Introduction To Al Quran by Dr. Rafiq Ahmad
INTRODUCTION TO AL QURAN
“And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills”. (16:68)
“So, We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: “Suckle (thy child).” (28:7)
These last two verses show that Al-Qur’an has not used the word “WAHY” exclusively for Prophets only but has also used it for the creatures like a bee and non prophets like the mother of Hadhrat Musa (AS).
The technical meaning of WAHY in Shari’ah: “Words of Allah revealed to a prophet from His prophets.”
(Uloom ul-Qur’an, Umdat-ul-Qari) Allah Ta’ala first created this universe and then created the man with the faculties of senses and the intelligence, yet it was impossible for the man to know the Absolute infinite Reality with the help of these limited faculties, so Allah Ta’ala came to man’s rescue by sending His Guidance in the form of “WAHY” through prophets.
To understand the exact nature of “WAHY” is just impossible as it was exclusively experienced by prophets of Allah alone. Nobody else can imagine the exact nature of “WAHY”.