Heart of the Qur’an: A Commentary to Sura al Yasin

Heart of the Qur’an: A Commentary to Sura al Yasin

Everything has a heart and the heart of Quran is Surah Yasin A tradition that all commentators have quoted from reliable books, states that everything has a heart and the heart of Quran is (Surah) Yasin.[1] When we consider the totality of the organs of body as one unit, its center is the heart. From […]

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    Everything has a heart and the heart of Quran is Surah Yasin A tradition that all commentators have quoted from reliable books, states that everything has a heart and the heart of Quran is (Surah) Yasin.[1] When we consider the totality of the organs of body as one unit, its center is the heart. From this center is directed the administration of the body. So far as it is warm, the body remains alive and when it fails, the body dies. Heart of the Quran is Surah Yasin The comparison of Surah Yasin with the heart, in this narration, conveys the importance of this Surah. Though the entire Quran is a miracle and the Word of God, the special merits found in this blessed chapter particularly, can be better understood by referring to the narrations, which describe the extraordinary excellence and benefits available through regular recitation of this Surah. Two points, which are probably the basis of this comparison, are as follow: Muhammad (‘s) is the heart of universe Muslims know well that the best of God’s creation is man. God has granted him intelligence and the ability to know Him and to worship Him exclusively, so that he may understand that his creator and the creator of everyone and everything else is Only One God and hence he should worship none but Him: And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me. (51:56) According to Quran, the creation of the entire universe too, is to make all understand that, in His Words: He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. (2:29) The Holy religion whose foundation is based on understanding and which considers that the measure of nearness to God is the understanding of Truth is Islam. Islam names the one who conveyed it to the world, Muhammad (‘s), as the foremost in knowing Allah and that he ranks first in this knowledge and in worship of God. The Quran, which has been revealed to his heart, testifies this Truth. The Faithful Spirit has descended with it, Upon your heart that you may be of the warners… (26:193-194) This foreword can make one easily and nicely understand that the heart of the universe is the Holy Prophet Muhammad (‘s), as mentioned that: “Had it not been for you, I would not have created the heavens.” Thus all the beings were made existent through the agency of Muhammad (‘s). ‘Yasin’ is the chief of prophets, Muhammad (‘s) Also this Surah, which especially pertains to Muhammad, becomes the heart of Quran just as Muhammad himself is the heart of the world of existence. Of all its verses, the first verse of this Surah addresses Muhammad (‘s) as the chief of all divine messengers. The Holy Quran says on oath that he Muhammad (‘s) is among the True Messengers sent by the Almighty Allah. After some verses, it is clearly stated that We (God) gave place to all manifest things and organized beforehand through the effort of the soul of Muhammad (‘s). The Holy Quran tells us that all the worlds of existence are wrapped up and placed in him; that the center and heart of the universe is Muhammad (‘s). Surah Yasin has all the themes of Quran Another noticeable point is that Surah Yasin has all the original themes of the entire Quran. The basis of Quran is the knowledge of our coming to this world and about things to come after death in the Hereafter. The requisite of knowing God is the knowledge about God’s messengers. The trail of these aims has struggle against disbelievers and polytheists, arguments showing correctness of theists and wrongfulness of others and finally the stories of paradise and the people of paradise and the bounties therein as well as hell and hell dwellers and sorrows therein. Throwing an overall glance at this leads us to conclude that the basic subjects of Quran are related to origin of life, the Hereafter and calling people towards religion and they have all come together in this Surah. Other things are the offshoots of these issues. Therefore, the heart of the Holy Quran are the verses of knowledge about God; that the Creator and Recaller is God and this Surah narrates them with explanation. Source:alhassanain.com

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