Fly To Allah SWT With The Fast Flying Ramadan (16)

Published: 31 March 2024

“كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ”

“This is a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” (Surah Sad, 38:29)


Keep reading the Qur’an. It is meant to be read repeatedly; thus, it is named Qur’an. Make the reading purposeful: to learn it, explore it, and follow it. Elevate it beyond your daily reading; delve deeper. It is thoroughly open yet very much unknown, profoundly mysterious. To begin with, do we really know when the Qur’an was revealed? It leaves us speechless, unable to mark a date on the calendar.

The Qur’an was revealed in the month of Ramadan, known as the most blessed month. On an odd Night of Power in the last ten nights of the month, also referred to as the supremely blessed final ten days, laden with blessings from Allah SWT. However, the specific night of the Night of Power is not known. The Night of Power is esteemed by Allah SWT as greater than a thousand months, yet the exact number remains unknown.


It seems the foundational setting of the Qur’an’s revelation moves from the known to the unknown. There is a bold declaration, a clear indication of a breakthrough, from limit to limitless, finite to infinity. From good to better, and to best. Yet, it does not stop there. Elevating the endeavour or excelling to the very best does not lead to discovering the precise time of the Night of Power. It always remains a guess, manifesting in one of these last five odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. The equation remains elusive in the exact mathematics of when the Qur’an was revealed. Our answer has always been, and will be, that it was revealed on the Night of Power. When that is, we cannot mark a day on the calendar.


What does this imply? It is numerically perfect, scientifically sound, breathtakingly poetic, and profoundly spiritual beyond words.