CHAPTER 1 KITAB, QURAN & ARABIC – IS "ARABIC" THE NAME OF A LANGUAGE OF MIDDLE EAST AND "QURAN&quo...
Monday, 16 January 2023
Monday, 2 January 2023
Know who you are, contemplate deep within, read / understand the ayaats (signs) within yourself (nafs) and follow / connect / grow with the help of your unique script (al-kitab).
We cannot understand even 1% of the Nature around us that's why the topic of the book Quran is not about comprehending the Nature but to understand our own nature / self / Nafs / Soul.
But some of our friends ignore this important message of the Quran in lieu for forming just and fair society because they are suffering in their native countries that are corrupted to its core. They think that the book Quran is all about equal distribution of wealth irrespective. Upliftment of financial condition or other living condition of the rich or the poor is not the topic of the book Quran; although it is an important subject but it is not the subject of the Quran.
The message of the book Quran is not just for the political elite class to form government but it is the message of entire human psyche from all walks of life.
I am not against forming a good just and fair society but that's not the intended message of the book Quran. Societies are formed by the culture of majority community. We cannot impose our version of culture on others. If we strive to do so then we are pushing for conflict, dispute and unrest in the world.
We need to take care of our own self first, we first need to recognise our own devil's and angels. We need to connect with our own soul and try to establish the Kingdom of God within us. We don't even realise that we are driven by the devils inside us and we wish to establish Kingdom of God outside. This is not at all possible. This is an utopian concept.
God does not change the condition of any community unless they change what is inside them.
Happy New Year To Everyone.
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
QUESTION TO THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES AS QURAN ALONE OR QURANIST.
How can one understand any new language book without any external help? Quran alone followers or Quranist claim that they only follow the book Quran without taking any extra help from anywhere, how can this be true or possible?
It is natural when we are deeply interested in any subject we tend to look, search in every nook and corner so that we find the right direction or perspective of that particular topic. The genuine researchers entire life revolves around thinking about that subject. Decoding any primitive non-native language is not easy, it needs focus, total dedication, honesty and unbiased approach. The subject becomes more crucial when the stake holders or the followers of that message are in billions.
The subject of Islam is very vast and I can never confine myself to a single book or rely on my old belief, although Quran is my main book of research and I consider it as the only valid document to understand the subject called Islam. But to understand it thoroughly I have to take help from many sources outside of the book that may facilitate my learning process. My main intention and focus is to decode the archival book Quran that I dearly love, to get that breakthrough I am prepared to cross any boundaries and even forgo my old beliefs plus even ready to access doubtful Hadiths and Bible too if it is helps my overall inference. I don't want to miss anything due my aversion for other literatures, who knows if it may have some very crucial hint in them for my research. A true researcher will leave no stone unturned.
I can't understand how people interpret the contents of any book whose language is unfamiliar or foreign without any outside aid? In my 30 years of journey of research I have referred many books related to the subject of Peace, Islam, Shanti, Shalom and I found most of the religious scriptures are victims of wrong interpretation and translation. Muslims generally think that the subject of Islam or peaceful way of life is only their monopoly and others have no idea about how to spend a good peaceful life. My only purpose to look into other literatures was because I wanted some clue or help to dig into the essence and understand the true spirit of the book Quran.
I am a product of my years of efforts that eventually evolved my thought process. The key to analytical thought process is that we have to completely erase our years of long education, upbringing and unlearn learn then unlearn again to restart from scratch. In the process of learning it is important that we reached correct understanding rather to see what source helped us to reach there.
The main hurdle in understanding the book Quran is the belief that this is the only book of guidance in the world rest all other sources are it's adversary. Such superiority complex hinders the followers of Quran to come out of their utopian feeling of exclusiveness or enjoying the status of specialized privileged class suffered by them due to the virtue of their own sectarian credence in comprehension of the book Quran. I have seen the same level of confidence and superiority complex among other religious community about their own holy scriptures. The process to understand the book Quran opened up my vision so much that I am more than happy to learn from anywhere, actually it made me secular and respectful towards all the religious scriptures of the world.
Common sense does not have any value in this pedantic academic world. People ignore their own divine common sense in lieu for precedents, references, quotes, one liner from other popular sources as it carries more weightage or acceptance in the eyes of scholars and general masses. This style or approach of presenting precedent references curbs the progress of Pioneers with new ideas and concepts. The absence of easily available precedent from popular authorities makes the research less appealing to the masses and the scholars. Treading on ready-made references is not research; it only validates their own comprehension and belief that their thinking coincides with the other so called authentic or reliable sources.
In order to understand some terms like Allah, Rabb, nafs & ruh of the book Quran and Islam I have read some Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literatures. With respect to all those philosophies but that does not mean that I am following those philosophies, it means I am open to learn from everywhere. I don't understand what Quranic is and so called Islamic way of life, or Christian way of life of Hindu way of life? Permanent moral values are somewhat same in all major religions and culture. People say me only Quran is sufficient and we don't need to refer any other source outside of the book Quran. For some even lexicons and dictionaries are also outside source. My question to them how can we deduce the right context of the message if we do not refer lexicons and grammar books?
The essence of Islam is based on the recognition of terms like Rabb, Allah, Rasul, Shaitaan, Iblees, Malaikah, Jannah, Jahannam but people will jump quickly to say please provide Aya'ats to back your claim that it is important to understand these key terms? When I say Iblees, Shaitaan, Jannah, Jahannam is also makhluq (creation) of Allah so are they holy?, Then they would assert, nowhere in the Quran does it say that Iblees, shaitaan are makhluq of Allah. When I say Quran is taught by Rehman and nowhere it is written in the book that you must learn Arabic, they know it is written in the book but still they won't be able to digest this simple statement because they think Quran is an Arabic book so how can Rehman teach us without learning from human coach? The problem with them is they have not understood the key terms and their knowledge is based on pure rhetoric and speculations.
People don't understand the essence of the parables. If we go with the traditionalists logic of shirk then Shaitaan was the first Muslim who did not perform Sajda to Adam, according to Shaitan and today's Muslim sajda is only meant for Allah. We the so called Muslims submit or surrender to unknown Allah whereas we ignore or do not serve mankind whose symbol is Adam as we think service or worship or all praise belongs only to Allah and service or adoration to mankind is shirk. If we are not humbly or willingly serving Adam then we are Iblees and come under the category of Shaitaan as we are not showing respect to mankind, i.e. Adam.
We have not understood the essence of Allah so we think associating anything with Allah is greatest sin. The book Quran kept Adam and Allah on the same pedestal that's why all malaikah (powerful forces) where directed to become humble towards Adam.
Obey Rasool and Obey Allah means if we obey Rasool we are obeying Allah according to a verse in the book Quran, again Rasool and Allah are equated on the same platform, isn't it shirk according to the traditionalist or Quranist's logic?
If the book Quran says Allah is Noor it signifies Allah is that light which guides to siratal mustaqeem, which brings us from darkness towards light. Everyone of us has the light of Allah with them, in short all believers have Noor of Allah or Allah is with them.
If we say Rasool is noor or light we don't equate Rasool with Allah but it means Rasool is guiding force that direct us towards siratal mustaqeem if we follow its light. For me Rasool is not any personality but voice of Allah within us. That's why Rasool and Allah are on the same pedestal. There is no shirk. Shirk is when we think Rasools are human personalities. Shirk is when we blindly follow the physical book whose language we don't understand and thinks it is from God send to his Chosen Servant Mohammed bin Abdullah of Mecca, by this we are actually accusing God of nepotism or favoritism.
Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Sajda to mankind (Adam) is sajda to God (Allah). Those who don't do sajda to mankind (Adam) are iblees, satans, kafireen (الْكَافِرِينَ) and are arrogant (اسْتَكْبَر) - this is the short message of parable of Allah, Adam and Iblees. Such people divide humanity and make sects in it.
Shajar الشَّجَرَةَ are branches that divide humanity. Adam was prohibited to come near it.
Ego / Pride / arrogance (iblees & shaitaan) don't let us do sajda (humble, love, respect, accept, accommodate) to all human beings (Adam) that's why iblees is called shaitaan (one who cannot see the hidden truth / blind in arrogance) -
Service to Mankind is service to God, this is the basic message of all religions but we forgot -
Friday, 8 April 2022
Arabic - 2:184
اَيَّامًا مَّعۡدُوۡدٰتٍؕ فَمَنۡ كَانَ مِنۡكُمۡ مَّرِيۡضًا اَوۡ عَلٰى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنۡ اَيَّامٍ اُخَرَؕ وَعَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ يُطِيۡقُوۡنَهٗ فِدۡيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسۡكِيۡنٍؕ فَمَنۡ تَطَوَّعَ خَيۡرًا فَهُوَ خَيۡرٌ لَّهٗ ؕ وَاَنۡ تَصُوۡمُوۡا خَيۡرٌ لَّـکُمۡ اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ
English - 2:184
These are the days / moments / period (اَيَّامًا) of self analysis / assessment / reckoning (مَّعۡدُوۡدٰتٍؕ), then whoever from you ill informed / have lack of knowledge (مَّرِيۡضًا) or still on a mental journey in all directions (سَفَرٍ) so can delay its self assessment period ( فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنۡ اَيَّامٍ اُخَرَؕ ), and is only on those (وَعَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ) who find it difficult ( يُطِيۡقُوۡنَهٗ) to free himself (فِدۡيَةٌ) by educating / nourishing (طَعَامُ) the deprived thoughts (مِسۡكِيۡنٍؕ), then it is better for him ( خَيۡرًا فَهُوَ خَيۡرٌ لَّهٗ) who does willing (تَطَوَّعَ) that to remain continuously in the state of abstinence (تَصُوۡمُوۡا) is better for you (خَيۡرٌ لَّـکُمۡ) if you always (اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ) want to remain in the state of knowing (تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ).
Urdu - 2:184
یہ خود کا جاءزہ لینے کے دن ہیں۔(ُّایًّامًا مٗعدًودٰتٍ)۔ اگر تم میں سے کسی کو علم کی کمی ہو (ُمٗرُِٔیٰضًا) یا چھان بین میں ہو(سّفٗر) تو وہ اور وقت لے سکتا ہے۔جاءزہ کے لےء(فٗعِدٗتُٗ مِنْ اٗیاٗمِ اًخّرّ) یہ ان کے لےء ہے جو اپنے رکے ہوے ذہن (مِسکِین) کو آزاد کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔ (فِدٗ یہ) اور اسکی نشو نما (طٗعٗام ) آسانی سے نہیں(یُطِیقُو نّہُ ) کر سکتے۔ انکے لےء اچھا ہے اگر وہ خود اپنے مرضی (تّطّوّ عّ) سے پرہیز گاری اختیار کرے ( تٗصُو مُو) اگر انہیں ہمیشہ علم حاصل کرنے کے راستے پر رہنا ہے۔ (تّعلٗمُو ن)
Hindi - 2:184
ये खुद का जाएज़ा लेने के दिन है (اَيَّامًا مَّعۡدُوۡدٰتٍؕ)। अगर तुमे से किसी को इल्म की कमी हो (مَّرِيۡضًا) या छान बीन मे हो (سَفَرٍ) तो वह और समय ले सकता है जाएज़ा के लिए ( فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنۡ اَيَّامٍ اُخَرَؕ)। यह उनके लिए है जो अपने रूके हुए ज़हन (مِسۡكِيۡنٍؕ) को आज़ाद करना चाहते है (فِدۡيَةٌ) और उसकी नशो नुमा (طَعَامُ) आसानी से नहीं (يُطِيۡقُوۡنَهٗ) कर सकते । उनके लिए अच्छा है अगर वह खुद अपने मर्जी (تَطَوَّعَ) से परहेज़गारी इख्तियार करे (تَصُوۡمُوا) अगर उन्हें हमेशा इल्म हासिल करने के रास्ते पर रहना है (تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ)।
Monday, 4 April 2022
ARABIC – 2:183
يٰٓـاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا كُتِبَ عَلَيۡکُمُ الصِّيَامُ کَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ
مِنۡ قَبۡلِکُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُوۡنَۙ -
ENGLISH - Surah al-Baqarah 183
O you! Those who believe! Written / duty upon you to be in the state of abstinence as what was written on those from your acceptance, so you may remain very cautious/thoughtful/diligent.
Nothing happens without our will, consent or your acceptance, this is the essence of قَبْلِكُمْ. The word قَبْلِ is a genitive noun but our scholars translate it as preposition (before). What previous generations, nations or people have to do with "fasting, roza or siyaam"? The eminent translators ignore مِنْ prior to word قَبْلِ - Is it honesty if they skip the preposition مِنْ and translate other words to complete the sentence? How can this "both prepositions" مِنْ and قَبْلِ coming together one after other simultaneously? The prescription written upon us is according to our acceptance bases on our capabilities, abilities and our mindset. The main purpose of الصِّيَامُ is to understand our own self. When our nafs reach the development level or stage of Ramadan then Quran, Furqan and Hidayah is revealed for the benefit of agitated minds (النَّاسَ). Depriving ourselves from food and drinks does not being us closer to Allah or make us God conscious, we just become hungry but not mutaqi.
URDU – 2:183
اے ایمان والو پرہیز کی حالت مین رہنا تم پر لکھ دیا گیا ہے۔ جو کہ لکھا گیا ان پر تمہاری مرصُی سے، تا کہ تم پرہیز گار رہو۔
کوءی بھی چیز اپنے مرضی کے خلاف نہیں ہوتی۔ ہماری سوچ پر وہی لکھا جاتا ہے جو ہم چاہتے ہیں یا جس سوچ کی ہم قدر کرتے ہیں۔ آیت میں لفظ َقبل اسم مجرور ہے۔ مگر
(Preposition) BEFORE لکھتے ہیں عام ترجمہ کرنے والےا سے
اوراس کے پہلے کےلفظ ِمْن کا ترجمہ ہی نہیں کرتے۔ مِنٰ ٗقبلِِکٍٍٍُم کے مطلب تمہاریُِِ مرضی سے/یا تمہاری قبولیت سے (from your acceptance) ہوتا ہے۔ ہماری قابلیت کے حساب سے ہی ہمارے اوپر لکھا جاتا ہے۔ مِن٘ ٗقبُلِکُم کو سمجھنا بہت ضروری ہے۔ الصُٓیٗام کا مقصد اپنے ذہن کو قابو میں رکھنا تاکہ ہم اپنے آپ کو جان سکیں۔ رمضان انسان کی ترقی کی وہ سطح یا منچ ہے، جسمیں قرآن، ہدایت اور فرقان نازل ہوتی ہے۔ بھوکا، پیاسا رہنے سے یا سحری افطار پارٹی کرنے سے کوءی بھی متقی نہیں بنتا۔
HINDI - - सूरह अल बकर 183
"ऐ ईमान वालो सैयम की हालत मे रहना तुम पर लीख दिया गया है, जो के लीखा गया उन पर तुम्हारी मर्जी से, ताकि तुम परहेज़गार बनो"
कोई भी चीज़ अपने मर्ज़ी के खिलाफ नहीं होती। हमारी सोच पर वही लिखा जाता है जो हम चाहते हैं या जिस सोच की हम कदर करते हैं। आयत में शब्द -قَبْلِ (genitive noun) اسم مجرور है मगर आम तर्जुमा करने वाले उसे preposition (before you) लिखते हैं और उसके पहले के शब्द مِنْ (from) का तर्जुमा ही नही करते। مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ के मतलब तुम्हारी मर्जी से / या तुम्हारी कबुलीयत से (from your acceptance) होता है। हमारी काबिलियत के हिसाब से ही हमारे ऊपर लिखा जाता है - مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ को समझना बहुत जरूरी है। الصِّيَامُ का मकसद अपने ज़हन को काबू में रखना ता के हम अपने आप को जान सकें। रमज़ान इन्सान कि तरक्की का वह स्तर या मंच है, जिसमें कुरान, हिदायत और फुरकान नाज़ील होती है। भूखा प्यासा रहने से या सहरी इफ्तार पार्टी करने से कोई भी मुत्तकी नंही बनता 🙏