Holy Quran is exemplary not only in its elegance, words, legislations, scientific facts, figures and educational instructions, but also in its letters and transcription or word drawing.
This was affirmed by Islamic scholar Dr Sheikh Omar Abdul Kafi as part of the lecture programme of the 16th session of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, on Sunday night at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deira.
In his 60-minute speech, the Egyptian preacher said mulling over the drawing of the words of the Quran proves amazing and indicative. “The Quran is packed with thousands of examples that precisely demonstrate it is the word of God and can never be from a human being, and hence Muslims are more rewarded when reading and understanding it, and of course observing its teachings.”
Dr Abdul Kafi said the words ‘yahdiyan and yahdiyani’ or guide me is used in Quran to give different meanings as per the context they come through.
“The word was said by Prophet Moses when asking Allah to guide him in a certain situation whereas the same word- yet without the last letter, was used to talk about general guidance to all humanity. It is a matter of one letter deleted with apparently similar meaning, yet one guidance is physical and particular while the other is spiritual and general.”
Dr Abdul Kafi added that the word ‘Al-Mala’a’ or elite retinue is drawn and pronounced in the Quran in a different way to differentiate between respectable and consultation worthy people and the contrary. “The same applies to the word ‘La’anah’ or curse and ‘Rahmah’ or mercy to talk about specific and limited or general and boundless execration and clemency.”
On Monday night Sheikh Sulaiman Al Jubailan gave a speech themed ‘Under the tree’. Today, Dr Essam Al Uwaid will deliver a lecture on ‘How to taste Quran’s sweetness’.