Al Qur’an Al Kareem says:
إِنَّهُ لَقُرْآَنٌ كَرِيمٌ
فِي كِتَابٍ مَكْنُونٍ
Innahu laquranun kareemun
‘that this indeed is a noble Qur’an’, *37
Fee kitabin maknoonin
‘inscribed in a well-guarded Book’, *38
Maulana Saiyad Abul Aala Maududi rahamatullah alaihi explains these two Ayat-e-Kareemat thus:
‘*37 “The positions of the stars” : the positions and phases and orbits of the stars and planets. The oath implies that just as the system of the celestial bodies is firm and stable, so also is this Divine Word firm and stable. The same God Who has coated that system has also sent down this Word. Just as there exists perfect. consistency and harmony among the countless stars and planets found in the countless galaxies of the Universe, whereas apparently they seem to be scattered, so also this Book presents a perfectly consistent, and systematic code of life in which detailed guidance has been given, on the basis of belief, about morals, modes of worship, civilization and culture, economic and social life, law and justice, peace and war, in short, about every aspect of human life, and there is nothing out of harmony with the other, whereas this system of thought has been expressed in scattered verses and discourses given on different occasions. Then, just as the system of the heavens set and planned by God is stable and unalterable, and does not ever admit of the slightest variation, so also are the truths and instructions given , in this Book stable and unalterable: no part of these can be changed or displaced in any way.
*38 This implies the well-guarded Tablet (leuh-mahfuz). For it the word Kitab maknun has been used, which means a writing kept hidden, i.e. a writing that is inaccessible to all. The Qur’an’s having been inscribed in this well guarded Book means that before its being sent down to the Holy Prophet (upon whom be Allah’s peace) it lay inscribed in the Divine Writ of Destiny in which three is no possibility of any alteration or corruption taking place, for it is inaccessible to every kind of creation.’
—Towards understanding the Meaning of the Qur’an
It’s my contention, supported by numerous inner proofs of Ved and Qur’an, that this ‘Kitab-e-Maknoon is VED.
Ved invites the entire humankind:
‘Devasy’ pashy’ kaavyam, n’ mamaar, n’ jeeryati.’
‘See the wisdom of the Divine One, neither died nor grew old.’
Nothing else, at all.
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