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The Qur’an as it explains itself
THE QUR’AN AS IT EXPLAINS ITSELF
Like all languages, Arabic has undergone an evolution since the Qur’an was revealed.
Trying to understand it through the Arabic that became prevalent a few centuries later or today will result in inaccuracies. It is of paramount importance to know that the original dialect is not extinct.
It is very much alive and well in the Pre-Islamic and ‘Para-Islamic poetry and well preserved in some good dictionaries such as Tajil ‘Uroos, Lisan-il-‘Arab, Qamoos, Lane’s Lexicon, ‘Imam Raghib Ispahani’s Al- Mufridaat Fi Ghareeb-il-Qur’an’ and ‘Lughaatil Qur’an’.
The first of these practically embraces the next two and the last one is an outstanding work from Arabic to Urdu by Allama G.A. Parwez. The role of the desert nomads, especially in the Empty Quarter, has already been mentioned. I will keep this discourse brief since nothing is more convincing than citing relevant examples.
Plenty of such examples are given throughout the rendition for the reader to see for himself how the ‘Ajami’ (Non-Arab, and more specifically, non-Qur’anic) concepts rob the Qur’anic terms of their clarity, power, and grandeur. The following are only a few examples: –
‘Taqwa’ is usually translated as Righteousness, goodness, avoiding evil, God-consciousness, warding off evil, piety, fearing God, doing good, etc.
Now a non-Muslim or even a bright Muslim youngster may ask, “Well, the Qur’an in the very beginning claims that it is a Guide for the righteous, the God-conscious, he who wards off evil, the pious, he who fears God, one who does good works.
Then, why should such people need any guidance?”
The answer lies in the Quraish dialect that describes Taqwa as walking insecurity, like someone who strolls through a garden but watches his garment from getting entangled in bushes and thorns.
All of a sudden the verse now makes beautiful sense, that the Qur’an is a guide to those who wish to journey through life in honor and security.