With the name of Allah, Most Kind, Most Merciful
Sura Qalam (68)
The importance of writing
6:1 Nun, By the Pen and by the (Record) which (men) write,-
This sura begins with an oath which Allah SWT takes upon the pen, which symbolizes writing. In this way Allah SWT gives due importance to writing in a community where learning through this approach was not common. This point is further motivated by the first revelation, which began with the instruction to “Read”.
Reading and writing are essential tools to spread the message of the Quran to all parts of the world.
The Quran itself is a document reduced to writing. The importance of documenting commercial transactions is emphasized in sura 2 verse 282. It is unfortunate that literacy is not a high priority in the Muslim World, something that the current generation of Muslims have a responsibility to change.
Continues tomorrow …..InshaAllah
Salaam / Peace