Is The Quran
Enough Part 1
'The number of
months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)- so ordained by Him
the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred'
[Surah Tauba, ayah 36]
Does The Quran Tell Us The Names of The Sacred Months?
Does The Quran Tell Us The Sequence Of The Twelve Months?
Or do we make our
own sequence for our benefit like the polytheists.
Postponing (of the sacred month) is only an addition in unbelief, where
with those who disbelieve are led astray, violating it one year and
keeping it sacred another, that they may agree in the number (of months)
that Allah has made sacred, and thus violate what Allah has made sacred;
the evil of their doings is made fair seeming to them; and Allah does
not guide the unbelieving people.
[Surah Tauba, ayah 37]
When we are to fast in Ramadan, how would we know which month is of
We are not to initiate in fighting during the sacred months, but how
would we know when they start and when they end?
From the above ayah it is evident that the Mushrikeen used to change the
months for their benefit, so how do we know that the present sequence
being followed isn't fabricated?
Well, those who believe in hadiths can know the answer from hadiths, but
what will be of those who refuse to accept anything beside Quran as
authentic and protected?
'They ask thee concerning the New Moons. Say: They are but signs to mark
fixed periods of time for (the affairs of) men, and for Pilgrimage.'
[Surah Baqarah, ayah 189]
On the eve of 29th of any month we try to locate the moon in order to
establish whether the month is finished or not. If we don't sight the
moon we observe the month as of 30 days, Why? Because hadith tells us
that there are only 29 days minimum or 30 days maximum in a month.
But the Quran doesn't tell us how many days are there in a month, if the
skies are cloudy and we aren't able to locate the moon what are we to
Are we to observe a month of more than 30 days?
There is no mention of these details in the Quran.
Even if we are to believe in 'Quran only', then whose interpretation
will be held as valid? As the 'Quran only' people themselves are divided
into many sects and have different interpretations.
Even simple terms like 'Salat' are cause of dispute:
1] According to one prominent group this term just means 'A system in
which the rich and poor are treated equally'.
2] Some say this means prostration, bowing and Qiyam etc. Meaning salat
is an act of worship but don't exceed the Quran to learn how it is
3] Some try to prove that salat will be offered the way it is being
offered by Imam Kaba, even though they don't consider him a Muslim.
All the above and many more prove their beliefs from the Quran.
If we are to accept that we have to obey Markaz-e-Millat
(Authority/Center/Capital of the nation)' for interpretation of the
Quran, then following questions arise:
Who can be classified as Markaz-e-Millat? Meaning if there is a split in
the Markaz-e-Millat and two factions are created.
Will the interpretations of the Quran keep changing with the change in
Explaining the Quran is Allah 's duty:
Allah says : "it 's (Quran) explanation is also upon Us".
[Surah Qiyama (75), ayah 19]
Can the explanation of 'Markaz-e-Millat' be classified as the
explanation of Allah?
Allah entrusted the Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) with this duty:
Allah says : "(Oh prophet) we have revealed this advise on you so you
could explain it for the people"
[Surah Al Nahl (16), ayah 44]
Was the Quran revealed on the 'Markaz-e-Millat'?
On whom the Quran was revealed would know the true meaning of it, the
explanation he would give wouldn't be his own invention but actually be
the wahi (revelation) from Allah.