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KITAB, QURAN & ARABIC

CHAPTER 1     KITAB, QURAN & ARABIC –     IS "ARABIC" THE NAME OF A LANGUAGE OF MIDDLE EAST AND "QURAN&quo...

Sunday, 27 May 2018

KNOW THE FORMAT OF THE QURAN:




KNOW THE FORMAT OF THE QURAN:

We cannot understand Al-Quran unless we know in which format it is written. The narratives of the book Quran are not separate stories; they are portrayals linked in an anthropomorphic theophany format. Because of theophany writing style of the book Quran; it looks like that the God is literally talking to human beings through his messengers. The narrations or structure of the 114 chapter book is similar to that of script writing of Aesop's fables, where we have many roles represented by depicting personified characters just for the sake of conveying a much vibrant message than the characters of the story itself. The book Quran portrays the internal conversation between senses of our own system of consciousness and this conversation is presented by portraying different characters as examples [misaal] which has to be deduced [Qasas] by understanding the crux of the parable.


Many parables such as Mahabharata, Ramayana, Old Testament and the Quran are written in the theophany format. Notable manifestation of theological characters that is tangible to the human senses is called theophany. The beauty of the book Quran is every character has a meaning and significance that can be felt and witnessed by our senses. In fact all the epics of ancient era are based on such format, where characters of the script are brought to life in order to relate meaningful experiences to the senses.


‘Shikwa Jawab e Shikwa of Allama Iqbal in Urdu is the best example of theophany format. The author is neither Allah nor the complainant; still the author is portraying it as if Allah and the complainant are talking to each other directly by writing the poem in 1st and 2nd person.


In Quranic sense Rabb [Consciousness] is portrayed as an amphitheater, while Nafs is the lower stage [fi alardh] of consciousness where different senses personified as characters of the inherent script [Al-Kitab], perform in order to keep the theater alive. Lower consciousness is our real living place 
[2:36][7:10][7:24].


 A real actor is one who focuses on his own script [Al-Kitab] in the act to his best potential without copying other actors, so as to uplift his nafs to the higher consciousness [Al-Samawat]. The entire problem starts when one fails to identify his own script [Al-Kitab] and tries to emulate other actors. Everyone has their own role to play; adapting others role is the biggest injustice to the self.


The parabolic Adam’s biggest mistake was that he did not listen to the signs [ayaat] of his own Consciousness [Rabb] and was tempted by Satan’s Ayaat, thus he was out of the game or got disconnected from the knowledge of his Rabb [Jannah].

The innate vibrant script provokes man to recognize, remember, follow and listen to the voices of his inherent messengers and act accordingly if he want to remain connected with the script of his Rabb..





Friday, 25 May 2018

LABELING PREVENTS LEARNING


LABELING PREVENTS LEARNING

It has often become a preferred method to label or accuse free thinkers as atheist or people with no knowledge. Having a slightly different view from majority in the mainstream Islam is enough to be categorized as a traitor or neo Islamist or apostate. Many people think that I am an atheist dressed up as a Muslim to bash Muslims. Is it a sin to think independently or differently?

Muslims generally believe that critical analysis of held or so called established traditional Islamic beliefs is only done by non-Muslims to embarrass all Muslims.

Many of my friends say that we should not criticize publicly the faith in which we are born in, because if we criticize our own faith, we provide material to the non Muslims haters to bash Muslims. There are black sheep in every religious community whose agenda is to spread hatred and feel superior about their own ideology and religion. But in my view, in the age of the IT revolution, if we liberal / free thinking or moderate Muslims remain silent due to the fear that our data would be misused by Muslim haters then I think we are living in fool’s paradise.

Truth should prevail at any cost. In fact we should become a beacon for all irrespective of the differences we may have with others our within our own group. This is the time for all thinking Muslims to courageously come forward for the sake of humanity to show the world that there are muslims who for the sake of peace can face the firing squad from their own community. If we call ourselves Muslims then it becomes our duty to amend our community at this crucial juncture and respond to their immediate need to reform, and if we fail to do so I am sure our future generation would never forgive us.

I think the only true believer of any faith is one who questions everything including his/her own beliefs. If you are not questioning, how can you be thinking? And if you are not thinking, that means you are following blindly, to be more precise following without the help of your mental faculty.

Here we go ... the standard epithet hurled by the blind followers and the fear-mongering mullahs - Kaafir!, Atheist!, Mushrik!. Did they spare one single thinking Muslim? Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was accused of kufr, Allama Iqbal was accused of kufr, all the thinking heads who rejected the holy prattle were declared atheists or ignorant or neo Islamist. Irony is that they even accused Ghazali their Imam, of atheism because at the later stage of his life he made some critical analysis and for that he had to spend rest of his life in jail.

Anyone who chooses to use their brain in contemporary Islam is considered as an atheist or apostate according to these demented lunatics. If you keep chanting the usual holy prattle then you are golden or poster boy of Islam.

Any correctional process leads to progress. We have all progressed in life. Then what is wrong in evaluating or analyzing our religious teachings. Throughout the world there is unrest and the cause is the belief system. If this system is the root cause of all the problems, then we definitely need to amend it. Our youngsters are brainwashed with the outdated defunct data. Any progressive society will always bring about changes and develop. Just adamantly sticking on to the old stories and revering them will take us nowhere.

READ, THINK, CHALLENGE, and QUESTION! Every single one of us must do that. Question EVERYTHING. It is immaterial what answers you come up with as long as you are honest to yourself. But it is CRITICAL that every single Muslim must reason and think independently but the criteria should be unbiased and the aim should be to spread love for all and hatred for none.

IF WE WANT TO SURVIVE AND SUSTAIN, WE NEED A MAJOR RE FORMATTING AT THE EARLIEST.


SALAM / PEACE.



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

SURAH 97 - AL QADR


THE SURAH IS DEDICATED TO ALL RESEARCHERS:                                     08/07/2014

CHAPTER - 12 - SURAH – 97 - سورة القدر

AL-QADR – THE VALUE / THE MEASURE

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 


With the identification [Bism] of the System of Consciousness [Allah], The Abundant Nourisher [Rehman], that Encompasses Mercy [Rahim]


INTERPRETATION:  

  إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

1) Indeed we have settled/lodged/downloaded it in the process of the valuable anxiety 

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ

2) And what you know what the process of valuable anxiety is?

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

3) The process of the valuable anxiety is better from the familiar / usual notable manifestations

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ

4) Therein settles Malaikah [faculty of mind which possess command] and Ruh [spirit of consciousness] in it (affair) with the permission of their Rabb [Consciousness] from every judgment / opinion. 

سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

5) It is state of peace [salam] until the emergence of the breakthrough [Al-Fajr].

EXEGESIS:

A very important significance is attached to this surah in the “Islamic theology” – This surah is wrongly attributed to a single night of power or decree or blessed night of the revelation of 114 chapters book called Quran. Thus confining or limiting the significant of message to only one "night". The concept or belief of reverence any blessed night or special day is like worshiping that event and it can be termed as blasphemy. Attaching any importance to personalities, things, time, dates and address is not the concept of the glorious “Quran” and the ideology of Islam.

No surah is isolated in the Quran every surah is interconnected to a common theme and a single goal. This surah too is one of the series of an important chain of the Quran.

It is the job of Gabriel / Jibrail to lodge or download (nazil) the unknown / unseen understanding, which is not visible to the intellect (Qalb) - (2:97). Such unknown knowledge is called بِالْغَيْبِ (Bil-Gayab) in Islamic terminology (2:3). Algebra and Jibrail have a common root word ج ب ر - The function of Algebra is to deduce or to find the X factor and the function of Jibrail the Malaikah (commanding faculty of mind) is also the same, that is to bring out the unknown knowledge which is recognized as revelation (2:97-98) or wahi (7:3) in Arabic. Al-Jabr also means reunion of broken parts.


In short this surah can be treated as an extension of 2:183 – 187 the verses of saum in which the revelation of Quran occurred. The terms Saum – Ramadan – Nazil – Quran – Lail- Hajj is overall related in the understanding of the phenomenon of لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ (Lailathul-Qadr). And the beneficiaries of this amazing knowledge are those who believe in the unseen and works on it, such people are called Mutaqi or “God Conscious” / thoughtful in colloquial terms. Such people are successful (Muflihoon) in Quran because they followed the guidance of their Rabb (2:1-5). Lailthul Qadar is also called Laithul Mubaraka [44:3].

The first three verses are describing the word or the Arabic term لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ  Lailthul Qadr or rather the entire surah is dedicated to it. The traditionalist term this vibrant term as the night of decree whereas the real meaning of الْقَدْرِ  Al-Qadr is - to evaluate, measure, compute, estimate (6:91), determine and to know some specific purpose. The meaning of لَيْلَةِ Lail is a period or a process or a phase when one is anxious or uncertain about the outcome of his/her research..

This Surah intends to educate us about the phase or process of anxiety (لَيْلَةِ) – This moment can also be identified as the period of uncertainty. The surah does not discuss about the ordinary anxiety, but a very valuable one (الْقَدْر). Seeking of new knowledge or revelation, without any bouts of uneasiness and nervousness is not possible and cannot be considered as of real worth. The idea of the new findings provokes the seeker and this anxiety does not allow the seeker to take rest and be calm till the emergence of solution. Such phase of uneasiness or uncertainty is called Lailth in classical Arabic. 

 A researcher is the first one to initiate this mental journey and values it immensely. The outcome of this valuable anxiety changes his destiny and the destiny of the entire Mankind. This tough journey on the path of inquiry is actually termed as a pilgrimage or Hajj, in its final stage. This pilgrimage is like a crusade against one’s own self . The term LAITH is called as the period of anxiety and it is generally the period of ignorance or dark phases of one’s life. When a pioneer is in the midst of search of some important breakthrough (Fajr) and is in the dark about the outcome of his / her hard work - a feeling creeps into one’s psyche. And that feeling of uncertainty is called as anxiety, when the outcome is not known. This period / process of intense anxiety or over thinking leads to severe uneasiness, and this condition is termed as Lailth, which is a long tiresome journey or a mental crusade. 

One of the meanings of Lail in classical Arabic also means robber or thief, as he is uneasy during the search of valuables and is not sure about the outcome of his venture. During the period of ‘laith’ a person is in search of unusual important things hence he is restless until the emergence of a breakthrough or an opening or a way out (Fajr) is achieved. 

The beloved author has further explained Lailthul Qadr as a valuable / useful anxiety or a better venture than the usual (Alfi) or familiar manifestations (Shahr). In this process of intense thinking, the person is encouraged or consoled through the Malaikah (a medium of authority embedded in mind) and Al-Ruh (air /spirit of consciousness) for his efforts or attempts in undertaking this long deadly journey. Verify the meaning of  أَلْفِ [Alfi] from its derivatives mention in verse 106:1-2. In the era of Quran the word denoting thousand was not yet discovered so to ascribe the meaning of Alfi as thousand is wrong.

Please note that this phenomenon called Ruh is an important thing whose absence makes one restless, lifeless, senseless and spiritless and whose presence makes things lively, cheerful, sensible and active. When the person is involved in such mental journeys or exercise he gets exhausted very quickly and needs the moral support and consolation at every moment of his research, which he receives from the mechanisms of Malaikah and Ruh. Spirit of consciousness or awareness is Ruh which keeps the person alert, spirited, on the toes and satisfied with his research process or work.

This unusual phenomenon when colludes with one’s intellect, it is called revelation or a breakthrough thinking. The phenomena of Malaikah and Ruh descend upon all those who think unusually and this phenomenon is not easy to understand, unless someone has experienced it. This happening is the main driving force for people who indulge deeply in the field of thinking and research. Such people are restless souls who are anxious until they find the solution or the breakthrough (Al-Fajr) to their dilemma. These individual pioneers need moral support or acknowledgement from time to time. The descent of Malaikah and Ruh is the sign of acknowledgment to the individual's mind that their research is going in the right direction and they should remain steadfast on it. It is an authentication of their valuable work by the Rabb through Ruh and Maliakah to help out or ease the anxiety that the person is going through. 

The researcher or an investigator needs some kind of authentication for their findings on every step, without which he / she cannot move ahead in his / her thought process. The assurance that his work is going on the right track is signaled by these intangible forces. Once these individual pioneers, are sure that the journey of anxiety is on the right track they are relieved or at peace [salam] until their idea sees the light of the day or breakthrough [Al-Fajr] is achieved and its worthiness is measured (Al-Qadr) by all. The sense of relief obtained because of the soothing communication that is received from their Rabb makes them delighted. This momentous feeling of enlightenment is combined with authority is termed as descending of Ruh and Malaikah on one’s efforts during the undergoing task.

A mathematician gets mathematical expressions or formulas in the form of revelations. Archimedes got the breakthrough while he was about to bathe in his bathtub that was his fajr from the journey of anxiety (Lailth) towards enlightenment (Nahr). A Music composer gets his musical notes through revelations or a Poet gets his inspiration to write poetry through revelation. The revelation is the breakthrough through which one becomes famous (Mashur one of the derivatives of Shahr). This revelation changes the fortune (Taqdeer derivative of Qadr) and it becomes the destiny (Muqadar) of the individual and the mankind at large. The beloved author wants us to know the power of thinking in which the entire universal energies conspire to fulfill our urge to know the unknown and the unique.  Only those people achieve it, who value (Qadr) it…If you value sports your muqaddar (destiny) will be in sports. If you value science your muqaddar will be in science. Al-Qadr depends upon what we value in life the most.

MEANINGS: 

إِنَّا  = Indeed

أَنزَلْنَاهُ  = We have revealed to its destination (Manzil one of the derivatives of Nazil), descended, alighted, settled, downloaded, lodged - 1st person plural (form IV) perfect verb –  subject pronoun – 3rd person masculine singular object pronoun

فِي  = In

لَيْلَةِ  = The process or journey of searching for light or enlightenment, period of darkness – Genitive feminine noun.

 الْقَدْرِ  = The value, measurement, determined, computed, proportion, estimation etc       (Qudrat, Qadir, Taqdeer, Muqadar, Miqdar are some of it derivatives).

 أَلْفِ  = usual, habitually, frequented, familiar, etc.

شَهْرٍ  = Notable manifestation, (Mashoor, Shaurat, Musheer are some of its derivatives). - genitive masculine indefinite noun

 الْمَلَائِكَةُ  = The system of conveying the message with authority, Having power of authority, dominance, A faculty firmly rooted in mind, possessor of command, owned exclusively.

الرُّوحُ  = Something that Cools or soothes, pleasant, spirited, lively, cheerful, wind, blowing with mouth, relief, relieved, restore to him his right due, air of consciousness

أَمْرٍ  = Command, order, consult, counsel, advice, opinion, injunction, judgment, determination, mark, sign, set to show the way in difficult situations, errand (Amir, Tamir are some of the derivatives) – consultation with mind in every affair- Genitive masculine indefinite noun.

رَبِّهِم  = Their Lord, Nourisher, Provider, Consciousness etc

مَطْلَعِ  = Rise, appear, elevates, eminent, apparent, known, emergence, etc

سَلَامٌ Safety, security, relaxation, free, relax, free from imperfection 

الْفَجْرِ = The breakthrough, passage, channel, break open, open a way, dawn, appearance of light / enlightenment.

بِإِذْنِ  = With knowledge, Listens, desired eagerly, permission, leave, apprize, inform etc

EXEGESIS ACCORDING TO THE INTERPRETATION:

The respected author is trying hard to explain the criterion that lead to the revelation (Nazil). Lailth is a journey of anxiety which is termed as the uneasy period or phase of ignorance. The surah is addressed to a single person or a group of individuals. The uneasiness faced by the person going through this period is due to lack of proper enlightenment on a certain subject. This anxiety or uneasiness remains until one does not find a proper solution or does not achieve the breakthrough (Fajr), which he she are looking for. The breakthrough he/she is looking for is not the usual or ordinary, but it has a great value to it. Due to the constant period of restlessness or anxiety to search for an answer to the long pending problem, a word or expression - an authority of authentication is released from the system of consciousness. This forces of authority (Malaikah) has the quality to overcome or control the mind of a person by the virtue of which he is full of energy (Ruh) until the final breakthrough (Fajr) is achieved.

Why this authentication or assurance from Malaikah and Ruh is necessary for a person who is involved in research?

A pioneer researcher is always against all odds as he is constantly trying to do what nobody has ever achieved or done before him. He or she is the pioneer in his/her works, and it’s obvious that the general people will not accept his work because it is ahead of his contemporaries’, unless it is proved by evidence or argument (Al-Hajj). That’s why this surah is connected with the revelation of Al-Quran and Saum. 

EASIER EXPLANATION:

The essence of this surah is not easy to understand from the traditional point of view but this is a common phenomena experienced by all thinking people. 

The feminine marker at the end of the word Malaikah indicates a process or a mechanism, which when activated turns confusion into the position of dominance or authority and Ruh signifies energy, spirit or air of consciousness / awareness.

When the power of anxiety is at its peak, a valuable and precious phenomenon occurs. In that period of anxiety one gets the solution to his research or dilemma or problem, but this is not an ordinary solution, it’s a breakthrough which is beneficial to everyone. The solution during this period of anxiety is better than the thousand months of living in ignorance. It is the dawning of relief to the person until the breakthrough sees the light of the day. This is how Al-Lailth is converted into Al-Fajr or An-Nahr, that is period of anxiety into phase of enlightenment. That's why it is considered as valuable anxiety لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ -

Invention of electricity is a breakthrough for entire mankind. It is an authority and dominance over all other inventions in that field. The same thing could be said about Al-Quran it was a breakthrough work in the field of psychology and character building in the Arabic language. No other book was parallel to this magnificent book of that era. It was a light, guidance and source of enlightenment to those underprivileged nomadic tribes who were living a life of tremendous hardship and fear. 

The purpose of this surah is that, the solutions to all our problems can be solved by us alone, provided we focus on our work. The universal energies will help us to find a way to solve our problems. Malaikah does not come down from heaven; it is a deep rooted faculty in our brain itself (EWL page # 3023) which gives us the power, authority and control over our anxiety. The work of a Ruh is to keep us excited, agile, alert and content with the knowledge of awareness or consciousness.

TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION:

1) Indeed, we have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of the Decree.

2) And what will make you know what the Night of the Decree is? 

3) The Night of the Decree is better than a thousand months. 

4) Therein descend the Angels and the Ruh (Jibrael) by Allah's Permission with all decrees,

5) (All night), there is peace until the rising of the dawn. 

EXEGESIS ACCORDING TO TRADITIONALIST: 

There are different versions about the meaning of Lailthul Qadr by the traditional translators. Some says it is a Night of Power or Decree, others say it is Night of Majesty or Dignity. The basic concept of these translators are same - that it is in this night the first divine revelation brought by the Arch Angel Jibrael, to the honorable messenger of Arabia in the cave Hira, in the month of Ramadan. Because of this event the night became auspicious and those who are awake all night, busy in performing prayers will have a reward of thousand months from their Lord.... Thus it is called Night of Power, Decree, Dignity, Majesty etc.

If we follow the traditional interpretation of this great surah there is no lesson in it for anyone. Only information is provided about the scenario, how the angels and Chief Angel Jibrael descends down with the revelation of "Quran" and the whole night becomes auspicious due to it, until the emergence of dawn. 

MY POINT:

Again the timeless immemorial message of the "Quran" is confined to that particular night only, by the enemies of this sacred book. The message of this surah is so meaningful and deep but the enemies of the honorable author and the noble Quran have made the entire message handicapped by confining it to that superficial event. Sadly, they believe that one cannot understand the Quran without the help of crutches made by “hadith compilers”. We have been conditioned to think that only with the help of Hadith books we can understand or deduce the message of Quran. Although supplementary knowledge is important to deduce overall concept but to think Quran is handicap without the Hadith literature is an insult to the book Quran. This is the severe travesty with the evocative message of the "Quran" which is meant for everyone and all times to come.

Al-Quran should act as a measuring instrument to check all the extra Islamic material. The “Hadith” should not show light to the "Quran" but on the contrary the traditionalists claim that Quran cannot be understood without referring to Hadith. While Quran itself claims that it is easy to understand (54:17) and is clear. "Quran" should be the measuring instrument to check the veracity of all other books on the subject. The ulterior motive of the so called narratives of the prophet is to give guidance to the "Quran" and misguide the followers of "Quran" from the divine guidance.  All these fabricated books were written after approximately 200 years of the messenger’s or author’s demise and to take these books as a guide to understand the “Quran is worse than blasphemy.  

POINTS FROM THIS SURAH:

 Every work either big or small creates an anxiety before its completion. However every job does not excite you or in other words, does not give you a kick. This kick or excitement is a sign of manifestation that the work or assignment that you have undertaken is of your interest and is very dear to your heart. You don’t need an extra motivation to do this job as the job itself urges you or commands you to complete it. This extra motivation is provided by the Rabb by secreting Malaikah and Ruh to authenticate your work and ease out the anxiety during the long mental journey of finding the solution.

 This job won’t let you sleep. It increases your excitement day by day and the result is that eventually your level of anxiety also grows. This level of anxiety is not an ordinary anxiety and it cannot be subdued unless the entrusted task gets completed. The task is a prolonged one and for that continuous determination and excitement is needed to fulfill that task. The task of soothing and consoling is done by the Malaikah and Ruh by authenticating, consoling and giving energy to find the solution to the bothering problem.

What makes a person to undertake this task? Who commands him / her to do such a thankless job? – The job is entrusted upon him by his consciousness and it is his consciousness that commands him, day and night, to complete it. And it is his consciousness that will ease out his anxiety by acknowledging his work through the secretion of Malaikah and Ruh in him. The pioneers have no master or guide over them to authenticate or acknowledge their work; nevertheless he gets his energy or acknowledgement of his work through the intangible feeling of delightedness through Malaikah and Ruh. This is the signal from his Rabb to him that his investigation is on the right track; this keeps him fastened towards his goal. Finally there is Peace (Salam), after the attainment of the breakthrough (Fajr). Some call these feelings as eureka moments.


 Q: Are there any special nights in which we should spend our time in superfluous prayers rather than sleep?

A: Contrary to popular practice and belief there are no 'special nights' with special ceremonialist prayers. However, thinking, pondering or meditating with sincerity in any dark hour of need is a sign of a Mutaqi or who is conscious about the need of his/her environment.

Although “Al-Quran” mentions specific dark phases of anxiety in the life of any person with the words 'Laithul Al-Qadr' and 'Laithin Mubaarakah' (44:1-7), it is not an annual night for 'special prayers'. According to the Qur'an it is the period of extreme anxiety during which the matter is cooked to its final stage (Ramadan) and is manifested (shahr) in the form of revelation of the Qur'an (Expression in our mother tongue). Thus this is the blessed anxiety (dark phase) due to which the Quran or expression is revealed as the guidance and criterion for agitated souls. Hence 'Surah Al-Qadr' is actually articulating and acknowledging the status of the dark period as a blessed period and not specifying an annual night of special prayers for granting boons.

The overwhelming influence of Hadith literatures over the Qur'an has seduced us to misread the obvious essence of the Surah.











Saturday, 5 May 2018

MEANING OF AYAAT


What is Ayaat ?

The word Ayaah [آية] in the book Quran signifies that which is present, clear, valid and is a conceivable sign - The signs which are not clear, present, valid and conceivable cannot be termed as ayaats in the context of the book Quran and in the parameter of Arabic language. The word ayaat [آيات] is derivative of word يَا and the popular root word is ا ى ى - the word is a vocative particle which is used as a call to those present and are near or close to us e.g اى زيد or يا زيد - O Zayed or اى رب or يا رب - O Rabb. 

If we are terming the verses of the Quran as Ayaat then we should be damn sure that the verses is talking about experiences which is very closely witnessed or experienced by our nafs and are valid in the present moment. 

Ayaats are signs that show clear point of view and are presently witnessed or experienced in our own nafs/psyche [41:53]

Therefore there is no history or past events present in the book Quran. The message of Quran is for the present moment that appeals to human psychology [nafsiyaat] of all mankind. Ayaats are clear cut signs and no past events can be termed as ayaat.

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرواْ وَكَذَّبُواْ بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَـئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ


2:39 - And those who disbelieved and denied with Our ayaats/evidences, those are owners/companion of the fire, they (are) in it immortally/eternally.

Fire signifies distress in our heart and mind, it has nothing to do with hereafter. It is we who make lives Heaven or Hell.


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

QUESTIONS ARE SIMPLE KEYS


QUESTIONS ARE SIMPLE KEYS

Questions are simple keys to any learning process; nevertheless they are useless if they cannot open the lock. However, even if it opens the lock of the door, the holder of the key does not know what lies beyond the door. Once the door is open, it could be small cavity, a small room, an apartment, a bungalow, a stadium or maybe even a bigger place, much beyond the imagination of the key holder (questioner). The simile of the questioner is like an innocent key holder, who wants to see what is beyond the lock but does not hold the vision or the capacity to comprehend the beauty of the space beyond the keyhole.


Therefore to understand some answers are beyond the scope of the questioner (key holder). The questioner may ask any type of simple questions but he does not have the idea of what the magnitude of the answer will be. He even gets irritated if his/her questions are not answered according to his / her expectations but the fact is that he has to give it some time for it to sink in, and gradually achieve the capacity to absorb the magnitude of that answer. The important thing is he must empty his cup to receive new information or knowledge.

There are many questions whose answers are not within our magnitude to understand. That does not mean that the questions are not valid. The questions are valid but first we have to clear the basics of any field, if we want to advance in that respective field.

Pardon me again if I am behaving like a teacher, but the fact is that I am a learner too. The general rule before explaining the chapters; the educator should know whether the learner knows the basic vocabularies or the terminologies of the chapters, without which it is hard to understand the subject thoroughly or proceed further.

My genuine intention is not to discourage anyone to raise questions but my answers will create many never ending questions and to avoid this my humble request is that we should concentrate more on the basic words before venturing out on complete chapters. Picking selective verses for understanding will complicate the matter even more.

IMHO - The best way to understand is to exercise patience, perseverance and persistence if you believe it is important to learn the subject. Try to learn the basics before speeding your way to the highway. If your intentions are sincere, remember you are the Best Teacher and Rehman will come to your Aid.

I am sorry, but my intentions are not to hurt anyone.

Posted in different group by me.... When to many questions were asked to me, continuously... without having any basic idea of what Quran actually is...My humble appeal is if anyone wants to understand the Quran it is important to know in what format it is written otherwise we will be just encircling around historical personalities and their descendants meant to be taken as examples only but generally people assumed it as real persons, and made their place of birth as pilgrimage centers.... PEACE / SALAM







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