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Great Speech is Divine! – Quran Arabic

by | Feb 27, 2022

In order to have great speech, three components are necessary: timing, content, and style. The moment must be opportune, the meaning must be of value and the wording and structure must melt together like honey on butter. Nothing else but this is found in the Quran!

Presumptuous? Boastful!… I only fear that this is an understatement. The timing and context of each verse are spot on and it is also timeless; the content and meaning are of the utmost value and the ultimate truth; the only difficulty encountered is explaining the Quran in its style.

Since the Quran is in Arabic, it is possible to translate its meaning, but impossible to translate its style. Imagine translating poetry (the words of Allah are greater than poetry) of one language to another; you would lose the rimes, the rhythm, and cohesion. Regardless, metaphors, oxymora, and organization would all be kept; but you would not appreciate it as much. In my opinion, if one really wants to get a sense of the richness in style of the Quran that is unmatchable, one could listen to Nouman Ali Khan. He explains in great detail (way better than I ever could), in English, the greatness of the words of Allah on the style aspect.

After one gets a sense of all this, one cannot imagine the Quran being revealed in another language other than Arabic.

Linguistic Miracle of the Quran

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNFlb0vWxwo

Why would God Create Us to Send Us to Hell? – Existential Questions

Why would God Create Us to Send Us to Hell? – Existential Questions

A lot of people have asked themselves this question, including myself. And that is one of the hardest questions to answer. Because Allah is able to guide who he wants. He mentions this himself in the Quran:

Those who associated with Allah will say, “If Allah had willed, we would not have associated [anything] and neither would our fathers, nor would we have prohibited anything.” Likewise did those before deny until they tasted Our punishment. Say, “Do you have any knowledge that you can produce for us? You follow not except assumption, and you are not but falsifying.”

Say, “With Allah is the far-reaching argument. If He had willed, He would have guided you all.”

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 148-149)

However, when you think of it, it is like saying why go to school to flunk your exam? The point is that you don’t go to school to flunk; you go to school to learn and to succeed. Everyone has the opportunity to succeed. If you listen in class, study hard, do your homework, go to tutoring; you might not get 100%, but you are pretty confident to pass your exam. Often, even if you don’t pass, the teacher is more willing to give you extra points or consider other projects to boost your mark if you made an effort to succeed.

Allah has sent messengers, left written scriptures, people who have believed in him have forever walked this Earth; who has never heard of Islam? He has given us all the tools and reasons to believe, and yet, we shun away.

So when it comes to school, no one sheds a tear for a lazy, unwilling, rebellious student. However, when it comes to the single most important aspect: heaven or hell; everyone is up and arms, revolted at the perspective of ending up in hell.

It is as if Allah has pleasure in punishing mankind. Why would he find pleasure in such treatment; He created us. Therefore, He only asks little of us in return for great reward (heaven).

What would Allah do with your punishment if you are grateful and believe? And ever is Allah Appreciative and Knowing.

Surah An-Nisa (4 – 147)

The bare minimum is belief and gratefulness; faith and recognition; obedience and thankfulness. Two simple aspects that imply a lot but will save you from destruction.

Faith

the process of belief