All praises be to Allah.
May peace and salutations be upon our leader, The Prophet of Allah U. And may they be granted to his family, companions and those who follow him and continue his legacy.
Allah U has said in His Wise Book:
﴾كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُوا الأَلْبَابِ ﴿
“This is a book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that they may ponder over its verses, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.” [Surah Sad: 29].
And our great Messenger r has said:
((خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ))
“The best among you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it”.
Thus, this is an attempt to ponder on the verses of the Book of Allah U. It is not an interpretation of the Qur’an, as the Prophet r himself did not interpret the Qur’an, whereas it had been revealed upon his heart. Similarly, no contemplation, thorough study or recital and understanding of the Book of Allah U can be named an interpretation of it, as it had been sent down for every time and place, not only for a single specific period of time. If the Prophet r had wanted to interpret the Holy Qur’an, he could have done so, as he was the one who had first received it and acted upon it. However, explaining it and commenting on the Muhkam or Clear Verses was sufficient for him. And then, he left behind the Qur’anic gift wrapped up for the rest of the generations to discover its treasures and miracles according to their time and place. He had also been contented with interpreting the verses containing the necessary rulings for the people of his time and then left behind the rest of the verses wrapped up with scientific, intellectual and spiritual gifts, so that the human intellect in every time and place could obtain from them according to its needs and level of intellect.