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

Conversation with Allah swt

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Surah Fatiha is a surah with many virtues, in sha Allah soon I ll be putting all its virtues in light but for today’s post I would like to highlight one of the most overwhelming side of reciting Surah Fatiha in our prayers.

As Muslims we are blessed with a direct link to our Creator 5 times a day, where we stand in front Him and worship Him. It’s a one to one conversation just between Allah swt and his slave.

So do you also know that when you recite Surah Fatiha, Allah swt actually replies to every ayah you recite?! Subahn Allah its just such a beautiful thing.

In Hadith Al-Qudsi Allah swt says: ” I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks.’

Here’s the conversation between your Sustainer and you every time you stand in front of Him reciting this beautiful surah:

You say: (‏ (الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينPraise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe.

Allah the Most High says: My servant has praised Me.

You say:  الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ)‏) The Most Compassionate, the Merciful.

Allah the Most High says: My servant has extolled Me.

You say: (مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ) Master of the Day of judgement.

Allah the Most Exalted says:  My servant has glorified Me. and sometimes He would say: My servant entrusted (his affairs) to Me.

You say:  (إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ) You alone do we worship and You alone we ask for help.

Allah Almighty says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for.

You say: (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ)  Guide us to the straight path, the path of those to whom You have favored, not the path of those who earn Your anger nor the ones who go astray.

Allah the Most High says: This is for My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks for.

Isn’t it beautiful? :’)

The next time you stand for your prayers, keep in mind this sacred conversation between you and the Lord of Worlds, don’t rush through it, recite properly and feel the closeness of the One who is more Merciful to you than your own mother.

Complete Hadith Qudsi: http://sunnah.com/muslim/4/41

AN.