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KITAB, QURAN & ARABIC

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

Monday 10 June 2024

HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS ?

 

Question raised by one of my close friend

He says “Excellence or success is purely caused by individual’s efforts”

My take:

First we need to define success. The book Quran says success is when you able to discover your purpose of life and adhere to that direction. Success is that brings you happiness and peace. Islam is peace and peace is success.

The Book Quran says all you need to recognize your inherent script (Al-Kitab). You will find guidance that means direction in it. All you need to believe in that unseen, untrodden path and connect to it sincerely. This will take you to success.  

Efforts are not everything, direction (qibla) of the efforts is also important. We lose our direction because of wrong upbringing. Some parents understand the hidden talent in the child. We called that child God gifted. Those who are away from God may not understand this natural gift. Or those who are materially inclined may not like the talent which the child possesses.

Those who are naturally gifted need little efforts to excel and find peace. We all have that hidden talent but we and our parents failed to recognize it. The cause of real excellence is hidden talent; discovering that god gift in early stages of life and following that talent passionately and persistently lead to success. First stage is to recognize that talent then after that hard-work and passion comes. The ultimate cause of excellence is to recognize our own inherent natural script, commonly known as Book of Allah.

REHMATIL AALAMEEN - 21:107

 

         


Traditional interpretation.

21:107 - وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

My interpretation.

Also study the verses for more clarification 21/106-108 & 3:81 and 33:40.

First we need to understand the dialogue format of the book Quran. The style of it's writing is theophany. All ancient religious scriptures are written in this format. In layman term personification of abstract things in a plain and simple language so that we be able to easily decipher it.

This verse is about mohammad our own service provider / obedient mindset (qaumil aabidin) one who explain, approves and mark the stamp of approval to all our compilation of thoughts (Quràn) extracted from our own mother book (al-kitab) of our information (nabiyeen) that resides nearer to nafs of the believers (33:6). Nabi means my information.

The sense of the verse is at your perusal.

21:107 - And we have not downloaded you except as a nourishment process for all knowledgeable.

The verse is not addressed to any person but to our embedded rasul that we have lodged you in the nafs of human beings so that you be the guide to all those who seek knowledge.

Translating rehmat as mercy and rehman as merciful is wrong translation. Allah represent justice (adal) and He is Adil (Judge who gives Justice), so how He can be merciful? Allah is not at all merciful. What you sow so shall you reap is the basic principle of divine accountancy and furthermore we will be testifying against our own selves. In other words we will be our own judge. It is all auto mode, no interference of any kind.

Rehman is the teacher of the Quran (55:1-2) and rehmat is the process by which we understand the Qur'an (note: not the 114 chapter book).






Saturday 8 June 2024

THE CONCISE MESSAGE OF THE BOOK QURAN

 

The book Quran says when we fully understand the content of our own unique script (al-kitab); we should accept it wholeheartedly and value it's guidance which then becomes our fate (muqqadar) that defines our purpose and way to successful life (muflihun). Fate is what we value (qadar) in life.

Happily / peacefully surrendering to our fate means accepting the direction of our inherent script (al-kitab) after recognizing the final script as our book of destiny and thus by acceptance of its message we bring peace (Islam) to our agitated minds (naas) and gradually creates a peaceful mindset (muslim).

The instructions from your book (al-kitab) don't let you sleep, you are continuously reminded (zikr) and you become conscious about your journey, this in Quranic terminology is known as taqwa and the person involved is mutaqqi (one who is conscious of his / her own script - al-kitab).

Facing continuous struggle and inner resistance to seek knowledge from our own script (al-kitab) and implement it with conviction is jihad in the way of allah (our own consciousness / conscience). 

After jihad comes qitaal. Thorough knowledge that comprehensively wipes out our wrong ideology is Qitaal; a better ideology that hits our temple is qatal, generally interpreted as fighting or killing.

A person who after thorough investigational process believes in his own script (al-kitab) is a believer (momin) and the guidance (hidayah) of the script is only for believers.








Wednesday 29 May 2024

SOME IMPORTANT TERMINOLOGIES OF THE BOOK QURAN

 

The 114 chapter book called Quran is the compilation of instructions (signs/ayaat) on how to bring peace to our agitated mind (naas) that includes self and our own conscience. Peaceful mind is the only topic of the book Quran. Peaceful mind can create just and fair society but that’s another topic. Surrendering to peace at all cost is Islam.

I cannot widen the scope of understanding any book on my own accord, unless it is mentioned in the content of the book.  I interpret the book Quran purely on the basis of lexicons and I could not find any Arabic word for collective social system or just-socioeconomic system in the entire Quran. So for me the only subject which the Quran discusses is growth of self.

I have great respect for team Tolue Islam and Aastana. I admire the sincere work of Ghulam Ahmad Parvez and Dr. Qamar Zaman but sadly the theme of the book Quran is not about socialism. I find the entire message of the book Quran is about character building of human race.

Character building of self is the need of the hour. Be it a doctor, engineer, advocate, charter accountant, administrator, civil servant, business man, employee, servant, land lord, common man, urbanite, villager, primitive or modern; everyone's requirement is safe, sound and peaceful mindset. And the Quran addresses these issues on how to have a stable peaceful mindset. Before vouching for peace for others first we need to wear the mask of peace ourselves and then put the mask of peace on others, similar to what is instructed while travelling in the plane - "In case of Oxygen shortage, wear the mask first and then put it on your child."

Social living depends upon the society we live in. An Indian or a Pakistani cannot decide what is good for a Chinese or English. We cannot help anyone unless the one we want to help is ready to change his or her own mindset. God help those who want to help themselves. As for permanent values it does not require any special book of instructions. Permanent moral values are same for everyone.

Keeping our mind safe, sound and peaceful is the biggest challenge which if the book Quran is correctly translated can fulfill that challenge. Keeping our mindset cool & peaceful is the biggest challenge of all time. That's why Quran is so special and precious. It has the power to heal the hearts.

I understand the vibrant parables of the book Quran as personification intended to simplify and aid our learning of abstract or metaphysical (bilgayab) component mentioned in the Quran.

Quran is the only book which says read your own unique script (kitab), understand your own God, know your Satan and beware of it, recognize your direction of acceptance (Qibla) in the world, don't copy others, live according to your resources and work according to your inherent book of Allah and Rasool.

 All the key-words or terms of the book Quran that we tend to infer must correlate with the context of self, human mind and conscience. Universe, World, Countries, Nations are vast topics that is not the subject of the book Quran. If that was the topic of the book Quran, common men like us are not eligible to understand those signs that the book claims to have guidance for all. The subject of the Quran is peace for all human beings and the book should be understood in that context only. Peace is the requirement of all human beings irrespective of cast, creed, colour or social status.

 The book Quran is the catalogue for the most complicated machine and that machine is human mind. Other matters are trivial before this important subject. That’s why the teaching of the book Quran is so precious.

 The subject of the book Quran is universal, very valuable and basic requirement of entire mankind as it deals with human mind. The message of the book is not for just some selective elites of the society who can rule the world. The subject of the book Quran is peace to self. We cannot control, manage, distribute, borrow or provide peace to others how much ever we try, the peace will elude us. Islam or peace is individual's internal matter. One may seems to have all the justice and necessities or luxury of life but still be thirsting to have peace in mind.

 Good governments cannot provide peace to individuals. Peace is not a commodity that is available in market. Good government can create just and fair atmosphere by providing free food banks, good infrastructure, educational institutions, provide jobs, implement good laws and create non corrupt systems, but to acquire peace of mind one must learn to remove corruption from our own mindset. Nobody else can remove corruption in our mind; it is up to us to erase it.

 Corruption in lower consciousness (Fasad fil ardh) is the biggest problem that almost every individual is facing today. The fasad which the Quran is talking is not fighting or shedding blood on planet Earth but struggling with our own ego, jealousy, hate, rivalry, enmity, depression, arrogance, illiteracy, pride, hopelessness, fear,  insecurity... these are creating extremities in our psyche.

 The subject of the Book Quran is not Planet Earth, Sky, Sun, Moon, Sea, Trees, Mountains, Camel, Cattle or super human beings and their communities but these vibrant terminologies that must be comprehended within the context of human psyche.

 Some important terminologies of the book Quran according to my understanding; members a free to disagree.

 

1) Allah = The most powerful and complex energy within and outside us. The characteristics of this fusional energy are mentioned in the book Quran. This energy is everywhere. Everything in the universe is bond by the magnetic field of this one enigmatic Energy.

 

2). Rasool Allah is the voice of Allah. We need to hear and obey this voice. Linguistically rasul means a low clear voice hanging around like a pendent in the neck. It is Allah's continuous message through wahi to those who believe. Obeying the voice (rasul) is as good as obeying Allah.

 

3). Al-Kitab is Allah’s message or script embedded in every creature. in it a unique role preserved for every individual to guide him or her to it's course,

 

 4). Nuzool Al-Kitab = The understanding of the true message of our own embedded script that has message for those who are muttaqi (diligent, cautious or those who are aware or conscious of their Allah).

 

 5) Wahy =  The conceiving of inspirational thoughts in a conscious mind.

 

6) Al-Quràn is the compilation of our own thoughts, taught to us by our inner Rasool, the message is deduced from own inherent script (Al-Kitab) - (This is a collection of guidance for successful and peaceful life). Quran always is in our own mother tongue (Arabic)

 

7). Al-Torah = the concealed script which we need to discover, an character of Alkitab which produces fire in you to follow your divine script/kitab.

 

8). Al-Injeel = An broadened script of spiritual healing, an character of Alkitab.

 

9). Zaboor = hard to grasp, which teaches us self restrain to become sound and steady, a characteristics of Al-Kitab

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10). Shaitan is our own arrogant  self, not ready to accept the facts on the contrary hides the facts and take us away from the reality.

 

11). Al-Akhirah is not an ultimate end result but continuous cycle of hereafter. Hereafter does not mean after death but every procrastination moment from now is hereafter.

 

12). HAYAT Aldunya = the miserable living.


HAYAT Al-tayyibah = a blissful flourished living.


Remember! Alkitab/Alquran is a guide book for the life before death not before birth or after death.