The Seal is in place. The envelope is closed. We don't require any more magic or illusions. Everything is already sealed. Now its time to LIVE aright.
A message from Allah to Muslims
8:20 O you who have believed, obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn from him while you hear [his order].
8:21 And do not be like those who say, "We have heard," while they do not hear.
8:22 Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason
By, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
Translated to english by Syed Abdul Latif
The world famous Urdu translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, one of India’s greatest leaders, is now available in an abridged version. Tarjumanul Quran, which Maulana Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister, wrote in the 1940s was never completed. It took several years before his scattered works were located to help complete the new abridged version.
The original Tarjumanul Quran was praised by Arabic scholars as one of the best translations of the Quran. Besides being a freedom fighter and national leader, Maulana Azad was a revered Arabic scholar, widely known in the Muslim world.
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Inspiration : 36:40
It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming.
Isn't it amazing that everything in this world is actually swimming, when we think about it. Each event or action is related to the previous one and flows from it to the next.
If I have to move a pen from my left side to my right side, it has to actually flow from the left side to my right as my hand picks it up and then drop it. It cant vanish from the left side and appear instantly on the right side. There is always a path that is followed and can be traced.
Isn't that amazing. I am reading a lot about how our mind understands and recognise environments and space that I realised the importance of 'swimming' in our life. Our mind forms maps of our environments and these maps are called cognitive maps.
Cognitive maps are highly imprecise maps and are nothing like the google maps. But its automatic for us and we use it to understand where we are and move to another location.
These cognitive maps form a representation or a snapshot of a view of the environment and each such representation connects to the next to form a map.
Its always the flow -> From Here to This to There
Like 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4 -> 5
So what does all these lead to. More questions ofcourse. Is it that the world is designed so that everything is swimming or is it our mind that perceives everything to be swimming. We have no way of knowing what the world is without our perceptions about it. Our perceptions are just perceptions that cant be always accurate, like the illusions that we perceive to be true.
Sun, moon , night and day are all swimming in orbits ( paths ). Revealed more than 1400 years ago.
Glory ! What is Glory! I have been trying to comprehend the meaning of Glory for some time now. Glory is not a common word that we use in our day to day conversations. However, its a common word in all religious scriptures - bible, torah , quran. Its found in numerous forms in the Quran. Another word that closely resembles (lexically) Glory in quran is Yasbahoon (36:40) which means swimming or to glide.
From the discussion that i had on Glory, I learned that it means that God is Most Perfect. We glorify that which is Most Perfect in all sense. Of course, God's creations - us and all that we see around us, are also perfect. But God is More perfect than that.
In order to understand this, we discussed the example of an apple falling from an apple tree. When an apple falls to the earth, it follows the most perfect path to reach the earth. But we never glorify an apple fall. This is because, external influences - like the wind or a bird can cause the apple to deviate from the perfect path. God is Perfect in the sense that He is always Perfect and none can cause him to deviate from that state of Perfectness. Glory be to God.
The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.
Allah knows Best. Here is a list of all words in the Quran that has the arabic alphabet 'seen' followed by 'ba' which is followed by 'ha' (س 12 ب 2 ح 6 ). These alphabets were chosen because Subahana has these alphabets and Yasbahoon has these alphabets. I am not clear how Yasbahoon is related to Subahana. Here is an attempt to understand them.
Please note that, this is not an attempt to explore hidden meanings in the Quran. However , this is an attempt to understand the Quran and Allah. The following list may be used to study the meanings of Glory.
Taken from :- http://corpus.quran.com/concept.jsp?id=artifact