How to Contemplate the Qur’an: Sheikh Muhammad Bazmool

Sheikh Muhammad Bazmool, a professor at Umm al-Qura University in Mecca, wrote the following on his social media:

كيف تتدبر القرآن ؟ ـ
How to Contemplate the Qur’an

ـ ∆ إذا قرأت آية فاعرف معناها … ثم تساءل ماذا يريد الله أن يعلمك بهذه الآية ! ـ

Whenever you read an ayah, first become acquainted with its meaning, and then ask yourself: What is it that Allah wants to teach me with this ayah?

ـ ∆ إذا قرأت آية فيها قصة تفكر في العبرة من هذه القصة وما المقصود منها ! ـ

Whenever you read an ayah that contains a story, contemplate what the lesson from this story is and what is its purpose.

ـ ∆ إذا قرأت الآية فانظر إلى ألفاظها … واسأل نفسك : لماذا جاءت الآية بهذا اللفظ بدلا من غيره … لماذا جاء التعبير بهذا التركيب دون غيره …. وتمسك بيدك مطالع العلوم … ـ

Whenever you read an ayah, look at its wording and ask yourself: why does this ayah use this wording instead of something else? Why is this expression used here, with this word order, rather than something else? So grab hold of the rungs of the ladder to knowledge.

ـ ∆ إذا قرأت السورة تفكر ما الرابط بين هذا الموضوع وذاك فيها . والى ماذا تهدف هذه الموضوعات … ـ

Whenever you read a surah, think deeply about links and connections between the different subjects it contains, and what these different sections are driving towards.

انت تملك في القرآن ينبوع معاني ومنجم إفادات … وهدايات وبيان …. فلا يفوتك ذلك. ـ

You will find a wellspring of meanings and a mine of benefits, guidance, and clarity in the Qur’an, so don’t lose out on this!

علماء كبار ندموا من أجل انشغالهم عن القرآن … وبعضهم مات والقرآن بين يديه .. فلا تضيع القرآن … تلاوة وفهما وتدبرا …. وعملا …. فاتخذه شرعة ومنهاجا. ـ

Major scholars have expressed their regret at being preoccupied from the Qur’an – even while some of them died with the Qur’an in their hands! So do not neglect the Qur’an, neither reciting it, nor understanding it, nor contemplating it, nor acting upon it! Take it as a guidance and a way of life!

ـ ∆ اذا سمعت نداء في الآية … فاسمع فهذا خير تؤمر به أو شر تنهى عنه . ـ

Whenever you hear an ayah with a call [i.e. “O you who believe…“], then listen to it, for it either contains some good which you are commanded to do or some evil which you are prohibited against.

ـ ∆ تيقن أنه لم يأت شيء في القرآن العظيم عبثا ، لكل حرف فيه معنى ولكل تركيب دلالة . لا يعدل عن لفظ الى غيره إلا لمعنى ولا يزاد في الكلمة ولا ينقص الا لدلالة … ـ

Know with complete certainty that nothing has been placed in the Qur’an without a reason. Every single letter has a meaning, and every arrangement of words indicates something. No word has been substituted for another except that it holds a message, and no word has been included or omitted except that it signals something.

تعامل مع القرآن بهذه الخصوصية …. وستفتح لذهنك ابواب الفهوم ـ

So engage with the Qur’an with this type of attitude; it will open the doors to understanding for your mind.

[As found here on the sheikh’s Facebook page on May 1st, 2018 corresponding to the 15th of Sha’baan 1439.]

For a practical model of what the sheikh describes here, see: Ibn al-Qayyim’s Model for Contemplating the Qur’an

See also: How to benefit from reading the Qur’an during Ramadan: Sheikh Muhammad Bazmool

See also: Reciting the Qur’an in English?: Sheikh bin Baaz

See also: The Great Merits of Reciting the Qur’an with Contemplation: ibn al-Qayyim

See also: Contemplating the Qur’an: Sheikh bin Baaz

See also: Encouragement to Contemplate the Qur’an: Sheikh bin Baaz

See also: Which is more virtuous: reading a small amount of the Qur’an with tarteel and contemplation, or a large amount quickly? – Ibn al-Qayyim

See also: Can one take more than one month for reading the Qur’an with contemplation?: Sheikh bin Baaz

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