4 CD's By Shaykh bin Bayyah, with a translation by Hamza
The Miracles of the Quran by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayya, is really a
miracle of traditional Islamic education. The penetrating insights that the
Shaykh provides are the fruits of a youth spent mastering the tools necessary to
plumb the depths of the deepest subject, the Book of God.
is a master of the sciences of Arabic which number twelve according to some
scholars and fifteen according to others. All of these sciences have branches
and the pursuit of them is endless.
The Quran is a miracle because its meanings
are like the ocean waves, unrelenting and over time reducing the heart to
crushed grains of sand on the shore of divine presence, no longer standing in
defiance to the waves but malleable and yielding in a state of submission. The
Shaykh has spent a lifetime contemplating the ocean of the Quran, crushed by the
force of its meanings and one can feel in his gentle voice the humility that has
come from a lifetime of exposure to its might and majesty. I was fortunate on
the one hand to be his translator and hapless on the other in that I fell far
short of his lofty meanings.
He is a treasure of knowledge in an age when such
treasures are mostly buried deep in the earth. May God preserve him for us and
continue to benefit us through him, amin. Hamza Yusuf