Friday, January 27, 2017
The Quran applies to you
We have a disjointed relationship with the Quran because we claim to love it yet we do not read it! Are we aware that when we do something a line of the Quran applies to us? Anything we do has an effect on our beings.
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow upon him peace and blessings) said, "The Quran is a proof for you or against you." (Muslim 1/203, Imam Ahmed 5/342).
This hadith has many meanings and one such meaning is the actions of the person. When someone does something, a different part of the Quran applies to them. This is how the Quran is a proof against you because you did not read it and it bears witness that you did not read it. You just keep is wrapped up on the highest shelf but never thought to look up, reach out and read it. Instead preferring to read anything else and in many cases this goes on for years.
If you lie this applies to you:
Allah (the Exalted) has cursed those who lie and when someone lies, they join them.
Allah (the Exalted) says, “Is not the curse of Allah upon the liars?”
Quran, Hud 11:18.
"The curse of Allah is upon him if he should be among the liars.”
Quran: the light 24:7.
When you go your own way
“My people have renounced the Qur'an.” (25:30)
This is a comment that needs to be urgently heeded in this time. Some elders get offended if someone reads the Quran and they are praying in front him. They will even make him move and think disturbing him is a good action. Even though the whole masjid is empty, the elder will pick the place where a youngster is reading the Quran to pray. Why? Because they consider this as turning their backs on the Quran.
Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said, "Perhaps someone recites the Quran and it curses him." (Muslim).
Why? Because of the rights he owes others that he has not fulfilled. In addition to the sins of not acting upon what he is reading or at least reflecting and repenting.
Disbelievers are rejected and warned of severe punishment.
Actually, read the Quran and let it talk to you. See what it is telling you. Whatever hits your heart was meant for you and that what you should change about yourself. The Quran applies to us all.
Our understanding of it will change when we reach the afterlife.
Even in our dreams are rooted in the Quranic narrative and that is where someone who interprets dreams, draws its meanings.
Next time you read the Quran let it speak to you and try not to skip the words in a rush.
Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said whenever the Quran says O believers you should pay attention because we are being addressed.