Nuzul Al-Quran lies on the 17th day of Ramadan and is a day acknowledged to be the day the first few verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad. If you think about it, this is an important day in history for Muslims. I hardly appreciated this thought when I was younger but now that I am more aware of the significance of this day, I feel a strong connection and ultimately I am reminded of the beauty of this religion Islam and what it propagates – to seek knowledge of the world and within, yet never forsaking your remembrance to your Creator and your duty towards him.
That surah is Surah Al Alaq or Surah Iqra to some (Iqra means to read in Arabic) since it tells the tale about the angel Jibrail summoning Prophet Muhammed to read. A short surah numbered #96 in the Quran yet conveys such a strong message.
In such a blessed month with a blessed day to remember (more blessed days ahead; Lailatul Qadr!) it is only natural to pursue the reading of this wonderful book – one that imparts unquestionable knowledge and draws us closer to our Rabb, our Creator; the one who created mankind and taught mankind that which they did not know.
Blessed Ramadan to all fasting :)