A week has gone by. The highlight of my day are Hifdh classes. There’s something so grand about dragging one’s self out of bed in the early morning after a late night and trudging to attend classes. Once there, a midst the innocent little girls reciting in their high squeaky voices, the enthusiasm and determination in their eyes makes me forget all else. The perfect start of a day, WITHOUT COFFEE!
On a serious note though, I can testify that a day without Quran is the most wretched, disgraceful, depressing, and downright dark day ever.
وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا
“And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Quran as a thing abandoned.” Surah Al Furqan
The depth of this problem in today’s world is too devastating to describe.
Ibn Al-Qayyim commentated on this Ayah saying that people abandon the Quran in five ways:
Abandoning listening to it, believing in it, and paying attention to it.
Abandoning acting upon it and abiding by what it permits and prohibits, even if one recites it and believes in it.
Abandoning referring to it and judging by it in the fundamental issues of the religion, believing that it does not provide certainty, and that its evidences are merely words
Abandonment of pondering over it, seeking to understand it and what Allah meant by it
Abandonment of seeking healing through it for all the diseases of the heart, and seeking cure from other sources
اللهم أنت علمتنا و رغبتنا في تعليمه فهب لنا رعاية حقه و حفظ آياته و عملاً بمحكمه و إيماناً بمتشابه و هدياً في تدبره
و تفكراً في معجزه و تبصرةً في نوره و حكمته
اللهم انفعنا بالقرآن العظيم و بارك لنا في الآيات و الذكر الحكيم
اللهم اجعل القرآن العظيم ربيع قلوبنا و شفاء صدورنا و جلاء أحزاننا و ذهاب هموننا
اللهم اجعله حجة لنا لا علينا
– The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)