Thursday, 5 August 2010

Qur'an Is Unique

What is Quran?
The Holy Quran is the guidance from almighty ALLAH (subhan nahu wata aala) as passed down to the prophet Muhammed (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) via the angel Gibrail (alaiy-hisalaam).

All muslims should learn to read and understand the holy Quran (but we should remember that the Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years and to fully understand you have to bear in mind the context in which it was delivered). Please listen to the Tafseer of the holy Quran.

It is the duty of all muslims to learn Islam and practice the teaching of the holy Quran. We must teach Islam through our practice of Islam. Children learn by example and if they see us reading Salaah, going to the mosque, looking after our parents, giving Zakat, etc then they are more likely to do it themselves.
There are many hadeeth which support this.

Why in Arabic?
The Qur’an contains the exact words which Allah revealed to our beloved prophet-pbuh and the exact words which the Prophet recited. Nothing added or deleted.
The “Qur’an” is NOT the “Qur’an” if it is not in the Arabic Language; otherwise it is a mere translation.
As a Muslims we are obligated to recite the Qur’an in Arabic EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Our SALAAH is in the Arabic Language.
We cannot have khushoo and khuzoo in our Salaah until and unless we understand what we are saying in our Salaah.
The Language of the Qur’an is a Miracle.

[45] Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.

[46] And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury); but say, "We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; our God and your God is One; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam)."

[47] And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to thee. So the People of the Book believe therein, as also do some of these (Pagan Arabs) and none but Unbelievers reject Our Signs

Cure in Quran

52] For We had certainly sent unto them a Book, based on knowledge, which We explained in detail, a guide and a mercy to all who believe.

[53] Do they just wait for the final fulfilment of the event? On the day the event is finally fulfilled, those who disregarded it before will say: "The Messengers of our Lord did indeed bring true (tidings). Have we no intercessors now to intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back? Then should we behave differently from our behaviour in the past." In fact they will have lost their souls, and the things they invented will leave them in the lurch.

[54] Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself on the Throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His Command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds

The Qur'an is the most often-read book in the world. Revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the 7th century, and revered by Muslims as being God's final Scripture and Testament, its words have been lovingly recited, memorized, and implemented by Muslims of every nationality ever since.

The faithful are inspired, consoled often moved to tears by its eloquence and poetic imagery, especially when recited aloud. And yet, the Qur'an is unique in being the only Scripture that is free of scientific inaccuracies, whose historical authenticity can be verified, and whose text has been so carefully preserved that just one authorized version (in Arabic) exists. Approximately the length of the New Testament, the Qur'an is also the only holy book that can be memorized in its entirety by people of all ages and intellectual abilities - including non-Arabic speakers - which Muslims consider to be one of its miracles.

It is logical that one wanting to learn about a faith would start by reading its most holy text. For some, however, the Qur'an can be difficult to sit down and read from cover to cover. The revelation was given over a period of decades, and each verse has a particular scriptural and historical context. The themes of the Qur'an are interwoven among the chapters, and the book is not in chronological order. So how does one begin to understand its message?
Gain basic knowledge of the faith

Before embarking on a study of the Qur'an, it is necessary to have some basic background in the faith of Islam.  This will give you a foundation from which to start, and some understanding of the vocabulary and message of the Qur'an.

Choose a Quran translation

The Qur'an was revealed in the Arabic language, and the original text has remained unchanged in that language since the time of its revelation.  If you do not read Arabic, it is necessary to obtain a translation, which is at best an interpretation of the Arabic meaning.  Translations vary in their style and their faithfulness to the Arabic original.

Ask questions

The Qur'an challenges the reader to think about its message, ponder its meaning, and accept it with understanding rather than blind faith.  As you read, feel free to ask for clarification from knowledgeable Muslims.

What is Tajweed?

The word "tajweed" means to improve, make better.

Tajweed of the Holy Qur'an is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation so the reading of the Qur'an is as the Prophet Mohammed peace and blesings be upon him, recited.

Continue to learn

In Islam, the learning process is never complete.  As you grow in understanding of the Muslim faith, you may come across more questions, or more topics you want to study.  The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told his followers to "seek knowledge, even unto China" -- i.e. pursue your study to the farthest reaches of the earth.


   1. Scribing during the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Revelation scribes wrote down the Quran, according to the order of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), on pieces of cloth, leather, bones, and stones. Its verses were ordered and arranged according to Allah's inspiration. At the beginning, it was not gathered in one book. Some of the Prophet's companions scribed parts and surahs specially for themselves after they had memorized it from the Prophet.
   2. Compiling Quran during the era of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq: Zayd Ibn Thabit gathered the Quran in one book. He was charged to do this by Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, according to an advice from Umar Ibn Al-Khattab. Its resource was the parts written by the Revelation scribes; so he gathered all of it in one book, the Holy Quran.
   3. Compiling Quran during the era of Uthman Ibn Affan: In his reign, the Quran was written from the main copy gathered during the era of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq. It was kept at the residence of Hafsah Bint Umar, (one of the Prophet's wives). He charged the following scribes to do it:

         1. Zayd Ibn Thabit.
         2. Abdullah Ibn Al-Zubair.
         3. Said Ibn Al-`As.
         4. Abdul-Rahman Ibn Al-Harith Ibn Hisham.

They scribed many copies of Quran, reflecting in their writing the different correct readings (Arabic accents) of it; excluding any incorrect one. It was not marked with dots or vowel points. Uthman kept a copy at Medina and sent the remaining copies to the various Islamic countries.

   1. Dotting and Vowelization. Dotting and vowelization passed through three stages:

         1. In the first stage: Dots were used as syntactical marks. This was in the era of Mu`awiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan, who charged Abu Al-Aswad Al-Dualy to do it in order to prevent people from a faulty reading of the Quran.
         2. In the second stage: Arabic letters were marked with different dotting to differentiate between them (e.g.:B, T,TH). This was in the time of Abdul-Malik Ibn Marawan, who charged Al-Hajjaj to do it. Al-Hajjaj, in his turn, charged Nasr Ibn Asem and Hayy Ibn Yaamor to accomplish it.
         3. In the third stage: Complete vowel points (e.g. dammah, fathah, kasrah) were used, in the form we are using nowadays. This method was invented by Al-Khaleel Ibn Ahmed Al Faraheedi.

Exemptions from Ramadan

Being a Muslim it is a duty to carry out Ramadan fast, as it is one of the pillars of Islam, which every Muslim must follow. Also Ramadan is said to be the holy month for Muslims as several believes are associated with it.somehow, some of the conditions exempt some Muslims from Ramadan fast like:

    * Children below twelve years.
    * Muslims who are physically and mentally challenged.
    * Senior Muslim citizen.
    * Muslims who travel for long distances.
    * Pregnant women and nursing mothers.
    * Women who are menstruating.

And Allah knows best

"Have fun praying and getting ready for the Day of Judgment coz that day will NOT be fun :) P.S.: don’t forget to make dua for me.


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