THE NAMES OF THE QURA’AN<br />The Quran has referred to itself by a number of names, including;<br />The Qur’an (Recitation)<br />Al-Tanzeel (Revelation)<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />8<br />7<br />The Kitaab (The Book)<br />Al-Huda (The Guidance)<br />The Dhikr <br />(The Remembrance)<br />The Rahmah (The Mercy)<br />The Furqaan <br />(The Criterion)<br />The Noor (The Light)<br />
MANNERS WHEN READING THE QUR’AN<br />Manners of the heart<br />
MANNERS WHEN READING THE QUR’AN<br />External <br />manners<br />
RECITATION IN MELODIOUS VOICE<br /><ul><li>“The reciter should beautify his voice with the Qur’an and recite it with a sense of sadness and contemplation.”
"Prompt the Qur'an with your voices, for verily the voice of beauty increases the beauty of the Qur'an."
“Verily the best of people with regard to voices, is he whom you feel fears Allah, when he recites.”</li></li></ul><li>THE STATUS OF QURAN<br />The importance of the Quran is so great that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wassallam said:<br />“ Recite the Quran because it will come as an intercessor on the day of judgment”. <br />“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others.”<br />
RECITATION OF CERTAIN VERSES BEFORE GOING TO BED<br />The last two verses of Soorat al-Baqarah <br />Bani Israa’eel (Soorat al-Isra’)<br />Aayat al-Kursiy<br />(al-Baqarah 2:255) <br />Al-ikhlas<br />Al-kafiroon<br />Al-zumar<br />An-naas<br />Al-falaq<br />
THE REWARD FOR THOSE WHO RECITE AND PRACTICE THE QUR’ AN<br /><ul><li>It will recommend its people before the Lord.
Envy is permissible only in respect of two men: one whom Allah gives his book, and who stands reciting it day and night, and a man whom Allah gives wealth, which he gives in charity day and night.
The believer who recites the Qur’an is like a citrus fruit- its fragrance is pleasing and its taste is sweet.
Allah exalts some people and lowers others by this Book </li></ul>“On the Day of Resurrection, the Qur’an and those who acted according to it will be brought with Surah al Baqarah and Surah Aal Imran preceding them like two clouds or canopies with light between them or as though they were flocks of birds in ranks pleading for the ones who recited them.” (Muslim)<br />
HEALING FOR THE HEARTS<br />“And We send down of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss”. [al-Isra’ 17:82] <br />“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur'an, enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that which is in your hearts”. [Yoonus 10:57] <br />
GUIDANCE FOR THE BELIEVERS<br />“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur'an) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or guardian) over them”[al-Zumar 39:41 <br /><ul><li>The Qur’an is the best guidebook on how to structure our life.
The Qur’an tells us how to communicate with the source of all intelligence and the source of all life.
The Qur’an tells us who Allah is, by what name we should address Him, and the way in which to communicate with Him.</li></li></ul><li>THE RETURN OF THE QUR’AN<br />TYPES OF ABADONMENT <br />OF THE QUR’AN<br />Abdullah ibn ‘Amr stated, “The Day of Judgment will not come until the Qur’an returns from where it was revealed. It will have a sound like the buzzing of bees and it will say, ‘O may Lord! From you I came and to you I am returning. I am recited, but not acted upon; I am recited, but not acted upon.”<br /> <br />“What is the matter with them, that they have turned away from the Remembrance?” 74:49<br />
“And whoever turns away from My Remembrance (the Qur’an), for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up, on the Day of Judgment, blind. He will say, ‘O May Lord! Why have you resurrected me blind, when I used to see (in the world)? Allah will respond, ‘Likewise (in this manner), Our verses came to you, but you ignored them. And, likewise, today you shall be ignored.” (20:124-126)<br />
“The Qur’an will meet its companion on the Day of Judgment when his grave is opened for him, in the form of a pale man. It will say to him, ‘Do you recognize me?’ He will say: I do not recognize you.’ It will say: ‘I am your companion the Qur’an, who kept you thirsty on hot days and kept you awake at night. Every merchant benefits from his business and today you will benefit from your good deeds.’ He will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and there will be placed on his head a crown of dignity, and his parents will be clothed with priceless garments the like of which have never been seen in this world. They will say: ‘Why have we been clothed with his?’ It will be said: ‘Because your son used to recite Qur’an.’ Then it will be said to him: ‘Recite and ascend in the degrees of Paradise,’ and he will continue to ascend so long as he recites, either at a fast pace or a slow pace. (Ahmad, IbnMajah)<br />
References:<br />Sheikh Yasir Qadhi - An Introduction to the Science of the Qur’an <br />Sheikh Muhammad Salih AlMunajjid – Islamqa.com<br />Maulana Muhammad Manzoor No’mani – Ma’ariful Hadith<br />