Assalamu Alaikum Everyone!
How are you doing? I hope you are having an amazing day wherever you are in the world! May Allah bless and shower you and all those you love with happiness and health. As well, I hope this new year is a year full of blessings and guidance from Allah (SWT).
Today we will be covering another important aspect of our journey through life as Muslimahs. That is the blessing of the Holy Qur’an (The Holy Book of Islam) in our lives. Through this post we will learn all about the importance of the Qur’an, why we should build our relationship with the Qur’an and ways to build our love for the Qur’an. InshAllah, this post will be educational and we can build our love for the Qur’an through it.
“The Qur’an: literally, ‘that which is often recited.’ A web of rhythm and meaning, the words of which throb through Muslim worship and which, at every point in the believer’s life , break surface, sanctifying existence with the scent of eternity.” [Abdul Wadod Shalabi in “Islam – Religion of Life”]
The Qur’an represents the Divine guidance for every person’s life. The Qur’an’s revelation to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the way he practically implemented the revelation and completed Allah’s blessing for humanity provided us with a belief and value system that is valid for all times. As we try to find our way through life, always looking for solutions for each problem we face, we leave the Qur’an on our shelves gathering dust with all its secrets rooted inside. The Qur’an is where we must look to find the solutions to our problems. Most of what we read of the Qur’an in our prayers is of the last few pages. We must learn and explore ways that can help us build a strong relationship with the Qur’an, thus we are able to explore the rest of its beauty. To begin building our relationship with the Qur’an, we must begin by building the intention. We can all agree that no good deeds can be achieved without a good intention behind it. Write down in a journal your goal in your journey with the Qur’an. What are your personal reasons to build a stronger relationship with the Qur’an? Is it to find guidance? Is it to become a Hafiz (meaning you have memorized the whole Qur’an)? Setting this affirms the start or continuation of your journey.
Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “People will be resurrected (and judged) according to their intentions.” [Ibn Majah]
Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little.” [Bukhari]
Finally, constantly make Dua that Allah will guide you on the right path. Allah did not leave us alone in this Dunya, He is constantly there to help us when we need and don’t need it.
Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “There is not a Muslim upon the earth who calls upon Allah with any supplication, except that Allah grants it to him, or he turns away from him the like of it in evil; as long as he does not supplicate for something sinful, or the severing of the ties of kinship.” So a man from the people said: “What if we should increase (in it)” He ﷺ said: “(With) Allah is more.” [Tirmidhi]
Remember when you are reading the Quran, you are seeking guidance from Allah which will help you transform your whole being. Open your heart to reading the Quran as someone who is searching for the truth. This will guide you to continue to always read the Quran in order to find new enlightenment.
In the following Ayats we can find many virtues of the Quran, and why it is very important:
"And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy."(Al-Anam, 6/155).
"And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers."(Al-Anam, 6/92).
"Do they not ponder on the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy." (An-Nisa, 4/82).
"The Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong)..."(Al-Baqara, 2/185).
"The Quran is guidance and glad tidings for those who believe."(Al-Baqara, 2/97).
"This Quran is a guidance and glad tidings for those who believe."(Sad, 38/29).
The Quran contains everything of what has happened in the past and what will happen in the future. It distinguishes between truth and falsehood or lies. It separates right from wrong. The Quran is an emotional and spiritual cure that we need as humans. It is the peace that we seek in our lives. The source of happiness that many pay thousands and even millions for. The Quran has all kinds of principles of creed, deeds and ethics that will make us attain real bliss. The Prophet ﷺ stated the following:
"Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection."(Bukhari, Fadailu'l-Qur'an, 1)
The Qur’an is a means of mercy of us all. So, let’s make it one of our goals for 2020. The Qur’an is what will continue to give us a meaning to our daily life. It will be our friend that will continue to stay with us for all eternity. It will be our shield against Hell fire and all evil, so please my friends, make the Qur’an your friend. Trust in Allah, that once the love of the Qur’an grows in your heart, you will experience true, beautiful change in your life.
If you would like a copy of the Qur'an for yourself, I have added a few resources on the Home page that you can use. There are three resources that inshAllah you will find useful. You can either browse through an online copy of the Qur'an, order a copy to be mailed to you for free or download a PDF copy of the Qur'an.
May Allah guide us all to the righteous path and make us all followers of His Messenger, Muhammad ﷺ. Ameen.
My Muslimah Mind
1 / 30 / 2020 at 02:08 PM