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Old 02-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #21
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

So after allllll that heat and drama I got for making this thread before any Tayybite did, you'd think Tayybah would REP and post some of their so-called amazing research that shaykh Yasir praised them for...

Yet not ONE Tayybite has posted anything except for br Salman.

That's just sad Tayybah, I was expecting better.


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Old 08-23-2009, 12:32 PM   #22
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

Allah azza wa jal says in surah Shura ayah 52:

وَكَذَ*ٰلِكَ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ رُوحًا مِّنْ أَمْرِنَا ۚ مَا كُنتَ تَدْرِي مَا الْكِتَابُ وَلَا الْإِيمَانُ وَلَـٰكِن جَعَلْنَاهُ نُورًا نَّهْدِي بِهِ مَن نَّشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا ۚ وَإِنَّكَ لَتَهْدِي إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

And thus We have sent to you Rooh from Our Command. You knew not what is the Book, nor what is Faith? But We have made it (this Qur’an) a light wherewith We guide whosoever of Our slaves We will. And verily, you are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path.

Allah azza wa jal refers to the Qur’an as a rooh in this ayah. Rooh means a spirit or soul; when it is there it gives life to something. Imam Tabari rahimahullah states this rooh is true life and a mercy.

Imam Sa’di rahimahullah states in his tafseer: Just as the rooh gives life to the body, the Qur’an gives life to hearts and souls. With it, the heart lives to rectify its affairs of the dunya and deen. Whatever is in it is a source of great good and abundant knowledge.

Just as we cannot survive without our rooh, we cannot survive without the Qur’an.


وَمَا يَسْتَوِي الْأَحْيَاءُ وَلَا الْأَمْوَاتُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُسْمِعُ مَن يَشَاءُ ۖ وَمَا أَنتَ بِمُسْمِعٍ مَّن فِي الْقُبُورِ


Nor are (alike) the living (the believers) and the dead (the disbelievers). Verily, Allah makes whom He wills to hear, but you cannot make hear those who are in graves. (35:22)
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #23
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

Allah azza wa jal says in the first ayah of surah Furqaan:

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا

Blessed be He Who sent down the criterion to His slave that he may be a warner to the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinn). (25:1)



Furqaan is from farq, which literally means to separate or tear apart. Furqaan is on the structure of fu’laan (mubaalaghah/intensification) so it means that which divides and separates in a great number and great way. Furqaan means to separate in such a way that there are two distinguishable sides; they cannot be confused with eachother.

How does it separate? Imam Sa’di rahimahullah says in his tafseer:

Allah revealed the Qur’an as a separator (faariq) between the halaal and haraam, between the guidance and the misguidance and between the people of happiness from the losers.

The Qur’an separates every haqq (truth) from every baatil (falsehood), it clearly outlines what is right from what is wrong.

The Qur’an is also called Furqaan because its revelation was divided; it was not revealed all at once. Allah ta’ala says:

وَقُرْآنًا فَرَقْنَاهُ لِتَقْرَأَهُ عَلَى النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ مُكْثٍ وَنَزَّلْنَاهُ تَنزِيلًا

“And (it is) a Qur’an which We have divided (into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages.” (17:106)
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:46 PM   #24
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

Assalamu 'alaikum,

Thank you Nurayn and Sister Shab. for the wake-up call.

Bring it on...
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:10 PM   #25
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

Assalamu 'alaikum,

A few words added to the Kitaab description (from salman):

The word Kitaab does not mean book like a chemistry book. Rather, the word Kitaab, linguistically, means something that is revealed piece-meal and gathered together to form one large form.

The Qur'aan was sent down from Allah (SWA) and he spoke it to Jibra'eel and Jibra'eel spoke it to the Prophet. So it is Allah's speech, as befitting his majesty, that was revealed. It was revealed in the Arabic language and in the dialect of the Quraysh.

The Sahaabah wrote it down and that is where it became into a book form as we know it in the Mushaf. What is recited is divine and not created. The Qur'aan is Allah's divine revelation and not the words of a human.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:20 PM   #26
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

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Allah says in two or three Sur' that the Qur'aan is as Shifaa.

He calls it a healing for the hearts and the minds. As-Shifaa'aa is that which, linguistically, means something that fixes what is out of place or not normal.

The Qur'aan is a Shifaa in a spiritual and a physical sense. The Prophet and his companions used on people who were sick with diseases as we know from the Sahaaba who recited Surat al-Fatihaah as a Ruqya.

We also know that is a healing in a spiritual sense for Allah says in Surat al-An'aam, as before mentioned: "Have you not seen one who was dead and we gave him life..." The scholars of Tafseer said that this Ayaah refers to spiritual death and life. Also, they said that this life is given through the Qur'aan.

It is healing of people's beliefs that get corrupted by the times, places and the cultures they live in. So the Qur'aan fixes and heals people's 'Aqeedah when it is incorrect or out of place.

The Qur'aan is a Shifaa'aa of the heart in that it heals people and encourages them to do good and leave evil. Every good deed heals the heart while every evil deed corrupts the heart.

Without the Qur'aan, one can never gain spiritual and physical healing. In fact, without it, one cannot even be considered to be living.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:34 PM   #27
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Re: Descriptions of the Qur'an

Number 16: Al-Haqq (wa la Raybaa Feeh)

Allah, himself subhanaa wataa' ala, is described as al-Haqq in the Qur'aan. The Qur'aan is also described as al-Haqq and why not when the Qur'aan is Allah's speech and goes back to him as his divine attribute.

The Qur'aan is the Haqq in which there can be no doubt. Not a single thing that the Qur'aan states as true can be doubted in. If it is doubted in even in a small fragment, then one has doubted in his own belief in the Qur'aan.

The Qur'aan must be the decision maker in what is true and false. No one can use their brain or their mind to determine if what the Qur'aan says makes sense or not. Rather, one's own mind and one's own heart must be tuned to what the Qur'aan says.

One must, therefore, come to the Qur'aan with and open mind and not pre-concieved notions of what truth is or what freedom is or what true spriituality is. Rather, they must let the Qur'aan tell them of every single matter before they decide on what it's reality is.

This is why the scholars have said that the first principle of Tafseer is that of the Qur'aan bil Qur'aan. The Qur'aan gives the truth to itself and explains itself in what it is saying. It may be general in some ayaat and specific in others. It may even give the explanation of what one Ayaat is saying in another. But everything, of what is true, starts and finishes and stays with the Qur'aan.

It tells us the truth of Tawheed and that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah. It also tells us the opposite: the falsehood of worshipping more than one God and of the ones who worship other than Allah: whether it be an idol, a human or their own desires.

It tells us the truth of this worldy life, of what humans are really like and of what is to come and what has passed. It is what teaches us the true way of living.

There can only be falsehood if one decides not to live by the Qur'aan and takes it as a mere book of fables or of culture. One cannot be living a true life if he just reads the Qur'aan for Barakah and does not apply the truth that he learns from the Qur'aan.

When one leaves the Qur'aan, they leave the truth.

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #28
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Number 17: An-Noor

Allah says: "It guides from darkness into light..." (at-Taghabun) The Qur'aan is described in so many Sur' as Noor. It even had a whole Sura in it with the same name.

Anything that gives a human brightness in their heart has been mentioned in the Qur'aan. Whether it is contemplating over the creation of their Lord or contemplating on the greatness of their Lord himself (SWA), humans derive light from anything that increases their realtionship with Allah.

They derive light from anything that increases their realtionship with the Qur'aan. When they sin, then the blessings of this light from the Qur'aan is affected and doesn't reach them easily.

As Shafi'ee said: "I complained to Wakee' about the weakness of my memory. and he told me to shun sins, and he informed me that knowledge is a light, and light cannot be given to a sinner."

Even though the Prophet is gone, the light of guidance is still with us and will remain till the Day of Judgment and that is the Qur'aan. The Qur'aan is the reason why so many disbelievers have turned to Islam. The Qur'aan gives us light to the correct 'Aqeedah and Akhlaaq and refutes the dark and wrong beliefs and manners.

The Qur'aan is such a light that it can refute all the different darknesses that its enemies try to put over it. Whether it be an atheist or orientalist, the Qur'aan, by itself, can refute all of their arguments. Allah says: "There is not a similtude that they bring to you but we bring the truth of it and the best explanation." (Surat al-Furqaan)

This means that no argument can people bring against the Qur'aan except that Allah has already answered it in his book. The Qur'aan sheds light on every single matter that may contain darkness for the believer.

It is not just light, in fact, Allah says that it is "light upon light." No one can claim to be fully guided and so we turn to Surat al Fatihaah 17 times, at least, daily in our prayer for the straight path. For the light is not enough, rather we need light upon light. We need guidance upon guidance so that we do not fall astray.

Anyone who thinks he has recieved the full guidance or the full light that the Qur'an has to offer is mistaken. The Qur'aan has light hidden in it in every verse if we only reflect on it.

The Qur'aan is such a light that one always finds a verse in it that relates to their personal matters and affairs. So it provides a general light of guidance and a specific light for one's own individual concerns or problems.

Such a light must never be abandoned because of one or two darknesses that may come up in one's life.

Allah knows best.
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