ABOUT ISLAM

Jumat, 18 September 2009

WHEN PEOPLES ARE READ

The Holy Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam. Islam holds that The Holy Qur'an was revealed to The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by The Angel Jibril (Gabriel) over a period of approximately twenty three years. Beginning in 610 CE, when The Prophet Muhammad was forty years old, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of The Prophet Muhammad death.
The Qur'anic verses contain general exhortations regarding right and wrong and the nature of revelation. The Holy Qur'an's message is conveyed through the use of various literary structures and devices. In the original Arabic, the chapters and verses employ phonetic and thematic structures, that assist the audience's efforts to recall the message of the text.
Ali compiled a complete version of The Holy Qur'an mushaf (book), immediately after The Prophet Muhammad's death. After seventy reciters were killed in the battle of Yamama, the first caliph, Abu Bakr, decided to collect the different chapters and verses into one volume. In about 650 CE, the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan, ordered the preparation of an official standardize version.
The Holy Qur'an were first printed from carved wooden block one block per page. The relation between The Holy Qur'an and science is strongly affirmed in Islamic thought. Almost all source, classical and modern agree that The Holy Qur'an encourages the acquisition of science and scientific knowledge.
Very important for peoples to understanding of the message of The Holy Qur'an. This helps peoples to get a better first hand idea of the basic concepts of Islam as a universal message and a balanced way of life. Here are some general guidelines to read The Holy Qur'an, especially for non Arab peoples:
First, find a good translation in language you understand well.
Second, listen to recitation of The Holy Qur'an from an experienced reciter, even if you do not understand.
Third, start you first reading with a neutral frame of mind.
Fourth, do not be afraid to question or even challenge what you read.
Fifth, allow yourself time to contemplate.
Sixth, in parallel with your in-depth reading, get additional insights from trusted sources about the Qur'anic message from different perspective (psychology, or sociology).
Seventh, do not overrule the possibility of reading The Holy Qur'an in its original language (Arabic).

2 komentar:

Jeremias Soler mengatakan...

I have always felt curiosity and interest in the sacred book of Muslims. I'm happy for your good considering of science.
Your blog is very interesting, I'll read it from time to time.
Greetings!

ARISTIONO NUGROHO mengatakan...

Dear Jeremias Soler.
Thanks for your comment.