The Real Meaning Of The Qur’an

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an 1968

It is a matter for regret that those who came after the first generations. chiefly inspired by external influences, began to invent for themselves new and newer forms of approach to the Qur’an and caused the original interpretation of it to fall into disuse. The idea came to be entertained that ‘the earlier generation was strong in faith; but the later generation was strong in knowledge,’ although the earlier generation were reputed to be sound both in heart and mind, in faith, as well as, in knowledge. All the same, the real meaning of the Qur’an was gradually relegated to the limbo of oblivion, and its simple message came to raise, in almost every sphere of life, issues too difficult to solve.