Characteristics of the reader of the Holy Quran

It seems that Muslims are able recite the Qur’an, but if we inquire if they know what they recite, not a few say “no.”  Those who have memorized the Qur’an have accomplished a major feat. The complete recital, depending on the pace, takes many hours. Yet not a few of those who have memorized it possess little knowledge of what they memorized. How can this be? It is not uncommon to meet among the Muslims even older people who say: “I know how to recite the Qur’an, but I do not understand it.”

How can someone “know how to recite” the Qur’an and “not understand it” at the same time? Is it possible to recite without comprehension? If a person can merely reproduce the sounds of a language without knowing what he is saying, what kind of knowledge does such a person have? Mere reproduction of the sounds of a text without knowledge of the meaning is limited knowledge

Worship is due to God alone

Muslims believe that there is just one God, the Almighty God. The one-ness of God (Tawheed) is the fundamental pillar of Islam. Worship is due to God alone. To worship anything else is the worst offense, shirk, or associating partners with Allah.  Muslims do not recognize any deities besides Allah. They believe that Muhammad, peace be upon him, is the last of the many messengers of God.  

Muslims are commanded to practice justice in all their relations with others, Muslims and non-Muslims. God Most High declares in the Qur’an in surah An-Nisa’: 135 “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. [223] so follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, of what you do, Aware.”

In Islam justice is next to piety. Muslims are commanded to judge by what the Almighty God has revealed in the Qur’an.  Muslims are commanded to spend from what God Almighty has given them. Everyone is advised to spend according to his or her means. Spending one’s wealth is a way of redistributing wealth. Hoarding wealth is frowned upon.  Muslims are commanded to defend themselves when they are victims of aggression. They are forbidden to initiate aggression to acquire righteousness requires more than merely following the rites of Islam.

Characteristics of the real Muslim

To be a Muslim one must have specific personal characteristics.  It is not righteousness that you turn your faces  towards the east or the west; But  it  is  righteousness  to believe  in Allah  and the Last Day, and the  Angels, and the Book and the  Messengers; to spend out of your substance out of love for  Him,  for your  kid, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask; to be steadfast  in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which you have made, and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing.

In the Qur’an, ihsaan (good works) and imaan (faith) are invariably mentioned side by side. One of the most commonly occurring expressions in the Qur’an is, “those who believe and do good deeds.” God Most High says in the Qur’an: 

“Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the great attainment.” Surah Al-Burooj. 

“Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” Surah Al-Asr.

“Except those who repent, believe and do righteousness; for those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged at all.” Surah Maryam.

The Qur’an teaches that people who believe in God Most High, the Day of Judgment and do good deeds shall go to paradise. Those who disbelieve and commit wrong go to hell, unless they repent and mend their ways before it is too late. 

God Most High does not forgive those who die in disbelief and commit crimes all their life, and then, just before they die, say, “Now I repent all that did.

The Qur’an occupies a special place in the lives of Muslims. The Qur’an contains the guidance and the detailed explanation of the religion or way of life that God Most High wants His creatures to live. God Most High wants to make life better for his creatures. He did not send His revelation to make life difficult for people.

Islam is a simple religion. Every mature person of sound mind can grasp and practice the fundamentals of the religion. Likewise, the Qur’an is not difficult to understand and to remember. God Most High says in the Qur’an, surah al Qamar (Moon), verse seventeen:

“And we have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?”

These words are repeated for the third time in verse thirty-two, in the same surah: 

“And we have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?”

For the fourth and last time, God Most High repeats the same words in the same surah:

“And we have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?”

These words, stressing that the Qur’an is “easy to understand and remember” should make it clear beyond a shadow of doubt that the Qur’an is easy to understand and remember. To say that the Qur’an is too difficult for ordinary people to understand is therefore false. This view cannot and should not be used as an excuse not to teach the meaning of the Qur’an to ordinary Muslims. One scholar has observed that: 

The most  characteristic  feature  of  the  Qur’an,  it  may  be  stated, is  its method of presentation.  It is simple and direct … Its appeal is to the elemental feeling and imagination of man, and to his daily experiences of life. It presents, so to say, a heart to heart talk between God and man couched in a language simple enough to be understood by the common man. Such is the method adopted by the Qur’an, a method common to all revealed scriptures.

 its language is such that a common  man  can  understand  it.  It uses words taken from common parlance, used in everyday conversations. It does not coin new, unintelligible terms, nor does it use the technical, academic language of philosophy, science, logic, or any other discipline. It does impart, however, radically new meaning to old, everyday words.   

To practice Islam successfully

All Muslims must gain knowledge of the Qur’an. To know the Qur’an does not mean knowing only how to recite the Qur’an. To know the Qur’an one must also acquire knowledge of the meaning of the Qur’an.

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