13.10.11

Why We (Muslims) Need To Read The Qur'an?



Assalamualaikum.

(This article is an excerpt taken from this book - The Ideal Muslim)

The Muslim remembers the beautiful image of the one who reads the Qur'an as portrayed so vividly and eloquently by the Prophet SAW,so that he fills his days and nights with recitation of the Holy Book and rejoices in its blessed meanings.The Prophet SAW said :

"The likeness of the believer who reads the Qur'an is like a citron,whose smell is pleasant and whose taste is pleasant;the likeness of a believer who does not read the Qur'an is like a date,which has no smell,but its taste is sweet;the likeness of the hypocrite who reads the Qur'an is like a fragrant flower which has a pleasant scent but its taste is bitter;and the likeness of the hypocrite who does not read the Qur'an is like a colocynth (bitter-apple),which has no smell and its taste is bitter." [Bukhari and Muslim]

The Prophet SAW said :

"Read the Qur'an,for it will come forward on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its readers." [Muslim]

And he (SAW) also said :

"One who reads the Qur'an fluently is with the honourable pious scribes,and one who reads the Qur'an and struggles to read it even though it is difficult for him,will receive double reward." [Bukhari and Muslim]

So,can any Muslim then ignore the Qur'an and fail to read it and reflect upon its meanings?

(This article is an excerpt taken from this book - The Ideal Muslim)

Assalamualaikum and 'Selamat Beramal'.


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