During the life of the Prophet (PBUH) there were many accusations made that the Quran was poetry. The Prophet was accused of forging it and presenting it to the people so that they may believe him. This went on for a long time during the time that the Holy Prophet was bringing people towards Islam. He came about the topic of discussion of the Quran being compared to poetry.
The entire Quran was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) in his lifetime. The period of revelation was 23 years, up to just a few days before the Prophet (PBUH) passed away. However, the Prophet realized the importance of the preservation of the words of Allah during his lifetime and took active measures to ensure that these divine words were preserved for his upcoming generations, which he called Ummah.
What is Fear of Allah? It is the feeling the human gets when they are living in the ‘dunya’, going about their lives and striving to live according to the commandments of Allah. But do all of us have that feeling? The answer is very simple. No. Why do we not have that fear? The answer is again very simple. Because we have not paid heed to the greatest of the greatest guidelines of Islam, the miracle of the month of Ramadan, the book that was brought down on our last Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Quran.
Just like the verse above, in the Quran Allah has mentioned again and again to be grateful to him for the blessings he endows upon us and to say thank you. Why? Is it because Allah needs our thanks? Certainly not. Is it because our gratefulness will make a difference to him? Absolutely not! Allah asks us to be thankful to him all the time in the Quran because it is US who it going to make a difference to.
The whole world and all its affairs, all its workings, and everything that goes with it is mentioned in the Quran. The mechanics of every night that proceeds every day is mentioned in this book as Allah tells us again and again that he has created the day and the night and that he is Supreme while the rest of us are insignificant.
The Quran is one of the most important books that can be found in one’s home and there is no disagreeing to the fact under any circumstances. Not only does the Quran give us a sense of safety it is also the blessing of Allah upon us 24 hours a day. However, that is not to say that the Quran can protect us if we just keep it in the house lying closed.
The book of Allah has been written in Arabic because it was the language of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Prophet onto whom the book was revealed. So it was natural that Allah chose Arabic for the verses to be sent down upon him. However, in his verses Allah asked us to read and learn the Quran and there is a tradition of the holy Prophet (PBUH) “The Best amongst you is (he) who learns and teaches the Holy Quran.”
Prayer 5 times a day is compulsory for all Muslims. However praying in a mosque is not compulsory but highly recommended for all Muslims (except on Friday, when it is compulsory for men to go to the mosque and pray). The importance of praying in mosques is highlighted in the Quran along with the importance of the prayer itself and doing so attains Allah’s good pleasure for the Muslims.
Allah is Al-Hafiz, The Protector of everything. It is said in the Quran by Allah, “Lo! My Lord is Protector over all things.” [Sūrah al-Hūd: 57]. When Allah Himself says that he is the protector over all things and He alone can save us from anything bad, that means that it is HIS power ONLY to protect us and save us.
“Call on me, I will answer you. (40:60)” The verse above is a powerful one for when Allah asks us to call onto him, He in the same phrase says that He WILL respond to us. He WILL answer us. He WILL help us out. That is the power in the belief of dua and that is what Allah means when he says this in the Quran.
We are human beings sent into this world (dunya) by Allah. As humans we are flawed when we come into this world because Allah did not make us for this world. We were made for Jannah which is perfect. But when we are sent by Allah to this world, we make mistakes, we do mischief and we generally act ‘human’ because that is who we are in this world. Human.
Justice. The word ‘justice’ appears 24 times in the Quran in 22 verses. Such is the importance of this term in the eyes of the Almighty. So much so that the word ‘Justice’ is one of the central ideas of the Quran because it is one of the most important attributes of Allah Himself. The MOST JUST.
As Muslims we believe that Allah is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. We believe it because that is what has been repeated to us again and again by all those who played a part in our teachings; our parents, our school teachers and our ‘qaari sahibs’ as we called them, who taught us how to read the Quran in Arabic. But did we understand the full power of that sentence? That Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the Earth? We did not. We only understood it till we minutely read and understood the Holy Book of Allah, the Quran.
The Quran is a sea of information which contains guidance on all the areas of the world and the Hereafter. You understand the Quran and you understand your existence, that’s how important the Quran is in every Muslim’s life. However, it is a challenge to do so and proper guidance must be followed in order to achieve the ultimate guidance of the word of Allah. There are a few steps that one must follow to gain an insight into the teachings of the Holy Book.