The Qur’an Is Secure and Modern For Digital Era (2)

Published: 16 April 2022, 6:25 AM

By Shofi Ahmed

Allah SWT says in the Ayatul Qursi, in the Qur’an: He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills.

When we want to find out something we look for it. If we still can’t find what we look for we can study more, explore and examine that’s the norm of finding the facts or answer to a question that we may have. But when the subject matter is the Qur’an it requires more than just these normal methods. These are useful but not enough. It’s true. Our expertise whether it’s in religion, science, arts or any other disciplines can’t be taken for granted to decode profound or unknown subjects in the Qur’an.

 

The Quranic knowledge is preserved; people will not be able to tap into it unless Allah SWT wishes so. All things in the Qur’an, the ins and outs are protected. That means the Qur’an in its entirety is utterly secure. It cannot be hacked into by any level of skill sets, tools and expertise without Allah SWT’s approval. What’s known is what’s revealed other than that it cannot be known.

 

The Quran being constant and unchanging it spans the eternity in its present form at any given time. It’s totally unique, unparalleled unlike anything else in the time cycle. People on earth, for instance, the human transition flows on the eternal time cycle, both individually and collectively only occupying an arc of the circle at a time. It’s not parallel to the flows of the Qur’an. Since the Qur’an is constant and changeless it’s not subject to any time measurement. It’s fluid and omnipresent spanning 360-degrees in the circle. So the Qur’an that was at the time of the Prophet SAW, Khalifa Osman Goni (RA), Saladin (R), Shah Jalal (R) and at the time of Imam Mahdi is the same one.

 

Being changeless while remaining dominant is a feat impossible to achieve in any time and space. For example there is always a new latest version of iPhone on the market. But there can never be the ultimate iPhone that would need no update ever again. It’s not possible. Simply because technology is always advancing and therefore changing. The latest one after some time becomes obsolete. For instance, once dominant Nokia phones became obsolete after some years. It totally phased out from the market. The current giants in the field like iPhone or Samsung aren’t immune from becoming out of date too.

 

Changing with time is a norm across the time cycle. But not the Qur’an. It remains constant and changeless all the time. Technically therefore, unleashing 360-degree views of the Qur’an is impossible. It’s always new, modern for the advancing digital era.

In Shaa Allah continues…