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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.
Shaykh Abdallah 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 oceans 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