Essence of Holy Quran

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The Qur’an is Complete, Detailed, Sufficient and Understandable It has long been the position of most Muslims that in order for one to be a Muslim they needed to follow two sources of Islam. The first was the Holy Qur‟an; the second was the Hadith and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. It was stated that the Hadith and Sunnah explained the Qur‟an and supplied details where the Qur‟an had none. In short, there was at least an implicit understanding and teaching that the Qur‟an was an incomplete source of guidance needing other sources to supply details that it did not have. “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).” (2:185) “Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion (of right and wrong), that he may be a warner to the peoples.” (25:1) We shall first note that the Qur‟an is the Criterion (between right and wrong) that Allah has revealed upon humanity, we must therefore analyse the Qur‟an to see what it says about its completeness. To this end we must analyse the relevant ayahs on this topic. "And certainly We have repeated for humankind, in this Qur’an, every kind of example, but the majority of humankind do not consent to anything but denying." (17:89) “We have put forth for humans, in this Qur’an, every kind of example so that they may remember” (39:27). Here, Allah tells us that He has explained every kind of example for our Guidance within the Qur‟an. Thus, when Allah Himself tells us that every kind of example is within the Qur‟an, does the Muslim need to look elsewhere for examples? We must note that the purpose of the Qur‟an dictates in what way the Qur‟an is complete and detailed; we are told in the Qur‟an: “This Book, there is no doubt in it, it is a guide to those who keep their duty” (2:2) Here we must note that since the initial audience of the Qur‟an were people living in a desert city 1400 years ago the wordings of the examples are more relevant to their surroundings. However, the message of these examples is applicable to all times. In fact, the word 'example" by definition means that it is referring to a specific case outlining a general principal.

Those Muslims who say that the Qur‟an is not clear and they need other books to understand the Qur‟an should read the following ayahs: "A. L. R. These are the verses of a Book,- and a Qur'an that makes things clear. " (15:1) "We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur'an making things clear: " (36:69) " O people of the Book! There hath come to you our Messenger, revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book, and passing over much: There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a clear Book, " (5:15) "A.L.R. These are the verses of the clear Book." (12:1) "These are verses of the Book that makes (things) clear " (26:2) "These are verses of the Qur'an,-a book that makes (things) clear;" (27:1) "These are Verses of the Book that makes (things) clear." (28:2) "By the Book that makes things clear," (43:2, 44:2) "And We have revealed the Book to you which has the clear explanation of everything, and a guidance and mercy and good news for those who submit." (16:89) There cannot be any words clearer than this. When Allah says EVERYTHING (Likulli shai‟) that means EVERYTHING. If the Qur‟an itself is supposed to explain everything, what does it mean to explain the Qur‟an by other books? In other words, the above verse is saying that there is NOTHING (Islamically) that is not explained by the Qur‟an. The Muslim who says that “not everything is in the Qur‟an”, must sit down and contemplate on these verses and reflect on the logical consequences of his/her statement. The Qur'an is a clear admonition to people of all ages and cultures. However, some people refer to unreliable sources, rather than the Qur'an, and this causes them to...
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