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Improve your relationship with the Qur’an

Are you one of those people who rarely touches the Qur’an? Or do you read daily but don’t find it is having the impact on you that it should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that can help you connect with the Qur’an.

  1. Before you touch it, check your heart. The key to really benefiting from the Qur’an is to check your heart first, before you even touch Allah’s book. Ask yourself, honestly, why you are reading it. Is it to just get some information and to let it drift away from you later? Remember that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was described by his wife as a “walking Qur’an”: in other words, he didn’t just read and recite the Qur’an, he lived it.

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July 23, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Obligations Muslims Owe the Qur’an

By Maulana Israr Ahmed

The pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to the abandoning of the Qur’an by the Muslims. The attitude of indifference that we constantly show towards the last of the Allah’s Revelations, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing it. Instead, we must clearly understand our responsibilities towards the Qur’an and try our very best in fulfilling them. We can neither expect any improvement in our worldly state of affairs nor hope for salvation in the Hereafter, unless we carry out all the obligations that we owe the Qur’an.

Five things that the Qur’an demands from every Muslim are as follows:

  1. The Muslim is required to believe in the Qur’an,

  2. He is required to read it,

  3. He is required to understand it,

  4. He is required to act upon its teachings, and

  5. He is required to convey its teachings to others. Continue reading

July 6, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment