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Introductory Information to Understanding the Quran

The original script of this work you’ve picked up to READ is not a book comprisingthe orders and commands of a God up in the heavens, who apparently revealed it to his postman-prophet on earth!

It is the Knowledge of the Reality and the System (Sunnatullah [denotes the laws and order of Allah, that is, the mechanics of the System and the laws that govern the manifested worlds]) disclosed by the Rabb of the worlds (the source of the infinite meanings of the Names), from the dimensional depths to the consciousness of Rasulullah (the locus of Allah’s knowledge, i.e. the focal point of the cosmos through which divine knowledge is expressed and disseminated), through the act of revelation (irsal)!

Let it be emphasized from the outset that…

This book is neither a translation nor an interpretation of the Quran. It can never replace the Quran! It is merely an attempt to share one or two aspects of the multi-layered meanings of the Quran!

This book is only a window looking at the Quran through the viewpoint endowed to Allah’s servant, Ahmed Hulusi. Indeed, it is a reflection of only a part of the scene observed from this window!

The foundation of the viewpoint from this window is in accord with the following example:

When both eyes of a person are healthy and functional, the view is whole and clear. Those who don’t have a full vision wear glasses or lenses. The Quran is like a lens bestowed by Allah so that one can obtain a clear and healthy vision of the two truths; the Book of the Universe, and the System (Sunnatullah), to READ them correctly.

In order to see the Reality as clear and one, we need the glasses of foresight (basirah) and knowledge, whereby the letter B comprises one lens, and the knowledge of the Absolute Self-sufficient One (al-Ahad-us-Samad) constitutes the other lens.

The former lens is the very first letter of the Quran; the letter B. Its meaning is revealed in Muhammad’s (SAW) words “The part is the same as the whole!” which I have explained in consonance with the Holographic Reality in my book The Observing One. Every point perceived as a part or a unit in existence, contains the entire al-Asma (the Names) with their complete potentiality.

The latter lens, that is, the knowledge of the Absolute Self-Sufficient One, has been embedded at the end of the Quran, in the chapter al-Ikhlas (literally means ‘sincerity’ in English, and is the name of the last and also the shortest chapter of the Quran). It is the accentuation that the One denoted by the name Allah is One (Ahad) and Absolute Self-Sufficient (Samad). It is HU![1] There is no ‘other’ than HU! As-Samad connotes ‘Absolute Self-Sufficient ONEness to and from which nothing can be added or taken away.’

If these two truths do not yield one view, the soul of the Quran and the message it aims to give can never be perceived correctly; the reality of the ‘God up in the heavens and the prophet on earth’ will never be known.

Indeed, this book endeavors to aid the reader to evaluate the signs of the Quran in the light of the One denoted by the name Allah, as the Absolute Self-Sufficient One.

As far as we are aware, there are no other works to the likes of this book. Many works have been produced conveying somewhat depthless and perhaps historical narrations of the Quran, rather than reflecting its actual message and soul. Most of these works employ such obscure language that it is no wonder many readers find it distasteful to read. Pedantic attempts to remain faithful to ‘word-for-word’ translations have reduced this timeless literary masterpiece into the misunderstood puzzle of our day.

Moreover, as you will see while reading it, this literary masterpiece frequently employs various examples and metaphors to explain the many truths contained within it, urging the reader to contemplate on their meanings… Sadly, however, the limited comprehension of the majority has taken these Quranic metaphors literally and rendered them as laws, fortifying their belief in a heavenly God, his messenger on earth and a heavenly book containing his decrees.

I am of the belief that if the essential idea can be duly reflected to the reader, people will have an exceedingly different approach and understanding of this supreme knowledge.

Due to this, before you start to READ it, I would like to share the principal message and some of the concepts of this book – knowledge according to my understanding.

The essential objective of the Quran is to aid the people to understand and get to know the One denoted by the name Allah, and to safeguard them against the God notion that leads to duality (shirq).

While believing in an external God, no matter how far and beyond in space He may be, is an explicit advocacy of duality (shirq), fostering ideas that there are ‘other’ beings with power in existence aside or apart from Allah (including one’s ego) is an implicit promotion of duality.

The knowledge (Book) that has descended to address humanity forewarns its evaluators with these words:

[1] The Arabic word HU, though generally translated simply as ‘He’ is a reference made to the Absolute Essence as He Himself, His very Being, beyond description or comprehension, free of gender, superior to anything that can be conceptualized and far from any similitude whatsoever.

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