Assalam alaikum (May peace be upon you all)
Will they not then ponderover the Quran or is it that they have locks on their hearts!? [Quran, 47:24]
Who created us, why are wehere, and where are we going? The correct and complete answers are given by thebook of Allah only. You may say: I don’tcare. But won’t this be your first question when somebody takes you away insleep and you wake up tomorrow in a in a fast-moving train headingsomewhere? Just because you are livingon this planet for the last 20, 40 years, the questions don’t disappear.
Every person in this lifeundergoes cycles of happiness and sorrow, and of ease and toughsituations. In easy situations, we tendto forget everything else. But when life goes through tough situations, no onecan help you, not even money, position, status, relatives, power, etc. In those times, only Allah through His bookcan guide you to the best solutions. Italone can give you peace of mind and heart.
Each one of us is strugglingin this life to find peace and happiness. We should then remember that we are made of up of two main parts: Bodyand soul. We are well aware of bodilyneeds and give our full time to fulfill them. What about the soul? Food for thesoul is the remembrance of God and the reading of His book. If we don’t satisfy our soul, we can never behappy and peaceful.
Let us talk about success. Themost successful person in the history of humanity is Prophet Muhammad ﷺeven according to those who don’t believe in him (Encyclopedia Brittanica, The100, Time Magazine, etc.). What was hismanual? The Qur’an! To be successful, there is no better guide than the Qur’an.
If you want to have ameaningful, peaceful, happy, and successful life, then the book of Allah is theonly answer.
Why should we teach it toour children?
You want your family life tobe peaceful and more importantly your children to be happy, mature, living agood life, be attached to you, be nice to you. That they don’t fall into Haraamtraps and the wrong things that are around you. If we don’t teach them the basics through the Qur’an, then how can theylive the right way.
Everyone thinks that hischild is different. He or she won’t go wrong. Until the time he is shocked. And they start running asking elders,asking shaikhs, mawlawi sb or mawlana to help them, teach them the respect, andso on. You can’t do that in a moment.Start it right now. You have to make surethat your child gets continuous dosage to resist and overcome the bad effectsof the environment that he is living every day.
How does the Qur’an guide?
Allah asks us to ponder the simple yet powerful argument to believe in the message of the Qur’an.
Allah asks us to ponder the signs in the universe, in us and around us.
He presents us with twotracks and track records of the good and the bad people in the history; howthey behaved and what was their end in this world. They He describes their future too, of thegood people in heaven and of the bad people in the hell.
90% of its verses appeal toour thinking. They build up and strengthen our faith and that is what we aremissing these days. That strengthening of the faith is one of the most importantpart of Hidayah.
The Quran is a guide tohumanity which also includes you, dear reader. Since none of us want to bemisguided, it is paramount not only to read or recite the Quran, butto understand and implement it in our lives as well.
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Dr. Abdulazeez Abdulraheem