Scholar EnglishNouman Ali Khan

The Quran and Pop Psychology

Allah Azzawajal in the Quran has given us an incredible Insight on how to see ourselves, and how to see the world around us. and the place I want to start today is actually not the Ayah from surah taghabun that I read a small bit of but actually from surah fussilat.
Where Allah subhana wa’tala says,

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

Allah says, we will show them our signs, our miracles, in the horizons and inside themselves, وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ inside of themselves, until it becomes abundantly clear to them that it is the truth. Now let’s think about that for a moment, Allah has given us Revelation the Quran and the one of the goals of the Quran, for any human being who contemplates the Quran is they become convinced that this word is in fact the word of God. it is the truth, truth.

So part of its goals the ayat of Allah that have been revealed, is to make it clear to a human being, that this in haq, is it is the ultimate truth. also interestingly has another meaning, Al-Haqq also means purpose, like Allah says,

خَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْحَقِّ 

He created the skies and the Earth with truth, what also means with purpose. So not only do we get truth from the Quran we get purpose from the Quran our existence is Not an Accident. our life is not just chaos, it’s not just a temporary experience, and then it’s over it is a purposeful and meaningful existence, right and these are the conclusions a person draws, when they contemplate the word of Allah, but in this Ayah Allah now says that we will show them our signs not in the Quran but in the horizons outside, and we will show them our signs inside of themselves, until it becomes clear to them that it is in fact true. meaning the Revelation the message of the Revelation is also encoded inside of ourselves. and the the result the conclusions that the Revelation leads us to,

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