نحمدہ و نصلی و نسلم علی رسولہ الکریم
فاعوذ باللہ من الشیطان الرجیم
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
قال اللہ تعالی فی القرآن المجید والفرقان الحمید
صدق اللہ العظیم و صدق رسولہ النبی الکریم
ٰان اللہ و مالائکتہ یصلون علی النبی یا ایھا الذین امنوا صلوا علیہ وسلموا تسلیما
Please read the following out loud:
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا رسول اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا حبیب اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا نور اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا رحمۃ للعالمین
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala make me write only the truth and the right, and May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala make us all read, understand, implement, and spread the right and the truth. (Ameen)
The eternal Miracle has been bestowed in the hands of mortal human beings, that they can see, read and understand the divine speech of Allah to His people. Understanding this Quran is not simple, you can’t just take a translation and start reading and expect to know what is being mentioned. You need the 2 Noors, one is the Noor of the Quran and the other is the Noor in your heart to understand the Quran with the love of the Prophet Sallal lahu alaihi wasallam. Quran is the way to attain immense blessings, mercy and most importantly the forgiveness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. There’s a hadith in Muslim Shareef where the Prophet Sallal lahu alaihi wasallam mentions the reward of a person that reads the Quran and implements the orders stated in it, on the day of Judgement Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala will decorate their parents heads with crowns which will be brighter than the sun.
The word Quran is made up of four words, Qar un, Qaraatun, Qarnun and Farqun. These four words are derived from the word Quran. Each one has a special meaning that implies what the Quran actually is.
“Qar un” means to join together, because Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala joined different people from different cultures, different backgrounds, different customs, different countries, the people that eat different foods and wear different clothes, the people that have nothing similar, but Allah joined them all together under the word Muslim. Even though they are divergent in every way, but when they read the Kalimah they come under the umbrella of Islam and are called Muslim.
The word Qaratun means the most read, because the Quran is the most read book in the entire world. We’re impressed with books that top the New York Times Best Seller’s List, but this book is uncomparable to any other. There is no book even similarly close to this Quran, and it is the most read in not only one country but the entire world.
The word Qarnun means to accompany, because the person who read the Quran in the world will not only receive the benefits in the world, but the Quran will accompany that person in the world, the grave, on the day of Judgement and even after he enters paradise.
The last word, Farqun, means to differentiate, because Allah has differentiated the Halal and Haram, the right and wrong, guidance and ignorance, honesty and dishonesty, light and darkness, good and bad, everything has been clearly stated in the Quran that these things can never be equal to each other. (Tafseer e Naeemi Vol. 1, Tafseer e Kabeer Vol 1.)
If we ponder on each definition, the countless mercy is evident, but unfortunately we have made this Quran not part of our hearts but the part of our decorated cupboards and fancy ceremonies. Only in Ramadan do we blow on the cover to remove the dust and open it, or if someone’s getting married to put over the bride’s head, if only it was placed in her heart. Also when the occasional fights happen and to prove petty honesty this book is taken in the hands like a toy to swear by it. This is the modern respect of the Quran, is this the place of the Quran in our lives?
This was only the explanation of the word Quran, imagine the Tafseer of every chapter, every Surah, every verse, every word and every letter of the Quran. People have spent their entire lives dedicated to understanding the Quran, they wrote numerous volumes that still have not been fully translated, but sadly we don’t even put in a speck of their time and effort to understand the Quran. Enlighten your hearts with the Noor of the Quran, not only in Ramadan, but also afterwards. Let Noor be your guide, In sha Allah starting from Sunday August 11, 2013, weekly Tafseer classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Noor Academy (6405 N. Bell Ave Chicago, IL 60645). Don’t only read the Quran, understand the Quran.
May Allah give us the strength and power to acquire the knowledge of Islam and may Allah make the Quran Noor for us in the world, the grave, on the day of Judgement and in Jannat. (Ameen)
Please remember Noor Academy in your Duas.