RAMADHAN LECTURE:  BY USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL @ THE GALAXY,  Organized by Muslim Converts’ Association  “Darul Arqam, S...
AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 INTRODUCTION IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. ‘ Slideshar...
“ Praise be to Allah Who hath sent to His Servant the Book (this al-Qur’an), and hath allowed therein no Crookedness:  (He...
AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 INTRODUCTION مقدّمة IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. <ul>...
ISLAM  INVITES  WITH  ‘REASON’  NOT  WITH  ‘COMPULSION’ “ Invite with Wisdom ( bil - Hikmah )  not with the Law ( bil-Ahka...
<ul><li>“ Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are be...
<ul><li>   “ Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from Error; whoever rejects Evil and believes ...
<ul><li>“  And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) ...
<ul><li>“   If it had been the Lord's Will they would all have believed all who are on earth! Wilt thou then compel mankin...
RELEVANT  VERSE  TO  BE  REFLECTED:  “ O mankind! There hath come to you a admonition (this al-Qur’an) from your Lord and ...
AL-QUR’AN THE FINAL  DIVINELY REVEALED BOOK MEANT FOR ALL MANKIND AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
<ul><li>   “ Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidanc...
REFLECTION: <ul><li>One of the most important significance of the month of Ramadhan is, its connection to Al-Qur’an. </li>...
<ul><li>إِقْرَأْ   </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Meaning :  “ Read  ( or recite, proclaim, repeat or ...
<ul><li>إِقْرَأْ   </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Meaning :  “ Read  ( or recite, proclaim, repeat or ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software u...
“ Proclaim! (or Read!) in the name of thy Lord  and Cherisher, Who created―  Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congeale...
REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©Z...
REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims bel...
REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims bel...
WHY  A MUSLIM BELIEVES  ALQUR’AN IS  A  DIVINELY REVEALED BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 To acknowledge tha...
“ AL-FURQAN”  ( THE SEPERATOR )  : TO  DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN  MANY CLAIMS OF DIVINE AUTHORSHIP AllRightsReserved©Zhulkefle...
FROM ONE INTER-FAITH  DIALOGE (circa 1980) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Presenting  the Qur’an to non-Muslims ...
WHY CRITERIA ?   INTRODUCTION AND  A BRIEF BACKGROUND AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
CLAIMS ITSELF TO BE  FROM GOD………. The Book itself must make the claim, and not what people attribute to it based on whatev...
UNIQUE AND INIMITABLE………. A Book from God must be unique so that it is distinct from other books.  Thus, inimitability (no...
CONTAINS ABSOLUTE PRINCIPLES………. All principles which the book contains must be absolute (not affected by time) and remain...
CONTAINS NEITHER DISCREPANCY NOR INACCURACY………. God is perfect in His Wisdom and cannot be the author of discrepancies and...
CONTRIBUTES TO THE WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE OF ALL LEVELS………. Unlike other books which appeal to or benefit only certain class...
SOME PROPHECIES PROVEN TRUE………. Proof of God’s knowledge is in the truth of His prophecies. Although there are many which ...
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH VALIDATES DATA IN THE BOOK………. Any scientific fact mentioned in the Book should be able to stand the t...
MUST REMAIN PRESERVED AND NOT BE TAMPERED WITH………. A claim of a Book from God must be on the basis of its original writing...
MUST SPEAK ABOUT GOD  AND HIS DIVINE PLAN  If God sends a Book to us, it must be to inform us about Himself and His Divine...
UNIVERSAL APPEAL AND APPLICATION … Whatever the message of the Book, it must remain relevant throughout the ages from the ...
THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK <ul><li>Claims to be from God; </li></ul><ul><li>And which could not be produced by any who t...
<ul><li>And does not contain discrepancies; </li></ul><ul><li>And has contributed to the well-being of  mankind at all lev...
<ul><li>And can be shown that some of its prophecies were proven true; </li></ul><ul><li>And some of its data compatible w...
<ul><li>And the whole book still remains in its original text (language and recitation); </li></ul><ul><li>And speaks of G...
<ul><li>And has universal appeal and application. </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsm...
<ul><li>And has universal appeal and application. </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK FOR NO OTHER CONCLUSION IS PLAUSI...
To read further with more details,  please go to my blog: http://criteriaforaholybook-quran.blogspot.com/ “ The Criteria f...
WHAT IS ‘MIRACLE’ ? THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 وَبَيِّنَـٰتٍ مِّنَ ٱلهُدَىٰ وَالْفُر...
“ AL-FURQAN”  ( THE SEPERATOR )  : EXPLANATION  TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN  TERMS : “ MIRACLE  AND  MU’JIZAT  ”  AllRightsRe...
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: <ul><li>What is a miracle? </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 <ul><li>MIRACLES </...
VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Nabiy &  Rasul  (Prophet...
VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><l...
VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><l...
VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><l...
MU’JIZAT  AS PROOF OF THE PROPHETS <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>From the word  “i’jaz”  meaning to  “ bring low ” – ...
MU’JIZAT  AS PROOF OF THE PROPHETS <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>But, the ‘proof’ is not merely that it fascinates an...
“ A  LINGUISTIC MIRACLE  ( MU’JIZAT  )” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 AMONGST OTHERS, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IS T...
<ul><li>“ Had We sent down a Qur’an (in a language) other than Arabic, they would have said : ‘Why are not its verses expl...
<ul><li>“ And if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to our servant, then produce a Surah like ...
<ul><li>To the Arabs at the time of Muhammad s.a.w. then, it was their language (Arabic), linguistic and literary skills i...
Arabs greatest accomplishment <ul><li>In a sense, this would be their only real possession of pride as a people, for their...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It was in such time and circumstance that we can appreciate the c...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated,...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated,...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated,...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since...
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 إِنَّا نَحنُ نَزَّلنَا ٱلذِّكرَ ...
LET US ANALYSE : “ PROPHECIES”
“ PROPHECY OF  YET MANY FUTURE DISCOVERY OF ITS OTHER MIRACLES” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: OF...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 “ In time We shall make ...
LET US ANALYSE : “ COMPATIBILITY WITH  MODERN  SCIENTIFIC  FINDINGS”
“ ISLAM  AND  CONTEMPORARY  EMPIRICAL SCIENCE” - AN  IMPORTANT  QUALIFICATION AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
<ul><li>Our understanding of empirical science and human discovery in nature is that of the inevitable outcome of man’s re...
<ul><li>This is because, science being relative and may change yet, therefore it cannot claim to have absolute certainty. ...
<ul><li>But, in the case of the Qur’an and scientific findings, what we can show is that, as man  discover new things in n...
ASTRONOMY AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Expanding universe.... A  SAMPLE :
وَٱلسَّمَاءَ بَنَينَـٰهَا بِأَييْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ  IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRig...
MOLECULAR PHYSICS AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Smallest particles? .... ANOTHER SAMPLE :
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
EMBRYOLOGY AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ANOTHER SAMPLE :  Pre-formation in foetus? ....
notice the preformed shape of a foetus Seventeenth century drawing by Hartsoeker of a sperm  (circa 1600) SOME EXAMPLES: “...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 “ We (Allah) created man...
What did the Prophet say ? “ When forty-two nights have passed over the Nutfah (i.e. the zygote) Allah sends an angel to i...
“ It appears that Human knowledge had, at one time contradicted some of the facts brought by Islam on some aspects of repr...
REFLECT AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
<ul><li>“ We sent down the Qur’an in Truth, and in Truth has it descended : and We sent you but to give glad tidings and t...
<ul><li>“ This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah. On the contrary it is a confirmation of revelati...
<ul><li>“ Say: &quot;If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they co...
<ul><li>“ Do they not consider the Qur’an with care ? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found ther...
<ul><li>“ And thou (Muhammad) was not able to recite a book before this (Book came) nor art thou (able to) transcribe it w...
APPRECIATING  THE  HOLY QUR’AN AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ Educate (nurture) your children upon three things:  [1] To Love your Prophet ( s.a.w.), ...
تِلاَوَة Some reflections: <ul><li>Ti-laa-wa (t)   -  “to read, to read out loud, public reading, to recite, recitation, t...
تِلاَوَة Some reflections: <ul><li>Ti-laa-wa (t)   -  “to read, to read out loud, public reading, to recite, recitation, t...
Some reflections: <ul><li>Qa-ra-’a  - “to declaim, to recite, to read, to peruse, to study,” </li></ul><ul><li>Qi-ra-’a(t)...
Some reflections: <ul><li>Qa-ra-’a  - “to declaim, to recite, to read, to peruse, to study,” </li></ul><ul><li>Qi-ra-’a(t)...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. also said: “Whosoever recites one letter from the Book of Allah (a...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may r...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ Whosoever  listens to the verses from the Book of Allah (Al-Qur’an),  Allah will record ...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and who teaches it.” (Hadith repor...
Some reflections: <ul><li>Ta’allam  - “to learn; to derive knowledge from; to be instructed with knowledge; etc”  </li></u...
Some reflections: <ul><li>Ta’allam  - “to learn; to derive knowledge from; to be instructed with knowledge; etc”  </li></u...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ ...  so announce the Good News to My Servants―  Those who listen to the Word, and follow...
A  VERY  IMPORTANT  REMINDER :  “ If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger * if ye d...
وَاللهُ أَعْلَم   وَبِا للهِ الْهِدَا يَة وَ التَّوْ فِيْق  “ And Allah knows best, and with Allah is the  Guidance and th...
ANY QUESTIONS? AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
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  • [Slideshare]al qur'anmiracleramadhan(darularqam2010)ppt

    1. 1. RAMADHAN LECTURE: BY USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL @ THE GALAXY, Organized by Muslim Converts’ Association “Darul Arqam, Singapore” AL-QUR’AN : “MIRACLE OF ALLAH’S LAST BOOK OF REVELATION” Presentation by: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail سَنُرِيهِمْ ءَايَـٰتِنَا فِى الأَفَاقِ وَفِى أَنفُسِهِم حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ “ We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth .” ( Qur’an Surah Fussilat: 41: 53 ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. SLIDES FOR THE TALK 28 August 2010 (Saturday)
    2. 2. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 INTRODUCTION IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf. ( Qur’an: Al-Kahfi: 18: 1-3 )
    3. 3. “ Praise be to Allah Who hath sent to His Servant the Book (this al-Qur’an), and hath allowed therein no Crookedness: (He hath made it) Straight (and Clear), in order that He may warn (the godless) of a terrible Punishment from Him, and that He may give Glad Tidings to the Believers who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a goodly Reward. Wherein they shall remain forever:” ( Qur’an: Al-Kahfi: 18: 1-3 ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 INTRODUCTION مقدّمة IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL.
    4. 4. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 INTRODUCTION مقدّمة IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. <ul><li>Al-Hamdulillah ! We are g rateful to be Muslim. What is to be Muslims? </li></ul><ul><li>Allah intends for us to become “ Witnesses ” unto all other nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember our proclamation: </li></ul><ul><li>لآ إلَهَ إِّلاَ الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوْلُ الله </li></ul><ul><li>There is no god except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. </li></ul><ul><li>The primary and outstanding proof of Prophet Muhammad’s claim is without doubt, the “Qur’an” – the Final Book revealed for all mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore the knowledge regarding its claim, is obligatory for every Muslim to know and to learn. </li></ul>
    5. 5. ISLAM INVITES WITH ‘REASON’ NOT WITH ‘COMPULSION’ “ Invite with Wisdom ( bil - Hikmah ) not with the Law ( bil-Ahkam )” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth, best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Surah an-Nahlu: 16: 125 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    7. 7. <ul><li>  “ Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from Error; whoever rejects Evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Surah al-Baqarah: 2: 256 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Surah al-Isra’: 17: 36 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    9. 9. <ul><li>“ If it had been the Lord's Will they would all have believed all who are on earth! Wilt thou then compel mankind against their will to believe!” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Surah Yunus: 10: 99 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    10. 10. RELEVANT VERSE TO BE REFLECTED: “ O mankind! There hath come to you a admonition (this al-Qur’an) from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy.” ( Qur’an: an-Nisa’: 4: 136 ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    11. 11. AL-QUR’AN THE FINAL DIVINELY REVEALED BOOK MEANT FOR ALL MANKIND AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    12. 12. <ul><li>  “ Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (criterion between right and wrong).” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an: Surah al-Baqarah: 2: 185 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    13. 13. REFLECTION: <ul><li>One of the most important significance of the month of Ramadhan is, its connection to Al-Qur’an. </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Qur’an descends on a night in Ramadhan. </li></ul><ul><li>And the first five verses was conveyed – ad verbatim - to Muhammad s.a.w. while he was in retreat on the Mount of Light ( Jabal Nur ) in Makkah : </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    14. 14. <ul><li>إِقْرَأْ </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Meaning : “ Read ( or recite, proclaim, repeat or rehearse)”
    15. 15. <ul><li>إِقْرَأْ </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Meaning : “ Read ( or recite, proclaim, repeat or rehearse)” And he (Muhammad s.a.w.) responded with : مَا أَنَا بِقَارِئٍ Meaning : “ I am not one who can read .” ( for he is unlearned, illiterate, cannot read nor write)
    16. 16. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf. (Qur’an: Surah al-’Alaq: 96: 1-5 )
    17. 17. “ Proclaim! (or Read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created― Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful― He Who taught (the use of) the Pen― Taught man that which he knew not. (Qur’an: Surah al-’Alaq: 96: 1-5 ) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    18. 18. REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    19. 19. REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    20. 20. REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims believe that Al-Qur’an is, not only “the Book of Guidance from Allah” ( al-Huda ), but it also provides detail explanation ( al-Bayan ) of the Guidance, as well ( al-Furqan ) i.e. Criteria - as for how one can determine what is right and what is erroneous, which is true and which is false. Literally it come from word “ to separate ”. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    21. 21. REFLECTION: <ul><li>Significance of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for all mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims believe that Al-Qur’an is, not only “the Book of Guidance from Allah” ( al-Huda ), but it also provides detail explanation ( al-Bayan ) of the Guidance, as well ( al-Furqan ) i.e. Criteria - as for how one can determine what is right and what is erroneous, which is true and which is false. Literally it come from word “ to separate ”. </li></ul><ul><li>This point is important lest people think that the claim of its Divine origin is dogmatic, and lacks appeal to reason and rationale. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    22. 22. WHY A MUSLIM BELIEVES ALQUR’AN IS A DIVINELY REVEALED BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 To acknowledge that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, as well as to be able to invite others to this message ... every Muslim themselves must know .....
    23. 23. “ AL-FURQAN” ( THE SEPERATOR ) : TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN MANY CLAIMS OF DIVINE AUTHORSHIP AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 A REFLECTION
    24. 24. FROM ONE INTER-FAITH DIALOGE (circa 1980) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Presenting the Qur’an to non-Muslims .... Sharing an experience
    25. 25. WHY CRITERIA ? INTRODUCTION AND A BRIEF BACKGROUND AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    26. 26. CLAIMS ITSELF TO BE FROM GOD………. The Book itself must make the claim, and not what people attribute to it based on whatever reasons. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 1
    27. 27. UNIQUE AND INIMITABLE………. A Book from God must be unique so that it is distinct from other books. Thus, inimitability (not possible for any to produce another like it) is an important quality. * This is one of the most important criteria, presented by the Qur’an itself as a challenge to doubters. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 2
    28. 28. CONTAINS ABSOLUTE PRINCIPLES………. All principles which the book contains must be absolute (not affected by time) and remain as true today as they will remain true in the future and as they had proven true in the past. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 3
    29. 29. CONTAINS NEITHER DISCREPANCY NOR INACCURACY………. God is perfect in His Wisdom and cannot be the author of discrepancies and/or inaccuracies. * This is one of the most important criteria, presented by the Qur’an itself as a challenge to doubters. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 4
    30. 30. CONTRIBUTES TO THE WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE OF ALL LEVELS………. Unlike other books which appeal to or benefit only certain classes of people according to their intellectual levels, the Book of God is meant for all classes of people. Only God’s Wisdom is capable of producing such a Book. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 5
    31. 31. SOME PROPHECIES PROVEN TRUE………. Proof of God’s knowledge is in the truth of His prophecies. Although there are many which have not yet come to pass, still there must be some prophecies which can validate this unique attribute of God in the Book. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 6
    32. 32. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH VALIDATES DATA IN THE BOOK………. Any scientific fact mentioned in the Book should be able to stand the test of time and scientific research. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 7
    33. 33. MUST REMAIN PRESERVED AND NOT BE TAMPERED WITH………. A claim of a Book from God must be on the basis of its original writing. Not something which has been doctored with or edited, with the intention of giving it credibility, based on newly discovered knowledge. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 8
    34. 34. MUST SPEAK ABOUT GOD AND HIS DIVINE PLAN If God sends a Book to us, it must be to inform us about Himself and His Divine Plan. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 9
    35. 35. UNIVERSAL APPEAL AND APPLICATION … Whatever the message of the Book, it must remain relevant throughout the ages from the time of its revelation. THE CRITERIA AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 # 10
    36. 36. THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK <ul><li>Claims to be from God; </li></ul><ul><li>And which could not be produced by any who tries; </li></ul><ul><li>And contains absolute principles; </li></ul>IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 TO SUMMARIZE AL-QUR’AN
    37. 37. <ul><li>And does not contain discrepancies; </li></ul><ul><li>And has contributed to the well-being of mankind at all levels; </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 TO SUMMARIZE IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AL-QUR’AN
    38. 38. <ul><li>And can be shown that some of its prophecies were proven true; </li></ul><ul><li>And some of its data compatible with scientific research; </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 TO SUMMARIZE IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AL-QUR’AN
    39. 39. <ul><li>And the whole book still remains in its original text (language and recitation); </li></ul><ul><li>And speaks of God and His plan; </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 TO SUMMARIZE IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AL-QUR’AN
    40. 40. <ul><li>And has universal appeal and application. </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 WHAT WOULD THE INEVITABLE CONCLUSION BE ? TO SUMMARIZE IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AL-QUR’AN
    41. 41. <ul><li>And has universal appeal and application. </li></ul>THE CRITERIA FOR A HOLY BOOK FOR NO OTHER CONCLUSION IS PLAUSIBLE! AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 IT MUST BE FROM GOD... WHAT WOULD THE INEVITABLE CONCLUSION BE ? TO SUMMARIZE IF YOU FIND A BOOK WHICH .... AL-QUR’AN
    42. 42. To read further with more details, please go to my blog: http://criteriaforaholybook-quran.blogspot.com/ “ The Criteria for a Holy Book” - a case for the Qur’an AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    43. 43. WHAT IS ‘MIRACLE’ ? THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 وَبَيِّنَـٰتٍ مِّنَ ٱلهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَان “ ........ clear explanation (with Signs) for the Guidance and the Criterion (to differentiate between right and wrong).”
    44. 44. “ AL-FURQAN” ( THE SEPERATOR ) : EXPLANATION TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN TERMS : “ MIRACLE AND MU’JIZAT ” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 A REFLECTION
    45. 45. IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: <ul><li>What is a miracle? </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 <ul><li>MIRACLES </li></ul><ul><li>The term used for this in Islam is “ khawariq al-aa-dah ” – meaning “ breaking from the normal order. ” So, term “ miracle ” is general to include many kinds which can be demonstrated by all kinds of people. Islam even warns Muslims not to generalize as though all “ miracles ” are therefore “ mu’jizat ”. </li></ul>
    46. 46. VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Nabiy & Rasul (Prophets and Messengers of Allah.) . </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    47. 47. VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><li>Nabiy & Rasul (Prophets and Messengers of Allah.) </li></ul><ul><li>Awliyya (Saints). </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    48. 48. VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Ma’unah </li></ul><ul><li>Nabiy & Rasul (Prophets and Messengers of Allah.) </li></ul><ul><li>Awliyya (Saints). </li></ul><ul><li>Mu’mineen (Believers) </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    49. 49. VARIOUS TYPES OR CATAGORIES OF MIRACLES, UPON WHOM IT’S GIVEN. <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>Karomah </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Ma’unah </li></ul><ul><li>Istidraj </li></ul><ul><li>Nabiy & Rasul (Prophets and Messengers of Allah.) </li></ul><ul><li>Awliyya (Saints). </li></ul><ul><li>Mu’mineen (Believers) </li></ul><ul><li>Others, especially the unbelievers & those practicing sorcery. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    50. 50. MU’JIZAT AS PROOF OF THE PROPHETS <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>From the word “i’jaz” meaning to “ bring low ” – refers to extra-ordinary capability given to most prophets by Allah, as Signs or proof of their Prophet hood. Usually, it would approximate and challenge what people of the time had already regarded to be the most fantastic. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    51. 51. MU’JIZAT AS PROOF OF THE PROPHETS <ul><li>MU’JIZAT </li></ul><ul><li>But, the ‘proof’ is not merely that it fascinates and is regarded as fantastic, but because it is something that “ no one else can ever replicate it ” for they who contends with it will be “ brought low ” ( i’jaz ) . </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    52. 52. “ A LINGUISTIC MIRACLE ( MU’JIZAT )” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 AMONGST OTHERS, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IS THAT IT IS : THE CHALLENGE AND A FALSIFICATION TEST...
    53. 53. <ul><li>“ Had We sent down a Qur’an (in a language) other than Arabic, they would have said : ‘Why are not its verses explained in detail ? What ! (a book) not in Arabic and (a messenger) an Arab ?’ Say : ‘It is a Guide and a Healing to those who believe” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah Fussilat: 41: 44 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Why in Arabic? ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    54. 54. <ul><li>“ And if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to our servant, then produce a Surah like thereunto ; and call your witness or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah al-Baqarah : 23 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Why in Arabic? ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    55. 55. <ul><li>To the Arabs at the time of Muhammad s.a.w. then, it was their language (Arabic), linguistic and literary skills in composing odes and poetry which were held in highest regard. This was their greatest accomplishment, one which they had honed, and it marked them out as Arabs . </li></ul>Arabs greatest accomplishment AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    56. 56. Arabs greatest accomplishment <ul><li>In a sense, this would be their only real possession of pride as a people, for theirs was a life of wandering nomads, as Bedouins, where permanency resided in their cultural heritage passed down orally rather than relying upon physical outward forms and structures, to ensure continual preservation for posterity of their identity. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    57. 57. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It was in such time and circumstance that we can appreciate the challenge – to the best Arab literati in the field to try to come up with one  Surah  (chapter – the shortest in the Qur’an is only three verses) equal in quality with that in the Qur’an. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    58. 58. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated, compared to that of these experts of Arabic language. They and their times were regarded, (and this is acknowledge even today), as “ the peak in terms of linguistic proficiency in classical Arabic .” </li></ul><ul><li>The poems of these poets are still memorised and studied even today for the appreciation of pure Arabic. They were the appropriate candidates for such a challenge, and yet all of them failed. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    59. 59. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated, compared to that of these experts of Arabic language. They and their times were regarded, (and this is acknowledge even today), as “ the peak in terms of linguistic proficiency in classical Arabic .” </li></ul><ul><li>The poems of these poets are still memorised and studied even today for the appreciation of pure Arabic. They were the appropriate candidates for such a challenge, and yet all of them failed. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    60. 60. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>To non-Arabic speakers, this point may not be easily appreciated, compared to that of these experts of Arabic language. They and their times were regarded, (and this is acknowledge even today), as “ the peak in terms of linguistic proficiency in classical Arabic .” </li></ul><ul><li>The poems of these poets are still memorised and studied even today for the appreciation of pure Arabic. They were the appropriate candidates for such a challenge, and yet all of them failed. </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    61. 61. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since been meticulously preserved, through an unbroken chains of reciters ( Qari’ ) and memorizers ( Huffaz ), since the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. time. </li></ul><ul><li>And ever since, there are thousands of Huffaz and Qari’ in every continent, being nurtured and who continuously develops other generations of Huffaz and Qari’. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the physical “ Mushaf ” - officially codified written copies - are still extant and preserved: </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    62. 62. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since been meticulously preserved, through an unbroken chains of reciters ( Qari’ ) and memorizers ( Huffaz ), since the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. time. </li></ul><ul><li>And ever since, there are thousands of Huffaz and Qari’ in every continent, being nurtured and who continuously develops other generations of Huffaz and Qari’. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the physical “ Mushaf ” - officially codified written copies - are still extant and preserved: </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    63. 63. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati <ul><li>It must be noted, the Qur’an – its original recitation -has since been meticulously preserved, through an unbroken chains of reciters ( Qari’ ) and memorizers ( Huffaz ), since the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. time. </li></ul><ul><li>And ever since, there are thousands of Huffaz and Qari’ in every continent, being nurtured and who continuously develops other generations of Huffaz and Qari’. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the physical “ Mushaf ” - officially codified written copies - are still extant and preserved: </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    64. 64. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    65. 65. Challenge to the best Arab linguist and literati AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 إِنَّا نَحنُ نَزَّلنَا ٱلذِّكرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ ۥ لَحَـٰفِظُونَ “ We have, without doubt sent down the Message (Al-Qur’an); and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).” ( Surah al-Hijr: 17: 9 )
    66. 66. LET US ANALYSE : “ PROPHECIES”
    67. 67. “ PROPHECY OF YET MANY FUTURE DISCOVERY OF ITS OTHER MIRACLES” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: OF ITS FULFIMENT “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings” REMEMBER: AL-QUR’AN WAS REVEALED MORE THAN 1400 YEARS AGO ...
    68. 68. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 “ In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still] is it not enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer is witness unto everything?” ( Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 53) THE AMAZING PROPHECY ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    69. 69. LET US ANALYSE : “ COMPATIBILITY WITH MODERN SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS”
    70. 70. “ ISLAM AND CONTEMPORARY EMPIRICAL SCIENCE” - AN IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    71. 71. <ul><li>Our understanding of empirical science and human discovery in nature is that of the inevitable outcome of man’s reflection of God’s signs ( aayat ) in the universe, and would not lead to any definitive contradiction. Whatever perceived ‘contradiction’ (if any), may not hold indefinitely against the text in the Qur’an. </li></ul>An important qualification: AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    72. 72. <ul><li>This is because, science being relative and may change yet, therefore it cannot claim to have absolute certainty. Thus science therefore inadequate to be used as definitive criteria. </li></ul>An important qualification: AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    73. 73. <ul><li>But, in the case of the Qur’an and scientific findings, what we can show is that, as man discover new things in nature, it would not make the statements in the Qur’an redundant, but rather only enhances mankind’s understanding of them. </li></ul>An important qualification: AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    74. 74. ASTRONOMY AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Expanding universe.... A SAMPLE :
    75. 75. وَٱلسَّمَاءَ بَنَينَـٰهَا بِأَييْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - ASTRONOMY ” “ With power did We construct the firmament . Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof. “ ( Qur’an: Dzaariyat: 51: 47 ) <ul><li>“ Mu-si-’uuna ” – plural present participle from verb “ ausa-’a ” meaning “ to make wider, more spacious, to extend, to expand .” </li></ul><ul><li>Thus a more accurate translation would be “ We are expanding the firmament (after its creation) .” </li></ul>
    76. 76. MOLECULAR PHYSICS AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 Smallest particles? .... ANOTHER SAMPLE :
    77. 77. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>Even before Muhammad’s time, there already prevailed a well-known theory of atomism advanced by the Greek philosopher, Democritus . He and those after him have assumed that matter consists of tiny, indestructible, indivisible particles called “ atoms .” </li></ul><ul><li>The Arabs too, used to adhere to the same idea in which the word “ dzar-rah ” was commonly understood as referring to the smallest particle known to man - the atoms. </li></ul>
    78. 78. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>Even before Muhammad’s time, there already prevailed a well-known theory of atomism advanced by the Greek philosopher, Democritus . He and those after him have assumed that matter consists of tiny, indestructible, indivisible particles called “ atoms .” </li></ul><ul><li>The Arabs too, used to adhere to the same idea in which the word “ dzar-rah ” was commonly understood as referring to the smallest particle known to man - the atoms. </li></ul>
    79. 79. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>Now modern science has discovered that this smallest unit of matter (i.e. the atom) has yet smallest elements still, and thus atom can be split into its component parts, and new terms given to these elements yet smaller than atoms – protons, neutrons, electrons, photons, quarks etc;. This is a new idea, a development of the 20th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, we may ask what has the Qur’an to say regarding this. Has it already accepted the notion that an atom was the smallest? It would be interesting to note a statement in the Qur’an: </li></ul>
    80. 80. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>Now modern science has discovered that this smallest unit of matter (i.e. the atom) has yet smallest elements still, and thus atom can be split into its component parts, and new terms given to these elements yet smaller than atoms – protons, neutrons, electrons, photons, quarks etc;. This is a new idea, a development of the 20th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, we may ask what has the Qur’an to say regarding this. Has it already accepted the notion that an atom was the smallest? It would be interesting to note a statement in the Qur’an: </li></ul>
    81. 81. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf. ( Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 61 )
    82. 82. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” “ And in whatever condition you may find yourself and whatever discourse of this [Book] you may be reciting and whatever work you [all, O men] may do – [remember that]- We are your witness [from the moment] when you enter upon it: for, not even an atom’s weight [of whatever there is] on earth or in heaven escapes thy Sustainer’s knowledge; and neither is there, anything smaller than that, or larger, but is recorded in [His] clear decree.” ( Qur’an: Yunus: 10: 61 )
    83. 83. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>In this verse, the man’s understanding of “ dzar-rah ” as the smallest element is differentiated from God’s knowledge (the author of the Book, not Muhammad, the man) since it qualifies even further by stating “…anything smaller than that ... is recorded in [His] clear decree.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thus the possibility of finding of still smaller elements have been implicitly included by the author of the Book, although men (even the Arabs) at that time may not know of the existence of yet smaller elements than atom or what in Arabic is “ dzar-rah .” </li></ul>
    84. 84. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - MOLECULES ” <ul><li>In this verse, the man’s understanding of “ dzar-rah ” as the smallest element is differentiated from God’s knowledge (the author of the Book, not Muhammad, the man) since it qualifies even further by stating “…anything smaller than that ... is recorded in [His] clear decree.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thus the possibility of finding of still smaller elements have been implicitly included by the author of the Book, although men (even the Arabs) at that time may not know of the existence of yet smaller elements than atom or what in Arabic is “ dzar-rah .” </li></ul>
    85. 85. EMBRYOLOGY AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ANOTHER SAMPLE : Pre-formation in foetus? ....
    86. 86. notice the preformed shape of a foetus Seventeenth century drawing by Hartsoeker of a sperm (circa 1600) SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - EMBRYOLOGY ” 17 th Century Western ‘preformation’ theory AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    87. 87. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - EMBRYOLOGY ” ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf. ( Qur’an : Surah al- Mu’minun : 23: 12-15 )
    88. 88. IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 “ We (Allah) created man from a quintessence (gentle extraction) of clay ( sulaalah min t in ) ; We then placed him as a drop ( nutfah ) in a place of rest firmly fixed; then We made the drop into an “ ’alaqah ” (leech-like); and then We change the “alaqah” into “ mudghah ” (chewed-like substance); then We made out of that “ mudghah ” bones ( ‘izam ); then We clothed the bones with flesh ( ‘lahm ); then We developed out of it another creation *. So blessed be Allah, the best to create.” ( Qur’an : Surah al- Mu’minun : 23: 12-15 ) SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - EMBRYOLOGY ” * This verse clearly rejects the “preformation” myth.
    89. 89. What did the Prophet say ? “ When forty-two nights have passed over the Nutfah (i.e. the zygote) Allah sends an angel to it, who shapes it and make its ears, skin, flesh and bones. Then the angel says ‘O Lord ! Is it male or female ?’ And your Lord decide what He wishes and then the angel records it.” ( Hadith reported by Muslim in Kitab al-Qadr ) SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - EMBRYOLOGY ” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    90. 90. “ It appears that Human knowledge had, at one time contradicted some of the facts brought by Islam on some aspects of reproduction. It is also realised that as man discovers new facts, he finds himself repeating what had already been stated by the Qur’an and the Hadith.” Admission of a modern professor of Embryology, Keith L Moore. SOME EXAMPLES: “ Qur’an and contemporary scientific findings - EMBRYOLOGY ” AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    91. 91. REFLECT AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    92. 92. <ul><li>“ We sent down the Qur’an in Truth, and in Truth has it descended : and We sent you but to give glad tidings and to warn (sinners). It is a Qur’an which We have divided (into parts from time to time) in order that you might recite it to men at intervals : We have revealed it by stages” </li></ul><ul><li>( Qur’an : Bani Isra’il : 105 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    93. 93. <ul><li>“ This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah. On the contrary it is a confirmation of revelations that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the Universe” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah Yunus : 37 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    94. 94. <ul><li>“ Say: &quot;If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah al-Isra’: 17: 88 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    95. 95. <ul><li>“ Do they not consider the Qur’an with care ? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah An-Nisa’ : 82 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    96. 96. <ul><li>“ And thou (Muhammad) was not able to recite a book before this (Book came) nor art thou (able to) transcribe it with thy right hand. In that case, indeed would the talkers of vanities have doubted. Nay, here are Signs, self-evident in the hearts of those endowed with knowledge. And none but the unjust reject Our Signs” </li></ul><ul><li>( Surah Ankabut : 47 ) </li></ul>IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFUL. AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    97. 97. APPRECIATING THE HOLY QUR’AN AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    98. 98. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    99. 99. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    100. 100. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ Educate (nurture) your children upon three things: [1] To Love your Prophet ( s.a.w.), [2] And to love the Family members of his household ( Aali Muhammad ), [3] and (learn) to recite ( tilaawah ) Al-Qur’an.” ( Hadith narrated by Tabrani ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    101. 101. تِلاَوَة Some reflections: <ul><li>Ti-laa-wa (t) - “to read, to read out loud, public reading, to recite, recitation, to follow one another, be successive,” </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    102. 102. تِلاَوَة Some reflections: <ul><li>Ti-laa-wa (t) - “to read, to read out loud, public reading, to recite, recitation, to follow one another, be successive,” </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, mere verbalizing its original recitation with Adab and intention, can already be regarded as ‘ibaadah - act of devotion (even though one does not yet understand the meanings). </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    103. 103. Some reflections: <ul><li>Qa-ra-’a - “to declaim, to recite, to read, to peruse, to study,” </li></ul><ul><li>Qi-ra-’a(t) - “the recitation,” </li></ul>قَرَأَ - قِرَاءَة AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    104. 104. Some reflections: <ul><li>Qa-ra-’a - “to declaim, to recite, to read, to peruse, to study,” </li></ul><ul><li>Qi-ra-’a(t) - “the recitation,” </li></ul><ul><li>This, is more than “ tilawah ” as here reading here implies knowing the meaning of what is being recited. </li></ul>قَرَأَ - قِرَاءَة AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    105. 105. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. also said: “Whosoever recites one letter from the Book of Allah (al-Qur’an) has one reward, and rewards are [multiplied] by ten of their kind. I do not say that “ Alif, Lam, Meem ” is one [single] letter, rather “ Ali f” is one letter, “ Lam ” is one letter and “ Meem ” is one letter ” ( Hadith reported by at-Tirmidhi ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    106. 106. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy.” ( Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf: 7: 204 ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    107. 107. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ Whosoever listens to the verses from the Book of Allah (Al-Qur’an), Allah will record for him Hasanat (Goodly reward) which will be multiplied. And whosoever recites the verses from the Book of Allah (Al-Qur’an), Allah will make it for him as Light ( Nur ) on the Day of Resurrection (Hereafter).” ( Hadith reported by Ahmad from Abi Hurayrah ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    108. 108. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and who teaches it.” (Hadith reported by Abu Dawud, Tirmidzi and Ibnu Majah ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    109. 109. Some reflections: <ul><li>Ta’allam - “to learn; to derive knowledge from; to be instructed with knowledge; etc” </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Al-lama – to teach, to instruct knowledge; “ </li></ul>عَلَّمَ - تَعَلَّم AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    110. 110. Some reflections: <ul><li>Ta’allam - “to learn; to derive knowledge from; to be instructed with knowledge; etc” </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Al-lama – to teach, to instruct knowledge; “ </li></ul>عَلَّمَ - تَعَلَّم تَدَبُّر <ul><li>Tadab-bur - “reflection, meditation, thinking, consideration, contemplation” </li></ul>AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    111. 111. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ ... so announce the Good News to My Servants― Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.” ( Qur’an: az-Zumar: 39:18 ) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 ‘ Slideshare’ software unable to upload Arabic Qur’anic fonts without errors, so please refer to a Mushaf.
    112. 112. A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER : “ If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger * if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, and most suitable for final determination. ” ( Qur’an: An-Nisa’: 4: 5) AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010 * This instruction especially is referring to the Islamic scholars and jurists, who are competent to refer back to these two primary sources – Al-Qur’an & As-Sunnah - not just any one, as this verse clarified. Al-Qur’an also instructs general Muslims with a command to seek those who are “ Faqqih ” – deeply learned in the knowledge of the Deen for religious rulings.
    113. 113. وَاللهُ أَعْلَم وَبِا للهِ الْهِدَا يَة وَ التَّوْ فِيْق “ And Allah knows best, and with Allah is the Guidance and the True Success” السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُاللّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُه AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
    114. 114. ANY QUESTIONS? AllRightsReserved©ZhulkefleeHjIsmail2010
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