The Qur’an is for all – the learned as well as the ordinary person

SHAFAQNA- The Qur’an has been sent for all ages and for all human beings. It is so composed that inspite of changes in knowledge, outlook and approach through various times and ages, it surpasses all learning and knowledge in all ages. While it encompasses mysteries and abstruse intricacies for the reader of every age, at the same time it presents a great feast of meanings and ideas that can satiate the needs of every one and every time in accordance with the capacity of that particular age”.

Thus the Qur’an is for all : the learned as well as the ordinary reader. To make this concept clear, we can compare the Qur’an to an ocean. The less earned, like children, collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The Scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, bring out from it the highest philosophy, wisdom and rules of perfect way of living.

Adapted from: “Towards Better Understanding of the Qur’an” by: “Shaykh Muslim Bhanji”

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