CHAPTER 1 KITAB, QURAN & ARABIC – IS "ARABIC" THE NAME OF A LANGUAGE OF MIDDLE EAST AND THE BOOK QURAN ...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Saturday 21 March 2020
WHAT IS GABRIEL - JIBRAEEL IN ARABIC - جِبْرِيلَ ?
We cannot understand any ancient foreign language on the basis of faith, belief or assumptions. If we are really interested in knowing the truth we need to look / search into various lexicons of that language in order to know the right essence of vocabularies used to describe a particular narrative. Many of us are earnestly sincere to know the truth but unfortunately we believe / trust / rely on ready-made translations as the ultimate source of truth and that is enough / sufficient for them to come to conclusions.
The message of the book Quran or Islam is not about flying angels or archangels like some fairy tales or holy personalities performing miracles in the name God. Quran is the magnum opus instructional book for self / nafs. Every words or terms of the book Quran must relate or direct us to self development, self healing and guidance to self. The book Quran emphasis time and again that if we want peace, security and tranquility we need to search inside; searching outside is ascribing partner to God which is shirk in Quranic parlance.
According to Wikipedia the term Gabriel or Jibraeel can be found in many ancient languages of the world. "Gabriel (/ˈɡeɪbriəl/; Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, lit. 'Gavri'el "God is my strength"', Ancient Greek: Γαβριήλ, lit.'Gabriel', Coptic: Ⲅⲁⲃⲣⲓⲏⲗ, Aramaic: ܓܒܪܝܝܠ, Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrāʾīl, Amharic: ገብርኤል), in the Abrahamic religions, is an archangel. He was first described in the Hebrew Bible and was subsequently adopted by other traditions" -
Say, "Whoever is an enemy for Gabriel [faculty of mind which solves the unknown (x) factor - Algebra shares the same root word as Jibraeel] -Then indeed he who has brought it down upon your heart / mind / intellect, with call of Allah [system of consciousness], assuring the truth that which distinct within its power / authority and a guidance and sensibility for those who are safe / secure."
بِإِذْنِ - with call -
قَلْبِكَ - your heart / mind / intellect
يَدَيْهِ - its power, authority, control, influence, possession, help, hand...
Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His Malaikah and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael [source of intelligence]- then indeed, Allah is an enemy for those who camouflage / conceal / ignorant.
JUST FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLANATION:
In modern terminology Allah is the System of Consciousness or an Internet that delivers provides different services to the electronic device. We are electronic devices that need tools and applications like data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software. I consider Quran as the book of instruction that direct / guide our internal mechanism to operate correctly.
Malaikah [authority to balance], Rasuls [inherent developers], Nabis [inherent self inspired programmers], Jibraeel [decoder], Mikhaeel [provide intelligence] and Kitab [programming language and script] are those tools and applications which drives the mechanism of human machine. If we are hostile or become enemies to these applications we ceased to remain human beings. The word Mutaqi signifies one who take precaution and are thoughtful, diligent, careful in operating these applications.
I want to keep this article very simple,brief and digestible for the readers as the subject is unconventional and require deliberation. I do not wish to touch other verses and make the article lengthy or more complex.
Thursday 19 March 2020
QASAS FROM MY UNDERSTANDING OF SURAH BAQRAH -
Qasas is a shortcut summary deducted or derived from a long narrative.
The root of qasas is قصص - ق ص ص - the basic meaning is to clip, cut, deduct by permutation, it also means to cut down, clip, trim the extremities, prune. the word also signifies to search, trace, track gradually from the available clues, hints - The word الْقِصَاصُ - qisas is the state of reckoning where a person quits his / her stand, belief and is transformed. Qisas is punishing or retialiating or slaying his / her own past mistakes. Cutting of all extreme behaviour or excesses baggage to transform the self.
7:176 - - - فَاقْصُصِ الْقَصَصَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
1) ... So deduct the deduction that perhaps they will give thought.
2) ... hypothecate the hypothesis so that they reason.
3) ... Cut short the narrative so that they start thinking.
Three possible translation according to my humble understanding
From the verse (7:176) we inferred that Qasas is not a normal story but a small deductive narrative, thesis which has piece of information to think, reason out, ponder, contemplate in proper manner and transform.
O you who aspire to believe, scripted (كُتِبَ) upon you is transformation (الْقِصَاصُ) which is attained through thorough self knowledge / introspection (الْقَتْلَى) - the state of liberation (الْحُرُّ) comes along with the liberal thoughts / free minded thoughts and the state of enslavement (الْعَبْدُ) is with the servitude thought process, and the weak thought process (الْأُنثَىٰ) comes along with the weak thoughts. But whoever is completely changed / effaced (عُفِيَ), for him from his faculty of mind (أَخِيهِ) must have strong feeling of enthusiasm / desire (شَيْءٌ), then there should be a follow-up (فَاتِّبَاعٌ) with the recognition (بِالْمَعْرُوفِ) that is due to him with deep knowledge (بِإِحْسَانٍ). That is a light intellect (تَخْفِيفٌ) from your rabb / consciousness and a process of nourishment of knowledgeable guidance (رَحْمَةٌ) . But whoever transgresses after that will have a painful chastisement.
Qasas is the written or oral narration / discourse that transforms / prune and endeavors to trace him back to its roots or originality. It also means to trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, Qisas especially to encourage growth or for transformation.
According to the above verse there are four type of transformation: 1) Killing the ignorance through thorough knowledge 2) Liberation with perfect character according to the inherent script or write-up 3) From the service, i.e. how you serve or perform duty 4) And according to our own weakness or limitations.
And there is for you in transformation is process of enlivened up of life, O you foremost of understanding, that you may become diligent / conscious of God.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
The word Subhaan سُبْحَانَ means one who is abundant in knowledge a derivative of الْمُسَبِّحِينَ - l-musabiḥīna