The Rights of Quran on Us.

1. To believe on it and everything it speaks about. 

Allah swt says:  

يأيها الذين ءامنوا بالله ورسوله والكتاب الذي نزل على رسوله والكتاب الذي أنزل من قبل ومن يكفر بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله واليوم الأخر فقد ضل ضلالاً بعيداً

(O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.) [4:136]

2. Reciting it with Tajweed.

 Allah swt says: ( ورتل القرءان ترتيلاً )

( And recite the Qur’an with measured recitation.) [73:4]

The Prophet PBUH: “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”
[Muslim].

3. To act on its teaching.

 Allah swt says: ( وهذا كتاب أنزلناه مبارك فاتبعوه واتقوا لعلكم ترحمون ) 

(And this [Qur’an] is a Book We have revealed [which is] blessed, so follow it and fear Allah that you may receive mercy.) [6:155]

4. Gain its knowledge and teach it.

The Messenger of Allah (swt) said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”

[Al-Bukhari].

5. Reflect and ponder on it.

Allah swt says: ( أفلا يتدبرون القرءان )

(Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an ) [47:21]

6. To remain silent while its been recited.

Allah swt says:  (وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ ﴿

So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. [7:204]

7. Adab of the Qur’an. 

 
*The Qur’an should be read only in the state of purity, if you are in a state of major impurity, you cannot read/touch untill you take a complete bath. 
* It shouldn’t be carelessly handled, and if a person is handling it or giving it to some person, he should do so with his right hand.
* It should be taken care of it and safeguarded  from getting torn, and if it tears, it should not be thrown instead it should be burnt  and buried  in a clean and safe ground.
* Nothing should be  written on it without any proper reason to do so.
* Nothing should be placed on top of the Quran.
 
All this due to the importance of the book and respect to the book of Allah. 
 

 AN.

Reviewed by Rafeef Bint AbdulMannan

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The holy month of Ramadan is here and as we all know the two holy cities (Makkah and Madinah) are packed with God’s visitors and worshippers. Everyone wants to go and spend their Ramadan there in hopes of becoming the dwellers of heaven. However I have been there recently and I noticed something that irked me to my very core… people taking pictures. Now you must be wondering why was it so bothersome?  Continue reading

The guest is at the doorstep!

If we know that a guest is coming home for dinner, we would start preparing for it from the morning, probably we will begin shopping a day before. And if the guest is someone important, do I have to mention what we would do?
We’ll clean every corner of our house, prepare the best of dishes and try to look our very best.

It’s just a few hours and the guest will officially enter into our hearts and homes ( اللَهم بلغنا رمضان) . But are we prepared?

It’s not too late, never is it late for something good. Start now. Begin with your heart, because it is the king of all the organs in our body, the vessel of every thought, the engine of all our actions.
The Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم )  said: Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. ( AlBukhari)

The heart is the place of intentions which decides our actions. This is why we have to renew them every now and then by asking ourselves:why are we fasting? What do we want from it? Who are we fasting for?

Narrated `Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “The (reward of) deeds, depend upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration will be considered to be for Allah and His Apostle, and whoever emigrated for the sake of worldly gain or for a woman to marry, then his emigration will be considered to be for what he emigrated for.” (AlBukhari) 

Niyyah or intention, is the basis of our every action, a deed to be accepted by Allah, should be for Allah.

Just like I mentioned, Ramadan is the most honorable guest one could get in his life. Companions of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would start praying and waiting for Ramadan from six months before!

My fellow readers, Ramadan along being a guest is a month full of blessings. The reward of fasting is in Allah’s سبحانه و تعالى  hands as is mentioned in Hadith al qudsi: (fasting is for me…). So before this holy month starts let’s renew our intentions! The intention to do everything in the month of Ramadan and after it only for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, the intention to purify ourselves in this month and seek for Allah’s forgiveness, the intention to become better Muslims, the intention to practice the commandments of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.

May Allah سبحانه وتعالى bless us with many more Ramadans and may this Ramadan be the best that we have ever lived….ameen.

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A message from the Philippines

It was almost a week since exams ended and summer vacations began, since day one of the holidays, I have been keepingA call from Philippines myself busy, learning something new every other day. Alhamdulillah. But even in between all that, I felt I was missing something. Yes, I could spend more time with family, I had no tension of classes the next day or an exam coming up or a deadline for a submission. Yet, I found something not the same. Until, I got a message from the Philippines. Continue reading