بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In a recent discussion with a friend, we were discussing whether knowledge in the Quran was something that in principle is equally accessible to all, or whether it is in principle graduated (i.e. there are levels to knowledge which only chosen people can reach.) Of course, we all recognize that there are obstacles to gaining knowledge, but are these obstacles merely accidental – i.e. not finding the time to study Arabic full time, or is there something more essential going on?