I was studying the chapter of the Romans in the Qur’an early this morning.
You only have to pick up a Qur’an and flip through randomly, reading even the translation to realize how much it speaks to you, directly.
It addresses questions in your mind, and the concerns you deal with, with such wisdom that it always feels like an eye-opener. It leaves you with a feeling of contentment and satisfaction. It answers you.
It is as though the Qur’an was sent just for you. Understanding some of the beauty in the language from the little rudimentary Arabic that I know only served to add further pleasure.
In this context, it struck me when I recalled how this nature of the Quran is pointed out in the Qur’an itself.
Allah swears an oath by many things in the Qur’an just before making a declaration, and we know that any declaration after an oath is very important. The things Allah swears by shows their importance or significance.
In the second verse of Surah Yaseen, Allah swore by the Qur’an itself. What was the declaration made after this oath? That it is Al-Hakeem, full of wisdom.
“By the Qur’an, full of wisdom!”
Wisdom because the Author of this book is the One who Created us and is responsible for us, and consequently, knows better than anything else, what is best for us. It is according to human nature, or Fitrah, and what man needs for his own good.
I could attest to the wisdom as I read this chapter again.
I signed off, finishing with the chapter, nodding in agreement, with the last verse:
“So endure patiently; surely the promise of Allah is true; and do not let the ones who have no certainty make you impatient.”