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Abandoning the Qur’an

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Imam ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyya has listed out five types of abandonment of the Qur’an. We need to know them so that we can always be careful and cautious about them. 

Types of ‘abandonment’ of the Qur’an:

1. “To abandon listening to it and believing in it.

2. To abandon acting upon it, and ignoring its lawful and prohibited ordinances (halaal and haraam), even if one believes in it and recites it.

3. To abandon judging by it and resorting to it as a judge when there are differences in the essence of the religion or other matters.

4. To abandon pondering over it, and understanding it, and seeking the explanation of it.

5. To abandon using it as a cure in all types of diseases of the heart, and instead to seek to cure these diseases by other means.

And all of these categories are included in the statement of Allah:

“And the Messenger (will) say: O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’an” (25: 30)

whereas some type of abandonment is less severe than others”.

I hope and pray to Allah that when our Prophet complains to Him on the Day of Judgement that his people did ‘abandon’ the Qur’an, let us not be one among those disobedient lot. Aameen. 

June 27, 2012 - Posted by | Abandoning the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. suma ameen! An excellent reminder indeed
    Jazak’Allah khayr

    Comment by Ayesha | June 28, 2012 | Reply

    • wa iyyaaki.

      Comment by MuQeet | June 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. Aameen.
    May Allah reward you for spreading the knowledge. Aameen.
    We will definitely be wandering if we abandon our Guide!

    Comment by OutspokenHijabi | June 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Jazakillah Khayr for taking time out to visit my blog and also for commenting.

      Comment by MuQeet | June 28, 2012 | Reply

  3. Ameen. Masha’Allah very nice blog. I came across today when searching for some Quranic words. May Allah reward for your sincere work. Ameen

    Comment by Kaleem | May 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Assalamu Alaikum.
      Alhamdulillah, brother and Jazakallaahu Khayra.
      Keep visiting, Inshaa’Allah.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 17, 2014 | Reply

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