Category Archives: The Quran

Are our hearts alive?

Many of us think we are so busy that we don’t find time to recite quran or do dhikr. We make excuses in our minds. We have time to cook, clean, talk to our family and friends, but when it comes to worshipping Allah – we stick to the OBLIGATION . How many of leave the place of prayer immediately after our fard salah, ready to engage in anything else except the dhikr of Allah?

We run behind our responsibilities of this world, forgetting the purpose of our creation. Allah orders His faithful servants to remember Him frequently and to refrain from being distracted from His remembrance by indulging in their properties and children excessively.
Allah says, “Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of Allah.” Quran 63:9

Allah has stressed the value of dhikr and has made it of more importance than anything else, “And verily the dhikr of Allah is greatest.” Qur’ an 29:45

Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The likeness of him who makes dhikr to his Lord to him who does not do so is as the likeness of the living to the dead.” (Bukhari)

Are our hearts alive? If we don’t make dhikr or Allah, then it’s as if they are dead. Question yourself. Is your heart really alive?

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “The morning and evening adhkaar play the role of a shield; the thicker it is the more its owner will not be affected. Rather, its strength can reach to such an extent that the arrow shot at it will bounce back to affect the one who shot it.”..


Concern with the Book of Allāh

Shaykh Ibn Bāz (rahimahullāh) said,

In general, memorisation is from knowledge and fahm is greater and the head and foundation of knowledge is the Qurān.

Therefore whoever desires knowledge then let him contemplate on the Qurān and give importance to the Qurān, in terms of memorisation, contemplation, revision and action upon it.

And the knowledge of the companions, most of it was from the Qurān, some of them did not memorise except a few ahādīth; however Allāh benefited them by their knowledge and their concern with the Book of Allāh.

Sharh Kitāb at-Tawhīd min Sahīh al-Bukhāri pg 410-411

When Quran was banned in Russia

When Quran was banned in Russia.

In 1973 communism was at its peak in Russia, whole world was saying that sooner whole Asia will turn red. At that time a Pakistani Muslim went to Russia for training.

This is his story He said that on Friday he asked his friends to get ready for Jumma prayer. They said Mosques are turned into storage in this country, few mosques are turned into motels for tourists, only one or two mosques in this city are kept as they were.

Even they are close most of the times. I asked them to just guide me toward a mosque. When I reached there the mosque was closed.

A person in neighborhood had its keys, I requested him to open its gate so that i can say my prayer.

He : Okay i will open the gate for you but I’m not responsible if you will face any harm.

Me : Brother! I was a Muslim in Pakistan and shall remain a Muslim in Moscow too. I prayed in karachi, Pakistan and I shall pray in Moscow Russia too no matter what. He opened the door and i saw Mosque was in bad shape.

I cleaned it in a hurry and tried to make it as good as i could in limited time. After that i said call for prayer (Azaan) in loud voice.

Many old people, women and children gathered on the door of the mosque when they heard the call for prayer but no one came inside. I wasn’t able to say juma prayer cause i was alone but i did said my Zuhar prayer.

When I came out people were looking at me as I’ve done some thing new.

A kid came to me and invited me to his home for tea. His voice had such sincerity that i wasn’t able to refuse so i went to his home.

People there cooked different dishes for me and were extremely happy. I had my lunch and after tea i asked a little kid who was sitting there that if he can recite Quran?

Kid : Yes sir! we all know how to recite Quran.

I opened my pocket Quran, placed my finger on a verse and asked him to recite it to me.

That kid looked at me, then looked at Quran and then look toward his parents. I thought “he don’t know how to read but then why he said that he can?”

I recited that verse:

ﻳَﺎ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟَّﺬِﻳﻦَ ﺁَﻣَﻨُﻮﺍ ﻗُﻮﺍ ﺃَﻧْﻔُﺴَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﺃَﻫْﻠِﻴﻜُﻢْ

and that kid started recited ahead without even looking at the Quran.

I was shocked, looked toward his parents and asked what is this?

They smiled and told me that “Quran is banned here. If a person is caught having even a single verse of Quran his whole family is killed. Thats why we cant keep Quran in our homes.

Me : If no one here have even a single copy of Quran then how come this kid memorized it?

They : We have many Hafiz e Quran here doing different jobs. Some of them are tailors, some are shop keeper, some are farmers and some sells vegetables. So we send our kids to them pretending that they are there for work but in reality they are memorizing Quran there.

Thats why even though we don’t have even a single copy of Quran but all the kids you see here and in all the Muslim families are hafiz. So when you put your finger on a verse, the kid was not able to read it but when you recited it then he recited whole chapter.

And you stopped him otherwise he was going to recite whole Quran.

That day i saw not one but many miracles of Quran. A society where Quran was banned, whole generation became hafiz. I tested this thing on many kids. All were hafiz.

That day i truly understood the meaning of the verse

ﺇِﻧَّﺎ ﻧَﺤﻦُ ﻧَﺰَّﻟْﻨَﺎ ﺍﻟﺬِّﻛﺮَ ﻭَﺇِﻧَّﺎ ﻟَﻪُ ﻟَﺤَﺎﻓِﻈُﻮﻥَ

‏( 15:9 )

Assuredly, We alone have revealed this Glorious Admonition (the Qur’an), and surely We alone will guard it.

People can ban. copies of Quran but how can they ban whats in heart.

Please share it. Its worth it.

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Be so close to the Quran

This is a beautiful message that I’d love to share with you!

I don’t know the author but it’s a voice of my heart!

Be so close to the Qur’an that with every turn of its page, your heart also turns. You undergo a change of character; and come out better. You come closer to Allah and you understand your religion more.

Be so close to the Qur’an that not only do you consider it to be your companion in life, but it also considers *you* to be its companion both here and on Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection).

Be so close to the Qur’an that whenever you open to read it, it draws you in deeply and takes you on amazing journeys through power concepts and thought-provoking dialogue, through history and the undisputed facts of the future and Hereafter; learning life lessons and learning about yourself. The journey doesn’t end until you end it (by closing the Book).

Be so close to the Qur’an that you make it your first point of judgement and guidance when you quarrel or fall out with a relative, spouse, friend or stranger. You place it before you with the sincerity to resolve matters and follow the causes for peace.

Be so close to the Qur’an that if you happen to miss your daily portion of it, it preoccupies your mind and you are not at peace until you take your regular nourishment from it.

Be so close to the Qur’an that just hearing the words, “O you who believe…” strikes something within your heart. You are all ears and attentive; ready to respond.

Be so close to the Qur’an that you truly feel its blessings in your life.

Be so close to the Qur’an that while many love listening to music and lyrical tunes, for you nothing can beat the melodious recital of your favourite Surah (chapter).

Be so close to the Qur’an that you actually walk F E A R L E S S. In every place, at all times, and every stage of your life. Your fear is only from One Being, and He is above His Throne, `azza wa jall.

Be so close to the Qur’an that the mere contemplation of a verse brings tears to your eyes.

Be so close to the Qur’an that after a long and tiring day, all you want to do is make wudhu’ (ablution) and sit down in a cosy spot for some heartwarming reading and reflection.

Be so close to the Qur’an that it becomes the first companion you turn to when you need to hear comforting words, or a shoulder to lean on in difficult times, or guidance in times of confusion. It becomes your first point of contact alongside salah (prayer) and du’a (supplication).

Be so close to the- Qur’an that its melodious verses drown away the meaningless chatter of this world and you prefer listening to it instead of listening to much of Mankind…
Be so close to the Qur’an that you become recognised for it; in your character and the way you carry yourself through life.

Be so close to the Qur’an that being in its company makes you feel like you are in the best company; the most serene, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and tranquil of gatherings. People think you are alone… but you are anything but alone.

Be so close to the Qur’an that you can’t fathom the idea of dying without having memorised it. You can’t see yourself standing in front of Allah in complete ignorance of His Book, His Verses, His Words.

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The Qur’an: Our Life Companion

See the reaction of this child at the moment of the seal of the Quran and read the last verse and get the leave