Sciences of Quran
Source : Arab news / 26 Feb 2013
Muslims believe that the Qur'an is Allah's words that were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) through Angel Gabriel (peace be upon him).
The Qur'an is the word of the Ever-Living Allah. It has been sent down to guide humans for all times to come. No book can be like it. As you come to the Qur'an, Allah speaks to you. To read the Qur'an is to hear Him, to converse with Him, and to walk in His ways. It is the encounter of life with the Life-giver.
A short story about how the Almighty ordered the children of Israel to slaughter a cow.
Among the children of Israel there was a rich man named Amil. This man’s only heir was his poor cousin. One day, the rich man was found dead. There were many speculations regarding the motive of the murder. According to one legend, the rich man was killed by his cousin. The relatives of Amil started searching for the murderer. The village became all messed up but they still could not trace the murderer. According to another legend, the murderer left the body out in the wilderness between two villages trying to get rid of the evidence.
One misconception of Ibn Taymiya has disrupted the Muslim community. He condemned tawassul and istighasa (asking for help) through the Prophet(PBUH). No one of the ulama ever stated a similar opinion.
Actually Ibn Taymiya was wrong affirming that tawassul and istighasa were not permitted. There was no alim thinking this way except for him. Quite the contrary, tawassul through the Prophet(PBUH) is a hasan (a good deed). No matter when is it used - before or after the creation of the Prophet (PBUH), during his life or after his death.
Surah Chart –
Surah number, Makkah/Madinah, No. of verses, Surah name.
Surah No | M/Md | vv | Name <<>> Surah No. |M/Md | vv | Name
Surah 1 | M | 7 | Fatihah <<>> Surah 58 | Md| 22 | Mujadila
Surah 2 | Md | 286 | Baqarah <<>> Surah 59 | Md | 24 | Hashr
Surah 3 | Md | 200| Imran <<>> Surah 60 | Md | 13 | Mumtahana
Surah 4 | Md | 176 | Nisa <<>> Surah 61| Md | 14 | Saff