As-Salamu Alaikum dear Brothers & Sisters,
About the month of Ramadan, Allah says: The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it;… (2.185)
About Laylatul-Qadr, Allah says: Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
Using the same verb (Anzalna…), Allah says why He revealed it: [This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.
We celebrate the month of Ramadan and fast it, Alhamdulillah.
We celebrate the night of Qadr by praying in the night, Alhamdulillah.
But what about fulfilling the very purpose for which it is revealed?
It is not about knowing the commands only! Some people think that because we already know the basics of faith and the basic commands, that is enough! Let us analyze this further.
Al-Qur’an contains 6236 verses. Remember that number! 2×3=6. Put that 6 before 2×3 and you have 6236.
Out of these, only 500 verses are about commandments. So, what about the rest 90% of them?
The rest of the verses invite us to think the creations of Allah, the objective behind it, the history of mankind and their attitude towards revelation, the future of mankind in terms of the day of judgment and what comes after it… All of these are there to strengthen our faith.
Once the faith is strong, it is easy to implement those 500 verses.
Allah knows that this son of Adam (or daughter of Adam) needs 10 times the amount of programming of his mind and heart for each verse that contains the commands!
We complain of our weak commitment, of our young generation which is not committed to Islam, of so many things. But how can we bring any change unless we follow the RECIPE given by Allah!
We have to make sure that we ponder the whole Qur’an and help our new generation to do that… Only then change will come.
The pondering of the Qur’an starts with the understanding of the Qur’an. Are you then ready to start the journey of understanding the Qur’an… the easy way?
Please join our course and don’t delay it further.
May Allah help us celebrate every Ramadan, the month of revelation of the Qur’an by fulfilling the rights of the Qur’an!
With best wishes and prayers,
Dr. Abdulazeez Abdulraheem
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