Be so close to the Qur’an that…

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Over the past year, I had been keeping a ‘Be so close to the Qur’an’ series on my Facebook Page: |~| Fajr Blog |~|, and I thought to collate it all here for those who don’t visit the page. It’s an ongoing series, but here is the first collection:

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.

“… If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause harmony between them. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and All-Aware.” [al-Nisa: 35]

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 with a cuppa tea 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.

Be so close to the Qur’an that everytime you hear a verse, you stop and check yourself against it. Is it a command/prohibition which you adhered by? Divine advice which you’ve taken on board? Wisdom which you’ve learnt from? Check yourself against every verse and be the first to benefit from it, because you are that close.

Be so close to the Qur’an that before embarking on the path of knowledge, you first immerse yourself in it. You do not place any branch of ‘ilm before knowledge of the Book, and thus you spend your early learning days learning all about it.

Be so close to the Qur’an that its verses replay melodiously in your mind…

Be so close to the Qur’an that you can find for yourself a verse reflecting every moment of your life. You will always know what to do.

Be so close to the Qur’an that the worldy chaos around you only increases your yearning towards secluding yourself, reciting its verses and being in its beautiful company.

Be so close to the Qur’an that nothing, nothing can come in between it and you.

Be so close to the Qur’an that a day without it leaves you feeling empty and deprived.

20 thoughts on “Be so close to the Qur’an that…

  1. Be so close to the Quran is so very beautifully explained. Jazak Allahu khaire.
    Be so close to the Quran that you realize that One Day you would be standing in front of your creator and have lived your life almost as close to His Will.

  2. Reblogged this on nasreene and commented:
    ABe so close to the Quran is so very beautifully explained. Jazak Allahu khaire.
    Be so close to the Quran that you realize that One Day you would be standing in front of your creator and have lived your life almost as close to His

  3. ALLAH KNOWS BEST.

    Thank you for sharing this marvelous Islamic article about the Noble Qur’an :)

    Indeed, whoever is close to Allah through frequent remembrance of Allah, lots of salahs (both obligatory ones and sunnah salahs) as well as reading the Qur’an every day and night -is indeed most fortunate and lucky :)

    and whoever from among the disbelievers/non-Muslims are away from the Qur’an is indeed the most unfortunate fool who chooses to keep himself far away from Allah’s Mercy.

  4. Assalamu alaikum wr wb sis :)

    MashaAllah a truly inspiring read. May Allah reward you immensely, increase you in goodness, and accept all your efforts.

    I know we don’t know anything about each other, but I’d like to offer you the chance to write similar posts for a wider audience.
    Alhamdulillah, I’ve become part of a project that is focused around teaching the Quran to Muslims, and one of my responsibilities is to collect articles that are Quran related, inspiring and motivational to students of the Quran, and that will help to bring them closer to the Quran. There are nearly 200 students studying the Quran. It would be greatly beneficial to them to have these motivating reminders now and then.
    So if you’re interested in contributing, then just let me know and I’ll be more than happy to have you on board.

    Wasalam,
    Safaa Baig

  5. Thanks so much for this. Very inspiring, thought provoking and tears stimulating! Really, we shouldn’t neglect the only knowledge that follows us to our graves! May Allah bless you!

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