“Wrong approaches to understanding of Quran”- Dr. Mahmudul Hasan

By Mohammad Saifullah  

GOMBAK, 22 January 2018 – The Al Quran contains words of Allah SWT and it is the utmost guidance for humankind, yet instead of building relations guided by the holy words we are moving far away from the Quran day by day, Assc. Professor Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan said yesterday.

Delivering his talk titled “Approaching to the Quran and Sunnah” at IIIT Summer Camp 2018 in Masjid Al Ghufran, Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan of the Department of English Language and Literature, identified some wrong approaches practised by current Muslims.

He said that people are not willing to find solution from the Quran as they feel the difficulties of understanding it. “Some people believed that Quran is only meant for the ulama’ (knowledgeable person), therefore, we should not talk about the matters related to Quran as we are not eligible.”

“In this situation, as a learner of Islam, we are representing the ummah, that’s why we need to build good relationship with the Quran and help people not to find it as difficult to understand.”

Dr. Mahmud continued, ” We fragmented the Quran as we are limited to selected verses and chapters we recite every day in prayers, but rarely do we look for the learning of these selected verses.”

He later posed the question to the audience, “Do we use the Quran for good purpose?”

He said that Quran has multiple purposes, but the primary purpose is to seek guidance. “It guides us and directs us. Starting a programme with the recitation of Quran, ending with Quranic verses and not getting lessons from it, is not the purpose of the Quran, rather it is a disrespect to the Quran.”

Dr. Mahmud further highlighted that there is a trend in research writing where some people used to mention Quranic verses at the beginning of the research to get barakah from it and to decorate it. He quoted Ismael Razi Al Faruqi saying people mentioned Quranic verses at beginning of the research to “hide their inefficiency and this is a lazy approach”. He said that we should avoid it through the meaningful research of Quran.

In terms of translating the Quran, he added, people fear to take the initiative to translate it properly. “From long before Muslims are not translating the Quran. Some people think we may not do justice as it is the words of Allah and it is not easy to be done.”

He lamented that although there were some translations available recently they were not conveying the real meaning of the Quran. In some cases, he said, the sentence was not fully translated.

Dr. Mahmud suggested two translations of the Quran which he thought are conveying the nearest meaning – “The Message of the Quran” by Muhammad Asad and “The Qur’an” by Muhammad Abdel Haleem.

He ended his talk by reminding the audience that “we are far away from Quran and Sunnah”.

“Therefore, we need a collective effort, if it fails we must pour our personal attempts to understand the meaning of the Quran.”

The five-day IIIT summer camp from 21 until 25 January was organised by the Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought in collaboration with International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) East and Southeast Asia. ***


Good works bring joys!

You May Also Like

117 thoughts on ““Wrong approaches to understanding of Quran”- Dr. Mahmudul Hasan

  1. “Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great article.”

  2. ORION是一部擁有三重長脈衝 755nm/1064nm/532nm的激光儀,提供專業和最新的技術,強調其穩定性和便利性的能力。另外,最佳的參數是基於各種臨床結果提供的。三長脈衝激光系統 -Long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064nm) -Long pulsed Alexandrite (755nm) -Long Pulsed KTP (532nm) 先進技術 – 氣冷卻系統(ACD) – 智能面板 – 三波長 – 高電源 應用 -Long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064nm)●脫毛●嫩膚●血管病變●腿部靜脈曲張●痤瘡●灰指甲●疣-Long pulsed Alexandrite (755nm)●脫毛●美白肌膚●色素性病變●黑頭●黃褐斑●疤-Long Pulsed KTP (532nm)●血管病變●酒渣鼻●色素性病變●太陽雀斑●美白肌膚●鮮紅斑痣●血管瘤

  3. Бездепозитный бонус казино 2018 с выводом за… Бонусы без депозита в казино. Бездепозитный бонус за регистрацию является выгодным предложением для всех новичков, которые решили испытать свою удачу в мире азарта. … Приветственный пакет до Р300000.

  4. ▌彩妝 ▌innisfree 2018繡球花限定&根根分明染眉膏7色全試色♥春季彩妝打造溫柔女孩妝容~ @ 潮流、美妝、消費 創造個人化風格的女性社群 PIXstyleMe ▌彩妝 ▌innisfree 2018繡球花限定&根根分明染眉膏7色全試色♥春季彩妝打造溫柔女孩妝容~

  5. Someone necessarily assist to make significantly posts I’d state.
    That is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point?
    I surprised with the research you made to create this particular submit amazing.

    Wonderful process!

  6. What i do not realize is in reality how you
    are no longer really much more smartly-appreciated than you may be
    now. You’re very intelligent. You recognize thus considerably on the subject of this topic, produced
    me in my opinion imagine it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women aren’t
    interested except it is something to do with Girl gaga!
    Your individual stuffs great. Always take care of it up!

  7. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly loved
    browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing in your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *