February 28, 2008

THE HOLY QUR’AN

Posted in Messages, Religion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:17 am by randallbutisingh

THE HOLY QUR’AN, the Scripture of Islam
An observation by Randall Butisingh.

There is the fine Thread of Truth woven
in the fabric of every religion.

The Holy Qur’an, a revelation to the prophet Muhamad, on whom be peace, is written in classic Arabic verse. Most scriptures are written in exquisite verse called poetry.

As poetry cannot be defined – any definition will be like trying to paint the wind – unlike the Hadith which is written in prose, the Qur’an loses its essence in translation. A thousand books in explanations and commentaries cannot capture the true message which transcends the beauty, music and imagery of the written word.

The true message, like all good poetry, is that which is felt but cannot be written; and it needs not scholarship but the faith and humility of the listener to get the message.

Poetry is an expression of the feelings and emotion, and anyone, scholar or unlettered, can be a poet, if he can feel deeply; e.g. Kabir whose poetry is researched and commended by scholars; but not everyone can get beyond the beauty of the craftsmanship and the music, which appeal to the senses, to the feeling of the poet which is the true message.

That poetry cannot be enjoyed by the majority is an indication that practicality has blunted the imagination and the visible and transient world appears to be the only reality.

That there is conflict in religion is because of the inability to see the fine thread of truth which is woven into the fabric of all the great religions. All the great teachers and mystics have found this thread, and have reached out in love and unity in their journey by different paths, towards the one God who is the Father of all mankind.

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2 Comments »

  1. Harrison said,

    Yes, that is beautiful. The energy of the message is poetry. And we must all become poets for this is the reality of living in the Kingdom.

  2. randallbutisingh said,

    Poetry‏
    From: Randall Butisingh (randallbutisingh@hotmail.com)
    Sent: Thu 2/28/08 6:17 PM
    To: sentrel@westnet.com.au; cybryan@hotmail.com

    Harrison, thanks for that insightful comment on my observation on Poertry. You have hit the nail right on the head. One of the best comments I read on Poetry was one from Shelley. He says:

    Poetry is at once the centre and circumference of knowledge; it is that which comprehends all science, and that to which all science must be referred. It is the odour and colour of the rose to the elements which compose it, as the form and splendour of unfaded beauty to the secrets of anatomy and corruption.

    If you search my blog, you will find an article written by me on “What is Poetry.”

    Randall


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