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The Excellence of Qur’an according to Ma’soomeen (a.s.)

 

No pen is capable of describing the excellence and magnificence of the Glorious Qur’an. This statement is absolutely correct, because while describing the Holy Qur’an, Prophet Muhammad (S) himself said: “The superiority of the Speech of God over other speeches is like the superiority of God over His creatures.”

Ayatullah Al-Marja’ Marhum Syed Al-Khui (r.a.) said: “What can a person say in describing the eminence of the Qur’an and its glory? What can he say to explain its excellence and sublimity? How can a contingent being perceive the greatness of the speech of the Absolute Being? What can an author write about this subject and what can a speaker say? Can a limited being describe anything that is unlimited?

“It is sufficient greatness for the Qur’an, and sufficient eminence and glory, that it is the speech of the Almighty God, and the miracle of His noble Prophet (S), and that its verses are the guarantee for the guidance of human beings in all their concerns and circumstances and at all times. This is their guarantee to reach the final goal and the great happiness now and later on.

“Indeed, it is better to hand over the elucidation of the excellence of the Qur’an to those comparable to the Qur’an. They are Prophet Muhammad (S) and Ahlul Bayt (as). They are the persons most knowledgeable about its status, and the best able to point out its lofty prestige, and they are its peers in excellence and its associates in guidance”.

Absolutely true! Let us leave the M’asoomeen (as) to explain to us the excellence of the Qur’an as they are the teachers of the Qur’an. Allah (swt) taught the Qur'an to His Prophet and appointed him as the teacher of the Book:

The Faithful Spirit has descended with it upon your heart that you may be of the warners, in plain Arabic language (26:193-4);

and We have revealed to you the Reminder that you may make clear to men what has been revealed to them, and that haply they may reflect (16:44) ;

. . . an Apostle . . . who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom (62:2).

Adapted from: "Towards Better Understanding of the Qur'an" by: "Shaykh Muslim Bhanji"