Talk 1: Introduction
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
This is an overview of the sciences of the Qur'an revealed in a cascading manner over the past 4/5,000 years through the knowledge of the sacred books.
Before the advent of prophethood, people were intuitively attuned to their fitra (innate nature). Over time the Revelations highlighted reasoning processes connecting human beings to the intellect of the heart. The Qur'an is 'makhnoon'; it must be approached with reverence, humility and purity of heart.
The central theme of the Qur'an is the Oneness of Allah manifesting through His eternal light.