy Qur'an and Muhammad and his auspicious family.
Mohamad Ali El Husseini