Abandonment of the Quran

March 6, 2008

‘And the Messenger (will) say: ‘O My Lord, indeed my people took this Qur’an as something worthy of being abandoned!” [25:30]

Visualize yourself being amongst the ones that the Prophet (saws) will complain about to Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment. Float down into your body and see yourself in that position, hear what you would hear in that situation and really feel the feelings of being someone the Prophet (saws) has complained about…on a scale of 1-10 how much pain are you feeling? The good news, alhamdulillah it hasn’t happened yet, but here are some signs to tell if have truly been abandoning the Quran:

Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said that there are various types of ‘abandonment’ of the Qur’aan as they are:

  • To abandon listening to it and believing in it.
  • To abandon acting upon it, and ignoring its lawful and prohibited ordinances (Halaal and haraam), even if one believes in it and recites it.
  • To abandon judging by it, and resorting to it as a judge when there are differences in the essence of the religion or other matters.
  • To abandon pondering over it, and understanding it, and seeking the explanation of it.
  • To abandon using it as a cure in all types of diseases of the heart, and instead to seek to cure these diseases by other means.

 How many of these types of abandonments are we guilty of?

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One Response to “Abandonment of the Quran”

  1. munir123 Says:

    salaamz

    do visit my blog on islam, quran, tafsir, ijtihad…
    http://munir123.wordpress.com

    jazakallah


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