LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE HOLY QUR'AN'S METHOD 8

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LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE HOLY QUR'AN'S METHOD

It seems proper to refer to some lessons that are derived from the method of the Holy Qur'an's reforming and guiding the communities to the right path.

 

Eighth Lesson

The seventh lesson that must be learnt from the method of the Holy Qur'an is that all the ways that are probably useful for achieving guidance to the right path of Almighty Allah must be taken. The Holy Qur'an has used the three worlds of human beings (namely intellect, heart and soul) for the purpose of attracting them towards the obedience to Almighty Allah. In my lectures entitled 'Let us Return to the Qur'an' I have discussed elaborately this point.

On many occasions, the Holy Qur'an has taken on sound nature as its evidence. According to a tradition, the cause of revealing the Holy Qur'an has been to stimulate the hidden potentials of man's sound nature. Unquestionably, sentiment is the most obvious and the most honest of the evidences. Addressing the sound nature, the Holy Qur'an says, "Do ye then see the human seed that ye throw out? Is it ye who create it or are We the Creators? We have decreed death to be your common lot and We are not to be frustrate from changing your forms and creating you again in forms that ye know not. And ye certainly know already the first form of creation; why then do ye not celebrate His praises? See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground? Is it ye that cause it to grow or are We the cause? Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder and ye would be left in wonderment, saying, 'We are indeed left with debts for nothing. Indeed are we shut out of the fruits of our labor.' See ye the water which ye drink? Do ye bring it down in rain from the cloud or do We? Were it Our Will, We could make it salt and unpalatable; then why do ye not give thanks? See ye the Fire which ye kindle? Is it ye who grow the tree which feeds the fire or do We grow it? We have made it a memorial of Our handiwork and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts. Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme. 56/58-74"

In the course of blaming the disobedient, the Holy Qur'an says, "Is there any reward for good other than good? 55/60"

Reminding man of the Lord's incalculable graces, the Holy Qur'an says, "If ye would count up the favors of Allah, never would ye be able to number them. 16/18"

Back to our earlier question; how is it possible to restore the Holy Qur'an to life and benefit from it? The responsibility of the revival of the Holy Qur'an must be undertaken by two parties—the society and the Hawzah. If truth be told, the Hawzah is the title and epitome of the Muslim community's cognizance, contemplation and religious level. As has been earlier said, the most significant function of the Hawzah as regards the community is the presentation of the Holy Qur'an's concepts, views, notions, ethics and beliefs to the community as appropriately, accurately and purely as required by the Holy Qur'an in order to make its role effectively active in the lives of the Muslims through more than one channel, such as the sermons in the sessions of celebrating Imam al-Husayn's martyrdom, the religious lectures and assemblies, the sermons of the congregational prayers in general and the Friday Prayer in particular and the publishing of books, magazines and periodicals.