A Simple Thought In Its Plain Simplicity
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
The first generation of people among whom the Qur’an was delivered were not a sophisticated race. Their mind was not cast in any articificial or conventional mould furnished by civilization. It was content to receive a simple thought in its plain simplicity. That was they the Qur’anic thought, simple as it was, sank easily into their hearts. No one at the time felt it different to catch its meaning. The moment the companions of the Prophet heard a verse recited to them, they forthwith caught its significance.