Madina Asad (Al Huda Student)
The pen is one of the strongest signs of Allah’s power, thus Allah swears by it in this Surah. Allah uses the pen to make His deen powerful by preserving His words (Quran) throughout the generations. This was the tool that educated the once known illiterate nation of Arabia at the time of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). I strongly believe that one of the reasons for the fall of this ummah now is because we have forgotten the importance of writing. Most of the Muslim countries literacy rate is very low. If this nation picks up their pen then we might see some success. The success will only occur when the pen is used in the way of deen, as knowledge of the deen cannot be captured without the pen.
It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword and now it is mightier than any technological weapon that exists.