Ramadan Daily Dose: The Qur’an and Your Child’s Academic Studies

Published: 27 March 2023

Day 5


By Shofi Ahmed 


Modern Simulation Techniques in the Qur’an

Simulation techniques have been a popular tool in science and technology for quite some time. Did you know that the opening chapter of the Qur’an Surah Fathiha, also contains this technique? By exploring our modern tools, we can discover that the Qur’an incorporates recursive structures and simulation techniques in its text.


The first chapter of the Qur’an, Al-Fathiha, begins with a repetition of three words, “Bismillah Hirrahmaan Nirraheem,” which are also the first words of the chapter. This introduction sets the stage for a recursive, repetitive structure that is found throughout the text. In fact, the first, second, and third letters of the first, second, and third words of the paragraph are all repeated, creating a pattern of repetition that emphasises the importance of these words.


This repetition creates a simulation technique that adds a layer of depth and meaning to the text. When read aloud, the repetition of words creates a rhythm and flow that is pleasing to the ear, while also reinforcing the importance of the words being repeated. The technique is not just a literary device, but rather it is a reflection of the deeper meaning of the words themselves.


By using simulation techniques in Surah Fathiha, the Qur’an is able to convey its message in a way that is both accessible and meaningful. The repetition of words helps to embed the message into the minds of the readers, making it easier to remember and apply to their daily lives. This technique highlights the importance of the words and creates a deeper connection between the reader and Allah SWT.


The use of simulation techniques in the opening chapter of Surah Fathiha opens another window to discover academic wisdom in the Qur’an. By embedding these techniques into the text, the Qur’an is able to convey its message in a powerful and meaningful way. It is a testament to the Quran’s ability to reach people from all backgrounds and educations, and to inspire them to live a life according to Allah SWT’s will.