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“O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.”(Al-Furqān, 25:30)

In modern times, we have become wonted to living on our own; as if God does not exist. Many of us feel that religion is no longer apposite; books of religious teachings have been replaced by modern books of science and “progressive” thinking. The Qur’an – Is it relevant today? Or has it gone into the oblivions of the past as have many other books?

Allah swt says in the Qur’an:

And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.”(Al-Furqān, 25:30)

How many of us would like that to happen on the Day of Judgement? He SAW left behind the the word of God, the sempiternal miracle, the words of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala between our hands, and we have simply left it on shelves to collect dust!

It is known as “al-Kitab” (the Book). It is so well known and highly admired that when any Muslim refers to “the Book,” it is understood to mean the Qur’an. It is the book above all books because it is the complete and final revelation of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala to mankind. It is the best of speech, the best of guidance, the book of wisdom, and it will remain immutable and protected until the Day of Judgement. Muslims of the present generation keep it inside beautiful covers and boxes and place it on the highest shelf of their house to signify its high status. Most of us begin the paramount ceremonies of our lives with its recitation, yet when it is recited, few listen to it carefully, few understand it, and still fewer are those who ponder its meanings and dedicate their life to its study. We would never keep away from the elements that are necessary for nourishing our body, yet we go for extended periods of time depriving ourselves from that which nourishes our heart and soul — the Qur’an.

 Qur’an is the best of speech, the best of guidance, the book of wisdom, and it will remain immutable and protected until the Day of Judgement.

When a Muslim abandons the Qur’an continuously, his faith weakens, he disregards Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala’s commands, and forgets about Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala’s promise of the Hereafter. He desires the pleasures of this temporal life. It is the connection with Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala that gives our hearts life. Abandoning the Qur’an cleaves this connection and the heart becomes a dark oubliette; the grime of sins veils it, and no light of guidance enters it.

This ummah will always live in troubled times, as long as Shaytan is allowed to saunter among us. We are in desperate need of a shield to protect us from his attacks; if we’re injured, then we desperately need a healer to cure us of our ailment. Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala‘s mercy extends to his obedient servants, as He gave us our shield and healer in the form of Qur’an.

Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala says,

And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss. (Al-‘Isra’, 17:82)

Our success and failure is not determined by any worldly measure, but, by whether we have gained Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala‘s pleasure by remaining steadfast on Haqq. What then shall be our source of strength if it is not Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala‘s words?

Our success and failure is not determined by any worldly measure, but, by whether we have gained Allah‘s pleasure by remaining steadfast on Haqq.

When we are alone and afraid, it is Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala‘s words that will console us, despite our fear. What we take with ourselves of the Qur’an into our trials is what will be our pillar of strength for us to lean on. Our trials will question us whether our efforts have been worth the consequence. It is Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala‘s words that will remind us of our prosperous deal; how we sold this life for a life much better in the next.

These words of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala, the Qur’an will remind us of how Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala rewards the patient and how He Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala is pleased with those who persevere in His way.

May Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala keep us steadfast on the righteous path and may He make us among those believers who not only read but live by the Qur’an.

ihdina s-siraata l-mustaqeem
siraata lladheena ʾanʿamta ʿalayhim ghayri l-maghdoobi ʿalayhim wa-la d-daalleen
Aameen.

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    Hassan Ali

    Jazaakallahu khayr all our brothers and sisters in islam, who are dedicating their lives to propagate this beautiful faith. May Allah reward you Jannah in return and may He forgive us all and guide all those who are on a wrong path by his unlimited mercy – Aamiin

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