Alhumduilla, Bayyinah Institute will be offering a course called: Divine Speech: Literary Characteristics of the Qur’an.
If you’ve ever taken a Bayyinah course, you’ll be familiar with the gems Br. Nouman Ali Khan gives out at the end of the class. The gems were actually my favorite part of the entire class 🙂 Grammer is fun an’ all, but can get complicated. The gems are SOOO amazing! They leave you like “woah.” Speechless.
One gem that has been engraved in my mind deals with the amazing style of the Quran. Br. Nouman mentioned to us aya 3 of Surah Al Muddathir:
“And magnify the greatness of your Lord”
For this verse Br. Nouman asked us to disregard the “waw” (which means and) and look at the remaining letters. If one were to disconnect the letters and list them seperateley, they would notice something interesting:
ر ب ب ك ف ك ب ب ر
What you see in front of you is a palindrome. Palindromes are words that are spelled the same backwards and forwards. Examples include: mom, dad, and wow. The amazing thing about this Quranic palindrome is that it is such a POWERFUL statement. “Glorify the greatness of your Lord.” How does the word mom or dad compare in meaning? Also remember that the Prophet (s) did not know how to read and write. He didn’t write out the verses and check for palindromes, etc.
Br. Nouman gave us other palindromes and many more examples of the amazing miracles in the Quran; and not the scientific kinds. I’m extrememely excited for this class!! Can’t wait until it comes 🙂 Don’t miss this opportunity to better get to know the Book of Allah!! Register
Wow…what a way to procrastinate homework 🙂