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

Friday 6 December 2013

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) - His Book

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Book he was sent with is the Quran - categorically the best and the most sacred of all books, the only Book on the face of the earth that is perfect and that is free from any and all defects. Not a line, not a word, nay, not even a letter of falsehood can be found in any of its pages; which is not surprising, considering that it was revealed by the All-Wise, the One Who is worthy of all praise. 

Everything about the Quran - its meanings, the ordering of its words, the arrangement of its chapters, the legal rulings it contains - is perfect.

What is more, it is a blessed Book: One is blessed when one recites it, when one contemplates its meanings, when one uses it to cure one's physical and spiritual ailments, when people turn to it to judge their disputes, and when one applies its teachings. For each of its letters that one recites, one receives ten rewards.

The Quran is the best of companions, being always available, truthful, comforting, trustworthy and beneficial. It has about it a quality of sweetness. It surpasses all else, but is never surpassed itself. It is neither magic nor poetry nor the speech of man; rather, it is the speech of Allah. From Him it emanated, and to Him it shall return. That most trusted of Angels, Jibraeel (as), came down with it to the heart of the Messenger of Allah (saw).

The Quran was revealed in clear Arabic. To all who know the Arabic language, it is the standard of eloquence, and yet it is a standard that no man can meet or equal or reproduce in any way. It is, moreover, guidance, mercy, an admonition, light, a clear proof, and a cure for what is in the hearts of men. 

It is divinely protected, so that, no matter how much Islam's enemies try to corrupt or change its verses, it cannot be changed in the least. Allah will always protect it from any additions or deletions. As such, the Quran is an eternal and lasting miracle.

The Quran is a protection for those who follow it; a means of salvation for those who apply its teachings; a gateway towards happiness for those who follow its guidance; and a door to ultimate success for those who turn to it for judgement in every aspect of their lives.

The Prophet (saw) said: "Recite the Quran; for indeed, it will come as an intercessor for its people (for the people who recite it and apply its teachings) on the Day of Resurrection". 

According to another narration, the Prophet (saw) said: "The best among you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it to others". 

And according to yet another narration, the Prophet (saw) said: "Verily, through this Book, Allah raises certain people; and, through it, He lowers others".

It is the Book that has confuted poets, silenced philosophers, struck dumb the most eloquent of people, amazed scholars, and left speechless the wise.

Verily, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right ..
(Surah Al-Isra, Verse 9)


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