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Does the Qur'an Contain Everything?
It is said that "the Qur'an Contains everything." could you explain this sentence?
“…There is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything wet or dry (green or withered), but is (written) in a Clear Book (Qur’an).” (al-An‘am, 59)
As understood from the verse, Qur’an contains everything. But the first and foremost, it must be known that the Glorious Quran is a Book of Worship. In order to address all levels of people, it uses expressions such as allegories and comparisons so that it can generally be comprehended. However; behind these expressions, as a result of the selection and the arrangement of the words, even of the letters; infinite interpretations (resembling the infinite probability calculations in maths) and secret indications are hidden.
Furthermore, everything takes place in the Quran, in various degrees and in terms of their values. For instance, a constitution gives place to every kind of issue that the government needs as main principles and basics but not in the way that each person can comprehend with no special effort. Likewise, everything concerning the man; the past and the future, whole branches of the science and the wisdom; and also the whole civilization wonders take place in the Quran as seeds and abstracts. Quran informs the man with them sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly.
“Technology” in the Quran
Quran indicates to the helicopters and planes which will be used in the air transportation to make people travel so easily to the farthest distances, by giving us the example of Solomon’s passage to the one month’s distance in one day by flaying in the air.
“And unto Solomon (We gave) the wind, whereof the morning course was a month's journey and the evening course a month's journey...”(Saba: 12)
“History” in the Quran
Quran give place to great numbers of historical events like Noah’s Flood which concerns the history of human. The historical events alluded in Quran such as destruction of nations, Noah’s Flood, construction of the tower of Babel, the immigration of Bani Israel to Jerusalem, Sadd-i Dhulkarnayn, the birth of Jesus, Arim Flood, Ashab-i Kahf etc…
"(Thus it was) till, when Our commandment came to pass and the oven gushed forth water, We said: Load therein two of every kind, a pair (the male and female), and thy household, save him against whom the word hath gone forth already, and those who believe. And but a few were they who believed with him. And he said: Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful. And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains, and Noah cried unto his son - and he was standing aloof - O my son! Come ride with us, and be not with the disbelievers. He said: I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the water. (Noah) said: This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of Allah save him on whom He hath had mercy. And the wave came in between them, so he was among the drowned. And it was said: O earth! Swallow thy water and, O sky! be cleared of clouds! And the water was made to subside. And the commandment was fulfilled. And it (the ship) came to rest upon (the mount) Al-Judi and it was said: A far removal for wrongdoing folk!" (Noah: 40-41-42-43-44)
""Destruction of the People of Samud
"Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?" (Shuara: 149)
it is narrated that in the history of humanity, the people who constructed 1700 cities by carving rocks and marbles to construct buildings, palaces, wide pools, fancy towers and sculptures, are the people of prophet Salih, which is called Samud nation.
""Destruction of the People of A'ad
"And as for A'ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees. Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them?" (Al-Haaqqa:6-7-8)
""The Immigration of Bani Israel into Quds""
"And verily We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night and strike for them a dry path in the sea, fearing not to be overtaken, neither being afraid (of the sea). Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts and there covered them that which did cover them of the sea." (Ta-Ha: 77-78)
""Treasure of Qaroon""
“Now Korah was of Moses' folk, but he oppressed them; and We gave him so much treasure that the stores thereof would verily have been a burden for a troop of mighty men.” “When his own folk said unto him: Exult not; lo! Allah loveth not the exultant;” “He said: I have been given it only on account of knowledge I possess.” “Then went he forth before his people in his pomp. So We caused the earth to swallow him and his dwelling-place. Then he had no host to help him against Allah, nor was he of those who can save themselves.” (Qasas: 76-78-79-81)
“They will ask thee of Dhu'l-Qarneyn. Say: I shall recite unto you a remembrance of him.”
“Lo! We made him strong in the land and gave him unto everything a road.”
“Till, when he came between the two mountains, he found upon their hither side a folk that scarce could understand a saying.”
“They said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Lo! Gog and Magog are spoiling the land. So may we pay thee tribute on condition that thou set a barrier between us and them?”
Give me pieces of iron - till, when he had leveled up (the gap) between the cliffs, he said: Blow! - till, when he had made it a fire, he said: Bring me molten copper to pour thereon.”
“And (Gog and Magog) were not able to surmount, nor could they pierce (it).” (Kahf: 83-84-93-94-95-96-97)
“Future” in the Quran
"But this day We save thee in thy body that thou mayst be a portent for those after thee. Lo! Most of mankind is heedless of Our portents." (Yunus: 92)
Quran indicates that the corpse of Pharaoh who was drowned in the sea, would not decay, and would stay long for people to take admonition.
The corpse of Pharaoh was taken to the United Kingdom after it was found among the sands on a little hill which is on the cost of Red Sea by an English Research group when the Suez Canal was being opened. Though it has been 3 thousand years after the incident, the body of Pharaoh is in the form of Sajda and intact and shown in the famous British Museum in London.. This intact corpse obviously shows the future of the ones who denies Allah, for this world and for the hereafter.
“...(Here) a fair land and an indulgent Lord!” (Saba: 15)
Qur’an points out to Conquer of Istanbul which opened the doors of new events in the history such as Geographic Expeditions and Closing of the Middle Era leaving its place to the New Era.
“Alif. Lam. Mim. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious. In a few (less than ten) - Allah's is the command in the former case and in the latter - and in that day believers will rejoice.” (Rum: 1-2-3-4)
In this ayah revealed approximately 7 years after the heavily defeat of Christian Byzantine to the pagan Persians, it is pointed out that the Romans would beat the Iranians. If looked back in the history, approximately 7 years after this verse revelation, around the Ninova ruins the information of Byzantine Empire's victory against Persian Empire is obviously seen that this came to reality.
“One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture (Asaf ibn Berhiya) said: I will bring it thee before thy gaze returneth unto thee.” (Naml: 40)
This verse tells how King (Prophet) Solomon’s vizier brought Throne of Balqıs from Yemen city of Sana to Damascus. Verse indicates both mobile phones & computers and transportation of audio, video and even transportation of matter via teleportation. Today, as it has not happened yet, experiments are being conducted about transportation of matter as it is which this holy verse points out.
“Literature” in the Quran
"So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters." (Hijr: 94)
Even though the deniers don't believe, literary aspects of this verse in the Qur'an made them prostrate.
As is known that Arabic is the perfect language among the world languages with its supremacy in the way of rhetoric, literature and the fasahah (sound, rhythm and sentence structure.)
For all the verses of the Qur'an, famous people such as Sakkaki, Zamakhshari, Jurjani and many masters in the science of eloquence approved with consensus that literary aspects of the Qur’an is far beyond from the reach of people.
“Justice” in the Quran
"And approach not the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better, till he reach maturity. Give full measure and full weight, in justice. We task not any soul beyond its scope. And if ye give your word, do justice thereunto, even though it be (against) a kinsman; and fulfill the covenant of Allah. This He commandeth you that haply ye may remember." (Anaam: 152)
Quite a few of the verses of the Qur’an indicates to the principles which should be paid attention in the order of one’s life.
"For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth." (Maeda: 32)
As we understand from this verse, Quran shows us the real justice, because the deictic meaning of this verse goes like that:
“The rights of an innocent man cannot be cancelled even for the sake of the entire nation. Even a single individual may not be sacrificed for the welfare of all. In the compassionate respect of Allah the Almighty right is right; there is no difference between great and small. The small may not be abolished for the great. Without his consent, the life and rights of an individual may not be sacrificed for the welfare of the all. If he consents to sacrifice them in the name of patriotism then that is another issue.” (The 15th Letter-From the Genuine Ottoman Translation of the Risala-i Nur Collection, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi)
“Science” in the Quran
“Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators." (Al-Mu’minun: 14)
In this verse, Quran mentions the stages of the creation in the uterus respectively with the expressions “علقه” (clot, clinging to the uterus), “مضغه” (little lump of flesh), “اعظام” (bones), “لحم” (flesh).
Today according to the discoveries of the modern medicine, the embryo in the mother’s womb, follows the order shown above, and at the beginning it is in a size clear enough to be seen by the naked eye but unclear to see in details. Bones take their shape in the future.
“We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).” (Dhariyat: 47)
For the first time in 1992 the model of expanding universe was supported and in 1929 this model was formulized. But Quran informed mankind about "broadening of the universe" 1500 years before.
“I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave.” (Al-e Imran: 49)
Quran, by showing Jesus who opened the eyes of a blind man and resurrect the deads, points out that the illnesses such as cancer, aids, even death all of them are treatable.
“Reflection and Contemplation” in the Quran
“...Thus Allah maketh plain to you (His) revelations, that haply ye may reflect.” (Baqara: 219)
“...Have ye then no sense?” (Ya-seen: 68)
“...Little do ye reflect!” (Ghafir: 58)
“...Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for those who see.” (Noor: 44)
Humans have the ability to think and devise. By these verses, Quran invites us to think about the humanity, the entire universe and the functioning of it and the divine wisdom of creation.
Thus Quran guides people by indicating there is no adversity between religion and logic, wisdom and intelligence.
“Natural events” in the Quran
Qur’an points to many natural events such as rain, lightening, wind, formation of the night and day, periods of the months and days, creation of the heavens.
Have you not seen how Allah wafts the clouds, then gathers them, then makes them layers, and you see the rain come forth from between them; He sends down from the Heaven Mountains wherein is hail and smits therewith whom He will, and averts it from whom He will. The flashing of His lightning all but snatches away the sight. (Noor: 43)
Allah is He Who sends the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreads them along the sky as pleases Him, and causes them to break and thou sees the rain down pouring from within them. And when He makes it to fall on whom He will of His bondmen, lo! They rejoice; (Room: 48)
Rain has three stages; forming of wind, gathering of the clouds and appearing of the rain drops. Qur’an revealed this fact 15 centuries before today’s scientists recently uncovering of it with the help of airborne radars.
“Wisdom” in the Quran
“…naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a clear record.” (An’aam: 59)
Qur’an is the source of sciences. And all the scholars had taken the essence of their own profession from the Qur’an.
“He gives wisdom unto whom He wills, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly has received abundant good. But none remember except men of understanding.” (Baqara: 269)
"Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed." (Zumar: 9)
Qur’an urges to get education. And Allah regards education as a means to know Allah and to understand Qur’an deeply. Giving the scholars value and honor by considering them separately from the other people, Allah urges all the people to gain knowledge.
“Command and Invitation” (Amr wa Dawah) in the Quran
“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way.” (Nahl: 125)
“Worship at fixed times hath been enjoined on the believers.” (Nisa: 103)
“…and pay the poor-due.” (Baqara: 110)
“(Fasting is made obligatory on you) On a number of days!”(Baqara: 184)
"Perform the pilgrimage and the visit (to Mecca) for Allah." (Baqara: 196)
Qur’an, in such verses (ayahs) continuously invites people to the right path and the truth by drawing their attention on topics related with belief and worship. In this respect only the prayer verses themselves are more than 70.
The declaration (tabligh) method of Islam carries the qualifications of being satisfying, convincing, providing benefits for the people, enlightening the minds, stimulating the consciences of the people.
Qur’an discourses to its addressees sometimes scaring them by urging and sometimes mercifully and kindly by giving the glad tidings with soft words according to the education level, age, mental condition of them.
Qur’an certainly prohibited violent arguments with the opponents; but certainly wanted us to make formal debates if needed. It advises not to offend the opponent himself but to behave in a kind and understanding manner.
“Advise” (Naseehah) in the Quran
"Know that the world life is but a game, an amusement, an adornment, boasting among you, it is merely a competition of abundance in terms of wealth and children. It is like the example of such a rain that its plant pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes a dry straw. However; in the hereafter, there is a severe torment (for disbelievers), and a forgiveness and an approval from Allah (for the believers). As to the world life, it is nothing but a deceiving benefit." (Al Hadiid: 20)
Qur’an is full of advices (naseehah) providing the happiness of this world and the hereafter.
“Prayer” (Du’a) in the Quran
(O believers! Pray like this,) “Our Master! Do not hold us responsible if we forget or if we err! Our Master! Do not lay upon us a heavy burden as you laid it upon those before us! Our Master! Do not lay upon us the things that we cannot bear as well! Excuse us, forgive us, and bestow mercy on us…” (Al-Baqara: 286)
(And they say,) “Our Master! Do not let our hearts bend (from the truth) after you have guided us! Bestow on us a mercy from your side! No doubt, the one who is the bounteous Bestower is you alone!” (Al-I Imran: 8)
Prayer (du’a) of Yusuf (a.s): O (You) who properly created the heavens and the earth! You are my protector (real friend) both in the world and the hereafter. Take my soul as a Muslim and join me to the righteous! (Yusuf: 101)
Prayer (du’a) of Musa (a.s): (Moses) said: “My Lord! Relieve my mind!” “And ease my task for me.” (Taha: 25-26) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Does the Qur'an Contain Everything?