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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

From M.A.L.I. : A Weighty Message‏

As-Salaam Alaikum.

"Soon shall We send down to you a weighty message." Qur'an 73:5.

Ramadan is the month the Qur'an was revealed and this is the month to spend extra time in reading the Qur'an. We should try as much as we can to read the entire book by reading one thirtieth each night (day).

The Qur'an is not to follow us but we are to follow it. We should not have our own thinking and then refer to the Qur'an but we should read the Qur'an then have our thinking come from it. The Qur'an is our Imam so keep it in front of us.

When reading the Qur'an, accept it on the heart first. That is, believe everything in it, have no doubts about it and know that it is guidance with no doubt in it. It is a pure book with no flaws so accept it on the heart even if you don't understand.

The Qur'an was revealed on the heart of Muhammed The Prophet, not the intellect. The intellect will question because it wants to know, it wants to understand, it wants to see and comprehend the logic. Consequently, it has the tendency to reject what it doesn't know. However, the heart will accept it in its purity. The message in the Qur'an is too heavy for the intellect. You can't understand the message right away, it would crush the intellect. Metaphorically, if this Qur'an had been revealed upon a mountain surely it would have crushed it.

After it is placed on the heart then read what's on the heart and the understanding will come gradually, if Allah pleases.

Thank you for taking time to read this note.

Salim MuMin, Director
M.A.L.I. (Muslim American Logic Institute)


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