The Blessings of the Quran II…continued

Posted: July 24, 2009 in Quran, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi


Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah!

I finally got the chance to finish off the lecture on Blessings of the Quran. Subhana’Allah, the blessings and the rewards of this noble book is truly amazing, and to think that one part of it is in our hands and the other with the noble mind boggling. Will we take heed today and make the best of it..subhana’Allah, I ask Allah for us to not be the likes of the ones who the Prophet sal allahu sallam comes on the day of Judgment of ones who have neglected his book. Till next time, may we be of those who are raised in ranks and honored because of this book!


It’s a sign of their iman to see them happy when they listen to the Quran, recite it, and our immersed in its remembrance.

The Quran is the life of the heart and food of the soul.
If someone doesn’t believe in the Quran he is spiritually dead; even if he is breathing and walking.

Allah describes the Quran as “wakathalika ohaynaa ilayka ruhan min amrinaa” “This is how we have inspired you, with a ruh ( a spirit) from us. Allah describes the Quran as a ruh-a spirit, you were dead before, and we gave it to you. We gave you the real life, the life of the heart.

Allah describes the Quran as a spirit and a light. “Walakin Ja3alanohu bihI nuraa” We made a light…”

Quran gives life to the dead body and light. Light, because it guides people from the darkness of shirk, the darkness of kufr, the darkness of their desires, to the light of Islam, light of Iman, and the light of the worship of Allah.

Ayah: Yahu naas qad jata burhan min rabikum wa anazalana ilaka nuran mubeena- we revealed to you a clear light, shinning light.

Without the Quran mankind is in darkness, so powerful is the Quran, and so clear are its messages that Allah asks..knowing the answer “Wakayfa takfruoona wanta tusta3alhi ayatallah wa fikum rasullah…” How can you disbelieve in the revelation, here is a messenger among you reciting the book to you” ..and yet you disbelieve.

The muskrikeen asked the Prophet sal allahu sallam for miracles. The miracles are from Allah.

When the kufaar are sent to the fire of hell, the angels there will ask, “Alam yatikum russul…Have not messengers come to you reciting the book of Allah? Did you act upon the Quran, have you not received..and they warned you of the day. The angels are amazed that a person could reject the book of Allah. What excuses could you have on that day?

Its an integral characters of the believer to recite the Quran.

The prophet sal allahu sallam was commanded to recite the book of Allah, “utloo maa uhiya ilaka min khitaab “

The Prophet sal allahu salalm Inn amma maa ummurat bil laythee harama..wa umaratu wan atullawal quran”
1.) to worship the Lord of the house
2.) commanded to be among the Muslims
3.)  And to recite the Quran

An integral of iman, islam, the characteristics of the mumin that he continuously recites the book of Allah.

Allah says “Alltheena atayhanuhumal kitaab, yatuluho haqq tilwati olaika yuminoon bihi” Those who we gave the book, the recite in the manner prescribed.. ..and only these people.

Haqq tilwaati, this book can be recited in the wrong manner/right manner.

The characteristics, those who will go to jannah. Allah says they are those who “Innalatheena yatuloon kitaaballah” They are the ones who wa aqama salaat, wa anfaqoo mima razaqnahum siran wa a3lanaa”..

The Quran is the primary, one of the ways of increasing ones Iman. Waitha tulaat 3alim satatu imam” They the believers when the book of Allah is recited to them, their Iman goes up.  Just by listening it their iman goes, what do you think would happen when they recite it.

The revelations have stopped, but we should strive to study, learn, and connect with the Quran.

The mumin’s iman goes up, and they rejoice of the Quran.

Whoever recites a harf of the Quran-a good deed will be written for him. Alif- one word, lam-one word, meem-one word.

The noble angels-whoever recites the Quran with the noble scribes. The one who recite the Quran-stumbling, stuttering, trying hard-even he will get a double reward. No one loses when reciting the book of Allah.

Parables of the those who recite the Quran.

Uttirjuoot-long, beautiful, good smell- mumin-a citrus fruit. Taste is good, smell. When your dealing with it, you will benefit, and you will always obtain some benefit from them.

A dried update- a mumin who doesn’t recite the Quran. It doesn’t look good-inside, its pure and good. He has iman in them.

A hypocrite that recites the Quran.  – A rayhaan- a plant that gives off a beautiful smell, but bitter inside.  He has nifaaq inside- a false delusion because he is reciting the Quran, but to the core its pretty bitter.

A handlah: a fruit that doesn’t tastes good nor smells good.

The one that amazes the most is: the munifiqeen. Inall munifiqooon fil -lowest category in the hell-fire.
The munifiqoon-are filthy.

The Prophet sal allahu sallam allowed jealousy of one who recites the Quran.

A halal type of jealousy that makes you want to strive to khayr or to do good. One who acts upon the Quran.

Qaraykum manta 3alamul Quran…the best of you are the ones
Abu Abdurrahman a sulil- when he read the hadith, he dedicated himself to memorizing the book of Allah. -qiraat-hafs and asim-one of the narrators of qiraat. These people they are the best in this world, and the best in the hereafter.

Yujimabal quran yawumil qiyam-one of the who -The Quran will come, and say “oh my lord honor him, a crown will be his head, Oh Allah increase him in honor, a robe will be placed on him, and then the Quran will say Oh my Lord be pleased with him, and Allah will be pleased with him.”

The companion of the Quran-it will be said to him. Iqra, -recite, warqa- and continue to recite, -and recite as you use to recite in this dunya-your place in jannah-will be equivalent-to your station of Jannah-to the last part you recited in this dunya.

The Prophet sal allahu sallam says sahib-the companion-its one who you return to when you need help, this blessings is to the companion of the Quran. The one who will accompany the Quran in every aspect of their lives.

The Quran is a witness for you or against you.
The first person to be thrown -shahid, hafiz, and gave his money-why because of riyaa-showing off, and not giving for the sake of Allah.

You memorize and act upon it.-This is the real companion of the Quran.

Some of the companions thought there were-levels of jannah that are equivalent to the Quran. No one can occupy a level higher then the hafiz of the Quran-the companion of the Quran-this was the opinion of the companions.  Ex.) Inna a3danaa kal kawthur..etc..if you implemented you can go be raised 3 levels.
The Prophet sal allahu sallam, Whoever wishes that he loves his Prophet sal allahu sallam and Allah, then let him recite this Quran.

Along with these blessings, there is a responsibility. The Quran is either a blessing for you, or if you neglected it, it will be a testify for you or against you.

Wa qalu rusal ya rabbi itaqatho…The Prophet sal allahu sallam, he will come and say my own people took this quran and neglected this quran. Its not only to the mushkrikeen, its to anyone who will neglect this book. Look at who is complaining. And to who he is complaining to-Allah.

You claim to believe in it, but don’t act upon it. Do we recite it, do we act upon, etc.

Furqan, the noor, the shifaa-all of it, what kind of understanding do grasp from it.

We decorate it with the most beautiful decoration, finest paper & pen- the best decoration of the heart is the Quran itself!

The Quran will not remain neutral-Allah will raise people by this book, or lower others because of it.

The Quran is an intercession-whoever puts the Quran in front of him-will lead him to Jannah, whoever leaves the Quran behind him, then the Quran will drag him to the hell-fire.

It will benefit you, or testify against you!

The Prophet sal allahu sallam said, The Quran is evidence for you, or against you. Its your evidence-it will honor, increase you in goodness, or it will complain against you-never cared about it.

Think about it, and ask yourself where you are when it comes to Allah’s book.

The one who memorizes, understand, and acts upon, and knows more than Quran then one who hasn’t memorized the Quran. The more important aspect, is understanding meaning, and acting upon it.

A sahib of the Quran is one who memorizes the Quran-is with the Quran, turns to the Quran for everything in their lives.

Allah describes the people of knowledge are ones who memorized- These ayats are preserved in the hearts of those of knowledge.

If the Quran is enclosed in the heart of a person, the fire of hell will never touch it. Meaning that person memorizes the Quran.
Ibn Mas3ood said: the one who hasn’t memorized the Quran is like a ruined house.

Are some verses more blessed then other verses?

Ayatul Kursi-Greatest verse in the Quran.
Fatihia, most blessed Surah of the Quran.
Surah Tabarak-that it will protect a person -recites, acts upon it, will protect some from the trails of the grave.
Falqah, Naas- protect ourselves from black magic.

Make a point of reading the Quran when no one else is there. Do it when no one else there, try to do this, privately, so there is no issue of showing off. Make a habit of reciting the Quran.


8:2 For, Believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His signs rehearsed, find their faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Lord;


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