Posted by: mjaga | January 4, 2012

Revelation of the Qur’aan

Qur’aanic Verse 25:32:

25.32

Transliteration:

30. Waqala alrrasoolu ya rabbi inna qawmee ittakhathoo hatha alqur-ana mahjooran

Translation:

32. Those who suppress the Truth say, “Why was the Qur’aan not sent down to him all at once?” We sent it down thus6 so that We imbue your mind therewith. And We have arranged it in good order.

Study Note:

6. The Arabic word ‘kathalika’, used here in the context of the query immediately preceding it, indicates that the Qur’aan was in fact transmitted to the Prophet’s mind all at once. This interpretation gets support from Verse 97:1 which says that the Qur’aan was sent down in the Night of Power. It appears the Qur’aan was then imbued in the Prophet’s subconscious mind; and, then, during the course of the ensuing 23 years, it was brought out to his conscious mind little by little as the occasion arose. And, so, through the Prophet’s conscious mind the Qur’aan became public little by little.


 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil IV, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II & Manzil III of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi

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Responses

  1. If the QURAN is the Message of the Creator of the heavens and the earth, if it constitutes the words which were engraved on the mind of the Arabian Prophet by the ‘Master of the sun and the moon., if it really is the Last Lesson of the First Teacher and the Original Guide to the dwellers of the earth, then it’s being disjointed in the eyes of the unknowing is its greatest virtue. Its harmony can become manifest only to those who have probed every nook and corner of the Universe, who have acquired substantial knowledge of the INMOST MYSTERY of the Book of Nature, who have been elevated by the loftiness of knowledge and spaciousness of truth to the higher horizon of the heavens and the stars; who, indifferent to the petty quibbling of lowly logic, are pursuing the inner realities of things; who are aware of the secret tunes of acceptability in this supreme music of condition and consequence, cause and effect, basis and outcome; who know the hidden melody of the Providential decisions; who, in this apparently unshapely, unguided, unarranged, and tyrannous world of contradictions, find an amazing balance, a surprising justness and harmony, supreme equilibrium and arrangement. The Creator of the heavens and the earth could not afford, while revealing His Message, first to teach man like the initiators, the letters, then arrange letters and words, and subsequently explain what connection various sentences have with each other. His declaration that the book Is complete, detailed, and a treasure-house of knowledge and wisdom Is In Itself a great favor; It is not in man’s power to produce the like of It; It Is easy, open, and free from contradictions; It Is meant for a people which knows and reflects; It Is a guide and mercy, light and purity; It Is perfectly consistent. These qualities themselves make it as resplendent as the sun. It is now for man to make utmost efforts to look for these qualities, to test the Quran on the touchstone of knowledge, scrutinize it as wisdom, try to establish harmony between its various parts, prove it as having a single objective from the beginning to the end; or, reject it. The greatest proof of its being CONSISTENT and EFFECTUAL is that a man (PBUH) adopted it as his programme; by making it manifest to the people during the 23 years of blood-curdling hardships, he established between each letter, word and sentence such an abiding connection, such a logical continuity, such a definite and practical environment of cause and consequence, that the entire world was dazzled. If today this divine embodiment of cause and effect, the immense framework of Providential logic, the final verdict of God, the unchangeable compilation of the Divine Will has, through man’s own neglect and oblivion, been rendered illogical and Incongruous, how could the Heavenly authorship be held responsible.
    [Source: Late Allama Mashriqi]


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