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Quran easy esoteric taaweel

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You claim that Quran has been sent in clear and simple language for each of us to easily comprehend. I would request you to do one small task. Pick up any simple surah and check out some of the translations given by so called scholars in English.Say Pickthall and Yusuf Ali. Take for example Surah 79. You will find them differ completely in their interpretations. Also taking the literal meaning of the Surah makes hardly any sense when once considers Quran to be a book of miracles. In order to appreciate the true meaning of this Surah you need to understand the concept as well as it esoteric meaning.


Dont make haste in answering me and refuting me. Take time to ponder. Every Muslims believe that Quran is word of Allah and contains the secrets of this life and the afterlife and true purpose of life on earth. Any person reading reading the Quran in direct translation would hardly find Quran to be anywhere close to that claim and would infact leave him with many open questions. So it requires somebody to put the words in proper perspective and expound on its miracles.


If the word of God was so simple and in easy language why would God choose Mohammed (SAW) to convey the Quran to the masses and also surah by surah and verse by verse when the entire book could have just appeared from heaven in one shot? If only Mohammed(SAW) was given the right meaning of Quran and guidance for his time, then what about us. Are we doomed to misguidance just because we are born in this age? These are the questions you need to ponder and you would definitely conclude/converge on the right path if you have an open mind.


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Quran easy esoteric taaweel

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Statement: You claim that Quran has been sent in clear and simple language for each of us to easily comprehend.

Respected brother in Islam, it is not the insignificant me who claims that the message of the Glorious Quran is easy to comprehend.but rather it is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth Who Himself Declares in His Majestic Book of Guidance that:

  1. The Quran is a perfect Guidance for mankind
  2. The Quran consists of clear teachings which show the Right Way
  3. The Quran is a Criterion between the Truth and the falsehood
  4. The Quran is a Book which makes everything plain
  5. The Quran is easy
  6. The Quran says everything directly
  7. The Quran clearly expounds the Truth

 

Allah says in Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah aayat 185

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for all mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 89:

We have sent down to you this Book, which makes everything plain, and is a guidance, blessing and good news to those who have surrendered themselves entirely.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verse 97:

We have made this Quran easy, and sent it down in your tongue so that you should give good news to the pious and warn the stubborn people.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 1-3:

All praise is for Allah Alone, Who has sent down this Book to His Servant (Mohamed (saws), and assigned nothing crooked to it. This Book says everything directly, so that he may warn the people of the severe chastisement of Allah and give good news to the believers, who do righteous deeds, that they will have an excellent reward.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 99:

We have sent down to you Revelations that clearly expound the Truth, and none but the disobedient reject them.

 

Your Statement: .In order to appreciate the true meaning of this Surah you need to understand the concept as well as it esoteric meaning.

Firstly, the term esoteric is described in the dictionary as:

esoteric

adjective

  • understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions.
  • belonging to the select few.
  • private; secret; confidential.
  • (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.

 

In contrast to some who claim the message of the Glorious Quran is esoteric or intended only for a select few, the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme Himself Declares:

 

Allah says in Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah aayat 185

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for all mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 41:


41 Verily We have revealed the Book (Al-Quran) to thee in Truth for (instructing) all mankind. He then that receives Guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou (O Prophet (saws)) set over them to dispose of their affairs.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 57:

57 O Mankind! There hath come to you a Direction (The Al-Quran) from your Lord, and a healing for the (spiritual diseases) in your hearts; and for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy.

 

Your Statement: ..Also taking the literal meaning of the Surah makes hardly any sense when once considers Quran to be a book of miracles.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 7-8:

7 He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: in it are verses muhkamaat ( basic or fundamental verses of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are mutashabehaad (allegorical and ambiguous). But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is mutashabehaat, seeking discord and searching for its hidden meanings but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah; and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord"; and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.

8 "Our Lord!" (they say) "let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us Mercy from Thy Own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure.

 

The absolute majority of the Glorious Quran contain the mohkamaat or clear verses which can be understood easily.but only as a test, the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has introduced some Mutashabehaat (allegorical or ambiguous) verses in His Glorious Quran whose taweel or true meaning is known to none except the Lord Himself.

 

The Lord All-Wise has provided a simple litmus test to determine and differentiate those who wish to unconditionally submit themselves to His every Guidance, and those whose intention is to seek and create fitnah and discord amongst the Ummah.

 

If one wishes to recognize the people whose intention is to create fitnah in the Ummah, then their absolutely single biggest sign is that these people will always base their beliefs and fantastic claims on the mutashabehaat or allegorical verses of the Quran, constantly searching and explaining the taweel or true meanings of these allegorical verses.When one encounters such people whose evidence for their false beliefs are based on the mutashabehaat verses, know with absolute conviction that these are the people who have a perversity in their hearts.and because of their constant seeking of discord, the Lord has increased their perversity all the more!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 8-18:

8 Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day" but they do not (really) believe.

9 Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves and realize (it) not!

10 In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease and grievous is the penalty they (incur) because they are false (to themselves).

11 When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth" they say: "Why! We only want to make peace!"

12 Of a surety they are the ones who make mischief but they realize (it) not.

13 When it is said to them: "Believe as the other (believers) believe" they say: "Shall we believe as the fools believe?" nay of a surety they are the fools buy they do not know.

14 When they meet those who believe they say: "We believe" but when they are alone with their evil ones they say: "We are really with you, we (were) only jesting."

15 Allah will throw back their mockery on them and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (to and fro).

16 These are they who have bartered guidance for error: but their traffic is profitless and they have lost true direction.

17 Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him Allah took away their sight and left them in utter darkness so they could not see.

18 Deaf! Dumb! And blind (are they)! They will not return (to the Straight Path).

 

Those who are constantly seeking fitnah and discord, and are always in the taweel mode have a set of self-invented beliefs, and their constant efforts and energy is spent in trying to make sure the Message of the Glorious Quran is termed esoteric and intended for only a select few!

 

On the other hand the true believers completely align their beliefs to the guidance of the Holy Quran.

 

A few simple examples of how exactly those who are constantly in search of the taweel try to assign the Quran to their self-invented beliefs:

 

Example-1: Surah 2 Baqarah verse 1: Alif Laam Meem

They claim that the taweel of this verse is that Alif is the first alphabet of the term Allah; Meem is the first alphabet of the term Mohamed; and Laam is the middle alphabet of the term Ali.thus they try to prove that Hadrat Ali (r.a.) is encompassed between none other than Allah and His Messenger (saws)!!!

 

Example-2: Surah 20 Taa-Haa verse 1: Taa Haa

They try to explain that the taweel of this verse is that Ta refers to Prophet Mohamed (saws), and Haa refers to Hadrat Ali (r.a.)!

 

Example-3: Surah 36 Yaa Seen verse 1: Yaa Seen

They try to explain that the taweel of this verse is that Yaa Seen refers to Hadrat Ali (r.a.) and his descendants.

 

Example-4: Surah 37 Saafaat verse 130: "Peace and salutation to such as Il-Yaa Seen!"

They try to explain that the taweel of this verse is that Allah sends his peace and salutations to Ale-Yaa Seen or the descendants of the noble companion Hadrat Ali (r.a.). But if one simply reads the preceding verses of the same Surah from 123 onwards, one would easily understand that by Il-Yaa Seen the Lord has mentioned of His Noble Prophet Ilyaas (a.s.) and not Ale-Yaa Seen!

 

Example-5: Surah 2 Baqarah verse 2: Dhaalekal kitaab.. (That Book..)

They try to explain that the reason the Lord said that Book and not this Book in His Glorious Quran, because in reality the Lord is talking about the supposedly speaking Book which they claim is Hadrat Ali (r.a.)!!!

 

I can go on an on giving you examples of how these unscrupulous people who have their own agendas try to search and explain their fantastic understanding of the taweel of each verse of the Quran. Such is the perversity in their hearts, that even the muhkamaat verses of the Quran are transformed into mutashabehaat.and for them, the whole Quran is thus allegorical and ambigious.which gives rise to their other self-proclaimed beliefthat the Glorious Quran can never be understood by a common man, and if one truly wishes to understand the real meaning or taweel of the Quran, they must learn it from their appointed and chosen holy men who are supposedly well versed in the knowledge of the taweel of each and every verse of the Quran!!!

 

Your Statement: Any person reading reading the Quran in direct translation would hardly find Quran to be anywhere close to that claim and would infact leave him with many open questions. So it requires somebody to put the words in proper perspective and expound on its miracles.

Herein lies the crux of the matter!!! And who exactly would or should that SOMEBODY be???

 

Respected brother, we implore you in all humility..give us even only one evidence from the Glorious Quran which even remotely implies that the clear Message of the Quran can only be truly understood through this somebody!!!!!

 

Your Question: ..If the word of God was so simple and in easy language why would God choose Mohammed (SAW) to convey the Quran to the masses and also surah by surah and verse by verse when the entire book could have just appeared from heaven in one shot?

Subhan Allah!!!! Those who rejected faith asked the very same question at the time the Quran was being revealed unto the Noble Messenger (saws)and the Most Eloquent Most Wise Lord has Himself answered this very question in His Glorious Book of Guidance.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verse 32:

32 Those who reject Faith say: "Why is not the Qur'an revealed to him (the Prophet (saws)) all at once?" Thus (is it revealed) that We may strengthen thy heart thereby and We have rehearsed it to thee in slow, well-arranged stages, gradually.

 

The truth brother is that even if the Lord Most Majestic had sent down His Glorious Book of Guidance inscribed in a book or tablet form and all at once, those who had made up their minds not to believe, would not have believed in it!!!!!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam Verses 7-10:

7 If We had sent unto thee a written (Message) on parchment so that they could touch it with their hands the unbelievers would have been sure to say: "This is nothing but obvious magic!"

8 They say: "Why is not an Angel sent down to him?" If We did send down an Angel the matter would be settled at once and no respite would be granted to them!

9 If We had made it an Angel We should have sent him as a man and We should certainly have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with confusion.

10 Mocked were (many) Messengers before thee; but the scoffers were hemmed in by the very thing that they mocked!

 

Your Statement: If only Mohammed(SAW) was given the right meaning of Quran and guidance for his time, then what about us. Are we doomed to misguidance just because we are born in this age? These are the questions you need to ponder and you would definitely conclude/converge on the right path if you have an open mind.

The Glorious Book of Allah is compiled and available amongst us; the authentic Sunnah or the life of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is duely establishedand Allah is our witness brother, for the believers who truly believe in Allah and the Last Day, the Glorious Book of Allah and the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) more than suffices!

 

It is only those for whom the Book of Allah and the guidance of the Messenger (saws) does not suffice who remain adamant in their seach for that special somebody after the death of the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws), who they claim is divinely chosen and holds the monopoly to explain the true deen to them!!!

 

We regret to inform you brother that we have not been able to find even an iota of evidence in the Glorious Message to embark on such a futile, self-invented wild-goose chase and search..

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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