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Recite the Noble Qur’an 2

Aug 07, 2008

 

Rasulullah (saws) said: "The best of you are those who learn the Qur'aan and teach it." (Bukhaari)

 

"Why do you not go to the Musjid and learn to recite two aayaat of the Qur'aan, for this is better for you than two camels; three aayaat are better than three camels, four aayaat are better than four camels, and so on." (Muslim)

 

Camels (and all vehicles of transport) are of use in only this world while the Qur'aanic aayaat are of use in both worlds. Here camels have been mentioned by way of example because of their great value and utility' to the Arabs. This is merely an illustration. Otherwise, in actual fact, the entire universe has no comparison to even a single aayat of the Qur'aan Majeed. (Mirqaat)

 

Another fact which emerges from this hadith is the great thawaab of learning even a part of the Qur'aan Majeed. Even a portion of the Qur'aan Majeed acquired is indeed a great and wonderful Ni'mah bestowed by Allah Ta'ala.

 

Rasulullah (saws) said: "He who recites the Qur'aan well and clearly is equal in rank to the Angels who record creation's deeds. These Angels are gracious, honourable and of lofty rank. He who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur'aan will obtain a double reward." (Bukhaari and Muslim)

 

A double reward means: One reward for reciting and another reward for the added effort. This hadith exhorts the one who recites with difficulty to continue reciting and not give up reciting thinking that poor recital is futile. On the contrary, such recitation is highly meritorious, hence a double reward.

 

Rasulullah (saws) said: ''A person who recites one Harf (letter) of the Qur'aan, obtains one virtue; each virtue multiplies to ten virtues. I am not saying that (ALM) is one harf. But, Alif in it is one harf; the Laam in it is one harf and the Meem in it is one harf." (Tirmithi and Daarami)

 

One example, viz., (ALM) has been given. Similarly, when the reciter says, (ALHAMD), he obtains fifty virtues. Allahu Akbar! What tremendous significance and reward! It is, therefore, most deplorable if one, because of neglect fails to take advantage of this great offer by not acquiring the wealth of the Qur'aan.

 

When reciting the Qur'aan Majeed contemplate that you are conversing with Allah Ta'ala. The spiritual light with which the heart will then become imbued will be vividly perceived.

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