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Do they not then reflect on the Quran

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious most Merciful:

"Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Nay, on the hearts there are locks"   {MUHAMAD: 024}

 

Thanks to God almighty because we gained the migration and God say {And uncleanness do shun,} {AL-MUDDATHTHIR: 005}. This immigration  accommodate only those who follow the religion of God's prophet ABRAHAM who refused to be one of those who closed their minds in a time whose minds were corrupted.

 

Beginning i would like talk to these who believes that Allah's holy Qur'an is perfect as Allah said and i will prove that. Actually I wish from you to understand the precious value which is resulted from the contemplation in Allah's words in the holy Qur'an and because I'm keen on your time let's start thinking about Al-FATIHA (THE OPENING) which has the biggest part of our creed.

 

The stress on the importance of thinking in the holy Qur'an is so clear in Dr. Ahmed Sobhy Mansour's "Al-Qur'an wa kafa", he writes:

(the major task of the prophets of Allah is limited on conveying people with the message of Allah so we conclude that thinking about the holy Quran and the trials of understanding it's meaning is a responsibility of all humans and this mental conclusion was proved by the holy Qur'an before we begin to ponder in the provisions and orders of Allah  "(It is) a Book We have revealed to you abounding in good that they may ponder over its verses, and that those endowed with understanding may be mindful." {Sad 29}

There's a confirmation from the holy Qur'an towards our responsibility about the contemplation in Allah's verses " And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if they of themselves be pleased to give up to you a e pleased to give up to you a portion of it, then eat it with enjoyment and with wholesome result."{AN-NISA 4}

"Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Nay, on the hearts there are locks."{Muhammad 24}

We remark in these two verses that God Almighty has used the interrogative repudiation.

And if they didn't try to ponder the holy Qur'an, their punishment will be so hard in the day of resurrection  "Have they not pondered the Word,"{AL-MUMENOON 68}

God Almighty showed to people that the holy Qur'an is full of proofs and the task of the prophet is over after he finish the divine message "Indeed there have come to you clear proofs from your Lord; whoever will therefore see, it is for his own soul and whoever will be blind, it shall be against himself and I am not a keeper over you."{AL-ANAAM 104}

"Or have they partners (of Allah) who have made lawful for them in religion that which Allah allowed not?" {ASH-SHURA 21}

Although there's in this verse intimidation and attack against these who have made lawful for them in religion without the permission of Allah, the verse has a law that Allah satisfied about because it's one of Allah's limits.

Any reasonable person, whoever his beliefs or thoughts, must believe that these people who established a nation from nothing devoted their life to make the word of those who disbelieved is the nethermost while Allah's word is the uppermost)

So the contemplation in the holy Qur'an is a collective responsibility rather than individual.

We ahl-al Qur'an must try to eliminate a lot of myths which the ancestors made.

We live in time full of  modern technology by which we can easily ponder the holy Qur'an just by using our mouse.

We can feel satisfaction during our contemplation to the holy Qur'an. I will offer some means by the help of modern technology which made it easy for any one want to ponder verses of the holy Qur'an as Allah say" And certainly we have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind?"{AL-QAMAR 17} so all what we need is the indexed glossary to the words of the holy Qur'an and the facilitator Quran that has a simple interpretation just to help us in understanding the verse and Qur'an written through Microsoft office word to enable us to                                                           research about the verse through the word. As well as, we can use the idea of  the numerical miracles of the Quran or any other way could be necessary. The most important purpose to be the result compatible with the meaning and the target of the verses and these trials enable us to understand laws of  our great religion.

 

This aspect is very important and needs to be more precise because we ponder in the holy verses of Qur'an. In " al-Qur'an wa kafa ", Dr. Mansour mentions that: " Ibn Kathir admits in his interpretation that the Quran must be interpreted by the Quran it self "and that what we will do.

 

While we ponder the holy Quran we shouldn't keep in mind the ancient interpretations or heritage to the verses of the holy Quran but try to use our minds. When we find that the meaning of the verse is so clear, we must obey the divine order.

While I ponder in AL-FATIHA and it's the Surah that we (the Muslims) read it more than seventeen time daily and this Surah has the biggest part of our creed. Truly when i start to ponder a word in the holy Quran I can't know when i will stop but I depend on the power of  the faith which Allah gives it to me while i think about Allah's verses.

 

To be honest with you i don't know when i will finish my research in the word because we should apply the meaning of the word with all the verses which have this word without to change the meaning.

 

Here's some examples:

 

The Surah of AL-FATIHA (1)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.{AL-FATIHA 1}

(In the name)

We start our reading to the holy Qur'an by "In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful"

Allah mentioned "In the name" three times in the holy Quran. The first time is in the Surah of AL-FATIHA and the second time is in  " And he said: Embark in it, in the name of Allah be its sailing and its anchoring; most surely my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful." {HUD 41}

This verse is talking about a new beginning again for humans on the earth on this ship which contained the believers only even that Allah didn’t allow to Noah's son to ride it because he disobeyed God and was one of disbelievers.  

The third verse which mentioned "in the name" is " Surely it is from Sulaiman, and surely it is in the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful;" {AL-NAML 30} " Saying: exalt not yourselves against me and come to me in submission." {AL-NAML 31}

And this is the message which made a whole kingdom to worship Allah, the Beneficent, the merciful  instead of worshiping sun.

 "In the name of Allah" made a handful of believers to save nations from darkness to the light of faith. Allah show us that we are able to make a change by the execution of his laws consequently we can lead humans to worship and love Allah and his religion. If we succeed in that, the call for peace and love will fill the earth.

 

The word "name" was mentioned nineteen times in the holy Quran. The last time by order is in the Surah of AL-ALAQ "Read in the name of your Lord Who created". While we ponder in the Quran we remark that all verses (except one) mentioned the word "name" is connected by "Allah" and it's numbers are eighteen.

These following verses represent physical energy food which is considered a bowl of faith:

"They ask you as to what is allowed to them. Say: The good things are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt-- you teach them of what Allah has taught you-- so eat of that which they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is swift in reckoning."{AL-MAEDA 4}

 

"Therefore eat of that on which Allah's name has been mentioned if you are believers in His communications." {AL-ANNAM 118}

 

"And what reason have you that you should not eat of that on which Allah's name has been mentioned, and He has already made plain to you what He has forbidden to you-- excepting what you are compelled to; and most surely many would lead (people) astray by their low desires out of ignorance; surely your Lord-- He best knows those who exceed the limits."{AL-ANAAM 119}

 

"And do not eat of that on which Allah's name has not been mentioned, and that is most surely a transgression; and most surely the Shaitans suggest to their friends that they should contend with you; and if you obey them, you shall most surely be polytheists." {AL-ANNAM 121}

"And they say: These are cattle and tilth prohibited, none shall eat them except such as We please-- so they assert-- and cattle whose backs are forbidden, and cattle on which they would not mention Allah's name-- forging a lie against Him; He shall requite them for what they forged." {AL-ANNAM 138}

 

"That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of Allah during stated days over what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds, then eat of them and feed the distressed one, the needy." {AL-HAJJ 28}

 

"And to every nation We appointed acts of devotion that they may mention the name of Allah on what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds; so your god is One God, therefore to Him should you submit, and give good news to the humble," {AL-HAJJ 34}

 

"And (as for) the camels, We have made them of the signs of the religion of Allah for you; for you therein is much good; therefore mention the name of Allah on them as they stand in a row, then when they fall down eat of them and feed the poor man who is contented and the beggar; thus have We made them subservient to you, that you may be grateful." {AL-HAJJ 36}

 

We can find that this physical energy food is confined between "AL-MAEDA", "AL-ANAAM" and "AL-HAJJ".

 

The enthusiasm of faith is about glorifying, prayer and the recitation of the holy Quran .this enthusiasm was mentioned in ten verses:

 

"Those who have been expelled from their homes without a just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah. And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty." {AL-HAJJ 40}

 

"Blessed be the name of your Lord, the Lord of Glory and Honor!"{AR-RAHMAN 78}

 

"Therefore glorify the name of your Lord, the Great." {AL-WAQIA 74}

 

"Therefore glorify the name of your Lord, the Great."{AL-WAQIA 96}

" Therefore-glorify the name of your Lord, the Great." {AL-HAAQQA52}

 

" So remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with a complete devotion –" {AL-MUZZAMMIL8}

 

"And glorify the name of your Lord morning and evening." {AL-INSAN25}

 

"Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High," {AL-ALA 1}

 

"And magnifies the name of his Lord and prays." {Al-ALA 15}

 

"Read in the name of your Lord Who created." {AL-ALAQ 1}

 

We clarified above that the energy which supply man by motion, thought, contemplation and the light enlighten our vision. This energy make us more closer to Allah. There's only one verse mentioned the word "name" without to be connected to "Allah".

And there are two verses offer types of forbidden food by which we lose our faith. The first one which was mentioned above plus the physical one and how that it indicate to the true faith if we obey Allah's orders.

 

Here's the physical energy which is about a bowl of the faith:

"And do not eat of that on which Allah's name has not been mentioned, and that is most surely a transgression; and most surely the Shaitans suggest to their friends that they should contend with you; and if you obey them, you shall most surely be polytheists." {AL-ANNAM 121}

"Is he who was dead then We raised him to life and made for him a light by which he walks among the people, like him whose likeness is that of one in utter darkness whence he cannot come forth? Thus what they did was made fair seeming to the unbelievers."{AL-ANNAM 122}

 

If we ponder the exceptional verse which didn't mention the word "name" connected by "Allah" we find that it urges the previous verse on the reform between believers.

 

"O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at (another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be better than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call one another by nicknames; evil is a bad name after faith, and whoever does not turn, these it is that are the unjust." {AL-HUJRAAT 11}

"O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin, and do not spy nor let some of you backbite others. Does one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, surely Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful." {AL-HUJRAAT 12}

"O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.{AL-HUJJRAT 13}

Allah almighty embodies behaviors of humans on the form of food. For example if you would like to feed your body by eating the flesh of your dead fellow so you poison and stinks your soul.

 

So these are all positions which mentioned the word "in the name" and "name" in the holy Quran.

 

The message in this theme that if we want to ponder the holy Quran, Allah is able to enlighten our vision and understanding to the holy verses . By that we will be more closer to Allah who taught us the Quran and  created man. So let's feed our bodies by good food and be careful to mention the name of Allah almighty over it and increase our glorifying to Allah day and night consequently our souls will be filled with the light of Allah.

 

We will back to the word "name" in the next essay in order to complete a basic branches in it.

 

"Blessed is He in Whose hand is the kingdomand He has power over all things,"{AL-MULK 1}

 

 

translated by : Engi Hassan Omar

 

 

  


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