About Noon

 

Noon Center For Quranic Studies and Researches

1419 H 1998 AD

The marvels of the holy Quran never come to an end. The holy Quran is Gods words the meanings and miracles thereof never exhaust being the eternal intellectual miracle. Whenever man gives rise to doubts, the holy Quran presents the manifest proof.

Whereas the ancient moslem scholars talked about the rhetorical miracles of the Holy Quran, the contemporary ones talk about other aspects of the miracles such as the legislative, historical, scientific and mathematical miracles. Such aspects and others made the efforts of the moslem of today in presenting the proof easier. The mathematical miracle, for instance, can easily abolish the false allegations of the orientalists as well as the doubt generators.

Nowadays, we can irrefutably prove through the mathematical inimitability that the holy Quran neither increased nor decreased by any single letter. We can also prove that the othmanic calligraphy of the holy Quran is divine inspiration i.e. dictated by revelation to the prophet pbuh. This also applies to the order of the chapters (surats) of the holy Quran. More importantly is that fact proves, specially to the Arabs the prophecy of Mohammed pbuh, because mathematics are facts easily understood by all peoples irrespective of their languages.

The individual efforts alone fell short of proving the inimitability of the holy Quran. The issue is far beyond the capability of one center or more.

However, there should be an initiative or a first step. Hence, there came the idea of establishing Noon Center for the Quranic Researches and Studies. No matter what so modest the outset was, it is hoped, by Allahs help and blessings, this center will be the pioneer in Palestine and the area.



The centers Objectives :

A. Following-up and Developing the Miraculous Studies Particularly the Mathematical Miracles

Every messenger of God should have evidence in support of his message. There is no place for any evidence other than the miracle. The miracles of the messengers of God were tangible and consequently enough as a proof at their times. All Allahs messages, which preceded Islam, were limited in time and place. When the common and comprehensive message of Allah was revealed, the miracle had to be intellectual so that it would be able to give the proof at any time even after the departure of Prophet Mohammed pbuh.
The intellectual miracle goes up along with the promotion of human perception and what man receives therefrom is proportionate to his understanding. There is no doubt that people nowadays are more capable to evaluate the intellectual miracle and they have better faculty for judgement and scrutiny.
Based on the above, we notice that researches in the Quranic inimitability are still below the required standard and far beyond the capabilities of contemporary man- Today, we can drink from the spring of this everlasting marvel.

B. Following-up the Studied Related to the Society and their Promotion

The Holy Quran is in the first place, a book of guidance. Human race has never known throughout history such a book, which could bring about a great nation as the Holy Quran did. Moreover, the effectiveness and impact are in progress. It is beyond doubt that the contemporary publications to this effect are plentiful; but we aspire to present studies that conform to the requirements of the forthcoming period. Noon also hopes for taking part in rectifying the track of the contemporary researches and studies as some studies are not free from false or intended or not intended deviations.

C. Following up the studies in Quranic sciences especially the Quranic exegetics

Quranic sciences include, interalia, many issues related to the holy Quran such as History, compiling the Holy Quran, its othmanic calligraphy, recitations and the date of interpretation There are other researches associated with the Islamic jurisprudence such as abrogation and inference. The Noon Center is looking forward to present new and useful studies in this respect. Now, we can enrich this science through the mathematical miracles outcome.

D. Communication and Cooperation with Scholars and Researchers and Stimulating the Spirit of Research

Some recession in the intellectual and scientific activities predominates the Holy Land. This is attributed to many factors among which is the continued emigration of the scientific minds as well as the historical struggle emanating from the fact that Palestine is a safeguarding land. Today, we can overcome these challenges by assembling the scattered scientific capabilities and the creation of a helpful and motivating atmosphere. This will, consequently enable us to create an intellectual and effective establishment, which constitutes inspiration to the Palestinian people, and communicates with its sister establishments in the Islamic world. There is no doubt that the achievement of this target will much help in realizing, by Allahs will ,the other objectives.



Means and tools :

1. Establishing a library that includes all material related to the Quranic studies and researches whether for reading, listening, or calculation in order to be an easy term of reference and handy for the learners and the researchers in the center and the vicinity.

2. Publishing the studies and researches brought out by the Center in various available publishing means for the benefit of others and to give the scholars the chance to criticize and give their observations thereat; thus, the Center will be able to undertake the necessary development and enrichment.

3. Organizing workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences.

4. Cooperation with the universities and colleges specialized in the Quranic studies for the sake of activating the performance and the publicity of benefit.




Supervision :

Work at the Center is oversighted by a ten-member aboard of trustees. The board appoints the director of the center along with the administrative body.



Departments of work :

1. Department of Researches and studies.

2. Department of Public relations.

3. Department of Financial Matters.

4. Department of Information and References.

5. Department of Computer.



Director
Bassam Jarrar