“grandpa, isnt it Qur’an is a good indicator n guidance for us ?” Ask Maula.
“yes, indeed its True my son, even Qur’an it self has explicitly states that ‘there is no doubt in it’ as an indicator n guidelines for mutaqin people.” Answered grandpa wisely, while excerpting verses from Qur’an.
“Book (the Qur’an) there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who fear Him.” (Surah Al-Baqarah : 2)
“Then why are so many people who read Qur’an, but still many of us are still confused to look for another indications n guidelines other than Quran grandpa? what is wrong with them ?” Ask Maula.
“There’s nothing wrong for those who are trying hard to be more studious and know how to read Qur’an, and if we have not found yet Qur’an as a guidelines, it is because we do not fulfill the rights of the Qur’an.” Said grandpaWisely.
“The rights of the Qur’an grandpa?” Ask Maula
“yes my grandson, sometimes we are too busy claiming the Qur’an as this and that, while we ignore his right.”
“The Qur’an also have rights over us my child, and we fulfil the rights of Qur’an that , insha allah we will really find Qur’an, as a guidance for us, even more than that, The Qur’an will be a blessing and intercede for us in the day of judgement. ” said granpa clearly
“What are the rights of Qur’an on us grandpa?” Ask Maula.
“There are at least five rights of the Qur’an that we must fulfill, the first one is , right on our Qur’an is to read in accordance with the provisions fluently and his mahroj.” Said Ki Wisely.
“Alhamdulillah, now a days there are more methods to learn Qur’an nicely, which can be quickly taught us to be able to read Qur’an, just sometimes some of us are more concerned with the rules and regulations in reading Qur’an with correctly , until the greatness of reading Quran as the word of the divine it self become less visible, and even for some people, reading Qur’an is not more important than reading a newspaper, this we have to fix, as one of our measures to fulfill the right of Qur’an on us, read the Qur’an according to the requirements and the rules. “said grandpa again Wisely.
Then what is the second right of Qur’an grandpa?” Ask Maula.
“Once we can read Qur’an, then the second right wil automatically shown 🙂 , that is to understand what it means, as literally meaning and the interpretation meaning of Qur’an”
“did you still remember, anything contained in Qur’an?” Ask grandpa to maula.
“Yes grandpa, in outline, the Quran contains of the Tawheed lessons, stories and past race or shari’ah laws.” Answer Maula,
“Therefore, we need to really understand what actually the meaning of reading Qur’an, so that we can implement what is inside Qur’an and avoiding what Allah prohibited as stated in the verses of the Qur’an,”
“Or how come we can make the previous race stories described in Qur’an if we do not know what the Qur’an said about it? for it is our obligation to Qur’an is to understood and to understand the meaning and interpretation. “said grandpa Wisely.
Maula nodly listened to his grandpa explanation, “and the third grandpa? tell me what is the third right of Quran on us ?” he asked then.
“The third right of Qur’an is to be memorize it.” he said Wisely.
“did u still remember the hadith that shows the benefits in memorize Qur’an?” Ask grandpa.
“Yes grandpa, from Abu Hurarirah ra he said, ‘the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sent a message consisting of a few people.Then the Prophet’s checking the ability of them to read and memorize Qur’an. Every man of them was asked the extent to which part of Quran he memorize, “
“Then one of the youngest asked by the Prophet, ‘How much of the Qur’an that had you memorize, O so and so?’ he replied, ‘I have memorize this chapter and this chapter, as well as Al-Baqarah. ” and the Prophet’s again asked, ‘have you memorize Surah Al-Baqarah?’ he replied, ‘Yes.’ then the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, ‘Go, and you become the head of the caravan!’. “Said Maula cite a hadith narrated by At-Tirmidhi.
‘”That is true my child, it was one of them, and still much more hadith which states how the person who is memorize Qur’an, had the honor of Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), as a hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah ra, the Prophet said, ‘those hafidz/hafidzah who is memorize Qur’an will come on the Day of Resurrection, then the Qur’an will say to ALLAH, “O Lord, let set him free,” then that person applied crown miracles (honor), the Qur’an again asked, “O Allah add it again,” then that person applied robe miracles. Then again The Qur’an ask ALLAH, “O Lord, bless him,” then ALLAH blessing him. And ordered to the person, “read and continue walk on your steps to the (degrees of heaven),” and ALLAH Almighty from every sentence adds additional grace of reading Qur’an and goodness’. “Said grandpa Wisely.
“Furthermore, the Qur’an has on our rights to be practice n carried out in our lives, good reading, good sense of understanding, and a lot of verse that we memorize, but by that should not make us become proud, because reading, understand the meaning and memorizing Quran which was not accompanied by good and correct practice by sincerely heart , its like leafy trees without fruit, not much benefit to people who have it. “said him Wisely.
“Even according to my opinion, practicing all values what had been written inside the Qur’an is the cornerstone of our efforts to fullfil the rights of the Qur’an.” Said grandpa again.
“grandpa, if there are people who are already practicing the Qur’an, but they can not read Qur’an it self?” Ask Maula.
“yes indeed you are right, there are some people who are already practicing Quran in their lives although they could not read it, but it just was not meant to drop his need to learn how to read Qur’an, learn to understand what it means, learn to memorizing it, because what is already become our obligation wil always become our responsibility, it will become a mandatory for us to do it, that should be fulfilled, and the grace of ALLAH, those who have implemented the laws of Qur’an before you can read it, would become much much much better if u added to read it, understand it and memorizing Qur’an well. ” explained grandpa.
“Furthemorer, teaching Qur’an become one of our obligation to do, teach what we can afford, even if only one sentence.” Said him Wisely.
“Mature and ripe fruit, will not be felt sweet and joy of altitudes if simply left hanging on the tree, for it, the fruit we should pick and we give, so that others can enjoy the sweet and tasty fruit that we produce.” Said him again Wisely .
“grandpa, after listening your explanation earlier, i felt , i still got a lot of ‘debt’ from it, i still lack knowledge to try my best effort understanding Al-Qur’an.and what i know, i have learned its still so shallow, moreover in memorizing and practicing, ana feel still very very very less grandpai. “said Maula sad
“same with me my child, there are still many rights of Qur’an that was not able to fulfill entirely from me, but at least from now on, let us go back and learn more of Qur’an, so that we wil not be include people deemed negligent in fulfilling our obligations to Qur’an. “he said Wisdom modestly
“so grandpa, are there any tips that i can adopted to be able to learn the Quran correctlyi.” Ask Maula.
“Everyone, have their own way and specificity in learning Qur’an, everyone probably learned in a different ways, but at least we should have some basic things in our capital to study Qur’an.” Said grandpa Wisely.
“What is that the basic capital, grandpa?” Ask Maula.
“First, intentions and strong commitment, we intend to learn LILLAHI ta’ala, just simply because expect pleased from HIM, then, infuse in us a commitment to really study and learn the Holy Quran.”
“Second, instill always humble nature, the tawahu character ,so by that insha allah wil prevent us to get bored or feel satisfied quickly with what we have learned.”
“Third, learn continuously with full determination.”
“Fourth, practice what we’ve learned, for instance, we have learned to read bismillah, understand what is mean and meaning in it, then apply it in our daily life, that none of our previous events from the grace n help of ALLAH, even to read Bismilllah . “
“In addition, to help the process we learn, teach what we already understand, this process will help our memory of what we can, to teach, automatically we always repeat .the same subject, so that the level of understanding and willing to learn insha Allah wil be more better. “
“Then, if the above five we’ve done it correctly, we will have a character.” Said grandpa Wisely
”What is the feature that we already have a character grandpa? “asked Maula
“the Characteristic feature are, we will feel the loss if one day we do not read the Quran, we will feel lost, if one day we do not open the Qur’an, or we will feel grieved for the loss of momentum learn the Qur’an , every day, every minute and every second, people who have this character will show enthusiasm and a strong desire to learn the Qur’an. “said him again Wisely. ( T_T )
“How blessed are those who already have those character grandpa 😦 i.” Said Maula.
“Yes, blessed are those who have such a positive character, but we must be careful ifor the negative character thus inadvertently settles on us.” Said granda again
“For example, what is it grandpa?” Ask Maula.
“delay a time of prayer, that also sometimes become a feature or character in a person, so if it is prayer on time, he wil feel lost and distracted.”
“Then again the habit of criticizing, it also could be the character of a person, so if you have not criticizing others, it feels itchy, and so forth.” Said grandpa to i Maula warned to be careful.
“Yes grandpa, may i can have positive and good character were ana shielded from the negative character .” Said Maula.
“insha allah my child, insha allah” Said Ki Wisely.
The Prophet said: “The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.” [An authentic hadith found in At-Tabaraanee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood]
‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-’Aas heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saying: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an: Read and elevate (through the levels of the Paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were in the dunyaa! For verily, your position in the Paradise will be at the last verse you recite!” [Aboo Daawood and At-Tirmithee, saheeh]
‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Whoever recites the Qur’an, memorizes it, accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah, the Exalted, will enter him to Paradise and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Hell has become incumbent (i.e. Allah will forgive them because of his intercession).” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Darimi).
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O Allah! We ask you, by Your Glorious Speech and the rest of your beautiful Names and Attributes, to make the Qur’an a proof for us! O Allah! Don’t make the Qur’an a proof against us on that Day, and save us from the hellfire! aamiin