Approach the Quran


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  • Approach the Quran


  • 3- Sincerity in Memorizing the Qur'an

     

    People of the Qur'an must seek the pleasure of Allah with memorizing the Glorious Book, the Qur'an. In the Glorious Qur'an, Allah, Most High, says,

     

    (Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him.) (An-Nisa': 36)

     

    Whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness. and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner. 

     (Al-Kahf: 110)

     

    in this context, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him`) said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say,

     

    The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Judgment will be a man who had died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His Favors and he will recognize them. (The Almighty) will say: And what did you do about them? He Will say: I fought for You until I died a martyr. He will say: You have lied - you only fought so that it might be said (of you}: He is courageous. And so it was said. Then, he will be Ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. (Another) will be a man who had studied (religious) knowledge and had taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him. H is Favors and he will recognize them. (The Almighty) will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I studied (religious) knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake. He will say: You have lied - you only studied (religious) knowledge so that it might be said (of you): He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might he said (of you): He is a reciter. And so it was said. Then he will he ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. (The other) will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will he brought and Allah will make known to hint His Favors and he will recognize them. (The Almighty) will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: l have left no path in which. You like money to be spent without spending in it for your sake. He will say: You have lied - you did but do so that it might be said (of you): He is generous. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to he dragged on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. "[1]

     

    Another hadith reads,

     

    "Whoever seeks knowledge for someone's sake other than Allah, should anticipate his dwelling place in the Hell-fire. [2]

     

    Moreover, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah (peace he upon him) said,

     

    "Whoever seeks knowledge, which should he dedicated to Allah's sake, but beseeches a worldly gain through it, will never smell the fragrance of Paradise."[3]

     

    Also, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said.

     

    "Seek refuge in Allah from Gubb Al-Hazan." The people said. "O Messenger of Allah? What   is Gubb Al-Hazan?"

     

    He replied, "A valley in Hell-fire from which Hell-fire, itself seeks refuge in Allah a hundred times everyday. " Then, they asked, "Who will enter it, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Readers of the Quran who show off by their deeds. "[4]

     

    Whoever memorizes the Glorious Qur'an and seeks knowledge, should be conscious of his intention and dedicate his work to Allah, Most High. People of the Qur'an are required to be more sincere in their practices than others as they get more rewards than others do.

     

    Sufyan ibn `Uyaynah said, "I know that ibn `Abbas said, 'Should the people of the Qur'an carry out its rights, Allah will love them. Yet, they may seek the world through it, and so Allah would dislike them and people would disregard them."'

     

    Abu Ja`far  ibn `Ali is reported to have commented on the Quranic Verse that reads (Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire), they and those strayirig in Evil)  saying, "The Verse refers to some people who describe truth and justice in their speech while their actions are the contrary."

     

    [1] Reported by Muslim.

     

    [2] Reported by ibn Majah,

     

    [3] Reported by At-Tirmidi and Ibn Majab.

     

    [4] Reported by al-tirmidhi

     

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