UNDERSTANDING OF REVELATION (QURAN)
was revealed over a 23 year period to our beloved Prophet (PBUH). It was written
down immediately by few scribes, including Ali (SA). Then, it was collated and
organized to its current form few years after Prophet's death during the time of
OSMAN in the year 25 A.H. under Imam Ali's supervision.
has 114 Surah (Chapters) close to 6200 Ayet (Sentences) and 80,000 words. Ayet
was delivered like a Jigsaw puzzle and was organized by our beloved Prophet (PBUH).
For example, the first Ayet was Surah 96-Ayet 1-5, then 68-33, then 73-10, and
the last Ayet was 5-3 and the last Surah was 110. To understand QURAN one must
know when and why which Surah and Ayet was revealed (Shaan Nozol). For example,
in relation to Alcohol, the first Ayet (Time 87) Sura 2-Ayet 219 says,
"Alcohol has great sin and some profit for men but sin is greater than
profit." Second Ayet (Time 92) Sura 4-Ayet 43 says, "Do not come close
to prayers while you are intoxicated until you understand what you say."
The last Ayet (Time 112) Sura 5-Ayet 90 says, "believers, wine and gambling
are sin by devil, avoid them so you can prosper." If one does not know the
time of revelation, meaning may change significantly. Based on this Ayet,
drinking Alcohol and Gambling are HARAM (Forbidden) for all believers anywhere
in the world.
an Islamic Country: Alcohol and gambling must be banned. Purchase, sale, production,
import, or export of alcoholic drinks must be illegal. Violators must be
punished by law - initially by fine, then by loss of income of alcohol dealers
or gambling houses. Since alcohol and gambling are both socially harmful to the
society it must be banned. A person can drink alcohol because he is free, but
once he gets cancer of liver, society must spend thousands of dollars to treat
him. Or, if he gets drunk and drives under its influence, he could kill someone.
Therefore, it is reasonable to ban alcohol. The same applies for gambling: once
a person looses his wealth and destroys his family, he will be useless for the
society. Therefore, banning alcohol and gambling is reasonable and supported by
says there is no compulsion in religion. "Truly the right way has become
clearly distinct from error." Surah 2-Ayet 256 (Time 87)
says both men and women must lower their gaze and keep their modesty.
"Believing women should cover their shoulders and their chest by their
scarf, but if they are very old (after menopause), they do not have to cover but
they must keep their modesty. Righteous women must wear long garments so they
will be recognized and respected." Surah 24-Ayet 30 & 60 (Time 102)
Surah 33- Ayet 59 (Time 90)
Islamic Country: Hejab is recommended by QURAN as means of perfection. There is no
compulsion in Islam. Since there is no social damage from bad Hejab, therefore
enforcing Hejab is not necessary. Enforcing Hejab harshly in some Islamic
countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran, is not Islamic Law. It is unreasonable and
it is an indication of male chauvinism. In Islamic country, modesty should be
encouraged. And, if Hejab is forced for women then having
a beard and wearing kufi hat should also be forced for men. Forcing Hejab
in Saudi Arabia or Iran is as unreasonable as forcing to remove Hejab in France.
Both are indication of male ignorance.
Enforcing Hejab (Head Cover) in mosque is necessary for men and women since it is the Sonnat. But, because men enforce the rules, women have to wear Hejab. Yet, the men themselves come to prayer without having a beard and wearing kufi hat, ocassionally wearing jeans and t-shirts, which are unreasonable.