Indications from Signs
By Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir as-Sufi
published by Madinah Press
Paper Back 58
EXCERPT: THE UNDERLYING STRUCTURE OF THE QUR'AN
The Qur'an complexities internally through five phases.
SUKUT- silences, without which the meaning would not be clear.
- HURUF- letters. The Qur'an in its totality is letters. The means by which they are patterned is listed below. But letters also appear in the isolation form at the beginnings of certain units of thew Qur'an. These letters are called al-muqattat.
- KALAM- words. These constructions of words-patterning are the basic meaning clusters of the Book, the second level of meanings in the mulk. They have an inner structure of arrangement- grammar
- SURATS- forms. These are large units.united by thematic content. There are 114 surats or 113 which open with the 'Bismillah'
About Shaykh AbdalQadir Sufi
Abdalqadir as-Sufi (born 1930 Ian Dallas in Ayr, Scotland) is a Shaykh of Tarbiyah (Instruction), leader of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Tariqa, founder of the Murabitun World Movement and author of numerous books on Islam, Sufism (Tasawwuf) and political theory. Born in Scotland, he was a playwright and actor before he accepted Islam in 1967 with the Imam of the Masjid al-Qarawiyyin (Qarawiyyin Mosque) in Fes, Morocco.
Abdalqadir as-Sufi has worked in spreading Islam since that time and has students all over the world in both Muslim and non-Muslim lands. He continues to write; among his latest publications are The Book of Tawhid, The Book of Hubb, The Book of 'Amal and The Book of Safar, and as Ian Dallas Ian Dallas Collected Works, The Time of the Bedouin – on the politics of power, Political Renewal and The Interim is Mine (2010). His commentary on current events and issues affecting Muslims in different parts of the world can be found on his website. He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where he holds regular gatherings of Dhikr and instruction in the
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