An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Why the Qur’an was Revealed over 23 years?

By Fethullah Gulen

It’s important to note that if the Qur’an had been revealed all at once, people would ask, “Why was it sent down all at once and not in stages?” The ultimate answer to such questions lies with God, the All-Wise and All-Knowing. Our decisions are based on a very limited viewpoint, as we are limited creatures.

The Divine decree, on the other hand, considers everything — our moral and spiritual well-being, worldly happiness, and both the present and future — and weaves the whole into a single pattern that is coherent with grace and wisdom. Thus, the benefit we derive from the Divine commandments is immeasurable, and the blessing that flows from obeying them is beyond our imagination. And so it is with the method that God chose to reveal the Qur’an. Continue reading

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Stages of Revelation | , , , | 4 Comments

Explanation of Surah Al Kawthar

In the name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Almighty Allaah Says (what means): “Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], Al-Kawthar. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone]. Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off”. [Quran: 108:1-3]

Explanation  Continue reading

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Surah al Kawthar | , , | Leave a comment