Ramadan Daily Dose: The Qur’an and Your Child’s Academic Studies
By Shofi Ahmed
Downloading the Qur’an would time out without Laylatul Qadr
لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍۢ لَّرَأَيْتَهُۥ خَـٰشِعًۭا مُّتَصَدِّعًۭا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ ٱلْأَمْثَـٰلُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ٢١
Had We sent down this Quran upon a mountain, you would have certainly seen it humbled and torn apart in awe of Allah. We set forth such comparisons for people, so perhaps they may reflect.
The Qur’an was downloaded from the Lawhe Mahfooz, the preserved tablet. “Nay, this is a Glorious Qur´an, (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!” (al-Buruj, 85/21-22).
There is much we can learn from these two verses, which can be studied in religious and academic settings. For example, Allah SWT is stating here that even a mountain could not resist the revelation of the Qur’an upon it. This raises the question of whether a period of time, such as a day, a month, or even years, could resist the revelation of the Qur’an. We can find a clue in the revelation of the Qur’an during Laylatul Qadr, which implies that a countable time period is not enough to sustain the revelation of the Qur’an.
To cope with the revelation of the Qur’an, the time frame must be greater than thousands of months, otherwise, the Qur’an cannot be downloaded. We would receive a timed out message on the screen.
This precise method of revelation of the Qur’an provides us with scientific evidence that it is not an ordinary book, but a truly unique and divine scripture that surpasses everything else, as there is nothing like it.