The Qur’an in the language of the Qur’an

Since the Age of Bliss hundreds of thousands of lovers of the Qur’an have written exegesis, books, poems and essays about the Qur’an so far. All of them have showed  maximum effort to depict the Qur’an. However, the Qur’an has been portrayed in the best way again by the owner of the Qur’an. Some names and some kinds of attributes that the Qur’an uses to tell about itself identify it better and facilitate its understanding. Allah (SWT) has named his word as the Qur’an. However he has given other names…

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A Generation Knowing Their Book

There are three major elements apart from the writer contributing to the communication of readers with the books: The complexion and the content, in other words, the “truth” of the book; the image of the content, in other word, the “letters” and the “language” which is a spiritual bridge between the reader and the book. These three elements constitute the identity of the book. The truths, the letters and the language of the book either give strength or foible to the book. So it either helps getting closer to justice…

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Why Does Allah Use the Pronoun “We” Instead of “I” Referring to Himself in Some Verses?

If Allah is the only one God, why does He refer Himself as “we” instead of “I” referring in the Qur’an? • First of all, with the affirmation and witness of the whole universe, from the smallest atoms to the largest stars; there is no doubt in the fact that “Allah (SWT) is the only one God.” • In the Qur’an, the usage of the plural noun referring to Allah is only seen for “the first person.” Yet, whenever the second and the third personal pronouns are mentioned referring to…

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Muslims’ Real Answer to Burn Qur’an Day

Not so long after a church in Gainesville, Florida, planned to host an unjustifiable “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 and gaining some supporters among radical hate groups, Muslims around the globe reacted this unacceptable and abusive provocation in many various ways. National religious leaders condemned him and there was almost no one left who did not condemned him. After President Obama and Gen David H. Petraeus condemned Terry Jones the mastermind of hateful plan to burn the Quran at his Gainesville church,…

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A Book Everyone Should Read

The best seller ever, the world’s mostly read and memorized book… It is being read any time, any minute, any second in any place from east to the west… Millions have been reading, and most probably many more will be reading in the future. Tens of thousands have memorized it from cover to cover, word by word; and they can recite every page of it by heart as easy as their names. Interesting, isn’t it?This is a book reviewed thousands and thousands of times by its rivals to disproof and…

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A Philosophical Perspective on the Literary Miracle of the Qur’an

The Qur’an is a miracle as its literary form cannot be explained via the productive capacity of the Arabic language, because all the possible combinations of Arabic words, letters and grammatical rules have been exhausted and yet the Qur’an’s literary form has not been imitated. The Arabs who were known to have been Arab linguists par excellence failed to successfully challenge the Qur’an. William Shakespeare, who was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, is often used as an example of unique…

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There is No Question Whose Answer Doesn’t Exist in the Qur’an

Why are we here? Why are we in this world? Is it just to pass the time? Just to take the pleasure of the world? Do we have a certain duty here in this world? Why are we sent here? Or are we sent here just for ourselves without the sense of brotherhood/sisterhood? We have always been crying out the problems but less we talk about the solutions. We say that people were underestimating the power of Islam and that they couldn’t see the beauties of Islam and so on….

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Youth and the Qur’an

Before Qur’an’s great transformation, the life in the Arab peninsula was harsh and hard in terms of not only geographical or physical but also moral and spiritual conditions. The religion of prophet Ibrahim, once was illuminating and guiding, had been distorted and there were a few people who are following it. Paganism was widespread all around the peninsula and the Ka’ba, the house of Allah, was full of them. This plenitude in belief was reflected to social life as well and people behaved however they wanted in their relations with…

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Philosophy and the Quran

The training which philosophy, science and the Quranic wisdom give to social life is totally different from each other. “Philosophy accepts ‘force’ as its point of support in social life. It considers its aim to be ‘the benefits’. The principle of its life recognized to be ‘conflict’. It holds the bond between communities to be ‘racialism and negative nationalism’. However, the mark of force is ‘aggression’. The mark of benefit -since they are insufficient for every desire- is ‘jostling and tussling’. While the mark of conflict is ‘strife’. And the…

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The Inimitability of the Qur’an

“If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support. (Isra, 88) Qur’an, the sacred word of Allah (SWT), illuminated the Arab peninsula which is in a dark and deep ignorance in the age it was revealed into. What marked the Arab peninsula and Arab society then was not only the ignorance but they were also savage, stubborn and uncivilized. They used to bury…

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