What is the contemplation on the quran? How do you contemplate the quran?
The Holy Qur’an is the miracle of the last Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and will survive until the Judgment Day. Although the previous sacred books have been altered, the Qur’an has been preserved in its original form by the divine protection.
Ali (r.a.) says:
“The benefits and blessings from reading the Qur’an without contemplation and from worshipping without knowledge decrease.”
The distinguishing characteristic of the society in which our Prophet (pbuh) was sent was poetry and literature. Fairs were organized and the most prominent poems were hung on the wall of the Ka’bah. This actually was a guidance of Allah in order to develop the language to such a level that it could serve to the expression of the Qur’an.
When the Holy Qur’an was revealed, the eloquent poets of the time retreated into silence.
Because the Holy Qur’an challenged its opponents,
“Since you say that the Qur’an is the words of a man, then try to produce a similar one!”
“Or do they say, “He fabricated the (Message)?” Nay, they have no faith! Let them then produce a recital like unto it, If (it be) they speak the truth!” (al-Tûr, 52: 33-34)
Afterward, Allah Almighty gave them permission to cooperate and challenged them to produce just 10 chapters similar to the ones in the Qur’an.
“Or they may say,
“He forged it,”
“Bring ye then ten suras forged, like unto it, and call (to your aid) whomsoever ye can, other than Allah! If ye speak the truth!” (Hûd, 11: 13)
The heart and mind, which are the centers of feeling and ideas in the human body, is like a pool. With the words of the late Necip Fazil, the spouts that fill this pool are double from one of which flows filth and from the other flows light.…
Again, there was no answer to this challenge. Then, Allah Almighty reduced it to just a chapter and repeated His challenge:
“And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true.” (al- Baqara, 2: 23)
“Or do they say, “He forged it?” say: “Bring then a Sura like unto it, and call (to your aid) anyone you can besides Allah, if it be ye speak the truth!”” (Yunus, 10: 38)
Finally, when no one was able to respond this challenge in that era, which was the golden age of eloquence, Allah Almighty proclaimed that even if all communities of man and jinn came together, they would not be able to succeed this until the Judgment Day:
“Say: “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.” (al-Isra, 17: 88)
So the fairs ended. Poems hanging on the wall of the Ka’bah were removed. Because the words of Allah had come and left everyone in admiration.
The Holy Qur’an is a miracle and a wonder with magnificent divine elocution; with the exceptional charm and loftiness in its verses; with the endless depth and richness in its meaning; with its perfect elocution and fluency;
If the heedlessness caused by lust sins, selfish desires, unlawful and reproached things enters in one’s heart, his inner world will turn into a garbage dump. But if one’s heart become a channel for the blessings and spirituality of the Qur’an and Sunnah, it turns into a sea of wisdom.
by being a cure for man’s and the community’s individual, familial, economic and political problems; with the news it gives from the unperceivable world; and with the fact that it expressed centuries ago many scientific and ontological facts that man has discovered after a very long and slowly progressing process.
The Holy Qur’an helps man to apprehend the purpose of his creation and the purpose of the creation of the universe. It regulates the life from the cradle to the grave. It is a set of rules and principles that gives man peace of mind in this world and prepares him for the eternal happiness in the hereafter.
The Holy Qur’an consists of the truths, mysteries and perfectness that mankind will carry until the Day of Judgement.
One sees the same difference of consciousness and comprehension when he observes the universe and events in the mirror of heart. Because the more the mirror of heart purifies from the sins and the prohibitions and the more it is polished by faith, piety and sincerity, the more this will be reflected in its manifestations.
Dhikr (remembrance) is one of the names of the Qur’an. Man forgets his promise that he gave to his Lord in the world of souls; forgets that he will return to his God, forgets the purpose of his creation, compassion, conscience and the morality. Dhikr is a reminding.
The more one reads the Qur’an which is the password of his creation and the guide for his life, the more he remembers his humanness,
The blind man’s bluff game, that is being played by those who are wandering with a glowering face in this world of test, will be converted into an eternal blindness in the hereafter.
The more he contemplates mabda and ma’âd or the reason why this world was created and to where it flows. Consequently, man starts to think about the hereafter and what he has prepared for the hereafter.
A believer can contemplate on the verses of the Qur’an in accordance with the piousness level of his heart. Each one of the people who take the same lesson may benefit from the meaning of the Qur’an in different levels.
However, those whose hearts are locked cannot benefit from the Qur’an. It is stated in Qur’an:
“Do they not then earnestly seek to understand the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked up by them?” (Muhammad, 47: 24)
The Qur’an always invites man to contemplate, to use their intellect and to think about the divine might and his end.