Heavenly Hues thematic tafseer – Book Sample
HEAVENLY HUES THEMATIC TAFSEER
No doubt, every hour, every minute, and every second spent with the Quran is time well spent. The question however, is there a more effective way using that valuable time spent?
There certainly is. Do you think that when Abu Bakr spent 1 hour with the Quran, it is the same as when we spend 1 hour on the Quran? What then is the difference? It is the understanding of the Quran that we lack.
Many of us today are reading the Quran without understanding a single word (aside from the word Allah, or Islam!) One cannot dismiss this person as wasting his or her time, but indeed, the understanding of the book of Allah would enhance the experience with the book of Allah.
The methodology and etiquette of the righteous predecessors was to approach the Quran with complete understanding, rather than blind memorization. This is why we find those who memorized the Quran to be
the very same ones who were standing in the front lines of the battlefield, ready to give up their life for the sake of Allah (swt). Instead, nowadays we find Muslim households with beautifully decorated Qurans with gold paper and a fingerprint free cover.
And if the children of the house are curious and want to open up that Quran, the parent gets mad and says, “Don’t Touch It! This book is not a toy!” Without even realizing, the parents create an impression that the Quran is an evil book that should never be picked up. Others become even afraid of picking it up. May Allah bless the Muslims with understanding of his deen. Ameen.
We all admit that the Quran covers everything. But do we really understand and believe this? If someone were to ask us, “Show me where the Quran talks about global warming and pollution?” Would we know where in the Quran to turn? It is through the knowledge of the Quran and the sciences of Tafseer, that one can understand how the Quran has left nothing out of consideration. To answer the question posed, we turn to the following ayah:
30.41. Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allâh may make them taste a part of that which they have done,
In order that they may return (by repenting to Allâh, and begging his Pardon).
Corruption here is general. It refers to all types of corruption. Because of the sins of mankind, we find the world under corruption, whether political, natural, or social corruption. Here we find the answer to the issue of pollution and global warming.
It is through the deep understanding of the Quran that one is able to view the Quran in a new light; one that shows the answers to each and every concern or issue. So with this realization that the Quran covers everything, are we willing to put the o learn the meanings of the Quran?