Wednesday, September 16, 2009


dith said...
" As thw world approaches its end, we have the anti-hadiths, the anti-mazhabs, the anti-sufis...I guess it all arises when one gets a little knowledge and regards it's the epiphany of it all .. "

QUOTE from a commentor;
"I have always maintained that, if god truly had communicated with Muhammad, surely he would have come up with a book that EVERYONE clearly understands (god isn't stupid after all, supposedly the highest intelligence in the universe). So how is it that muslims think that only a scholar or imam can explain the Quran. Where in the Quran does Allah say that he needs an interpreter?"..

Reading the above makes me shiver..

How much misunderstanding or rather no understanding AT ALL of what Islam stands for; the basic message / belief system of Islam.

I am not a qualified 'alim' or the learned in Islam but feels that the above question needs no Alim's vast knowledge to explain. It should be within the understanding and iman of the ordinary Muslim person.

First and foremost;
Islam is the 'religion' (DEEN) from God AlMighty (ALLAH s.w.t) delivered to Muhammad (mpbuh); His Messenger (RASOOL) for the whole of mankind until The End of Days (Qiamah); to be accepted and believed, practiced and lived with at personal level and in the society in order to achieve JUSTICE as ONLY God AlMighty; the Creator knows. Only GOD knows the full rights and responsibilities of humans; His creations, His Design.

God delivers The Qur'an to Muhammad (mpbuh) IN STAGES according to the needs of the Islamic Society at the time; thus enabling The Qur'an to be learned, memorised and practiced. Muhammad (mpbuh) himself dictated the order of the Quranic ayats.

God in HIS WISDOM did not deliver the Qur'an in ONE COMPLETE BOOK to be taught by Muhammad (mpbuh) like we learn in schools and universities. God delivers The Qur'an in stages AS ANSWERS to the problems and questions faced by the emerging Islamic Society and gives the direction. The Qur'an was a Book of Guidance at the time AND till the Qiamah.

Had God delivers The Qur'an to be learnt like other great books of today such as Kenichi Ohmae's Borderless World and other works of great authors of our time, it would fail to be THE LIVING GUIDANCE and just be relegated to the specifics with end result of being scholars.. However The Qur'an is NOT LIKE THAT.. The Qur'an targets to all people of all walks of life; scholars or buffons, child or elders, male or female, Arabs, chinese or Europeans, academics or law makers... all spectrum of the society.

The practices of Muhammad is as important as the Qur'an and is called The Sunnah.

Allah says;
"Obey Allah and His Messenger": But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith.. Al Imran Verse 32.

Sura:16. Nahl Verse:64 Pickthall's Translation
"And we have revealed the Scripture unto thee only that thou mayst explain unto them that wherein they differ, and (as) a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.."

Muhammad puts The Qur'an into practice and becomes The Walking, Living Qur'an.. This is narrated by A'isyah, the wife of The Prophet. His practices, explanation and guidance makes the emerging Islamic Society unfailing on the Right path and EARNED THE STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM GOD THE MOST HIGH as in the last delivered verse of The Qur'an;

Sura: 5. Maa'idah Verse: 3 Yusuf Ali's Translation..."..This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you as religion AL- ISLAM."

The STAMP OF APPROVAL that Allah Most High gave was to THE DEEN BEING PUT IN PRACTICE by the Islamic Society under the Guidance of Allah's Messenger Muhammad (mpbuh). So please understand that The Qur'an AND The Deen was being endorsed and NOT Just THE BOOK. The Qur'an is about Guidance and Practices..

Does Qur'an needs interpreter... Most Definitely as Allah Himself declared in the Surah an Nahl Verse 64 above. The interpreter is The Prophet (mpbuh). Only His understanding is PERFECT.

This is called Al Hikmah in the Quran. There are countless verses that refers to AL QURAN WAL HIKMAH.. The Quran and The Prophet's Understanding (the essence of it is called The Sunnah)..


Can learning the Qur'an through interpretations without the basic knowledge of the As Baabun Nuzul (history behind the Qur'an revealation of each ayat), Quranic Arabic, hafiz (the he can relates to all other verses because he memorise the Quran), learning of Hadeeths.. How can we be so arrogant before Allah to say we can, by just our faculty of mind and so very, very limited knowledge ???

A surgeon is not a surgeon by just reading books. He undergoes a qualified training to be surgeon. Who in their right mind would let temselve be operated by a surgeon who just learn from textbooks?? So how can be have the audacity to think we can learn and fully understand Allah's prescription to us by just reading translation of the Qur'an?? Only those who have undergone the training under The Prophet (his sahabah) best understand the deen.. These were further transmitted down the line through Islamic schools. This is how it should be..


  1. Pakcik Ali dah start blogging balik dah? alhamdulillah...

  2. Abdullah,
    So very sorry I missed your comment there.. I have dedicated this Blog to pursue of Islamic Understanding. Other issues I wrote in my other Blogspot; Ripple in The Oceon.. Both rarely have my time because writing at this level needed strong focus..

    I am more at Vox... which is more 'santai' and I just post anything of interest here..