THE TIMELESS SPEECH 2 OF 3.
The Qur’an is the most untranslatable book in the world; because the language of the Quran is extraordinarily divine, noble, pure, miraculous, unsurpassable, and intelligible. We can only attempt to translate the message of the Quran but we cannot translate its many uniqueness & literary miracles with it. The language of the Quran is so rich, that each word requires several words, at times sentences to translate. Many Arabic words have several meanings. Many a times, more than one is applicable for the same Ayah (verse). The beauty of the original Arabic text cannot be translated into any other language. A common excuse given by Muslims for abandoning the Qur’an is that we do not understand the Arabic language. Only about 15% of Muslims are Arabs, more than 80% of the Muslims are non- Arabs. In spite of this difficulty, we should still read the translation in any language we understand while making active effort towards learning Arabic. Dr Maurice Bucaille as a Christian read the translation of the Glorious Qur’an & was so impressed & amazed by it that he began to learn Arabic at the age of 50, to understand the Qur’an directly & better. After his research, he became a Muslim & wrote a book “The Bible, The Quran & Science” which says that all the scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Quran are in perfect conformity with the latest researches of Modern science. While most of the scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Bible is absolutely unacceptable by the scientists. Age is never a barrier to learn Arabic, read Qur’an or become a better Muslim. Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand. (12:2). Tap this link to learn Arabic the easy way http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/iap/
Many of us give excuses of being too busy with our studies, profession, business etc. for not reading the Qur’an with understanding , but we have spent years reading volumes of books to acquire our qualifications which may or may not help us in this world. We also spend money & time to read magazines, newspapers, novels, journals etc. but the relationship of the Muslims with the Quran has weakened & the reason we have not derived the real benefit & guidance for which it was revealed & it has left us with only paying outward salute & respect to it. What a tragic misfortune! How much time does it take to read the Arabic or a translation of the Noble Qur’an from cover to cover with understanding; monthly or annually? Why can’t we take the trouble to know what our Lord has said in the letter He wrote to us, if we are true to our claims that we obey & love Him more than everything in this world? If you are too busy to read the Qur’an with understanding; then you are busier than the creator designed this human machine to be. Then, slow down & read before this machine is forced to stop functioning by death.
Some people say you should not read it on your own because you may not understand it, but Allah says “We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand, and then is there anyone who wants to receive admonition? 54: 17, 22, 32, 40. Who will you then believe, these People or Allah? “Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you might use reason?” 2: 242. “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?” 47: 24. Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a clear Qur’an.15: 1
It would be a great misfortune & a shocking disaster for any human being, who can read & understand in any language to die without doing so. How ungrateful is that towards our merciful creator who gave us the ability to read & understand? Can we confidently & proudly claim to be real & true Muslims (submitters) when we have not read with understanding what our creator sent to us? Do we think we can successfully live our lives, worship, marry, raise a family, do businesses etc. without learning these from the Quran? Do we think we can face our creator on the day of judgement when we never read the letter He sent to us about that day? We have no choice other than to read this amazing book with understanding. If we cannot save ourselves how can we save our families?
“He, who cannot read the is better than he who can read but does not read”.
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