How to understand the word kitab? The word kitab in Arabic means a book. You can define a book as a handwritten or printed work of fiction or non-fiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within a paperback.
This is the conventional understanding of the word “kitab”. Rather, in this age of technology you can read the Quran from an ipad, smartphone or from any high tech gadgets. Therefore, the understanding of the word kitab changes in this tech-savvy time.
Furthermore, technology will help to store the entire Quran in any medium: in a thumdrive or in your memory card as small as your forefinger nail!
Rather, If technology permits, the storage medium can be made as the size of a germ in future. So how to understand the word kitab?
When you say you have finished a book it means you have completed reading the entire read therein. Thus, the word kitab means a completed record.
How to understand the word kitab in current context
2:2 This is the Book in which there is no doubt, a guide for the righteous
The Quran is a book. It means it is a complete narration. In 87, some translaters translate صُحُفِ as book. But it means periodical or continuing manual or publication. And it is not complete. It is a news or record which is not complete.
In 98:2 you can see the word صُحُفِ means a part of the narration. Not a complete version.
Quran is a completed book
The Quran is a “kitab”. A complete narration of God to mankind.
There is no reason for you to neglect this book. It is a bible complete. The last testament from God to man. Quran explains to you why you are here and what you must do to attain heaven.
Read the misunderstood story of Adam for a start and know your origin.
Start to live your life by Quran now before it is too late!