The Most Gracious, teacher of
the Quran." (55:1-2)
From this verse, the believers know that Allah is the teacher of the
Quran. The believers also know that Allah does not come to our door,
knock, and tell us, "It is Me, Allah, coming to teach you the Qur'an."
But rather, God will teach us the Qur'an by one or more of many ways.
"We granted Solomon, the correct understanding..." (21:79)
He may grant you the correct understanding, as He did for His Prophet,
Solomon, or teach you by using another human being, a believer, or a
non-believer. Allah may use an incident, a dream, a TV show, a movie, a
newspaper article, a dog, a pig or an ant to teach you what He wants
from the Qur'an.
"No human being can communicate with Allah except through inspiration,
or from behind a barrier, or by His sending a Messenger, through whom He
reveals what He wills. He is the Most High, Most Wise." (42:51). Of the
many ways Allah chooses to communicate to us His message, Allah
emphasized that He communicates with us by sending a Messenger through
whom He reveals what He wills. Allah communicates to His human
Messengers through His angle messenger and He communicates with the
human beings through His human Messengers.
O people of the scripture, our Messenger has come to you,
to recite to you (to clarify for you) (make things clear unto you), after a
period of time without Messengers, lest you say, "We did not receive any
preacher or Warner." A preacher and Warner has now come to you. Allah is
This was Allah’s communication with us through His Messenger. We have the
complete freedom to accept this communication, reject it, make fun of it,
ridicule it, call it idol-worship, replace it with our opinion or dump it in the
trash after the Messenger has gone.
"Surely those who slide back, after the guidance has been manifested to them,
the devil has enticed them, and has misled them." (47:25).
As Allah told us in the Qur'an and as pointed to us by the Messenger of the
covenant, all the rituals of Islam were given to Abraham and passed down to us
generation after generation. (22:78) Our Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Fasting and Hajj
were given to Abraham, corrupted after him by the Scholars and then corrected
again to us through the Last Messenger.
Throughout the Qur'an, Allah gives us, sometimes in detail, the stories of
previous generations and how they believed or disbelieved, and how they were
guided or misguided. Allah also repeatedly informs us about the reason behind
telling us these stories.
The student of the Qur'an will find out
that, Qur'an is telling us that the messengers of Allah will lead the people
from darkness into the and that nowhere in the Qur'an does Allah tell us a story
of a community misled by its messenger or given the wrong teachings by him. On
the contrary, it is the people who came after the departure of every messenger
who misled and misguided the people. They did it in the name of new knowledge
and/or new understanding. The religious leaders, the scholars and the
self-proclaimed scholars are on the top of the list of this corruption.
The difference between now and then is that the scholars of today do not have to
be graduates of Scholars school, but they could be students or graduates of
Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, USC, UA...etc. . They could be anyone who has an
opinion specially the one who honors his opinion too much, as in (I, me and my).
Do we follow the Messenger and the Qur'an or do we follow the knowledgeable
The student of the Qur'an will also notice that, nowhere in the Qur'an does
Allah tell us of a person, knowledgeable or not, correcting the message of His
messengers. The Qur'an does tell us of the wise man teaching Moses good lessons
in his life, but not teaching him his message or preaching his message for him.
We are ordered in the Qur'an to follow the messengers for their message and we
were never ordered to follow other people, knowledgeable or not for their
knowledge or intelligence.
When Allah chose His messengers, He did not specifically choose the most
knowledgeable or the most intelligent, but he chose the most honest to deliver
the message. The messenger’s own knowledge or intelligence was irrelevant.
There is no mention in the Qur'an of any messenger of Allah, correcting mistakes
made by a previous messenger.
It is also significant to notice that there is no mention in the Qur'an of any
messenger of Allah, correcting mistakes made by a previous messenger. Messengers
of Satan will claim that they are sent to correct the previous messengers of
Allah in their quest to mislead and misguide the people. They do this in the
name of new knowledge and/or new understanding. Those who will use the Qur'an as
their guide will realize that any new messenger of Allah will ONLY confirm what
the previous Messengers had brought. Even if they add new information, it should
not contradict the previous message. Allah’s message does not change by the
change of messengers. Allah’s message has always been the same.
If we believe the Qur'an we should know by now that history will repeat itself.
Some people after the departure of the Messenger will distort the message that
he corrected from the Qur'an by the Qur'an. They will claim new knowledge and/or
new understanding. They do not see their own shortcoming and misguidance. They
are the descendants of the same people who distorted the messages of Abraham,
Moses and Jesus. They will push the people to believe like them or call them
idol-worshipers. Those who are weak at heart and the doubters will fall victim
to their claim while the strong believers who hold to the Qur'an as their guide
and reference will stand strong, confident and guided despite these claims. They
will not be tempted by the sweetness or the eloquence of these people's talk.
Allah reminded us of their example in the Qur'an.
It is very important to know that our understanding of the Qur'an should not be
frozen in a frame of time or a personality. We should realize that our
understanding of the Qur'an will continue to grow, because more knowledge will
be available to us. This new knowledge will help us understand the wisdom behind
certain Quranic teachings, that we may not be fully comprehending at this time.
Or, help us understand new areas that were never known before. Good examples for
us are the origin of the universe and the big bang theory or the development of
the human embryo. Neither one was known to the previous generations when they
read the Qur'an. This knowledge will not create a new religion or change a well
founded Qur'anic rule. We should be open minded to look at all claims without
fear or hesitation. We should be certain and proud that we have the right
religion, the right book and the right path.
Since the departure of the Messenger, we have heard all
kinds of claims and distortions of the clear message we have. Satan has been so
upset that the submitters are so confident in their belief and their hold to the
Qur'an. He worked his agents day and night to come up with all kinds of claims
from messenger ship to new understanding theories.
- If we do not learn from the Qur'an, we do not
- Allah communicates with us by His sending of a
messenger through whom he reveals what He wills.
- Messengers of Allah do not mislead the people or
- All the corruption of religions were done by the
people who came after the messengers and claimed new knowledge or new
- We should be able to purge all the lies,
fabrication and confusion created by the hypocrites by using the Qur'an as a
reference. We should be certain and proud that we have the right religion,
the right book and the right path.
It is time to call on all the submitters to take their
Qur'an seriously and learn from its lessons and never be intimidated or shaken
by all the noise around them. We have the best reference, we have the ultimate
truth, we have the Qur'an.