Posted by: mjaga | April 11, 2012

Meticulously Accurate

Qur’aanic Verse 28:71:

28:71

Transliteration:

71. Qul araaytum in jaAAala Allahu AAalaykumu allayla sarmadan ila yawmi alqiyamati man ilahun ghayru Allahi ya/teekum bidiya-in afala tasmaAAoona

Translation:

71. Say, “Do you realize: had Allah made the night continue over you without any light till the Day of Resurrection, which god other than Allah could bring you light? Will you not then listen11?”

Study Note:

11. Listening and seeing are the two predominant modes of acquiring knowledge and wisdom. In this Verse Allah Ta’ala simulates a situation of perpetual darkness. There would be no possibility of using the faculty of seeing in that situation. HE therefore appropriately urges man to use the other faculty of listening to acquire the wisdom of believing in Him. And in the next Verse, wherein the exactly opposite situation of perpetual light is simulated, man is urged to use the faculty of seeing. That is because, even though both the faculties would be available for use in that situation, seeing is by far the better faculty. Visuals are therefore preferred to just lecturing in classrooms. Students of the Qur’aan would do well to ponder how meticulously accurate is the use of words therein. Here is yet another sign of the Qur’aan being divine.


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

Mohammad Shafi

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