ayah copied from zahida khan chowdhury.
mashallah, one of my favorite ayahs. this is how the heart of understanding first the meaning then the philosophy of quran lies.
islam is in every step of a human’s daily life a owner’s (allah’s) manuel or dictation for everyone. their essential code of conducts r defined thru quran, sunnah’s of prophet mohammad saw & his successors four ritely guided salafs. when u put these three elements together then only u can see the beautiful philosophy of creation, life, living, ibadah, death, resurrection & final judgement in has’r. all falling into mashallah a beautiful thread of logical rythm that forms the deepest yet most understandable philosophy ever, into a human’s journey from birth to eternity.
in the mystical realm of one & only allah’s, whether whim or within his all encompassing knowledge had he created his, greatest creation humans & made them subject to a philosophy named humanity, we will never know & shud also try not to find out – not bcoz we r considered dumb, but it will end up being a waste of time. shytwan likes to waste our time so that it can also get into our unnecessary thots. y certain (but very limited) knowledges r withheld from us only omnipotent, all wise allah knows better.
tawak altuallahi, fear allah.. we don’t know y most obedient azazil malaika was put into a simple test & failed to b renamed iblis shytwan. slmilarly u can think y mohammad was made a prophet & greatest among all prophets (may allah b pleased with all the nabis & rasuls) & not (say ur name).
back tracking now..allways remember religion & humanity r synonymous. the last philosophy to b hi-lited here (2nd last), who formed the first charity in this world? prophet mohammad saw in mekkah with the name hillfull fuzal & that was way before he was ordained prophethood at the age 40. the prophecy of mohammad saw was teach how to follow the middle path, there is no place of bigotry, hatred, sexism (homosexuality is haram so is hetrosexualiuty), racism etc. in islam.
now, wonder y the the 1st word of the first ayah of qur’an descended in hera cave was chosen by allah iqra or read? yes, read, b learned & live accordingly to the simple but enlightened philosophy of humanity which allah has named islam or peace. we all know edu is enlightment & only the learned can uphold peace. so where r we falling short? no education is complete w/o learning islam.
jazak allah khair.