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A Guide for all Mankind / Repetition of Quranic Commands / Sea of Knowledge:

My Thoughts on the Holy Quran by Dr. Obaidullah Saeed


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

The Holy Quran is a book of endless depth and inspiration. It is a definite guide for all mankind.

2:2 This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who keep their duty

7:52 And certainly We have brought them a Book which We make clear with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

12:111 In their histories there is certainly a lesson for men of understanding. It is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it, and a distinct explanation of all things, and a guide and a mercy to a people who believe.

18:54 And certainly We have made distinct in this Qur'an for mankind every kind of description; and man is in most things contentious.

Quran has 114 Chapters and 6236 verses. On reading it from start to finish one may forget what was said in the previous verses and indeed the previous chapters.

This is the reason many commands are repeated. So that it may become easier for us to remember the important commands. Also, not everyone understands the message in the same way. Repeating the same message in different ways ensures a thorough understanding.

2:242 Allah thus makes clear to you His messages that you may understand.

6:105 And thus do We repeat the messages and that they may say, Thou hast studied; and that We may make it clear to a people who know.

15:87 And certainly We have given thee seven oft-repeated (verses) and the grand Qur’an.

17:41 And certainly We have repeated (warnings) in this Qur’an that they may be mindful. And it adds not save to their aversion.

25:50 And certainly We repeat this to them that they may be mindful, but most men consent to naught but denying.

39:23 Allah has revealed the best announcement, a Book consistent, repeating (its injunctions), whereat do shudder the skins of those who fear their Lord, then their skins and their hearts soften to Allah’s remembrance. This is Allah’s guidance — He guides with it whom He pleases. And he whom Allah leaves in error, there is no guide for him.

It is my intention to publish a series of small articles which will collect these repeated themes according to specific subjects. This will help to quickly identify and highlight the verses which are otherwise hidden in the sea of knowledge contained within the Quran.

18:109 Say: If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would surely be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, though We brought the like of it to add (thereto).

The translation has been taken from the English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali.

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