Friday, 4 February 2011

Love for the Quran :

And when the Qur'an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may obtain mercy. (204)

Dan apabila Al-Quran itu dibacakan, maka dengarlah akan dia serta diamlah (dengan sebulat-bulat ingatan untuk mendengarnya), supaya kamu beroleh rahmat. (204)

Do they not then think deeply in the Qur'ân, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (24)

(Setelah diterangkan yang demikian) maka adakah mereka sengaja tidak berusaha memahami serta memikirkan isi Al-Quran? Atau telah ada di atas hati mereka kunci penutup (yang menghalangnya daripada menerima ajaran Al-Quran)? (24)

Love for the Quran

You should allow the love for the Quran to enter and settle in your heart. This is done by listening attentively to it and pondering and reflecting deeply on its meanings. Both of these actions are commanded in the Quran itself (7: 204 & 47: 24). You should also reflect upon the beauty of the Quran. Merely claiming to love the Quran does not make it true. Every Muslim would say that he loves the Quran but this claim would only be true if the evidence for it is to be found. One of these signs is that one loves to listen to the recital of the Holy Quran. Its recitation should bring joy and tranquility to your heart. Reciting the Quran should also have the same effect. Your heart should be restless and uneasy should a day go by without having recited at least a little bit of the Quran. But merely listening and reciting the Quran is not enough. One should also ponder over its meanings. How can one say that he loves the Quran whilst he remains ignorant of what it contains? This is like one who claims to love a woman but he does not know anything of her personality, her likes and dislikes, and so forth. This then is mere superficiality. So it becomes necessary to also acquire a desire to learn the Arabic language. This is the language of the Quran and is the key to understanding it. There are translations available but these cannot act as a substitute for the original. They may and should be used by those who don’t know any Arabic, but this should not cause one to feel that there is no need to learn Arabic. Without Arabic one cannot truly appreciate the beauty of the language, style and rhetoric of the Holy Quran. One also will not be able to fully grasp the meanings it conveys.

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