Recite Not Read


Here is something amazing i just found, Most of you already know this , but i found this on my own and it made me appreciate the 1st Revelation of Quran More. There is a consensus (Ijmah ) of the scholars as Surah Alaq is the 1st Revelation of the Quran. and the 1st word of the 1st revelation is ” Iqra ” which is usually translated as ” Read ” in some translations , but i just found out that “Read ” is not the correct translation, ” Recite ” is the correct one. Which makes the 1st revelation more Beautiful, Since reading is kind of an Input knowledge which is kept to own self, but Recite  input and as well as output at the same time, not only gaining knowledge but also giving it to others, and The 1st word is a kind of a Commandment, so who so ever hears that command it also becomes obligatory for him to recite and tell others, so a never ending chain starts. Now keeping the commandment in your mind, recite the 1st revelation of Quran and reflect upon it.

Recite in the name of your Lord who created -Created man from a clinging substance.Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous -Who taught by the pen -Taught man that which he knew not. ” (96:1-5) 

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