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লক্ষ্য

ইক্বরার লক্ষ্য হলো বর্তমান ও ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মের জন্য স্রষ্টার ঐশী বাণীর সমন্বিত অধ্যয়ন ও সার্বজনীন প্রয়োগের জন্য জ্ঞানদীপ্ত অনুশীলন।

উদ্দেশ্য

ইক্বরার উদ্দেশ্য হলো কুরআনের বাণীর উত্তরোত্তর সমৃদ্ধ অনুধাবনের জন্য টেকসই ভিত্তি প্রস্তুত করা এবং জীবন ও সমাজের প্রায়োগিকতার জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় জ্ঞানভিত্তিক ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক বা কাঠামো নির্মাণ।

প্রকাশিত বইসমূহ

How to Read and Study The Quran?

The following is a brief list taken directly from The Quran on how to process information, read, study and understand it:

16:98 - seek God's spiritual aid, away from the forces of satan/opposition (e.g. emotional instability, personal desire, self-delusion, arrogance, prejudice, deviation).

3:7 - ground oneself in solid principles, maintain sincerity.

6:56, 13:37, 30:29, 42:14-15 - be wary of following desires as opposed to following God's revelation.

3:195, 4:135, 5:8, 8:61, 28:54, 42:40 - remain true to its principles of justice, equivalence, fairness, compassion, opting for the good/better response etc.

6:114, 12:111, 15:90-91, 17:89, 16:89, 18:54, 39:27 - try to utilise and appreciate its complete system of concepts.

4:82 - anything from God will not have contradiction/inconsistency/variance. This also applies to our understanding as well. If we formulate a correct interpretation of The Quran, we will find that everything falls into place. This is one of the most crucial criteria.

5:101, 20:114, 25:32, 73:20, 75:17 - do not rush our learning, read what is easy of it, gradually build knowledge and acceptance to strengthen one's heart, and ask God to increase our knowledge.

73:4-5 - in order to receive a weighty or profound word or saying, we need to arrange the likenesses in The Quran, e.g. cross-reference concepts/words/topics.

21:10, 30:30, 41:53, 51:20-21 - its information and teachings should map to our reality (within our psyche, experience and to the furthest horizons). All signs, internal and external can point to the truth of it and act as a verification mechanism.

29:20, 3:137, 3:190-191, 45:3-4 - knowledge of archaeology/biology/physics/history/sciences/philosophy etc will all help to better understand it.

6:75-79, 21:57-67, 36:78-79, 21:22, 23:91, 2:258, 12:26-27, 22:5-6, 2:260 - promotes logical thinking.

2:269, 8:22 - strong affinity towards use of wisdom and reason.

49:6, 45:24, 6:116, 53:28, 2:111, 21:24 - disapproves of conjecture/guesswork and promotes examination of evidence.

34:46, 6:50, 2:219, 3:191, 10:24, 16:44, 30:21 - shows the importance of reflection, to deeply consider/think.

47:24, 23:68 - "tadabbur" means to ponder over something giving careful consideration to its consequences.

41:44 - language is not a barrier, belief/acceptance of it will help understanding.

25:33, 17:41 - it contains the best response/explanation.

39:18, 42:38 - listen and consider other views and follow what is best of them.

6:116, 12:106 - majority opinion can be baseless.

2:2, 3:138, 10:37 - a guide for the god-conscious/forethoughtful, there is no doubt in it, thus understandings which raise doubt about it must be carefully reviewed.

17:45-46 - to not believe in the hereafter can act as a barrier to its understanding.

12:3, 18:54, 17:89, 7:176, 12:111 - look to its internal examples, stories within it give us lessons, it is a clarification for all things.

2:170, 7:28, 6:112, 7:70, 26:74, 43:23 - advised not to blindly follow the teachings of our ancestors.

17:36, 39:9 - seek knowledge, verify, use your God-given senses.

25:1, 2:185, 6:114-115 - it is the criterion with which to determine/judge.

7:204, 9:122, 6:104-105 - give it full attention, focus, spend time studying it.

19:76 - it increases guidance for the guided, i.e. those who continuously turn towards, seek it and follow it.

22:46, 7:179 - open your heart and mind.

13:17 - any interpretation must always be understood in a way that is focused on benefiting mankind and our development.

15:1, 17:82, 36:2, 2:97, 45:20, 10:57, 56:77, 85:21 - any understanding should reflect its attributes, such as: wisdom, mercy, healing, noble, glad tidings, blessing, clear etc.

17:9 - guides to what is straight/upright/establishing.

20:2 - it has not been sent to make us suffer unnecessarily, thus any interpretation should bear this in mind.

8:29, 22:54, 34:37 - those closest are those who believe and do good works, implying god-consciousness/righteousness and understanding could go hand in hand.

56:79 - purity of mind/heart will grasp it. Work on this aspect of oneself as you seek guidance.

3:79, 75:18 - apply what you learn/know.

39:27-29 - variance rejected, no crookedness, one consistent source is the preference.

4:87, 31:6 39:23, 77:50 - stick with a solid/proven source, not a baseless narration/hadith. The Quran is the best, most truthful and only obligatory hadith.


by W Muhammad

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