Ulum al Qur'an
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The Qur'an Needed to be Understood
The Qur'an contains revelation from Allah and the true nature of revelation is to guide mankind from darkness to light:
'A book which we have revealed unto thee in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light- by the leave of thy Lord- to the way of (Him) the exalted in power, worthy of all praise' (Al-Qur'an 14: 1).
The revelation came in the language of the messenger and his people in order that it might be understood:
'We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic that ye may be able to understand (and learn wisdom)' (Al-Qur'an 43: 3).
In the nrocess of understanding a message two steps are essential:
Only the combination of the two elements, i.e. reception and decoding, lead to proper understanding of the message.