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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 ...

Tuesday 16 July 2024

SURAH NISA - 4:101

 

Contextual interpretation / translation of 4:101.

4:101 - 
وَإِذَا ضَرَبْتُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ أَن تَقْصُرُواْ مِنَ الصَّلاَةِ إِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَن يَفْتِنَكُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ إِنَّ الْكَافِرِينَ كَانُواْ لَكُمْ عَدُوًّا مُّبِينًا

If you are forced to enter in the lower state of consciousness (الْأَرْضِ) and you do not find any tendency of inclination (جُنَاحٌ) upon you, that means you are not getting enough power (تَقْصُرُواْ) from the process of connection (الصَّلاَةِ), if you are apprehensive (خِفْتُمْ) that those ungrateful / egoist / arrogant thoughts (كَفَرُواْ) may test you / prevent you (from getting connected). Indeed the kafireen (ungrateful / egoist / arrogant thoughts) for you an open enemy.  

The verse is saying when we are in the lower state of consciousness our connection gets powerless or weakened. That means our salat is not working it has become powerless because our satanic thoughts prevent us from getting connected with our real self. Satanic thoughts are always hidden and disguised that's why they are termed as Kafir by the book Quran. 

Salat is the bridge of power between lower consciousness and higher consciousness, so we need to uphold our salat 24x7 so that satan could not enter in our system

The popular meaning of the word qasar is to shortened but one of the other meaning is fall short to reach the target, little or no power,... 

So when we are in state of junabah (inclination) towards the lower state of consciousness we tend to lose power. Salat is the power that connects ourselves to our real self through our inherent script, so we must never lose the power of connection (salat).

One of the meanings of word junabah is inclination, the popular translation of junabah is to blame.

One of the contextual meaning of ضَرَبۡ is to check, go in, forced to go when the nail is hammered. The popular meaning of daraba is to hit, strike, beat violently, travel, set forth, knock - the word signifies intensive sense.


Note: This verse has nothing to do with shortening of ritual prayers at the time of war, battle or travelling. This concept is senseless and illogical.








  

Thursday 11 July 2024

AQIMOO-ASSALAAT

 

Aqimooasalaat - أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ - is a very important terminology of the book Quran and according to majority it's firmly established meaning is ritual prayers believed by the very vast majority as backbone of Islam, the philosophy of peaceful mindset. We will see what Salaat has to do with peaceful mind and why it is important part of Islam or Peaceful mind.. 

Some recent school of thoughts understands أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ (aqimoo-assalaat) akin to establishing a political system. They comprehend the book Quran as Charter of Human Rights and Hajj as World Assembly Center for the purpose of debate. They think good governance can bring peace to individuals mind but that is flawed thinking. Peace of mind is so special that it cannot be bought if you have all the luxuries of life. 

The idea of establishing a just and fair socio-economical system stemmed from having our roots in corrupt countries that seems to be falling towards anarchy. So naturally the need of the hour for any reasonable individuals is to come up with this concept of just and fair governance that is highly appreciative and appealing to the poor and elites of third world countries. Bitter fact is that poor won't be the part of building socio-economics of the country. But that’s not the purpose of Quranic salaat

There is nothing wrong in dreaming of establishing good governance but it is incorrect to look for the solution in the book Quran. It is wrong to change the theme of this transcendental book only because we are suffering and are under continuous pressure of injustice done by our native governments. 

Lack of inner peace is the cause to look for peace outside of us. South Korea and Lithuania are top in Human development index (HDI) than Caribbean, Middle East and some Asian some countries still their suicide rate is higher than them. Conversely some countries with the lowest suicide rates have strong social support systems like family bond, cultural factor that discourages suicide. In spite of having low HDI these countries have very low suicide rate. Suicide is the cause of depression and lack of inner peace. Good governance cannot buy or guarantee us peaceful life. Let me remind you I am not against good governance but that is not the topic of the book Quran.

The Quran is the book that teaches us to believe in ourselves because healing mechanism is inside us if we learn how to manage our psyche (Nafs). Soul, spirit, inner self, innermost self, emotions, inner ego, true being, essential nature, life force, vital force, inner persona, identity, individuality, subconscious, mind and intellect are part of psyche (Nafs). The message of the book Quran addresses these issues therefore I called the Quran book of human psychology.

I have been saying since very long. All the nabiyeen and rusul are applications in the context of the book Quran that are lying dormant within us, we need to activate them so that we gradually achieve their characteristics and act accordingly to the situation. The entire struggle and conciliation is within. The characters of the book Quran are not part of dead History but living part of our own growth, evolution or character building.

We would never understand the book Quran if we link its message to History, Geography or Personalities. Can we achieve peace if we follow History, Geography or Personalities? Peace is in the mind of individuals. The only thing which makes you unhappy is your own thoughts. The book Quran if properly understood can change your thoughts for happiness and peace.

The message of the book Quran is for our own correction and guidance. That’s why the main teacher of the inherent Quran is Rehman. The actual Quran and its teachers are not physical because the entire message is Metaphysics (bilgayab). Those who believe in Metaphysics will understand it's theophanic message in a better way.

Dogmatically manipulating the meanings of an old Arabic text of the book Quran to suit the preconceived theme of establishing just and fair society is injustice to the book Quran and it's author. I very humbly assert that there is no connection between the message of the book Quran and political or social science. Quran is the book of mental peace and it must be inferred in that context only. 

Now coming back to the phrase أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ (aqimusalaat). I learnt at a very early stage that the basic Classical Arabic is based on root words and we must try to grasp the essence of the actual meaning from the family of words derived from that root word. 

The derived meaning from the root word of salat (الصَّلَاةَ)are sila (صلة)  as in صلة الرحم - literally ties of womb, silati is links -  الصلات السببية is causal links - اتصل is to connect - mawsalat is means of transportation, communication is mawsalat (مواصلات), etisalat -  telecommunications (اتصالات), tawsil is delivery (توصيل), wasal is connect, link, reach (وصل) etc. These words are still used in the colloquial Arabic even today and the root letter of these words are not صلو - but you will find these derivatives under the root وصل -

Is it not injustice with the book Quran to ignore these derivatives of Salat and opt for root letters ص ل و or ص ل ى ?  

Aqimusalaat  أَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ in the context of the book Quran is mainly about establishing relationship, connection, establishing link with our own inherent script (al-kitab) after discovering and recognizing it. When we form a connection or relationship with our own embedded script (al-kitab) then we are being guided according to our own unique script; this connection brings peace to our mind and psyche. The peace comes through following our inner script, diverting ourselves from our inner script brings irritation and dissatisfaction. The guidance is the provision (rizq) which we need to implement at all cost. The guidance is freely available but when we implement it we need to pay the price for it, that is to discharge our obligation (deen) towards the environment.

The word يُنْفِقُونَ in 2:3 is form iv imperfect verb which signifies to continuously pay the price by compensation, indemnity, recompense, reimbursement, remunerate, repay, what we have consumed in our life; this is the essence of the word يُنْفِقُونَ - this word is generally translated as they spend. The essence of this يُنْفِقُونَ word is to pay the price. Without paying the price we cannot follow Al-Kitab. The price you pay can be in the form of your precious time, energy, health, money, social boycott,  ridicule, isolation, luxury, losses etc. The word يُنْفِقُونَ in the context does not mean to spend money on charity, building religious places, relatives, Hajj or Umrah etc. These things cannot bring peace.

The book Quran says it is wrong to write your own script when it is already naturally embedded in you and you recognize it like you recognize your own nature - 2:79, 2:146, 6:20

The purpose of salaat is reconciliation / amendment (عَمِلَ صَالِحًا) – strong emotion like hate, anger, cravings, lust breaks our connection with our own script or hidden garden of enlightenment (jannah) - 19:59-60 

[Quran 29:45] Follow what is inspired [wahi] to you from the script [Al-Kitab], and established/install [aqeem] the process of connection / relationship [salat] . The process of connection / relationship [salaat with your own script] prevents over indulgence [Al-fahsha] and over smartness [Al-munkar]. And the remembrance [zikr] of Allah is greater. And Allah knows what you fabricate.

Changing or hiding the original theme of the book Quran to find answers for socio-economical problems in our lives is really deplorable. The truth is nobody looks in the book Quran for civics matter, infact there are countries without the book Quran doing better in peaceful index. 

Propagating the entire world to follow this ancient language Arabic book in matter of good governance is impossible and ridiculous. Why would European, Scandinavian countries or Chinese, Russians, French or any other group would study this 114 chapter Classical Arabic language book on good governance and take lessons from it. Some of these countries already have working good governance. 

The Quranic salaat is not about bringing people together to establish a collective system based on justice and fair distribution of resources. The Quranic salaat is bringing together all your inherent senses, information, emotions under the leadership of your own intellect and that intellect is your mohammad in the Quranic context.

This book Quran is not for the masses but only for those individuals who are interested to dig its actual message otherwise there are lot of better books, more tangible than this book on the presumed subjects. I am studying this only because I was brought up by this book though traditionally but I am attached to this book like billion of other Muslims and now I am in love with this book very much. The book Quran is the victim of misinterpretation and I want to make an attempt to clear that misconception of this wonderful book through my humble efforts. I don't know whether I would be able to complete this hurricane task.



Saturday 6 July 2024

RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE

 

RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE

The clash between these ornamented subjects' starts when we begin to judge or measure religion and spirituality with science. However it is disastrous when religion and spirituality try to enter into the domain of science. Although these three subjects are altogether different in nature but have important connection with mankind. It will be unfair to compare between them and to differentiate which one is better. These are simple subjects like Moral Science, Psychology and Science. Whether you like it or not, all subjects are of equal important for grooming mankind, we cannot debunk anyone of them. 


Basically Religion is cultural based. We don't adopt it consciously; it is automatically inherited from parents and environment. Religion is the system of beliefs that is based on a belief of reward and punishment for our actions from god or gods. Religion has nothing to do with spirituality, it is a base of Moral Science. You don't have to be religious to have moral values.


Spirituality begins from questioning the inherited rituals of religion. It is recognition of feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than our own prevalent belief. Spirituality is something larger than just following dogmatic rituals. 


Spirituality is a feeling of universal compassion experienced by our own senses, coming into contact with greater empathy, connection or relationship with our own self and nature. It is a study of our own existence and origin. 


Spirituality is a non-material unseen metaphysical subject of Human Psychology. A Quantum Physicist can understand spirituality in a more precise manner. 


I would place the book Quran in the genre of Human Psychology (nafs) rather than a religious book. Quran is not a book of God but a book about your own God, a book of signs, about knowing your own God and Satan. It's all about positive and negative energy within us. The book Quran helps you to know your direction and destination.


Science is the study of available information about the physical world and natural laws. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Geology are some of the main subjects of Science. Technology too is a part of Science.


The book Quran is not a book of Science or Political Science. The book Quran's only concern is to bring peace to human mind and it is a simple guide to it, nothing else. It is not a book of History that discusses the rise and fall of nations. 


So the conclusion is every subject is necessary at different level of our growth and learning. Never hate or love anything without scrutinizing it by your own self that too with an unprejudiced mind. If you hate something in entirety there is a great possibility that you would miss something of great importance for your learning. Nothing is entirely wrong, that's why a neutral mind is important.


The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will make you an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you. - Werner Heisenberg.


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Wednesday 3 July 2024

The contextual meaning of Al-Quràn ☀️

 

The contextual meaning of Al-Quràn ☀️ 


Contextually the word Quran signifies compilation of our own thoughts extracted from our own script (kitab) in our own language (arabi). It has guidance for those who believe in themselves and are conscious about their own script (al-kitab). The contextual Quran cannot  be written on paper or any physical material because it is embedded in human minds and a small part from our inherent script (al-kitab) is revealed only on thinking minds. This Quran (compilation of thoughts) is full of  wisdom (al-hikmah), criterion (al-furqan), guidance (al-hidayah) and has recollection of memories (al-dhikr). It is preserved in human mind (nafs), directly speaks to you only and can be used only by those who uses their intellect. The inherent Quran is the catalogue to evolve human mind. 


The 114 chapter paper book is a wonderful guide for those who understand it's language. This Classical Arabic language book Quran is not for all because it is not in the language of the masses. The message is written in theophanic style. If correctly inferred it has the ability to bring peace and humbleness in our life. The subject of the 114 chapter book Quran is know your self, investigate, analyse yourself and you know your purpose of life.