The Qur’an Is So Simple To Understand

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

The difficulties which we feel today in appreciating the manner of presentation observed by the Qur’an, or the arrangement of its parts and verses, or the phraseology employed therein are all due to the inclination inherited from our medieval past not to appreciate a simple thing for its simplicity. The Qur’an is so simple to understand and yet we do not feel happy until we evaluate its worthy by fanciful standards of our own making, standards so distasteful to the purpose of the Qur’an. That is the picture which today confronts us at every turn.