Importance of Understanding the Qur’an
What is Quran?
Qur’an is the book of Almighty Allah revealed to His Final Prophet (SAWAS)
Why must we learn the Quran?
We must learn Qur’an because; it is a divine guide for us. Since none of us want to be misguided, it is paramount not only to read or recite the Qur’an, but to understand and implement it in our lives as well.
What does the Quran have to say about itself?
The Qur'an introduces itself with its more than 30 attributes as follows:
The most important qualities of the Holy Quran?
The guidance for all (3:96)
The manifest light (4:174)
The solution of every human problem as the Qur’an says:
“and We have revealed the Book to you explaining clearly everything (16:89).
The Criterion between right and wrong (2:185).
Allah says: “And (as for) those who strive hard for Us, We will most certainly guide them onto Our ways”. (29:69)
“Lo! This Qur’an guides to that which is most upright”. (17:9)
“Such are some of the stories of the unseen, which We have revealed unto you, before this neither you nor your people knew them. So persevere patiently, for the end is for those who are righteous” (11:49)
“A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light......” (14:1)
The book of Justice
“They are invited to the book of Allah to settle their dispute” (3:23) “We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) in truth so that you might judge between men as guided by Allah”(4:105)
What the holy Prophet (SAWAS) has said about Qur’an?
When mischief comes to confuse you like the segments of darkened night, then hold fast to the Qur'an;
It is the intercessor whose intercession shall be granted;
It is a credible advocate;
Whoever keeps it before him, it will lead him to the Garden;
Whoever keeps it behind; it will drive him to the Fire;
It is the guide that guides to the best path;
it has (many) boundaries, and its boundaries have (many) boundaries;
Its wonders shall not cease, and its (unexpected) marvels shall not be old.
There are in it the lamps of guidance and the beacon of wisdom, and guide to knowledge for him who knows the attributes.
Therefore, one should extend his sight; and should let his eyes reach the attribute; so that one who is in perdition may get deliverance, and one who is entangled may get free;
Hadith e thaqalain
What Imam Ali (AS) has said about Qur’an?
It is a light whose radiance shall not be extinguished;
A lamp whose flame shall not die;
An ocean whose depth shall not be fathomed;
A path which shall not lead astray;
A blaze whose brilliance shall not be darkened;
A criterion whose evidence shall not be suppressed;
An elucidation whose cornerstones shall not be demolished;
A cure with which there is no fear of ailments;
A power whose supporters cannot be defeated;
A truth whose helpers will not be forsaken.
Thus, it is the source of faith and its prosperity;
It is the fountain-head of knowledge and its vastness;
The meadow of justice and its flowing streams;
The support of Islam and its foundation;
The valleys of the truth and its fields;
An ocean that shall not be drained by those who draw upon it;
A spring that shall not be exhausted by those who draw from it;
A watering place that shall not be depleted by those who come to it;
A station whose road the travelers do not miss;
A signpost which the wayfarers will always see;
The hilltops that cannot be bypassed by those who seek them.
God has made it the quencher of the thirst of scholars,
A vernal season for the hearts of the jurists,
A destination for the path of the righteous,
A cure after which there is no malady,
A light which does not alternate with darkness,
A rope whose knots are firm,
A stronghold whose peak is impregnable.
It is power for whoever cultivates it,
Peace for whoever dwells on it,
A guidance for whoever follows it,
A laudable act for whoever embraces it,
An argument for whoever speaks for it,
A witness for whoever fights for it,
A sharp instrument for whoever bases his arguments on it,
A support for whoever supports it,
A means of deliverance for whoever employs it,
A sign for the discriminating, a shelter for whoever seeks healing,
A source of knowledge for whoever has sense,
And the best narrative for its transmitters,
And a means for the one who sits in judgment.
What are the rewards of learning Qur’an?
The Messenger of Allah: ‘
There are three groups of people who will not be concerned with the reckoning (on the day of judgement), nor will they fear the shriek (on that day) nor the great consternation: firstly, one who learns the Qur'an and knows it off by heart and acts according to its (teachings) for he will come to Allah as an honoured nobleman, secondly the muezzin (he who calls the faithful to prayer) who has practised for seven years and never sought any payment for it, and thirdly the servant who has obeyed Allah and obeyed his master.'
bImam Ali (AS):
a house where the Quran is recited the angels would descend there and the Satan flees away from the precincts. The house where the Quran is recited appears like a star to the people of the Firmament.
A grave warning!
The Rights of the Qu'ran
We as Muslims Must:
1. Believe in the Qur’an strongly
2. Read it carefully
3. Understand it deeply
4. Act upon it regularly
5. Spread it constantly