Laylat Al Qadr or the “Night of Power” is the holiest night of the year. It commemorates the night in the holy of month Ramadan when the Qur’ān was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with the exhortation, “Read!”
Waraqa Ibn Nawfal was the earliest christian witness to the truthfulness of this revelation of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) , upon hearing this revelation Waraqa said:
قَالَ وَرَقَةُ بْنُ نَوْفَلٍ يَا ابْنَ أَخِي مَاذَا تَرَى فَأَخْبَرَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم خَبَرَ مَا رَآهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ وَرَقَةُ هَذَا النَّامُوسُ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ عَلَى مُوسَى صلى الله عليه
Waraqa ibn Nawfal said:
O my nephew! what did you see? The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), then, informed him what he had seen, and Waraqa said to him:
“This is the same Nāmūs whom Allah had revealed to Moses (p)“. ¹
It is interesting how the Arabic word “nāmūs” (ناموس) was used by Waraqa to identify the revelation to prophet Muhammad which was coming from the Ancient Greek word “nómos” (νόμος) which means “law” ². Waraqa thus immediately recognized that like prophet Moses, Muhammad was also a law giver, so that his revelation was meant as the (final) definitive Guide and Law (nómos) from God Al Mighty ³.
3. In the end, the similarities between Moses who brought the Nāmūs of Torah and the Nāmūs of Qur’ān signify the common ancestral ties of the two faiths. Just as Moses fight his way to steer the Bnei Yisrael toward monotheism, Muhammad fight his way to establish the worship of the One God, to all people (An-Nās النَّاسَ)