'It is said that when Mohammed heard for the first time- of course, it is a parable - when he heard that a messenger from God was standing and telling him to recite, recite the name of God, recite his glory.... The word koran means recite, thats where the name koran has come from - because the first thing Mohammed heard was 'Recite!'
He was very much puzzled, and he said 'How to recite? I dont know!'
And the angel said ' Thats why! Recite - because those who know, they cannot recite.'
And Mohammed said, ' I am very illiterate, and I don't even know the language rightly. I cannot write and I cannot read.'
The angel said, ' Precisely! Thats why i say recite! - because those who know and can read and can write, they are lost in their knowledge. You are pure in this moment: recite.'
In this purity, God has spoken. In this purity, his own inner most soul has spoken.'
In this very purity the beautiful koran was born.
Now you need not go to the Koran. You can go to your inner interval, and again the messenger will come and say, "Recite!' I say it so to you becasue it has happened to me, it can happen to you.
Whenever there is an interval, Gods messengers are around you. When there is tremendous silence, God is within you. You are fulfilled.'
'The Path of Love' On ths Songs of the Indian Mystic Kabir