The Instrument for Understanding Quran by Dr. Rafiq Ahmad
THE INSTRUMENT FOR UNDERSTANDING QURAN
This knowledge of the Attributes of Allah Ta’ala is known as Ma’arifat.
The unimaginable vastness, height, and the greatness of the Attributes of Allah Ta’ala are unlimited, whereas the whole universe is very much limited.
There was a great discrepancy between the unlimited vastness, greatness, and height of the Attributes of Allah Ta’ala and the limited capacity of this universe, but at the same time, Allah Ta’ala wanted this immense hidden treasure of the unlimited Attributes to get revealed.
If Allah Ta’ala would have revealed these Attributes directly, the universe would not have been able to tolerate the Tajaliyaat (manifestations) of these Attributes and the whole universe would have got burnt down to ashes. Out of all the creations of Allah Ta’ala,
He created man as His best creation Ashraf-ul-Makhluqat (noble creature).
As Allah Ta’ala says: “We have indeed created man in the best of molds.” (95:4) In man Allah Ta’ala has created the human heart as the best and chief Organ and the Qur’an labels it as Qalb. As Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) says: