-Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance) and We gave him life (by knowledge and Faith) and set for him a light whereby he can walk amongst men - like him who is in the darkness (of disbelief) from which he can never come out? Thus it is made fair-seeming to the disbelievers that which they used to do. 6.122-
The question I have for you is, how much do you use the light that Allah has given us through his book and the Sunnah of his last Messenger to navigate through your affairs in this life?
Whens the last time you picked up this book to read it? –Yesterday- a week ago? a few months ago? -I don’t know, maybe a couple years ago before your Khatm-Quran ?-(you know how we Desis do it. When we finish reading the Quran we have a big party and never pick up the book again).
Are we walking around in the dark here? The light to guide us is right here, but we refuse to use it, either because of our egos or because we don’t appreciate what our Lord tells us to do. We are blind to the benefits of obeying each and every command of Our Creator in his last and perfect Religion.
-This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. 5.3-
Well, if we feel that we’re too good for the blessed guidance of Allah, then Allah is in no need of us. This guidance is only sent as a benefit to mankind. If we turn away from it, then we are without a doubt only harming ourselves, and that’s the crunk of it.
-But whosoever turns away from My Reminder then verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection. 20.124-
Unfortunately, many Muslims have abandoned the remembrance of Allah (the Quran) and as a result there is corruption and many trials for us throughout the lands and in our own.
Alright, so Allah’s reminder is really important. -Maybe it isn’t stressed enough to Muslims how much they’re benefitting if they use a light to guide themselves through life rather then walking around in the pitch black dark.
So how do we change this? Lets you and I take the first steps to bringing ourselves up to par and living up to our full potentials with complete understanding of the world around us. Let us be the ones who take the first step to REVIVING the WHOLE UMMAH. If we revive what is in ourselves, then we are facilitating the revival of all Muslims around the world, with the help of Allah (Swt). Let’s (as some people say), give our excuses a black eye! All of us need to start reading Quran everyday. Starting today! Get on that task. And make sure you read it today AND tomorrow inshaAllah; AND the day after. We are only doing this to better ourselves.
Are you ready to meet the new you?
Are you ready to begin a transformation that will take effort, that will kill your ego, and that will teach you to give up many things of this world for the Love of your Creator alone?
If So. Then Pick up that Quran off the shelf of your house right now, and if you don’t have one, order one online or obtain one from your local Masjid. But wait, before you take that important step, do yourself a favor to make things easier for you and sincerely make this Dua (directly below) to Allah (Swt) humbly beseeching his help in this affair.
For Brothers: O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or which you have revealed in Your Book, or which You taught to any of Your creation, or which You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur'aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.
For Sisters: O Allah, I am Your slave, daughter of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or which you have revealed in Your Book, or which You taught to any of Your creation, or which You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur'aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.
May Allah make all of his true sincere slaves, and may he make of us those who love and follow the Quran and the Sunnah. Ameen. Jazakallahukhayran, And I wish you the best in you endeavors to understand the perfect speech of the Almighty!
-Will they not then ponder over the Qur’an, or is it that they have their locks on (their) hearts (which bar them from reason) 47.24-