Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Important of Reading Al-Qur'an

Last week, My husband finished reading Al-Qur'an, so he asked all my kids to read together with him for the last 20 surah(chapters) of Al-Qur'an.
Insha Allah, my other two kids will finish reading Al-Qur'an soon again.

We also did finishing Al-Qur'an in masjid with other Muslim last month.

Alhamdulillah, the imam reminded us that it is very good to encourage Muslim to read Al-Qur'an everyday at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Insha Allah, all Muslim kids will read Al-Qur'an regularly everyday.

Al-Quran should be recite among our family members by understanding the meanings and implementing it in our daily life. Prophet Muhammad(sallalahu alayhi wasalam)said: "The best among you, are those who learnt the Quran and teach to the others".

We knew that the important of learning, memorizing, reading, and teaching Al-Qur'an in our life:

  • Al-Qur'an is the Book of Guidance in our life.

    "This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those concious of Allah." (Al-Qur'an 2:2)

  • Al-Qur'an is easy to understand and remember.

    "And We have certainly made the Qur'an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?" (Al-Qur'an 54:17)

  • Al Qur'an is the mother of Book.

    "And indeed it is, in the Mother of Book with Us, exalted and full of Wisdom."
    (Al-Qur'an 43:4)

  • Al Qur'an confirms previous revelation.

    "And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book [i.e., the Qur'an] in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scriptureand as a criterionover it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is you return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ."
    (Al-Qur'an 5:48)

  • Al-Qur'an is Pure and Holy.

    "A Messenger from Allah, reciting purified scriptures. Within which are correct writing [i.e., rulings and laws].
    (Al-Qur'an 98:2)

  • Al-Qur'an is the Book of Wisdom.

    "Alif, Laam, Ra. These are the verses of the wise Book."
    (Al-Qur'an 30:1-2)

  • Remembrance of Allah in the reading and listening of Al-Qur'an.

    "And when you recite Al-Qur'an, We put between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter a concealed partition. And We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And when you mention His Oneness, they turn back in aversion."
    (Al-Qur'an 17:45-46)

  • Teach Al-Qur'an to others.

    "And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers."
    (Al-Qur'an 51:55)

    "[This is] a Book revealed to you, [O Muhammad] - so let there not be in your breast distress therefrom - that you may warn thereby and as a reminder to the believer."
    (Al-Qur'an 7:2)

  • Seek Allah's protection before reading Al-Qur'an.

    "So when you recite Al-Qut'an, [first] seek refugee in Allah from Saitan, the expelled [from His Mercy].
    (Al-Qur'an 16:98)

  • Al-Qur'an will intercede for us in the Day of Judgement.

    Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: "Study the Qur’an (regularly) for it will act as an intercessor and intercede for its readers on the Day of Judgement."
    (Sahih Muslim)

  • Al-Qur'an will raise our status in this life.

    Prophet Muhammed (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) said: "Allah will elevate some nations through this book (the Qur’an ) and degrade others with it." (Sahih Muslim)

    The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) also said: "The best among you are those who have learnt the Qur’an and teach to (others)."

  • There are rewards for each letter you recite from Al Qur'an.

    Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: "When somebody recites one letter from the Qur’an he will get one good deed in recompense and this one recompense will be equal to 10 good deeds. "I do not say that Alif Lam Meem is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter (i.e. it is equal to three letters)."

  • The reciters of the Qur’an will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels.

    Ayesha narrated that Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said, "A person who recites the Qur’an and reads it fluently will be in the company of the obedient and noble angels, and he who reads the Qur’an haltingly and with difficulty will have a double recompense."
    (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

  • The great honor in Paradise for the reader Al-Qur’an.

    The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: "A reader of the Qur’an will be called upon on the Day of Judgment: ‘Start reading the Qur’an and ascend the (high) stages of the Heaven, and recite slowly as you had been reciting in the world, as your abode will be where the last verse of your recitation will end."
    (Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi)

May Allah help us in learning, reading, memorizing, understanding, and teaching Al-Qur'an. Ameen.

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