Interesting Discussion on Al-Kitab and Al-Quran

My good friend and esteemed head of the International Quranic Insitute, Rizwan Sherazi, started a very interesting thread in the Mohamed Shiekh IIPC fb group last night.

Basically, the question is: did all the prophets recieve the Quran? This would mean that Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa etc etc recieved the Quran as we know it. My current position is ‘no they didn’t’. Here is my answer to that question:

That al-kitab muFaSSaL (as per 6/114) is the subject matter of the Quran (as per 10/37, ‘taFSeeL al-kitab’) . The process of tafseel is something which is done via language (see 41/44, if Quran was ‘ajami’, ppl would say why are its ayat not ‘fussilat’) . Yawm al-Fasl is a time people are sorted out, i.e. put in the right place. Therefore, to me, al-kitab is the subject matter (which is ahkaam, laws of human world) and al-quran is the elucidation of the subject. Think of it like subject of maths. It’s very systematic, ordered, written down in the universe (maktub) but a maths textbook is a mere formulation of that system. Al-kitab is subject of maths, al-quran is the best, perfect textbook. There are other inferior textbooks (the bible, hadith, philosophy, religion) all pertaining to the subject. Al-quran is also the current edition of the best textbook. Prior to it, there were other editions although not in existence now.



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One Response to Interesting Discussion on Al-Kitab and Al-Quran

  1. amstee says:

    Surah Al-Baqara

    Say ye: “We believe, in Allah and the revelation given to us and to Abraham Isma`il Isaac Jacob and the Tribes and that given to Moses and Jesus and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord we make no difference between one and another of them and we bow to Allah (in Islam).” (136)

    The above Ayah of The Quran tells us that we should not make any difference between what was given to all the prophets. So All the prophets recieved The Quran. simple…

    Al Kitab, means The Book. As Allah means The God. Al-illah= Allah. So The one and only God and his one and only The Book. we cannot make a difference in it.. Quran, Furqan, Angeel, Torah.. and so on.. are all attibutes of The Book..
    May Allah guide us all from Al Kitab. please read your Quran before evaluating it..

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