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18 I SPECIAL FEATURE Passion Islam I September 2009
Approaching the Quran
Truly and Completely
Here we are now in the first weeks of month or a motion of recitation, but Quran, Surah Waqiah, The prophet
the month of Ramadhan. The Quran indeed a final reminder to humanity that (peace be upon him) said of it “The one
which has been resting on the top of must be taken seriously. who reads Surah Waqiah at night will
our shelves for days, weeks and for not face poverty.” (Bayhaqi)
some of us months has now found itself Much emphasis on Reading the
back in the hands of the believers. Quran Remembering the Quran
We are now inshallah habitually In this blessed month we are reminded We are also encouraged to memorise
reading it and trying our best to daily on the importance of being more the Quran such that our tongues remain
understand its meaning by deeply attached to the Quran. The Prophet moistened with its remembrance, acts
pondering over its purposes. Were (saw) said, “These hearts become as a guiding light in our hearts. Abdullah
hearing the Quran recited eloquently rusty just as iron does when water ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet
and beautifully by the Salaat-ul affects it.” On being asked what could (saw) said: “He in whose heart there is
Taraweeh. clear them he replied, “A great amount nothing of the Qur’an is like a house in
Many of us have realised that the of remembrance of death and recitation ruin.” [Transmitted by Tirmidhi]
Quran, its message, its verses and the of the Qur’an.” [Bayhaqi transmitted it The Quran should never be allowed
vision of life which it proposes is no joke. in Shu’ab al-Iman. Abdullah ibn Umar to left on our shelves gathering dust, we
We have also realised that it was in this narrated] must realise that it is the Guidance that
blessed month that this noble Quran Hence the Quran is a reminder for Allah (swt) has sent for humanity. This
was revealed and finalised for mankind us about our life and our purpose of is the Quran that will intercede for us on
as the last and final revelation for existence. Let us not allow our hearts to the day of judgement. The amount of
humanity and what Allah (swt) wishes become rusty devoid of the Quran! The Quran that we memorise will determine
for his creation to do on this Earth. Quran is also a remedy for us in our our level in Paradise.
Allah (swt) says in the Quran in lives for many situations. This acts as ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-’Aas
Surah al Hashr: “Had we sent down reminding us to be close to the Quran heard the Prophet (saw) saying: “It will
this Qur’an on a mountain, you would and to making it as a reference point for be said to the companion of the Qur’an:
surely have seen it humbling itself and the many situations we face daily. Read and elevate (through the levels of
split asunder (crumbling) by the fear of The Prophet (saw) said “Do not the Paradise) and beautify your voice
Allah. Such are the parables that we turn your houses into graves. Shaytan as you used to do when you were in
put forward to mankind that they may is barred from any home where Surah the dunyaa! For verily, your position in
reflect.” [TMQ - Al-Hashr: 21] Baqarah has been recited.” (Muslim). the Paradise will be at the last verse
So the Quran is no pass time in this Regarding the 56th Surah of the you recite!” [Aboo Daawood and At-
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