It is our duty to follow the Qur’an

Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed as guidance to man and clear proof of the guidance, and criterion (of falsehood and truth)“. (El-Bekare, 185)

The Qur’an is definitely the book with greatest wisdom, a book being studied and memorized the most, a book by which rules people live and work today. It is a book that contains the principles of Allah Almighty who offers its followers only what is best for them.

The Quran is the source of our faith, i.e. the spring we all drink form, which gives us more strength and determination to succeed in our obedience to Allah Almighty. If we ask ourselves why a large number of Muslims disobey the rules of th Qur’an, why is their faith weak, the answer is in the attitude of the Muslims towards the Qur’an. The Muslims, at least the majority of them never read the Qur’an. Many Muslims whose native language is Arabic can’t study the Qur’an properly and by the Tajweed. The ones whose native language is Arabic don’t event try to learn it. Those who have learnt it, don’t read the Qur’an because they „don’t have time“. People who read the Qur’an can be divided into several groups. There are people who read the Qur’an but don’t understand it. There are other people who read it and make their voice sound more beautiful so others can hear it, without even thinking about the meaning of what they read. There are few people who study the Qur’an and think about its meaning. There are few of them who read the Qur’an while their hearts tremble and the eyes are full of tears.

Let’s hear brothers and sisters how the Qur’an makes us think about it. Allah Almighty says:

“Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction.”

And indeed, a man can study the Qur’an day and night without finding any contradictoriness, because it comes from Allah who is never wrong.

The Qur’an calls us to study it first, and listen to it at the same time. It’s a pitty that nowadays various singers are being listened, and the Qur’an is being listened the least. Young people are walking the streets and shaking their heads, wearing miniature earphones with a MP3 player in their pocket listening to different music and songs they generally don’t understand. It is really rare to meet a young man who listens to the words of Allah who gives him life, health, hearing, eyesight and wisdom in order to understand that there is no other God but Him.

Allah calls us to listen to his ayats by saying:

When the Qur’an is recited listen to it in silence. You may perhaps be blessed..(El-E’araf, 204)

That is why, dear brothers and sisters when you study the Qur’an and recite the words of Allah there is no place for our own words, either join the ones that listen to the Qur’an or move along.

We want to know why we have to read the Qur’an? What’s the use?

There is an answer to this question in the Qur’an, where Almighty says:

Verily this Qur’an directs you to the path that is straight, and gives happy tidings to those who believe and do the right: For them is a great reward. .(El-Isra’, 9)

We have to study the Qur’an  because it shows us the only right way, because there are many pastors who tell us to go here and there, who want us to follow them, their way of life, their delusions or ideas. We shall be aware that only the Qur’an leads to the truth.The Qur’an brings us the joyful news. What news? It is a news that is joyful for every believer, because the Qur’an tells us that everyone who believes, everyone who does good deeds will be awarded by Allah, and no one can give us a better and more beautiful reward than Allah.

The next value of the Qur’an is that Allah has made it to be a medicine for our souls and bodies and it has all the mercy of Allah. Allah Almighty says:

What We have sent down of the Qur’an is a healing and a grace for the faithful, and adds only loss for the sinners..(El-Isra’, 82)

The man is a being prone to various diseases, and in the same way Allag gave the disease, he also gave the cure for it. One of the best medicines is The Holy Qur’an. The Prophet has healed snake and scorpion bites, epilepsy, madness, headache and various other aches. However, people believe that the Qur’an is just a cure for the body, but it also heals the soul and heart, and the heart is as we know the central organ. If the heart is ill, the whole body gets ill, and if it is healthy the whole body is healthy. That’s why if anyone complains that his faith is weak you have to recommend him to take the best medicine that will heal his heart, and that is the Qur’an.

Besides that, the Qur’an challenges the people and jinns to try and produce something like the Qur’an, but it is something that stays in the imagination of the rotten people, disbelievers and hypocrites. The Almighty says:

Say: “Surely if men and jinns get together to produce the like of this (Qur’an), they will not be able to produce the like of it, however they might assist one another..(El-Isra’, 88)

The man has received a great, huge responsibility, and that is the The Holy Qur’an, so brothers and sisters, let’s try not to fail this responsibility and be one of those who curse the Qur’an, but to be the ones who will defend the Qur’an when the Judgement day comes. Amen.

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