After laying the main principles and the methodologies used for understanding and contemplating the Holy Qur’an and adhering to the ettiquettes of its recitation, its teachings and its interpretation, this then leads us to the verse, Allah U mentions:

﴾بَلْ هُوَ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ فِي صُدُورِ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ﴿

“Rather it is (the Qur’an) of self-evident verses (from God, preserved) in the hearts of those (believers) who have been granted knowledge.”

[Surah Al-‘Ankabut: 49.]

In this verse, Allah U focuses on the verse  ﴾الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ﴿.

It is because only those who are endowed with knowledge are authorized to explain and interpret the Holy Qur’an and internalise its meanings. Our Prophet r has warned us against those who might misinterpret it according to their own understanding and free will, thus deviating from its original message.

Our religion is a religion of knowledge and sciences. Islam was first introduced in accordance with the verse:

﴾اقْرَأْ﴿ “Read!” [Surah Al-‘Alaq: 1]

and the testimony of faith, mentioned in the verse:

﴾فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ﴿

“Know well then, that there is no God but Allah” [Surah Muhammad: 19].