We at Middle Ground have a short survey about a new class, a Qur’an reading circle. Please, if you have a moment, take time to fill it out. Jazakum’Allahu khayran:
May Allah reward and preserve him.
The Qur'an's use of imagery is important to grasp, not only grammatically, but in order to be adequately inspired by it. Like its use of nahr and anhār (نهر، أنهار، نهار) "river(s) and day": like time passing us by like the gushing of a river. In one sense, time eludes us, rushing past us (pun intended). In another sense is a river's gushing stream and its tranquilizing power, as how God describes The Garden (Jannah). For me, with the ever increasing insanity of the world I need a fantasy world to retreat to. But a fantasy still rooted in reality.
عن عبد الرحمن بن شبل قال رسول الله اقرءوا القرآن واعملوا به ولا تجفوا عنه ولا تغلوا فيه ولا تأكلوا به ولا تستكثروا به The Prophet ﷺ said, “Recite the Qur’an and act according to it and do not turn away from it, do not go to excess regarding it, do not seek sustenance from it, and do not try to gain wealth from it..” — ‘Abdur Rahman bin Shibl
إنَّكم لا ترجِعون إلى اللهِ بشيءٍ أفضلَ ممَّا خرج منه يعني القرآنَ
“None of you will return to God with something better than that which came from Him (in other words, the Qur’an).” — Abu Dharr al-Ghifari, al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib