What Should I Do If I Don’t Understand A Verse From The Qur’an

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Faith IQ

Channel: Faith IQ

Topics: Islam QA

Episode Notes

What is the ruling on rejecting parts of the Qur’an and accepting the rest in event of non understanding? What does Allah need from us regarding the Qur’an? What is the basic level of submission one requires to be on the path of Islam? What should be the methodology one should adopt in these circumstances?

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi provides answers.

Episode Transcript

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What do I do when I don't understand the first of the Quran or Hadith? Is it okay to just reject it?

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rejecting a verse of the Quran is tantamount to rejecting the entire Quran. Allah says in the Quran for to be known as the Bhagavad Gita, we will talk about, do you believe in a portion of the book and reject other portions? Anybody who picks and chooses between the Quran essentially has rejected the whole book. So if you don't understand the verse, you need to find out what it means. If you don't understand the verse, ask the people of knowledge. And Allah says in the Quran, ask the people of knowledge if you do not know first, victory and quantum law to Allah mode. And the same goes for the Hadith, except that there's a caveat here, you first have to find out if the Hadith is authentic

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or not. If the Hadith is not authentic, then obviously that changes the whole dynamics, if it is authentic, then once again you need to find out what exactly is the meaning of the Hadith. Look, brothers and sisters, Islam means submission. That's the meaning of Islam. At some level, you're going to have to submit even if you don't understand a lot is not requiring you to understand each and every commandment, Allah is requiring that you submit and you obey to your greatest extent. And you will have to have a leap of faith, there will be certain things that you don't understand or you don't know, just because you don't understand them and your limited minds are not capable of

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grasping them does not mean that they are not true is simply means you are human. And you will have to accept that what you don't understand based on what you do understand, you know God exists. You know, Allah is one, you know, the Koran is from him, you know, the prophet system is true. If these things are all valid in your paradigm in mind, then you will have to submit and essentially, even if a particular issue is not understandable to you, and Allah says in the Quran, even to the companions, Allah says that Patel has been legislated for you and you don't like it, but it's possible you don't like something and it is for your interest. It's possible you don't like it, but

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it is for your own good. If this is something Allah told the companions than how much more so for us, so you are going to have to struggle within yourself. Ask the people of knowledge, make dua to Allah to guide you. But even if, after all of this you don't understand, there will be a level of submission that is required because of our Islam.