I'm preparing notes for my students as their references for 15 weeks of classes. But the other side of my inquisitive mind keeps thinking of the book I have been reading since last week. I would like to recommend but I guess I need to finish it first. Still, I believe that a good book that can keep your interest from the starting point until the last page. In fact, you may have the idea to buy another book of the same author. =)
Al-Quran is the best book ever. Why? If you read Al-Quran, I'm sure you understand enough what I mean. We don't need a professor to explain and elucidate the feeling of reading Al-Quran. You yourself can sense the feeling every time you read the Quran. If you don't believe me, experience it by yourself. And it is much better if you read it together with the translation as it will bring you into another subject of science, history, health and many more.
However, not all the translation can be easily understood. Well, it is normal as Al-Quran is not a low-priced book. It is exclusively created by the Greatest King (Allah S.W.T) in the universe with high class artistic language which none of human could formulate not even the same one. Besides, Al-Quran has been guaranteed to be unchangeable. Ironically, this book is given to everyone without any charge, request payment nor deposit. HE has shown that HE is not only powerful but also generous. Can you show me any king just as generous as HIM? NO!
As HE is the one who invented the Al-Quran and the human, definitely HE knows better what is the best for us. Therefore, HE sent a magnificent human to teach us how to read and comprehend HIS words. Go and buy any book in the bookstall, will you get any translator that can explain and demonstrate to you every of the sentence in the book the whole of the translator's life? NO! But Muhammad S.A.W did it. After what Allah S.W.T had granted us, I feel so embarrassed to still not understand HIS book. No, it's not HIS fault or Rasulullah S.A.W fault. It is my fault. As an educator, I am aware of the concept of teaching and learning. Give as much as you can to your students, but if he didn't want to open his heart and searches more. He will forget what had been taught to him.
Searching. Yes, that's the word. The only way to understand this universe and all its mystery. And I'm wrong. How do I know I'm wrong? "Bertanya Tentang Tuhan" by Ibnu Rijal coached me to another word in order to comprehend the truth which is observing. Don't take me wrong. Ibnu Rijal just showed me the word that had been written down thousand years ago in the Al-Quran.
The book assists me to appreciate every little thing in Al-Quran. No wonder all words and numbers in Al-Quran have their own meanings. In fact, we can find a lot of disciplines including architecture. Looking at HIS power, I feel that we human are just small tiny mini powerless creatures.
If you don't,
Can you show me any great architect as great as Allah S.W.T who has built the sky; a tremendous structure that stood up for countless years without pillar?