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Allah (swt) said in Surah an Nahl

وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ ۖ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ شَهِيدًا عَلَىٰ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ ۚ وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ تِبْيَـٰنًا لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ

˹Consider, O Prophet,˺ the Day We will call against every faith-community a witness of their own. And We will call you to be a witness against these ˹people of yours˺. We have revealed to you the Book as an explanation of all things, a guide, a mercy, and good news for those who ˹fully˺ submit.

And the address of Allah (swt) to those who did not learn and appreciate its content, He (swt) related them to Donkeys who bear and carry goods on their backs but do not take advantages and benefits from the burden that they bear.

مَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ حُمِّلُوا ٱلتَّوْرَىٰةَ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَحْمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ ٱلْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًۢا ۚ بِئْسَ مَثَلُ ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِى ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

The example of those who were entrusted with ˹observing˺ the Torah but failed to do so, is that of a donkey carrying books. How evil is the example of those who reject Allah’s signs! For Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.

For Us Muslims, The Quran is the guidepost and the fundamental reference point and It is what defines and regulates life for us.

In Surah al Anam, Allah (swt) says

وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا طَـٰٓئِرٍ يَطِيرُ بِجَنَاحَيْهِ إِلَّآ أُمَمٌ أَمْثَالُكُم ۚ مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِى ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ مِن شَىْءٍ ۚ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يُحْشَرُونَ

All living beings roaming the earth and winged birds soaring in the sky are communities like yourselves. We have left nothing out of the Record. Then to their Lord they will be gathered all together.

The Quran is what lead a group of people living in the deserts of Arabia to be the most revived and loftiest of the People.

عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه‏:‏ أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال ‏:‏ “إن الله يرفع بهذا الكتاب أقوامًا ويضع به آخرين”‏.

‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏. ‏

‏‏’Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Verily, Allah elevates some people with this Qur’an and abases others.”

In this Podcast our discussion revolves around the following subjects – How do we take the Quran as a basis for revival and upliftment of the Ummah ? Did Foreign ideas affect and influence Islamic Uloom (Sciences) and how did the Ulama (scholars) dealt with it? How the Islamic Uloom (sciences) were sythesised to serve the Quran? 

We join Sheikh Shuayb Wani to discuss these issues.

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