What is reading the quran with contemplation? What benefits does contemplation have in islam?
“will you not understand?”
“Will you not then receive admonition?”
“Will you not then see?”
“Will you then consider not?”
“But those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path.” (al-Isra, 37: 72)
The following verses indicate what a great key contemplation is for the belief. Those who cry on the Judgment Day are reminded of the following two things:
- “Did We not grant you a life long enough so that whoever was willing to take thought could bethink himself?
- and (moreover) the warner came to you.” (Fâtır, 35: 37)
The people of hell make the following confession:
“They will further say: “Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!”“ (al-Mulk, 67: 10)
The Qur’an points out to the manifestations seen in the school of the universe in the form of representations, designs and deals with their wisdom and mysteries as follows:
“And We have explained to man, in this Qur’an, every kind of similitude: yet the greater part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!” (al-Isra, 17: 89)
Thus, the windows of contemplation leading hum to knowledge of Allah will be opened in the hearts of those who read the Qur’an and contemplate on the school of the universe.
Necip Fazil warns those who waste their lives in heedlessness as follows:
It seems that my watch worked, but I stopped for thirty years;
Unaware of the sky, I flew a kite…
When we read the Qur’an with contemplation, we meet another divine assistance that strengthens our belief and increases our knowledge of Allah.
The ontological facts that were expressed 14 centuries ago within the eloquence of the Qur’an.