Sunday, May 22, 2016


The writer feels that this is going to be an interesting topic but a bit controversial i.e. due to the topic title - satan, your un-invited (unseen) companion...?  How can this be..? Allah says, whoever turns away from the guidance of the al-Qur'an, Allah will appoint for him satan as his companion..! Which ayat in the al-Qur'an says so...? Let's examine !

Before we start discussing on this topic, the writer would like to make the following appeal from those who have copyright over some of the pictures that the writer used for illustration purposes in this topic,.......just to make it more interesting. If the writer has somehow infringed any copyright ownership, please advise the writer by email at The writer shall be glad to remove affected pictures from this topic. May Allah grant blessing to those who allow the illustrations to remain in this topic. In addition, the writer wishes to clarify that the pictures in this topic are only for illustration purposes and do not show or indicate the likeliness of the subject matter, for example, picture of satan (we do not know what satan actually looks like.....)

Now, let's begin with the topic.

If one does not understand the Qu'ran Arabic language (Arabic Fus-ha), can they just depend on the translation? Although there is only one (1) version of the al Qur'an, there are however, a number of translations. Let's take for an example, the English's translation. I believe there are at least 6 versions.The English standard used by the translators are of high standard and for normal readers, the writer would like to recommend the translation by Mohsin Khan or Sahih International, which are more easier to understand. The best of course, is for one to learn Arabic fus-ha where one will learn word by word translation in their own mother language.

...back to our topic..! 

Ibrahim (14:1)

Alif-Lam-Ra. (These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings). (This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad SAW) in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness (of disbelief and polytheism) unto light (of belief in the Oneness of Allah and Islamic Monotheism) by their Lord's (Creator) leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise.


Al-Rad (13:1)

Alif-Lam-Mim-Ra (These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings). These are the Verses of the Book (the Qur'an), which that has been revealed unto you (Muhammad SAW) from your creator is truth, but most men believe not.

 Al-Alaq (96:1)

                     Read...! In the Name of your Lord (Creator), Who has created (all that exists)

Allah revealed the first ayat as .....Read! We are commanded by Allah to take Prophet Muhammad S.A.W as an example or as role model on how we should practice our Muslim faith. (see Al-Ahzab 33:21). Since Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. understands Arabic Fus-ha, it is a MUST for all of us to understand Arabic Fus-ha. As explained in our opening topic (...easy to learn al Qur'an), when we refer to the Wikipedia dictionary ( , the word "read" or "reading" means a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive a meaning (reading comprehension) or in brief, reading is a process by which we derive the meaning"  or simply, read to understand. There is no dictionary in the world that defined "Read - to read without understanding" A simple illustration, you hire a Korean teacher to teach science in Korean language to students whom only understand English...?? How can the student benefit from this type of learning?? Likewise, it will be the same when you read al-Qur'an but DO NOT UNDERSTANDS its meaning... of course, most common answers by those who disagree with this view is that one can refer the translation. Nevertheless, when observes, most of the time, the al Qur'an is been read without referring to the translation. Are you (especially the Qur'anic teacher who advises understanding the Arabic language of the al Quran is not compulsory - wajib) willing to take responsibility on judgement day, for people who remain ignorant of the guidance (since they do not understand) of the al-Qur'an? 

Just imagine you are in this situation...! 

Topic on why we as Muslim MUST understand al-Quran Arabic language has been discussed at length in Topic 1 of this blog,  so the writer will not dwell much on the same topic.

Imagine, one perform salat without understanding the verses he read. Chances, he may be thinking something else.. 

......May Allah provides us ability to be in the state of "khusyuk" while performing our salat. (See definition of khusyuk in (2:45-46).  Imagine.....

When one does not understand, chances for him to sway from focusing his salat is great thus it will be difficult for one to obtain humbly submission ("khusyuk"). Actually, khusyuk does not merely means one must be focus only in salat, the definition of khusyuk is wide. You must take Prophet Muhammad S.A.W as an example in order to understand the true meaning of Khusyuk. Perhaps, we can deal on this subject matter at later stage..

Al-Araf (7:52)

We had certainly brought to them a Book (the Qur'an) which We have explained in detail with knowledge, as guidance and mercy to a people who believe.

Islam, is truly a complete way of Life..! 

But somehow, many not take Islam as a way of life. Most will perform their ritual salat, fasting in the month of Ramadhan, zakat etc...but is that what Islam is all about? Just performing the common rituals? Can one get humbly submission just performing the ritual?. Allah says

 Al-Baqarah (2:45-46)

What it means, apart from your ritual, you must learn about Islam, learn Arabic language of the al-Qur'an, teach what you learn, help spread the religion of Islam, infaq (spend a portion of your money and wealth for the cause of Islam e.g. help build tahfiz school, mosque etc) to the cause of Islam, support Islam as a way of life. Allah says, take Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. as a good example. Spend time to read about the life of prophet Muhammad and his will understand what the above ayat actually mean..

Al-Ahzab (33:21)

Why Muslim, do not want to take Islam as a way of Life? They prefer the worldly things instead of Allah's guidance ! They have no time to think about Allah's guidance ! But they have time to enjoy what Allah grant them in this world......

Muhammad (47:24)

They do not realize that by ignoring Allah ways of Life, Allah has allowed satan (devil) to be their companion..!??

Az-Zukhruf (43:36) 

Az-Zukhruf (43:37)

Why it is wajib to understand al Quran?

Al-Baqarah (2:121)

What it means, ...recite it with true recital? It's reading, know the meaning, understand and believe in it, implement...(amal)

Al-Qamar (54:17, 22,32 & 40)

Allah repeated the above ayat four (4) times in Surah Al Qamar.

Yusuf (12:2)

Az-Zukhruf (43:3)

When Allah repeated many times that it is easy to understand al Quran, impliedly it means it is wajib to understand. What excuse you can give in the hereafter when you say, you do not understand al Quran but in your worldly life, you have diploma, degree, PhD etc.???

As-Saff (61:2)

Most of us Muslims, pray five (5) times a day, we recite al the main surah and among other ayat.

Al-Fatihah (1:5)

An-Anaam (6:162)

Now, let's look the nos. of times you have prayed over the years.

How can you answer Allah, you do not understand what you have been saying in your prayer after praying for 10...50 or more years? Can Allah accepts your excuses such as no time, no teacher etc.

As-Saff (61:3)

Please view topic Destroyed Nation....................

Muhammad (47:24)

Muhammad 47:25

Sad (38:29)

Al-Anaam (6:116)

Al-Araf (7:179)

Al-Ahzab (33:21)

Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. know how to speak Arabic Fus-ha, why don't we follow him as an example and take effort to learn Arabic Fus-ha? Can you give answer by saying, we are not Arab so how can we understand Arabic or it is difficult to learn Arabic?

Fusilat (41:44)

An-Nisa (4:43)


Al-Maidah (5:56)

Al-Araf (7:96)

Allah will open blessing from the heaven and the earth? Why we ignore Allah promises?

Ibrahim (14:3)

Ar-Rum (30:7)

Al-Furqan (25:30)

Al-Araf (7:40-41)

At-Tahrim (66:6)

Al-Hajj (22:11)

Ad-Dukhan (44:58)

Adh-Dhariyat (51:55)

Az-Zukhruf (43:36-37)

Allah knows best