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May 8, 2012

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The Rights of the Quran and some tips on how to fulfill them – Part 5

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Here are Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.]

5) To call to it

It’s not enough to just apply the Quran ourselves, rather we also need to invite others to apply the Quran as well.

After all, what was the main role of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)? He was sent to call the people to worship Allah alone. So his primary role was dawah (calling to Islam).

Sadly, in these times, we have become very lax in fulfilling this right.

How does one do dawah?

Well, I hope to discuss that in greater detail in a future post, insha-Allah. For now, the following points should suffice:

a) Start with tawheed (worshipping Allah alone).

And no, not everyone knows about tawheed. If they did, I wouldn’t have come across as many dropped jaws as I did.

Tawheed is the most important thing and everything else is based upon it. Only the people of tawheed will exit Hell and only the people of tawheed will enter Paradise.

b) Talk about what you know

This one sounds obvious but given the amount of people who talk about matters in which they have zero knowledge, I guess it’s not that obvious….

c) Talk with proof

[Yes, I know that this particular post does not have any proof. Forgive me, it’s midnight at the moment.]

“I said”, ” I think”, “My shaikh said”, “My parents said” and “I heard someone say” are not counted as proofs, I’m afraid.

Proof = Allah said, Allah’s Messenger (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) said and the Companions of Allah’s Messenger said. This is what Islam is based on.

d) Be nice.

I repeat: Be nice.

I repeat yet again: BE NICE.

The above might sound like simple steps but they do make a lot of difference.

6) To do the above all the time

This is the last right and it entails fulfilling all the rights of the entire Quran consistently.

Failure to fulfill these rights would mean that we have abandoned the Quran. So we need to make sure that we try our best to do as much as we can.

May Allah make us of those who fulfill the rights of the Quran.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. rehana
    May 21 2012

    Assalamu alaikum sister,
    Jazak allah khair for this article. Being on the topic, I have a 15 year old son & he loves to read mystery novels & any islamic articles which catches his interest. Alhamdullilah, he has read all the islamic story books when he was a bit younger,but now there are no islamic books which catches the attention of a teenager (or maybe I am unaware about it). Last ramadan i asked him to read the translation of quran (muhsin khan), but he left it half way. what I really needed to know is if there are any quran translation or any other islamic material which would connect with this age group. Allah guides whom He wills & in all my prayers I ask Allah(swt) to put the love & interest that I have in our deen into my children & inshallah, I know He will answer a mother’s dua – but I need to direct him to that route that leads to His love. & knowledge is the best route – please advice,

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  2. rehana
    May 22 2012

    Jazakallah khair for the info – thanks a million !!

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  3. rehana
    May 22 2012

    Oops ! sorry for being abrupt. I am well & hope by the Grace of Allah all’s well with you too. thanks again for the prompt reply – your sister infaith

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    • Umm Muawiyah
      Jun 20 2012

      Assalamu Alaikum Sister.

      Wa iyyaaki.

      I’m well, alhamdulillah. I hope that you are too.

      No, the first reply wasn’t abrupt at all, so don’t worry.

      Baarakallahu feek.

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