An Appeal To Reason

 Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

The primary and the most important feature of the method of presentation observed by the Qur’an is the appeal to reason that it makes. It lays repeated emphasis on the search for the truth, and on the need of exercising one’s reason and insight and of reflecting over the inward and the outward experience of life and drawing valid conclusions. In fact, there is no chapter in the Qur’an wherein it has not made an earnest appeal to man to reflect over everything.

“On earth are sighs for men of firm belief, and also in your own selves – will ye not take notice then?”

Surah: Al-Dhariyat (Scattering Winds) – Chapter: 51 – Verses: 20-21