This is my first question to you and it is read as follows:
Who was the first person to name our holy book (Qur'an) to be named QUR'AN?
I read from a magazine that it was ABUBEKER (R.A.) . But I couldn't believe! In sura al INSAN verse 23 it says, "We brought (down) to you the Qur'an" .
Dear brother please give me a clear picture about this.
May Allah help you.
Praise be to Allaah;
You have answered your own question, as it were, because it is Allaah who gave His Book this name, "Qur’aan."
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
Can there be any doubt after reading all these aayaat that it is Allaah - and not Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) or anyone else - Who has given the name "Qur’aan" to the Book which He revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)?
In Arabic, the word "Qur’an" comes from the word meaning al-qar’, which means "gathering" and "putting things together." It is so called because it is a collection of all the siwar (plural of surah). It was also suggested that it is so called because it combines the fruits of the previously-revealed books, or because it combines all kinds of knowledge.
(See al-Itqaan by al-Suyooti, 1/162-163).
Finally, we advise you to check what you read so that you do not get confused by unreliable sources in books and magazines that may cause you to doubt the truth. May Allaah bless you and us with beneficial knowledge and help us to perform righteous deeds.