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Friday Sermon given at the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, August 9th 2002 :This is a Book which We have revealed unto you in order that you might lead the mankind out of darkness into light by their Lords leave to the path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all praise. (Al-Ibrâhîm 14 :2)
A warning from the Messenger of Allah (saws) about those who recite the Quran with the incorrect intention
It is in this collection of what has been described about Almighty God by Himself in Surah al-Ikhlaas (literally: "The Chapter of Purity") that makes it equal to one third of the Qur'an.
It is distressing to see that the Muslims of today have turned away from this great treasure that has been revealed to them - the very Speech of Allah. They have made the Quraan a sacred family heirloom; to be treasured in exotic and expensive covers, yet to be uninhabited by the best of all covers - their hearts; to be recited and listened to in the best and most melodious of voices, yet to ignore its meanings; to be placed high above all other objects in any room, yet to occupy the lowest station in their daily lives; to be read when a death has occurred, yet to be ignored by the living...
We all feel touched when we open up a good translation of the meaning of the Quran and we ponder and wonder at the beauty of the words and the deep meanings within. But in reality we are just seeing a glimpse of the real treasure that the Quran is. Imagine how youd feel if you could understand the words of Allah in the form in which they were sent down and not just rely on a translation of the meaning in English. Imagine the power of the words and the directness of the message then! The potency would be awesome!
Allah praised the month of Ramadan out of the other months by choosing it to send down the Glorious Quran, just as He did for all of the Divine Books He revealed to the Prophets. Imam Ahmad reported Wathilah bin Al-Asqa that Allahs Messenger ﷺ said:...