Grand Qur'aan: The Infallible Doctrine-Discourse of Reality-Profitability and substance of permanence

 

The fundamental characteristics that render and earn for a book the title of great book include; validity and reliability of its contents. In timeline, we are always surrounded by information and to know which source to trust is not always an easy proposition. The ability to evaluate the credibility of information is the most important skill for success. Validity and reliability of a book is the primary and the foremost concern of a critical reader and searcher for the truth. Except Grand Qur'aan, presently no book in its body has addressed such concerns of a reader. The parameters, criteria for evaluating the validity and reliability of a book is that its contents must be absolutely void of psychologically disconcerting suspicious, conjectural, whimsical, conflicting, un-certain, illusory, unsubstantiated, biased and opinionated matter. These features grant a book the credentials of infinite validity and reliability. Conversely, we can say that only such book can be credited as valid and reliable which has in its miscellany nothing but infallible truths whose veracity can stand the accuracy test in timeline. In Arabic, this fact about the book is rendered in succinct and explicit manner by the epithet:

 

: Its Root is: "ح  ق  ق".  The basic concept infolded in it is of becoming of something established or confirmed as a fact and truth; manifest-obvious, undoubted, authentic, genuine, sound, valid, substantial, real, certain, established and confirmed fact or event. Learned Ibn Faris [died 1005] stated its basic perception in these words:

حق (مقاييس اللغة)

الحاء والقاف أصلٌ واحد، وهو
يدل على إحكام الشيء وصحّته. فالحقُّ نقيضُ الباطل، َ

That it leads to the perception of validity and authenticity of permanent nature; thereby, it is the opposite of:   الباطلscum, conjecture, filmy layer of extraneous matter or impurities that rises up on the surface of a liquid; dross or refuse from molten metal which becomes visible on surface.

Lane's Lexicon quoting Er-Rághib states:

Primary meaning of حَقٌّ, and as an act. part. n., and a simple epithet, contr. of بَاطِلٌ., on the authority of Er-Rághib, It was, or became, suitable to the requirements of wisdom, justice, right or rightness, truth, or reality or fact; or to the exigencies of the case]: it was, or became, just, proper, right, correct, or true; authentic, genuine, sound, valid, substantial, or real; established, or confirmed, as a truth or fact: and necessitated, necessary, requisite, or unavoidable; binding, obligatory, incumbent, or due: syn. وَجَبَ; and ثَبَتَit was, or became, a manifest and an indubitable fact or event.

Grand Qur'aan is a unique discourse that has inbuilt lexicon for its important words and terms, like books on law-constitution, and scientific facts. It defines its terms and exposes the perception and meanings of important words in picturesque manner by using it in different semantic fields whereby one can perceive all its dimensions relating to substance as well accident including metaphorical aspect. It exposes the perception and meanings of its words picturesquely by relationships and contrasts.

This contrast of the epithet: with antonym: by quoting observable physical phenomenon has conspicuously revealed its meanings. Firstly the ascription of: finds mention for Qur'aan; categorically negating presence of conjectural, wishful-fake, non-substantiated, hearsay, and non-established, invalid, unsound, vague and opinionated substance in its constituent matter. Thereafter: is the description and ascription of the Book. Negation of negative aspect and then narrating the positive attribute by assigning it as a descriptive name doubly confirms and stresses double emphasis on the true nature of the Grand Qur'aan:

Credibility, validity, reliability and permanence of a book is of such  importance that it is reiterated time and again about Qur'aan, some quotes:

 

Academicians, scholars and educationists regard citing other reliable sources as a sign of credibility. Describing Grand Qur'aan by the epithet: Infallible doctrine-discourse, it is featured by active participle: one who certifies the sanctity, truthfulness of that which is cited. The citation is of To'raat.

The principles of validity and reliability are at the core of what is accepted as scientific proof, by scientists and philosophers alike. Requirement of testability is an essential prerequisite to a hypothesis for establishing itself as an accepted scientific truth. Since human judgments are always going to come under question, the testability of a claim helps maintain the validity and reliability in timeline.

The ascription of: and : the established truth needing no further evidence and argument, describing the Grand Qur'aan manifests that it is the ever living Book; never ever to be outdated. The experts suggest that one of the criteria a book has to meet to earn title of a great book is that; "The book has to speak from an important original setting. But a great book is one that is not trapped in its original setting. It has to be written in a way that constitutes it a living experience for readers today." Grand Qur'aan has described inbuilt test for verifying the validity and reliability of its contents time and again in the timeline:

Grand Qur'aan informed that Allah the Exalted will keep bringing to human visual access the knowledge about universe and human body, whereby the fact that Grand Qur'aan is Infallible Discourse of Reality-Profitability and substance of permanence might become self manifest to the people who keep denying it. Why a first time observation of hitherto unseen thing-phenomenon manifests that the Qur'aan is a statement of proven fact? This is possible only if the same thing finds verbal mirroring of it in the Qur’aan. Verbal specification and visual observation are two aspects of identification of a tangible fact of real existence, as denoted by Arabic word : anything that mirrors and conveys information; an information mirroring transmitter; a verbal passage of Qur'aan communicating information.

The visual observation of an earlier unseen fact will manifest a book written earlier in time as the Book of Facts which contains its verbal presentation. This will establish that the Book contains verbal statements of physical/scientific facts and is not conjectural, hypothetical or presumptive in its contents. Whatever has come to our visual observation relating to horizons of the universe and about our own bodies after the revelation of Grand Qur'aan: we will study those matters under the title "Grand Qur'aan in 21st century: Man and the Universe: Why is the Universe the way it is". There, we will see that what we observed it was already verbally mirrored in Qur'aan exactly as we later observed with eyes. Another epithet for Grand Qur'aan is: : Visual imagery. We will be surprised to find that it were the non believers of Qur'aan who first observed those things and phenomena as was promised in Qur'aan.

Wisdom is that state of acquisition of knowledge when the invisible of the matter and its relationships {باطن} become perceivable through vision and intellect. However, the remote past and remote future is beyond our vision and perception. Notwithstanding what distance we could cover in the past and the future we can never say with confidence and certainty that we have reached and seen and perceived the things at the point of beginning or ending in future. We can never encompass the matter in its entirety not only because of its extremely voluminous and diversified nature but also because we know the skies are expanding all the time. Therefore, if we can manage to reach its today's last boundary and limit it would have gone farther the moment we reach the point we thought is the ending point. It is an endless pursuit; this is the limitation of our capability of vision and intellect. We will always end up in a closed street.

Knowledge is primarily divided into two branches; knowledge of things/matter and what happened-was talked about by the people; their dialogues, habits and acts in the past. The knowledge about the matter is verifiable in time and space. Anything said by anyone or a book regarding physical matters could be subjected to verification in time and space about its truth to an exact detail. If we find the words of a book relating to physical matters, written earlier in time, as true, factually and materially correct in all respects: then we will have to believe too, in those statements of the Book which narrate some events/dialogues between people of past/historical statements. The falsification test of any book/statement could be the physical one. The facts mentioned in the Qur'aan about the Universe and human body are in itself the falsification test of Grand Qur'aan in the entire timeline.

Grand Qur'aan has thus provided the mechanism of testability of its validity and reliability. After test, the validity and reliability attains the optimum status of absolute conviction and satisfaction:

Philosophers and scientists have worked hard and devoted their lives in pondering and observing the universe all around them to find answers to the following fundamental questions: [Knowledge and Religious Experience-Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal]

And fundamental questions of physics and our existence from the point of view of physicists: where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how?

None can answer these questions validly and reliably. One will find answers to these pursuits only in Grand Qur'aan which is described by the epithet: . Humanity will have to revisit Qur'aan and tie with it; otherwise, humanity will remain in loss:

 

For evaluation of validity and reliability of a book, other important factors that are considered in academics are its source, and the publisher-issuer along with identification of bias for reasons of emotional and financial connection. We will next discuss how Grand Qur'aan has addressed these issues relevant to a book.

   The reason of inimitability feature of Grand Qur'aan: its source.