Ramadan Daily Dose: The Qur’an and Your Child’s Academic Studies
By Shofi Ahmed
Laylatul Qadr and the Qur’an’s Scientific Significance
Laylatul Qadr provided the perfect time and space for the transcendent Qur’an to be revealed to humanity. Technically, the Qur’an was downloaded from the transcendent Lawhe-Mahfuz, the Preserved Tablet, to this sublunary world, providing mortal humans access to the transcendent domain. In the next episode, we will delve deeper into this concept.
Allah SWT’s statement that even a mountain could not resist the revelation of the Qur’an 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. The revelation of the Qur’an during Laylatul Qadr provides a clue that a countable time period is not enough to sustain the revelation of the Qur’an.
To facilitate the revelation of the Qur’an, the time frame must be greater than thousands of months. Otherwise, the Qur’an cannot be downloaded, and we would receive a timed out message on the screen. This precise method of revelation of the Qur’an provides 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.
Here is an example, imagine you’re trying to download a large file from the internet, but your internet connection is very slow. If the file is too large and your connection too slow, the download might time out and fail. In order to successfully download the file, you would need a stronger, faster internet connection or more time to complete the download. Similarly, the Qur’an requires a time frame greater than thousands of months to be downloaded, which is provided by Laylatul Qadr.