Thursday, 29 December 2011
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH – THE SOURCE OF MERCY – THE MOST MERCIFUL
THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET
To absorb the Glorius Qur'an, you must move as close as you can to the Prophet (peace be upon him) who received it first from Allah. His whole life is a "living Qur'an". If you want to 'read' the Glorius Qur'an in action, observe the Prophet in his deeds, as Saiyyedah 'A'isha said: "his conduct was nothing but the Glorious Qur'an." To move closer to the Prophet, you should read his sayings (ahadith) and his life (Sirah) as much as you can.
Let us, in conclusion, pray to Allah to enable us to recite the Glorious Qur'an as it ought to be recited and nor to make us like those:
... TO WHOM THE BOOK WAS GIVEN BEFORE, BUT WITH THE LAPSE OF TIME, THEIR HEARTS BECAME HARD. (The Noble Qur'an 57:16)
... WHO WERE GIVEN THE BURDEN OF THE TORAH THEN THEY DID NOT CARRY IT,THEY ARE LIKE A DONKEY CARRYING HOOKS. (The Noble Qur'an 62:5)
AND TO MAKE US LIKE THOSE WHO: ... WHEN ALLAH IS MENTIONED, THEIR HEARTS QUAKE, AND WHEN HIS VERSES ARE RECITED TO THEM, IT INCREASES THEM IN FAITH. (The Noble Qur'an 39:23)
HEART SHIVER THE SKINS OF THOSE WHO FEAR THEIR LORD; THEN THEIR SKINS AND HEARTS SOFTEN TO THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH (The Noble Qur'an 39:23)
WHEN IT IS RECITED TO THEM, THEY FALL DOWN UPON THEIR FACES, PROSTRATING (The Noble Qur'an 17:107)
AND THEY SAY: GLORY BE TO OUR LORD! OUR LORD'S PROMISE IS FULFILLED.(The Noble Qur'an 17:108)
AND THEY FALL DOWN UPON THEIR FACES, WEEPING AND IT INCREASES THEM IN HUMILITY. (The Noble Qur'an 17:109)
AND DO NOT MAKE US LIKE THOSE: about whom the Prophet (peaco be upon him) will, on the Day of Judgement, complain, O MY LORD! THESE MY PEOPLE HAVE ABANDONED THE QUR'AN (The Noble Qur'an 25:30)
Our Lord! Enable us to imbibe the meaning of the Qur'an and guide us to and lead us along the straight path.