I am asking our Grandsheikh to reach to us with his spiritual powers so that we may give explanations of his teachings, and also I am asking for spiritual powers for those who will listen to his words.
Grandsheikh was saying that if a person can arrange and direct his actions according to a Qur’anic verse and do so with full belief, he can receive from it every knowledge of which he may be in need throughout his life. Also, he says in regard to the meaning of ‘Ayat’ or verse of the Qur’an, that to call it a ‘verse’ is not sufficient, for an ayat is in reality much, much more than explaining something through a verse; as I understand from Grandsheikh, ‘ayat‘ belongs to Allah Almighty and is a ‘Sign of Allah’, sign of His endless Power and Knowledge. Ayat reaches to the highest point and is in all cases victorious, so that no matter what comes upon one from the Sons of Adam, one ayat will be enough to vanquish it all and to make one victorious. That is ayat: it has such a power that it outweighs the power of all mankind put together.
For what reason has ayat been so named?—Because Allah Almighty challenged all of the Arabs and all mankind to put forward one verse alike unto a Qur’anic ayat; to all come together—poets, learned men, clever people—and see if they were able to, but they failed—and they had to fail—as it is impossible to meet the challenge. Why?—Because an ayat contains the word of Allah, quite distinct from the word of men. The Prophet recited Qur’an as it was read to him, and at other times he spoke from himself (Hadith), but if you compare the two you can tell the difference immediately, just as one may easily distinguish between rubies and normal stones; such is the difference between the two— one the word of mortal man and the other the word of the Almighty and Eternal Lord.
Our Grandsheikh was saying that if a man can keep and totally practice one ayat, that he himself will become an Ayat from among the ayats or signs of Allah, and will be victorious over all. We are not speaking about such people who name themselves ‘ayatollah’; if a person is a true ayatollah then power is coming through him so that he has no need to use guns, rockets and soldiers. Even one of his holy breaths is adequate to protect himself and his whole nation from evil.
(A question was asked): “Is it true what I was told, that it took Abu Bakr As-Siddiq ten years to completely absorb and incorporate Surat al-Fatihah (The Opening Chapter of the Qur’an)?”
This is such a chapter (Surah) that if it even took Abu Bakr ten years to incorporate it, then we cannot reach it even in ten-thousand years. The important point is that Abu Bakr attained to the understanding of this surah, and that this surah contains within it all of the Holy Qur’an. The Fatiha stands for the whole Qur’an but the whole rest of the Qur’an cannot stand in the place of the Fatihah. If you read Qur’an seven times from beginning to end without reading the Fatihah it will not be equal to reading the Fatihah just once—that is why we read the Fatihah in every rak`at of the prayer. I once beard from my Grandsheikh that Sayyidina Ali said: “Oh people, I can sit here and tell you so many meanings of Fatihah that if you wrote them down, they would fill enough volumes. to overburden one-hundred camels, and still it would not be enough to express the meanings of al-Fatihah.”