Quran

Scientific Approach of the Quran

A study of the Quran shows that the Quranic approach is based neither on mythology nor on superstition, but on scientific principles. When we use the term ‘scientific approach’ to describe a way of thinking, it always means that such thinking that is in accordance with reality. One with such a bent of mind will be scientific in all his dealings in the world. His thinking is totally in accordance with external realities.

Universality of the Quran

A study of the Quran shows that its aim is to produce a universal approach in human beings. Universality means high thinking and an unbiased and unconditioned approach. We find an example of this quality in the Quran. It addresses us thus: ‘O man, O mankind.’ This shows that the approach of the Quran is based on universality. The very first chapter of the Quran begins with these words: ‘Praise be to God, the Lord and Sustainer of all mankind.’ Similarly, the Quran introduces God as the “Lord of the worlds”, and not just the Lord of the Muslims or the Lord of the Arabs.

The Message of the Quran

The Quran, according to Muslim belief, is a book of revelations from God. Today, it exists in the form of a book, but all the 114 chapters of the Quran were not revealed at one time. They were sent bit by bit, according to circumstances, over a period of 23 years.