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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...

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

THE BOOK QURAN


The book Quran is about Man's / Adam's [nafs, naas, ins / jinns, bashar, nisa and rajul] and his Consciousness [Allah / Rabb] - All the parables are events continuously happening within us. The voices of characters of the parables unceasingly chat with the self and the consciousness. The voices or chats that influences us, build our character. The message of the book Quran is based on bil-gayab [abstract]. Nobody has seen these main characters of  the book Quran; i.e Allah, Malaikah, Rasul, Nabi, Jannah, Jahannum, Iblees, Shaitaan thus they come under the ambit of bil-gayab...

Those who think that the characters of the book Quran are physical characters of history and their locations are geographically proven will never be able to understand the message of the book Quran. The book Quran often emphasis the readers that these are just examples / parables [misaal], but sadly the literalists, academicians and the historians have literally destroyed the message of the book Quran.


Friday, 16 August 2019

WHAT IS ALKITAB / KITAB?


WHAT IS KITAB IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BOOK QURAN? WHY I SAY THAT KITAB IS INSIDE ALL OF US?

This is a very basic and seems to be an easy question for most of the common Muslims as well as for the sincere students of the book Quran. Al-Kitab / Kitab is the most important term in the context of the book Quran and in the context of human beings but unfortunately it is grossly misunderstood by almost all. The right understanding of the word Al-Kitab / Kitab from within the context of the book Quran will change the entire concept of the message of the book Quran.

The triliteral root kāf tā bā (ك ت ب) occurs 319 times in the Quran, in seven derived forms:

49 times as the form I verb kataba (كَتَبَ)
once as the form III verb kātibu (كَاتِبُ)
once as the form VIII verb ik'tataba (ٱكْتَتَبَ)
260 times as the noun kitāb (كِتَٰب)
once as the noun kitābī (كِتَٰبِى)
six times as the active participle kātib (كَاتِب)
once as the passive participle maktūb (مَكْتُوب)

The basic connotation of verb kataba [كَتَبَ] according to classical lexicons are - he wrote, written, dictated, learned, heard, ordained, prescribed, judged, decreed, recorded, transcribed, he drew together, collect together, conjoining, closed / enclosed / covered / sealed at the mouth by binding / stitching it around so that nothing [of its content] drops from it, sewed, seamed the opening...so keeping these meanings in mind we have to judge the meaning of Kitab.

Among the 319 occurrence of derivatives of root kāf tā bā (ك ت ب) present in the book Quran - 176 times it occurred as a definite noun and that are: الْكِتَابُ - الْكِتَابَ - الْكِتَابِ

We have to comprehend the essence of the noun Al-Kitab [الْكِتَابُ - الْكِتَابَ - الْكِتَابِ] from the comprehensive available meanings of the verb kataba (كَتَبَ) found in the lexicons so that we arrive at the correct perspective of the essence of the word Al-Kitab. 

Everyone's script [Kitab] is unique therefore AL - ال is added to Kitab to make it definite or more precise but the aim of kitab in the context of the book Quran will remain the same, that is to emit guidance to achieve peace with self.  

From the above combination of meanings of verb kataba we can deduce that Al-Kitab is such a script whose signs [ayaats] can never be altered, changed, edited, corrected, modified or tampered because its content is meticulously sealed / packed by Divine Nature. In Quranic sense Al-Kitab is a Divine Script which cannot be altered or changed because the essence of the meanings of Al-Kitab has indicated it and it is not in the hands of humans to add or subtract anything from its conceptualize connotation therefore the author is justified in precisely terming it as Kitab or Al-Kitab.

GENERAL CONCEPT OF AL-KITAB OR KITAB:


Majority of the Muslims think that the word Kitab or Al-Kitab mention in the book Quran is 114 chapter book in Arabic language revealed to Prophet Mohammed [PBUH]. This assumption is one of the biggest hindrance in understanding the book Quran. When the book Quran says that "This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah," the simple readers think that the dhalikal-kitab mention in the verse refers to the Arabic physical book Quran. The innocent readers don't realize how they can receive guidance from an ancient language whose language is only use for liturgical purpose and not even used in daily conversation. How this book Quran can guide when it is open to so many interpretation and all claiming to be correct.  

When the book says it contains guidance, wisdom, facts or truth it must be available to all class of people and everybody must own it, and those who diligently follow must get the guidance, wisdom and facts from the book. Eventually they must be the one who will be successful. It can only happen when the book fulfills another claim that it is Mubin [6:59][43:2][37:117], this means the language of the book must be clear and distinct to the mind of the reader.

In such a case or scenario the book of 114 chapter which we assume as Al-Quran or Al-Kitab cannot be taken as the holy Arabic book which Muslims all over the world follow because it does not fit into the criteria clarity [mobin].  Therefore the phrase dhalikal-kitabu mentioned in the beginning of Surah Baqrah cannot be construed as the book Quran as it failed to provide guidance, wisdom and truth even to those who claim to know its language.    


NOW WE WILL ANALYSE AL-KITAB IN THE LIGHT OF THE BOOK QURAN:

2:2 - ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِيْنَ

It is that script, no doubt in it is a form of guidance for the conscious / who are mindful / thoughtful / one who take precaution / who are diligent  

2:3 الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّـلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ

Those who continuously believe / trust in the transformation of self [يُؤْمِنُونَ] with the unseen / hidden [بِالْغَيْبِ] and they install [يُقِيمُونَ] the process of connection [الصَّـلَاةَ] and from what We have provided for them they spend / invest in their own transformation [يُنفِقُونَ]

Nowhere it is written that we have to learn Arabic language or any other languages in order to attain guidance from Al-Kitab because it is dictated in our own language. The script [Al-Kitab] is provided for our own transformation / evolution / guidance, we have to just implement it on us. The only criteria to know your script [Al-Kitab] is to be aware / consciously trust in its unseen potentials [bil-gayab] with full conviction in it. The script [Al-Kitab] is embedded in every one of us and in the language we understand. Our script demands investment of time, energy, attention and wisdom. The investment is for our own mental development and success.



2:4 - وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ             


And those who keep trust in transformation of the self with what is sent down to you and what revealed from / through your aim / goal [Qibla] and they are certain with the procrastination process.

Our inherent Al-Kitab is revealed / sent down on us and through it we have to pursue our main aim / goal [Qibla].



2:5 - أُولَـٰئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

Upon those is guidance from their Consciousness [Rabb] and those are one who are successful.

The question arises from studying the above verses that how to follow or extract guidance from zalikal-kitab if it is assumed to be 114 chapter book, written in old Arabic language which is no longer in use. Some assume zalikal-kitab as the universal book of Nature. To fully understand the book of Nature, we need to be smarter infinite times than all the scientist combine together.


The main significant topic of the above verses is about the Script [Al-Kitab] that has guidance embedded in it for those who are Mutaqi [cautious / conscious / extremely careful / diligent / has high realization / has high sensitivity]. The script [Al-Kitab] is the signs of guidance from which we are instructed to do things wisely to reach our proposed destiny by following its signs [ayaats]. Taqwa is the process of cultivation of the habit to control the external temptations that come our way while learning to control the different degrees of our thoughts that arose out of our desire and emotions. In order to reach the highest level of learning and wisdom it is important to restrain our envious thoughts and discipline ourselves. In evolution, no destination is final. Life continuously evolves, the evolution process is the procrastination cycle [Darul-Akhirah] [2:102] [2:200] [3:77], and it is not in the nature of evolutionary cycle to speed up or accelerate the process. Knowledge and wisdom always come in gradual gradient levels along with painful experiences.

FURTHER UNDERSTANDING THE TERM AL-KITAB CAREFULLY PONDER FROM VERSE 2:41- 45:

2:41 - وَآمِنُواْ بِمَا أَنزَلْتُ مُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ أَوَّلَ كَافِرٍ بِهِ وَلاَ تَشْتَرُواْ بِآيَاتِي ثَمَناً قَلِيلاً وَّإِيَّايَ فَاتَّقُونِ

And believe / trust  with what I have brought down [wahi], acknowledging / conforming to what is with you [we already have inherent script], and do not be the first ignore / hide / bury with it, and do not trade with My signs [ayaats] a small / little value, and be cautious / careful / thoughtful of Me alone.

2:42 - وَلاَ تَلْبِسُواْ الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُواْ الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

And do not put on / cover the facts / truth with the falsehood / fictitious, and you suppress / conceal the facts / truth and while you are knowing.

2:43 - وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُواْ مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ

And install the process of connection [الصَّلاَةَ] and the objective is to bring the mental development process [الزَّكَاةَ] and submit with those who are participating in proper submission.


2:44 - أَتَأْمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنْسَوْنَ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَنْـتُمْ تَتْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ

You continuously order the agitated mind to be righteous and forget your own souls / psyche while you follow the script [Al-Kitab]; do you not  comprehend?


2:45 - وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلاَّ عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ

And seek help with the patience and the process of connection and that it truly is a great burdensome process except on the humble / without ego.

2:46 - الَّذِينَ يَظُنُّونَ أَنَّهُم مُّلاَقُوا رَبِّهِمْ وَأَنَّهُمْ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Consciousness [Rabb], and they are the one in the state of returning to Him.

THE BOOK QURAN IS FOR THE GUIDANCE TO THE STEADY RIGHT PATH 1:6 - اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - 

The main objective of the book Quran is to guide human beings that the key to steady right path of life belongs to knowledgeable Consciousness 
[رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ] AND THE PATH IS WITHIN US. The nurturing of steady right path begins from right thinking or right servicing of mind / consciousness. The message of the book Quran is universal because it's only topic is to show the readers the path on how to serve the human mind / consciousness [Rabb]. The book Quran never discusses cultural topics like what to dress, what to eat, what language to speak, which to book to read, how to marry or divorce, with whom to marry, how to worship or which place of worship, how to clean our body, what time to sleep or wake up, what / which work / business to do, how many lashes to the rapist or punishment for blasphemy, robber, how to form governments or establish human rights... These matters depend on the cultural environment we live in. 

The subject matter of the book Quran is INNER PEACE [ISLAM] - The requirement, need and demand of PEACE has universal value. Peace starts from our own selves, from our own thought process. If our cup is full with peace then only we can serve / offer peace to others. Good family, good friends and relatives, good society, good community, good citizen of the country and the world is by product of self peace. If you are not at peace then it does not matters how much peace is around you, you will always feel depressed, dejected and demoralized. Your life will always be covered with darkness and negativity. According to the message of the book Quran, peace for self is the first priority, after that every other thing follows. That's why word Islam and Muslim are form iv verbal noun.



In the context of the book Quran, straight path is a permanent path which has to be perpetually ingrained in the mind, no matter what the circumstances demands; our path of thinking should be permanently inclined towards the well-being of our own mind / consciousness. We are praying day and night to show / guide us to the straight path as if we are trapped in a maze and cannot find a path to come out of it. Straight path is not complex but simple; IT IS IN OUR OWN SCRIPT [Al-Kitab], constantly reminding us through signs [ayaats] to serve our mind / consciousness with good vibes or thoughts; the vibes that makes the mind / consciousness feel peaceful and not that makes it hostile. The book Quran says - "The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked anger or of those who are astray." [1-7]


If the people think that guidance of the book Quran is for entire mankind then the guidance should be in the language comprehensible to every individual of the world but that is not the case with this book. Whenever the book Quran discusses about the words Kitab, Quran, Arabic or about the message to be clear [Mubin], it never meant the message of the physical book of 114 chapters written in Arabic language - [12:1-2] [15:1] [16:103] [26:2] [26:190-195] [27:1-6] [27:75-76] [28:2-3] [36:12] [36:69] [41:2-4] [42:7] [43: 2-4] [43:29] [44:13] [37:117] [46:12]. The word Quran means a settled expression in our mind which is in our own language [Arabic], extracting out of from our own script [Al-Kitab]. 

The practical book Quran has nothing to do with the fantasize afterlife drama nevertheless it discusses with great degree on human evolution based on the development of our own thoughts. Peaceful and sound mind is the main criteria to have balance life, that’s why the book Quran gives more importance to ‘Taqwa’ [precaution, carefulness, thoughtfulness, diligent]. Taqwa is more to do with the conditioning of mind rather than the religious rituals or dress code. A careful / diligent mind is extremely conscious about type of inspiration or thoughts he entertains or conceives. Thoughts are the basic foundation of human behavior. A Mutaqi [diligent mind] understands that the negative thoughts / inspirations or symptoms of vanity, carelessness, laziness and all wrong temptations is the work of “Satan” [the inner self which seduce mankind from the right path]. Our fiery state or the state of bliss is the outcome of the variety of thoughts we conceive or entertain.

Peace and soundness depends upon the types of thoughts we conceive / entertain or care. The marvelous book Quran never discusses petty issues like how many times to eat, what to eat or how many liters of water to drink or to take bath, what to dress, how many times to pray, what time to pray, what time to take rest or sleep, whom to marry and with how many to marry, waiting period of divorce, breastfeeding span, with whom to keep friendship or enmity, whom to kill or fight, criminal or civil laws. Nor the book Quran emphasizes on clear / common / simple things like praising and repeatedly boasting that “God” has made sky and earth, grown fruits and vegetables, sends down water from the sky so we should worship and praise Him 2/3/5 times a day otherwise He will burn us in Hell.

The book Quran emphasizes readers to stay on right and straight path. The guidance of right and straight path will come from our own inner script [Al-Kitab - mentioned 319] from our own settled expressions [Al-Quran - mentioned 88], from our own reasoning / intellect [Aqal - mentioned 49] inner discourses [Kalimat -75], inner signs / symptoms [ayaats - 382], guidance [Hidayah - 316] and inspiration [Wahi - 78] we receive from our Knowledgeable Consciousness [Rabb - 980] and our inner voice [Rasul - 513]. The entire book Quran must be understood or imagined in the context of unseen [bil-gayab - 60] only; anything extra is interpolation or bad translation. The numbers beside the words indicate the number of times the word occurred or mentioned in the entire book Quran.


PURPOSE OF THE SCRIPT [AL-KITAB] IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BOOK QURAN:


2:121 - الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَتْلُونَهُ حَقَّ تِلاَوَتِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ


Those to whom We have given the script follow it as a fact / reality / duty / right to follow it. They are the ones who feel secure/safe with it. And whoever ignores with it - it is they who are the losers. Also see 2:151

The important word يَتْلُونَهُ and تِلاَوَتِهِ does not mean read, recite, study, sing or rehearse - The basic meaning of the word تلو is follow closely without intervention [91:3]. The above verse is not talking about the book Quran but it instructing us to follow our own script sincerely because it is in our own language - 14: 1- 4


14:1 - الر كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ إِلَى صِرَاطِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ


الٓر. It is a state of script [kitab] We brought it down to you, so that it bring the agitated mind out from the cover of darkness to the light with the permission of their Rabb, to the noble / potent, the approvable / commendable way / path.

2:257 - اللّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ يُخْرِجُهُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّوُرِ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ أَوْلِيَآؤُهُمُ الطَّاغُوتُ يُخْرِجُونَهُم مِّنَ النُّورِ إِلَى الظُّلُمَاتِ أُوْلَـئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

The status of Allah is of Wali (Protector or Guardian) for those who trust. He brings them out from the cover of darkness into light. But as for those who are in a state of disbelieve, their Auliya (supporters and helpers) are Taghut [false deities and false leaders], they bring them out from the light into the cover of darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire, and they will abide therein forever. (See V.2:81,82)


5:15 - Allah's Nur is Kitab Mubin - يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولُنَا يُبَيِّنُ لَكُمْ كَثِيرًا مِّمَّا كُنْتُمْ تُخْفُونَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَيَعْفُواْ عَن كَثِيرٍ قَدْ جَاءَكُم مِّنَ اللّهِ نُورٌ وَكِتَابٌ مُّبِينٌ

O holder / companion of the script [Ahle Kitab]! There has ensued / arise / come up in you Our Rasul, making clear for you much from what was imperceptible [تُخْفُونَ]
 to you from the script, and passing over much (that is now unnecessary): There has ensued you from Allah [system of consciousness] a state of illumination and a perspicuous state of script. 


In the context of the book Quran; Kitab and Allah brings us out from the cover of darkness to the light.

AHLE KITAB:

2:105 مَّا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَلَا الْمُشْرِكِينَ أَن يُنَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚوَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ



Do not be like those who ignore / hide from holder / companion of the Script [Ahle Kitab] nor those who pollute / mix [with the inherent script] wish that any good should be sent down upon you from your Consciousness. But Allah [system of Consciousness] exclusively selects with His favor whom He desire, and Allah is the possessor of excellent determination.

3:70 - يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللّهِ وَأَنتُمْ تَشْهَدُونَ

O holder / companion of the script [Ahle Kitab], why do you disbelieve / hide with the signs/evidences of system of consciousness [Allah], while you continuously bear witness / testify? [3:98]

3:71 - يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَلْبِسُونَ الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

O holder / companion of the script [Ahle Kitab], why do you confuse/mix/cover/dress the facts/truth with the falsehood and you hide/conceal the facts/truth while you are knowing?


3:72 - وَقَالَت طَّآئِفَةٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ آمِنُواْ بِالَّذِي أُنزِلَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَجْهَ النَّهَارِ وَاكْفُرُواْ آخِرَهُ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

And said about those in the state of circumvention from the holder / companion of the script: "Believe with what is descended upon those who believed face/front of the breakthrough / enlightenment and delay it believing, perhaps they may return."

3:99 - قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ تَبْغُونَهَا عِوَجًا وَأَنتُمْ شُهَدَاءَ وَمَا اللّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

Say: "O holder / companion of the script [Ahle Kitab], why do you prevent/obstruct from Allah's cause who believed, you desire it (be) bent/crookedness, and you are witnessing / testifying, and the state of consciousness [Allah] is not unaware / ignorant of what you are doing / working."


3:100 - 
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِن تُطِيعُواْ فَرِيقًا مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ يَرُدُّوكُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ كَافِرِينَ

O you who trust, if you submit to differences from those who have received the script [Al-Kitab], they will make you disbelievers after your belief.

3:101 -
وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ وَأَنتُمْ تُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتُ اللّهِ وَفِيكُمْ رَسُولُهُ وَمَن يَعْتَصِم بِاللّهِ فَقَدْ هُدِيَ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

And how do you continuously disbelieve and upon you are being followed Allah's signs / evidences and in you is His Rasul, and who holds fast/takes protection with Allah, so he had been guided to a permanent path.

3:110 - كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

You are the best correctional process that has been raised up for agitated mind. You continuously order to recognize the right conduct and forbid indecency; and you trust with Allah. And trust the companion of the script [Ahle Kitab] it had been better for them. Some from them are trustworthy; but most of them are defiantly disobedient.



In the context of the book Quran the ayaats are not verses written with ink on the pages but they are signs [ayaats] in our own selves: 41:53 / 51:20-23

41:53 - سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ


Soon We will show them Our signs [ayaats] in the horizon of knowledge and within their own selves / souls until it becomes clear for them that it is the fact. But is it not sufficient concerning your Consciousness [Rabb] that He is a Witness over all desires ?



Al-Kitab / the Book / the Script cannot be written by hand because it is from the System of Consciousness [Allah]:

2:79 - فَوَيْلٌ لِّـلَّذِينَ يَكْتُبُونَ الْكِتَابَ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ ثُمَّ يَقُولُونَ هَـذَا مِنْ عِندِ اللّهِ لِيَشْـتَرُواْ بِهِ ثَمَناً قَلِيلاً فَوَيْلٌ لَّهُمْ مِّمَّا كَتَبَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَوَيْلٌ لَّهُمْ مِّمَّا يَكْسِبُونَ

So the state of grief/distress/woe to those who write the script with their power / authority / desire [9:29] then they say: "That it is from the system of consciousness [Allah]," for trading with it a small value, so state of grief/distress/woe for them from what their hands / sources wrote , and state of grief/distress/woe for them from what they gather/acquire.

The book Quran says that the signs [ayaats] of the consciousness [Rabb] are in our own souls / self [41:53] [51:20-23], it has nothing to do with "historical" stories of Bibles or the verses of the book Qur'an. Ayaats can never be translated as verses. Ayaats are signs which are present and always valid. In the Quranic context Al-Nabi [النَّبِيُّ] is the one who is closer to us than our own selves / nafs [33:6] [5:20]. The subject of the book Quran concerns only about the psychological behavior of human beings. The Nabis / Rasuls and the believers are parts / servers of our own consciousness [21:25] [24:55]. The function of Nabis / Rasuls is to remind again and again about the prospects of our own inherent script bestowed upon us by our consciousness [Rabb] but majority of us follow the recitation of satan [2:101-102] [7:157-158] [62:2]. Everyone has their own exclusive inherent script [Al-Kitab], even if you try to convince people to follow your script they will never accept or follow your direction [قِبْلَةَ]  other than our own because they recognize their script [Al-Kitab] very well [2:145-146].  

THE ROLE OF RASUL CONCERNING THE SCRIPT [AL-KITAB]:


2:129 رَبَّنَا وَابْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ العَزِيزُ الحَكِيمُ

2:129 - Our Lord, and raise in them a rasul [one who speaks in low voice and in our own tongue] from themselves who will pursuing upon them Your signs [ayaats] and teach them the script [Al-Kitab] and wisdom and make them grow. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise."

2:151 - كَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا فِيكُمْ رَسُولاً مِّنكُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِنَا وَيُزَكِّيكُمْ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْلَمُونَ

2:151 - Just as We have sent in you a rasul from yourselves pursuing / following closely upon you Our signs [ayaats] and make you grow and teaching you the script [Al-Kitab] and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know.

يَتْلُو - third person masculine singular imperfect verb - the important word yatlu does not mean to recite, singing, rehearsing, reading or studying or conveying - the basic meaning of the root word تلو is to follow closely without intervention. 

3:101 - وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ وَأَنتُمْ تُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتُ اللّهِ وَفِيكُمْ رَسُولُهُ وَمَن يَعْتَصِم بِاللّهِ فَقَدْ هُدِيَ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

3:101 - And how could you disbelieve while upon you the ayaats [signs] of Allah are pursued and in you is His rasul? And whoever holds firmly to Allah has [indeed] been guided to a straight path.

3:164, 23:32 - From all these above verses one thing is very clear for those who consider the book Quran as their guide that the rasuls are in every one of us. They do not belong to any particular region and their only job is to teach Al-Kitab so that we mentally grow. It is indisputably proven that in the context of the book Quran Rasuls are inside everyone of us and their job is to teach us the our own inherent script [Al-Kitab] and not the 114 Chapter Arabic book Quran. 

What bothers me is that in spite of all the inherent senses / messengers / inner voices are clearly speaking with us in our own language [14:4] but we either don’t rely or trust (Iman) them or we ignorantly (Kufar) kill them because of lack of awareness about their importance. We always look up for "God" in the sky instead of looking inward towards our personal messengers / senses / inner voices that are integral part of our inherent prescription [Al-Kitab]. Our hidden potentials are capable enough to take charge of our regular needs which is conveyed through the messengers / senses / inner voices in the language we understand (14:4). Those to whom We have given the Book know this as they know their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls refuse therefore to believe (2:146)(6:20) – These verses are talking about the inherent script and those who don’t trust it are senseless.

10:21 - وَإِذَا أَذَقْنَا النَّاسَ رَحْمَةً مِّن بَعْدِ ضَرَّاءَ مَسَّتْهُمْ إِذَا لَهُم مَّكْرٌ فِي آيَاتِنَا قُلِ اللّهُ أَسْرَعُ مَكْرًا إِنَّ رُسُلَنَا يَكْتُبُونَ مَا تَمْكُرُونَ

And if We made the agitated mind taste/experience the process of rehmat from after dispute / disagreement felt them, then for them is a state of deception in Our signs/evidences. Say: "Allah is quicker/faster in deception. Indeed Our rasuls write what you continuously deceive"




The role of a Rasul is to follow, speak, persuade, write, continuously teach without intervention [يَتْلُو] the signs [ayaats] of the scripture / script [Al-Kitab]

THE KITAB [SCRIPT] IS THE MEMORY CARD OF HUMANS:


21:10 - لَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ كِتَابًا فِيهِ ذِكْرُكُمْ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

We have brought down to you a Script [Kitab], in it is your preserved memory, so do you not reason /understand?

Our job is to recall the memory from the script [Kitab].

4:105 - Judge by the script [Al-Kitab] - إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ اللّهُ وَلاَ تَكُن لِّلْخَآئِنِينَ خَصِيمًا

Indeed We have brought down to you the script [Al-Kitab] with the facts / truth to judge clearly within the agitated minds with what the state of system of consciousness has shown you, and do not be for the unfaithful advocate.


4:113
وَلَوْلاَ فَضْلُ اللّهِ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَهَمَّت طَّآئِفَةٌ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُضِلُّوكَ وَمَا يُضِلُّونَ إِلاَّ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَضُرُّونَكَ مِن شَيْءٍ وَأَنزَلَ اللّهُ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَعَلَّمَكَ مَا لَمْ تَكُنْ تَعْلَمُ وَكَانَ فَضْلُ اللّهِ عَلَيْكَ عَظِيمًا

4:113 - Al-Kitab revealed on you [singular] and Allah teaches you [singular] what you did not know.

And where it not for Allah's grace / favor / blessing on you and His mercy, a group from them resolved / started that (to) misguide you, and they do not misguide except themselves, and they do not harm you from a thing, and Allah descended on you the script and the wisdom, and He taught you, what you did (and) were not to know, and Allah's grace / favour on you was/is great.

2:144 قَدْ نَرَىٰ تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ ۖ فَلَنُوَلِّيَنَّكَ قِبْلَةً تَرْضَاهَا ۚفَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ ۚ وَحَيْثُ مَا كُنتُمْ فَوَلُّوا وُجُوهَكُمْ شَطْرَهُ ۗ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ لَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ ۗ وَمَا اللَّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ



Certainly We have continuously seen turning of your focus in the higher consciousness [As-Samaa], and We will surely authorize you to a position of acceptance / focus / aim / goal [Qibla] with which you will be pleased. So take control of your attention / focus towards enshrined state of humbleness [al-Masjid al-haram]. And wherever you are, empower your attention towards it. Indeed, those who begot / ensued the script [Al-Kitab] surely knows that it is the fact from their Rabb / Consciousness. And Allah [system of consciousness] is not unaware of what they are doing.


2:145 - وَلَئِنْ أَتَيْتَ الَّذِينَ أُوْتُواْ الْكِتَابَ بِكُلِّ آيَةٍ مَّا تَبِعُواْ قِبْلَتَكَ وَمَا أَنتَ بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَتَهُمْ وَمَا بَعْضُهُم بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَةَ بَعْضٍ وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ إِنَّكَ إِذاً لَّمِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

And if you are engaged to those who possess the script with every possible signs, they would not follow your acceptance. Nor will you be a follower of their acceptance. Nor would they be followers of one another's process of acceptance. So if you were to follow their desires after what has come to you from the knowledge, indeed, you would then be from those who do injustice.

2:146 - الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْرِفُونَهُ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَاءَهُمْ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقاً مِّنْهُمْ لَيَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ


To those whom We ensued the script [Al-Kitab] recognize it as they recognize their own natural constitution [son]. But indeed, a schism from them conceal the fact while they know it.


6:20 -  الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْرِفُونَهُ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَاءَهُمُ الَّذِينَ خَسِرُواْ أَنفُسَهُمْ فَهُمْ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ


To those whom We brought / ensued them the script [Al-Kitab], they recognized it as they recognized their natural constitutions [sons], those who lost themselves [nafs], so they do not believe.


PEACEFUL SUBMISSION TO THE SCRIPT [AL-KITAB] IS VERY IMPORTANT: 



3:20 - فَإِنْ حَآجُّوكَ فَقُلْ أَسْلَمْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلّهِ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِ وَقُل لِّلَّذِينَ أُوْتُواْ الْكِتَابَ وَالْأُمِّيِّينَ أَأَسْلَمْتُمْ فَإِنْ أَسْلَمُواْ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَواْ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْكَ الْبَلاَغُ وَاللّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ



So if they argue with you, say, "I have peacefully submitted my entire attention for Him only [system of consciousness], and [so have] those who follow me." And say to those who were given the Script and [to] the unlearned, "Have you submitted yourselves?" And if they submit [in Islam], they are rightly guided; but if they turn away - then upon you is only the [duty of] notification. And Allah is Seeing of [His] servants.


HOW PEOPLE DISTORT THEIR INNER SCRIPT?


3:77- إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَشْتَرُونَ بِعَهْدِ اللّهِ وَأَيْمَانِهِمْ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلاً أُوْلَـئِكَ لاَ خَلاَقَ لَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ وَلاَ يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللّهُ وَلاَ يَنظُرُ إِلَيْهِمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلاَ يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

Indeed, those who trade the covenant of Allah and their righteousness for a small value will have no evolution in the procrastination process, and Allah will not speak to them or look at them on the moment of permanent discovery, nor will He develop / grow them; and they will have a painful chastisement.


3:78 - وَإِنَّ مِنْهُمْ لَفَرِيقًا يَلْوُونَ أَلْسِنَتَهُم بِالْكِتَابِ لِتَحْسَبُوهُ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللّهِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللّهِ وَيَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللّهِ الْكَذِبَ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ


And indeed, there is from them a object of difference which alter the Scripture with their speeches so you may think it is from the script [Al-Kitab], but it is not from the script [Al-Kitab]. And they say, "This is from Allah ," but it is not from Allah. And they speak untruth about Allah while they know.


Those who exchange the covenant of Allah... from them they distort the script by their speech

38:29 - كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ


A script We descended it to you blessed, so they continuously follow / endeavor to understand its signs / evidences and the foremost in understanding will take heed.


10:37 - وَمَا كَانَ هَـذَا الْقُرْآنُ أَن يُفْتَرَى مِن دُونِ اللّهِ وَلَـكِن تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ الْكِتَابِ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

And it can never be this Al-Quran [the expression] that it be remitted / flagged / abated from weaker system of consciousness, and but confirmation (of) what (is) within his power / sources / hands / ability, and brief explanation of the script [Al-Kitab], no doubt / suspicion in it, (it is) from the Knowledgeable Consciousness.
 




Wednesday, 3 July 2019

VERSE 2:221



Muslims all over the world respectably give divine status to the book Quran. According to Merriam Webster’s Thesaurus the word DIVINE means of the very best kind. Other words for divine are awesome, excellent, beautiful, noble, par excellence, wonderful, superb, heavenly, spiritual, celestial and holy.

When we interpret or translate this divine book in a senseless / insane / reckless / thoughtless manner, we rob the divine status of the original message of this wonderful book. The message of the book Quran should be applicable to the entire mankind without differentiating any class or individuals then only everyone can believe in its divinity. Every creation has a just value in the eyes of the Divine Nature and the books that impart prejudice messages can never be divine.  

By specifically defining some words like Kafir / Mushrik as unbelievers, idolaters or polytheist and describing them in derogatory terms, we are creating hate and malice in the minds of Muslims against certain groups.

We ignore the fundamental message of the book Quran that it addresses all types of groups, class, community, sects or genders without any type of discrimination. If the message or the interpretation of the book Quran is spreading hate, malice and fear in the minds of non Muslims then the belief that this is the book of Peace [Islam] is utterly false.

I strongly believe that the original message of the book Quran promote peace in every individuals. It has nothing to do with different religious beliefs, caste, creed, culture or customs. Neither has it had to do with agreements, contracts between communities of different ideologies.

Each and every verse of the book Quran is for the guidance of all common people who are looking for peace within themselves. If we understand the verses like 2:221, 2:190-193, 9:5, 9:29 and many more verses with traditional lens then we are promoting hate, aggression, bigotry and feeling of superiority complex among Muslims. 

Furthermore if we understand the book Quran with the view point or the theme of establishing “the kingdom of God on earth” [nizam e rabubiat] then the verses are only for those elite / educated classes who drafts constitutions, agreements between countries or different ideologies, rules and regulation for the benefit of their own respective states, countries or communities.

The problem starts when some sincere followers of the book Quran blindly act on some controversial verses which are translated badly.

When we believe that the book Quran contains the message of Peace then it should be applicable for the entire mankind. But if we segregate and hate people on the basis of their culture, beliefs, language, rituals, customs then we are contradicting the fundamental message of the book Quran.  

My interpretation of verse 2:221 is purely based on lexicon meanings and the context of the preceding and following the verses –

2:221وَلَا تَنكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكَاتِ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنَّ ۚ وَلَأَمَةٌ مُّؤْمِنَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكَةٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ ۗ وَلَا تُنكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنُوا ۚوَلَعَبْدٌ مُّؤْمِنٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكُمْ ۗ أُولَـٰئِكَ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ بِإِذْنِهِ ۖ وَيُبَيِّنُ آيَاتِهِ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

And don’t be infected [tankihoo] with your own polluted thoughts [Al-mushrikaati] until they become safe / secure [muminatun]. And a principled thought [one who sincerely obeys the rule of life] in a state of safety / security is better than your own process of infiltrated / impure thoughts [mush'rikatin], even though it might dazzle you? And do not get infected with your own infiltrated/impure thoughts until they become safe / secure for you. And surely serving safe/secure [thoughts] is better than a infiltrated / impure one, even though it might dazzle you. Those [thoughts] continuously invite [you] to the Fire, but Allah [system of consciousness] invites to the hidden garden of knowledge [Al-Jannah] and the process of protection, by His notification. And He makes clear His signs for the agitated / restless minds that perhaps they may retrospect.

Al-Mushrikaati - accusative feminine plural (form IV) active participle – our own polluted, filthy and impure thoughts.

Tankihoo – 2nd person masculine plural imperfect verb, jussive mood - Marry, comingling of rain with soil, infected, overcome,

The fire in the context of the book Quran indicates conflict within oneself [3:103]




Saturday, 22 June 2019

ADDENDUM TO SALAT ARTICLES:



ADDENDUM TO SALAT ARTICLES:

Let’s discuss the difference between Salat and Salwaat:


2:157 - أُولَـئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَاتٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَأُولَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُهْتَدُونَ

Those, upon them are blessing [salwaat] from their Rabb [consciousness] and a mercy, and those are the guided.

صَلَوَاتٌ - nominative feminine indefinite noun - root word صلو 
2:238 - حَافِظُواْ عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ والصَّلاَةِ الْوُسْطَى وَقُومُواْ لِلّهِ قَانِتِينَ

Preserve /guard on the blessings [salwaat] and the process of the connection [salat] is the balance, and install / establish for Him in silent devotion.

الصَّلَوَاتِ - genitive feminine plural noun - صَلَوَاتِ - genitive feminine plural noun [9:99] - root word صلو -

الصَّلاَةِ - genitive feminine noun - root word - وصل -


9:103 - خُذْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ صَدَقَةً تُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُزَكِّيهِم بِهَا وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ صَلاَتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَّهُمْ وَاللّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

Hold from their truthful inclination, to purify them mentally and cause them to grow continuously with it, and bless [صَلِّ] upon them, indeed your connection [صَلاَتَكَ] are tranquility for them, and the system of consciousness [Allah] is hearing / listening, knowledgeable.

صَلِّ  - second person masculine singular (form II) imperative verb - root word صلو -
صَلاَتَكَ - second person masculine singular possessive pronoun - root word - وصل -

Guidance is the blessings from our consciousness [Rabb] and we are instructed to preserve these blessings of the connection at all cost and time, even if you are walking, riding, sitting or travelling. Remembrance [zikr] of Allah is part of the process of connection [salat].

But when we strictly follow our traditional scholars and academicians we simply copy their understanding without using our divine ability to think. The religious scholars have their limitations, they cannot think beyond their religious syllabus or curriculum.

2:170 - وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوا مَا أَنزَلَ اللّهُ قَالُواْ بَلْ نَتَّبِعُ مَا أَلْفَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا أَوَلَوْ كَانَ آبَاؤُهُمْ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَهْتَدُونَ

When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah hath revealed:" They say: "Nay! We shall follow the ways of our fathers [spiritual teachers, scholars, grammarians, schools and institutions."] What! Even though their fathers were void of wisdom and guidance?

Such people are like cattle they possess herd mentality – 2:171

As-Salat [الصَّلاَةِ] and As-Salwaat [الصَّلَوَاتِ] are two different words having two different root words, although their pronunciation is somewhat similar but their connotations are totally different.

Salwaat is the plural of salu [صلو] and it is not a plural salat as we are made to believe by the majority – The meaning of As-Salwaat is blessings and the meaning of As-Salat is the process of connection.

The plural of salat is ṣalāti [صَلَاتِ] - The meaning of ṣalāti is links, connections. Salwaat is not a plural of salat. Salwaat is all together different word with totally a different connotation and has no connection with the word Salat. If salwaat is the plural of Salat then it must be written صَلَوَاتِهِمْ as mentioned in 23:9 instead of  صَلَاتِهِمْ occurred in 6:92, 17:110, 23:2

But our scholars’ and academicians blindly rely upon the ready made information from the books written by our "eminent  predecessors" rather than decisions made on knowledge or common sense. They interchange its meanings according to their predecessors’ beliefs and understanding. The context, colloquial use and the essence of the message are totally ignored.

The enemies of Islam has very smartly changed the pattern of this important word by inserting the fabricated meaning in the lexicons to familiarize its meaning in the line of Traditional Arab Religion but they could not change its derivatives present in colloquial usage. Lets scrutinize in the light of the Arabic language.

و-ص-ل  is the root word of  Salat -  الصَّلاَةِ  Let’s study the root word Waw Saad Laam (وصل) and its derivatives to know the essence of Salah -                                                   

و ص ل - Waw-Saad-Lam -  وصل = attained, reached, connected, joined, he made close ties of relation, bond of love, held close, to continue, communion, communicated, صلةestablish contact, connection or relation, يصلis to join, connect, unite, combine, link, receiveصلة الرحمmaking close relationship – connective preposition is called حرف الصلة ittiṣālāt-  اتصالات- literally means "communications" – to get in touch with telephone [modern Arabic] - These words are all derivatives of وصل 

The use of derivations of the root of صلاۃ [Salah] has not changed its primary meaning even in modern Arabic. At present in normal routine also the derivatives of صلاۃ / وصل is used in different field, for example connecting a microphone is صِل الميكروفونconnecting an adapter [automotive] is صل المهايئto connect a call is توصيل مكالمة [telephone] – connect USB cable is صل كابل [computer] - sprinkler used in agriculture is صُلْ هوائيmovement joint is فا صل حركة - and finally even today for prayers in general the word is صلّ used.

Furthermore when I first heard the word ittiṣālāt-  اتصالات in Dubai some 25 years back I was wondering then that this word has something to do with contact prayers [namaz] or may be the telephone line or transportation is coming from some big mosque. But later after probing I found that this is the name of a very big telecommunication [الاتصالات ] [Etisalat] company. Again one commonly used the word is مواصلات [mawasalat], this word is used for transportation. These words have nothing to do with any ritual contact prayer [namaz]. In Arabic parlance اتصالية [ittisalat] and مواصلات [mawsalat] are derivatives of words صلاۃ وصل / صلة /

Note the root word of  الصَّلَوَاتِ [salwaat] is صلو [salu] -
The basic meaning of صلو [salu] is - I struck, or beat. صلوت الظهر means to beat the back – Beat / struck is called صلاall the meanings in the lexicons suggest that the word صلا means back portion and it cannot be inferred as prayers. This is clearly the work of enemies of the book Qur'an to totally change paradigm of the one of the most important pillar of Islam.


For the sake of information I am mentioning the liturgical usage of word salu and its derivatives are الصَّـلَاةَ - صَلَوَاتٌ - يُصَلِّي - يُصَلُّواْ - the meanings are arehe prayed, supplicated, petitioned, divinely appointed prayer, eulogy, benediction, commendation, blessing, but remember الصَّـلَاةَ is not the derivative of صلو [salu] and it does not mean prayers at all. The fundamental meaning of salu is back-patting of an animal or man, this is the sign of encouragement, blessing, admiration, respect and praise.

One of the concocted or misunderstood meaning صلى a derivative of صلو is said to be the horse that followed the next after the foremost in the race or a goalصلا is middle back of the human being or horse. Projected portion of the central back of the animal between the buttocks from where the tail of an animal comes out, the rump. The said example of one horse following the other horse is meant for displaying the exact portion of the horse's back while competing in the race but unfortunately some eminent translators have taken the meaning of salu as to follow closely.

The more commonly used meanings by the translators or exegete for SALAT are:

Divinely appointed prayers, supplication, contact prayers, blessing, commitment, follow closely and establishment of Kingdom of God on Earth [nizam e rabubiat]. While deducing the meanings no regard is given to context, lexicon or colloquial use of the language.

Any deviation from the commonly held or established beliefs or in the absence of reference from so called authorities is not at all easy for anyone to explain their point of view. The most common form of confirmation demanded by almost all academicians or common man is “show us where it is written” that salat and sila are derivatives of wasal.

Unfortunately references from the lexicons or exegesis, lexicographers and web sites are treated as bench mark of authority & authenticity by the so called academicians and students alike. No space or respect is given to independent research, deliberation, colloquial usage, common sense or even the context of the book Qur’an. Subsequently the understanding of Islam and the book Qur’an are dictated by the same prejudiced authorities who are not independent thinkers but bookish henchmen of the rule books written by their hallowed predecessors. These pseudo scholars are the main hindrance in understanding the book Qur’an independently.

I am not against the use of lexicons or exegesis or any other literature or tools as long as it helps in finding the truth and give sense to the context. But we all should be aware that all the lexicons or exegesis are customized to legitimized Hadith literature rather than the semantics of the book Quran. No doubt classical lexicons do possess some traces of truth in it but for that we should have an open mind and scanning eyes to pick up the right meaning from so many vocabularies. If we only depend on academics and fail to apply reason while translating the noble book Quran then we would be doing great injustice to the message of the book Qur’an.