Rules of reading and understanding Quran
October 14, 2006
Tasreef is the Quranic process where verses in one part of the Quran explain or provide deeper understanding of the verses in other parts of the Book. Concisely, it means looking at the Qur’an in its Big Picture. Quran explains it self, thats the claim of Allah.Tafseer should not be based on extrinsic sources such as Hadith and History. That trend, in the distant and recent past, has only served to enslave the Word of God to man-made traditions and it takes away the profound Glory of the Divine Message.
The following THREE PRINCIPLES applied in this rendition of the Quran are not of human making.
The Qur’an maintains that:
- 1 – It explains itself. [(6:115),(10:37), (75:17-19)]
- 2 – It repeats its verses from different vantage points for clear understanding [(17:41), (17:89), (18:54)]
- 3 – It has been revealed in the Plain Arabic of its times. [(12:2), (20:113), (39:28)]
The Quraish were the tribe in Makkah in which the exalted Prophet was born and raised, and the Makkans were the first addressees, therefore, the Qur’an was revealed to him in their dialect.
There are 114 Chapters (Surahs) in the Qur’an with just over 6,200 verses in all. By volume, the Qur’an is a much smaller Book than the Bible.
QXP, Quran as it explains itself.