It Is Not Merely A Beautiful Book, It Is More Than That..
Recently I went for my usual Friday prayers, somewhere in Kelana Jaya. The content of the sermon was something unusual or maybe something usual (from the context of a normal person, perhaps) for a normal yet very pious person to digest. (I noticed my writing for this article have been using the word digest many times!)
He was preaching about the importance of reading the Quran. But the thing is, why must we only read the Quran when we must master the Quran; to understand the full meanings of it and how Quran can change our life. It is also mention in the sermon about how beautiful and charming the Arabic words which has been used to write the Quran. But instead they kept on complaining why God didn’t explain to them about the content of the Quran. (Surah 41:44)
We forgot about the importance in understanding the true essence of the Quran, when God had already remind us to study the Quran thru the first word that has been commenced to us, and in the surah God had said about our creation, and to admit He is our God, who teach us how to read and write. (Surah 96:1-7).
We must heed the wonderful and beautiful advice from God for He is the one who had gave us all knowledge and informations. We ignored about the fact why God has give us Quran, that is to guide us. We, must always remember that it is not merely to read but to understand every word God had mentioned in the Quran. God had teach us how to wash ourselves (Surah 5:6), besides other teachings as well.
This is the most improtant aspect in the Quran.The most essential is why Quran has been laid down in Arabic language and not in other languages (Surah 41:44).
We must make sure we study every word in the Quran and not only to read the Quran thouroughly without understanding it. What is the purpose of reading it without any understanding on it?
There had been cases where some Muslims in Malaysia renounced their beliefs in Islam because the harshness they have received amongs the ulamaks in the society and the attitude of the ulamaks towards the younger generation.
The younger generation seeks advice from these groups on Islam has been tarnished by different thoughts about the modernization in the society. The way these certain quarters preach Islam is totally diferrent from the way Prophet Muhammad preached Islam, more than 1400 years ago. They prefer to use the very old way of forcing them to follow without giving explaination and the necessary well being of doing it.
For example, the most famous covering the aurat method. It is a subjective matter and has been debated for more than a decade in our society.
God never gave any dresscode in the Quran but what God had mention was only to cover our aurat and to act decent It never stated in the Quran on how we should dress but only mention about the best garment is the garment of righteousness. These are some of God's signs, that they may take heed. (Surah 7:26).
We must also make sure we have complete knowledge about matters surrounding us. As God had mention in Quran, O children of Adam, do not let the devil dupe you as he did when he caused the eviction of your parents from Paradise, and the removal of their garments to expose their bodies. He and his tribe see you, while you do not see them. We appoint the devils as companions of those who do not believe. (Surah 7:26)
What’s more important is that we read the Quran with full knowledge and not only reading it loud without understand each word. That’s the reason why some Muslims refused to follow the true teachings of Islam.
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