Scientific Miracles in the Quran and making Tafsir using contemporary theories – Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Scientific Miracles in the Quran and making Tafsir using contemporary theories – Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Question: We hear a lot about what is called scientific miracles in the Quran. So is it allowed to attach it to the miracles of the Quran and to the revelation of the verses of the Quran about these issues [science issues]?

Answer: We spoke about this more than once and we have warned against it. We said: it is not allowed to make tafsir of the words of Allah except with the principles of well-known Tafsir: that is to explain the Quran by the Quran, explain it by the Sunnah, and with the explanation/exegesis of the Companions and Tabi’een and not to increase on this. The Quran is not explained b new theories because they are mistaken and correct. They are the speech of humans and the actions of humans. So we do not make it Tafsir of the speech of Allah. We do not say: this is the intent of Allah by this verse. This is speech about Allah without knowledge. And how many theories used to be sound today and after a short time became mistaken, a lie, and a theory other than it comes.

Allah says:

وَمَآ أُوتِيتُم مِّن الْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً

And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little [17:85]

So it is not allowed that we explain the Quran by these things and we do not say: this is from the scientific miracles.

[Taken from: al-Ijaabaat-ul-Muhimmah fil Mashaakil il-Mudlahimah pg. 219-220 no. 185]

Translated by

Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn HassanAbu Sulaymaan

High ambitions | Umm Abdillah حفظها الله

*High Ambitions*

Shaikha Umm Abdillah al-Waad’iyyah (may Allah preserve her) said:

“A person from the people complained to my father (may Allah have mercy upon him) that he cannot memorize the Quran because he is busy. So I heard him say: The one with high ambitions, nothing will prevent him. One of our brothers memorized the Quran and he was a cook”

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

Concerning some of the people who don’t finish memorizing the Qur’an | Sh. Muhammad Ibraheem Al Misree

From the advice of Shaykh Muhammad Ibraheem Al-Misree حفظه الله concerning some of the people who don’t finish the memorization of the Qur’an in it’s totality, he said:

1) They are of those  without intention – seeking dunya and not the face of Allahu ‘azza wa jal

2) Their understanding is corrupted, in the sense of they may look at fulaan and say “he hasn’t memorized it neither”.

3) They don’t prioritize their time with Qur’an or busy themselves with it.

The Shaykh then mentioned that majority of the people fall into second or third category.

22 Shawaal 1438

50:7-8 | Jericho, Hanover, Jamaica

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم: قال الله تعالى في القرآن

وَالْأَرْضَ مَدَدْنَاهَا وَأَلْقَيْنَا فِيهَا رَوَاسِيَ وَأَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ بَهِيجٍ

And the earth! We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and have produced therein every kind of lovely growth (plants).


تَبْصِرَةً وَذِكْرَىٰ لِكُلِّ عَبْدٍ مُّنِيبٍ
An insight and a Reminder for every slave turning to Allah (i.e. the one who believes in Allah and performs deeds of His obedience, and always begs His pardon).

Qaf: 7-8 (Muhsin Khan translation)