Saturday, July 27, 2013

Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sayings on Holy Quran

Learning, teaching, reading and memorizing, planning and acting 
on the contents, there are numerous traditions in the different 
sources that its studying can display and manifest the importance 
and greatness of the Heavenly book. 

These traditions have been compiled in the books of traditions 
under the headings of "books of traditions", the "book of the 
excellence of Holy Quran", and the "book of the Merits of 
Holy Quran". 

The commentators of Holy Quran especially the commentators 
living in the beginning of Islam have narrated these traditions in 
their books. In addition to the above, some of the earlier scholars 
have made efforts to write books under the heading of "the book 
of the Fazl-ul-Quran or the book of Navader-ul-Quran."

Ofcourse, some of these writings could not be transferred to the 
other periods. But, in the periods of recent scholars, the late 
Allama Majlisi has allocated a part of the nineteenth volume of 
his book "Bihar al-Anwar" to the Book of Holy Quran. 

This part has been printed in the volumes 89 and 90. Besides, 
this point that this part of the book of Bihar al-Anwar, like the 
other parts of this magnificent treasure, not only includes numerous 
writings of scholars of the earlier centuries, but implicitly it contains 
many traditions from Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and 
the Holy Imams (as). It is a very useful reference.

Lastly, in the selection of the traditions of these writings, great 
emphasis has been laid on selecting the short Quranic traditions. 

In some cases, a part of the tradition has been mentioned from 

summary viewpoint. We have refrained from mentioning the 
reference of the tradition so that it will be easier to read or 
memorize them. But, those interested for finding the references 
of every tradition can refer to their sources.

01 - The superiority and excellence of the Holy Quran.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The superiority and preference of the Holy Quran on all 
other books and sayings is the same as the superiority of 
Almighty over His creatures."

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The Holy Quran is superior and excellent to 
everything other than Almighty Allah (SWT)."

c) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"One who reads the Holy Quran, then he imagines that 
somebody (else) has received better and superior than 
him, then most certainly he has considered it insignificant 
the thing that is honorable and great before the Almighty."

d) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHsaid:
"Whenever mischief and seditions surround you like 
a part of the darkness of the night then 
(take refuge and) go towards the Holy Quran."

e) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHsaid:
"The Holy Quran is a wealth that no wealth can 
equal (or reach) it. And there will be no poverty after it."

02 - the Comprehensiveness and value of Holy Quran:

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The Book of the Almighty comprises of the narratives 
and incidents of the ancients; the news of the 
future ones; and the rules and regulations amongst you. 
The Holy Quran was the measure and weight of the truth 
and falsehood and it is not facetious and in vain."

b) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"The Holy Quran is beautiful apparently and it is deep and 
profound inwardly. Its wonder is everlasting and 
the curtains of darkness will not be removed 
when refraining from it."

03 - Learning and teaching the Holy Quran.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The best of you are those who have learned 
the Holy Quran and teach to the others".

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"One who teaches an Ayat of the Holy Quran, the Sawab 
(good deed) will be earned and returned to them so 
long as the Ayat is being recited."

c) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"For the teacher of the Holy Quran, all the particles of 
the world seek forgiveness and supplicate 
for him even the fishes of the oceans."

d) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"Learn and study (Holy) Quran. It is the best of the sayings. Peruse and 
think and deliberate on it as it is the spring of the hearts."

e) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"It is deserving and worthy of a believer that he should not depart 
from this world but that he has learned the (Holy) Quran or is in 
the path of learning it."

f) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The (Holy) Quran is the (dining) table of the Almighty. Therefore, 
utilize it and learn as far as possible."

04 - The Recitation of The Holy Quran; Its Effect and Its Usefulness.

a) The best of the worships is the recitation of the (Holy) Quran. 
The traditions that have been narrated about reward and good deeds 
for the recitation of the Holy Quran is considered as the best of worships. 

It is important to mention that during the period of Holy Prophet 
Muhammad (PBUH); the learning of the word and meaning of the 
Holy Quran was considered jointly. 

Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH
recommended the recitation of the Holy Quran along with 
understanding their meanings. The conduct of 
Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shows us 
that he would teach ten Ayats of the Holy Quran to his 
companions and till the time they would not learn and 
understand the practical rules and science of the ten Ayats, 
he would not commence the next ten Ayats. 

Thus, the reader of the Holy Quran was aware and well conversant 
of their meanings.

b) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"The Quran is the covenant and programs the Almighty 
for His creatures. It is deserving that every Muslim should 
look at this divinely testament every day and recite 
fifty Ayats from them every day."

c) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"One who recites ten Ayats of the (Holy) Quran during 
the night is from amongst the negligent and the heedless. 
One who recites fifty Ayats is from amongst the recites 
and commemorators. One who recites hundred Ayats is 
from amongst the humble and meek ones. One who 
recites two hundred Ayats will be counted from amongst 
the one who fears the Almighty and from amongst the 
special ones. One who recites three hundred Ayats will be 
from amongst the delivered and saved ones. And one 
who recites five hundred Ayats, he will be from amongst 
the jurisprudents."

d) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"In the day of Resurrection, it will be said to the reciter of the 
Holy Quran (Qaari) that recite (The Holy Quran) and step above. 
Recite as you have recited in the (previous) world. Your status and 
position is up to the last Ayats that you have recited."

e) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"One who recites the (Holy) Quran is like the one on 
whose heart has been inserted the Prophet hood except that 
"Wahi" (revelations) have not been revealed for him."

f) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHsaid to 
Salman Mohammadi
"O Salman! Upon you be about 
the recitation of the (Holy) Quran. Its recitation 
is kaffarah (atonement) of sins."

g) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"One who recites the Holy Quran and he is a young believer, 
then his body and blood will be blended and mixed with it."

H) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHsaid:
"Surely, these hearts are rusts like rusted irons. 
Surely (the thing) which gives it luster and polish is 
the recitation of the (Holy) Quran."

05 - The ways and the Manners of The Recitation of 
The Holy Quran.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Discharge (your duty towards the Holy) Quran in a 
good way and search for its wonders and strangeness."

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Recite the (Holy) Quran in the tone of the Arabs 
and with their dialects and accents."

c) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"The (Holy) Quran has been revealed in a sad and 
sorrowful manner. So, you also recite it humbly and sadly."

d) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"During the recitation of the (Holy) Quran, express it in a 
good manner. And do not hurry in it like as reciting the poems 
and do not scatter it like the pebbles." But, install fear and 
alarm in your hard hearts through it. Your efforts should not be 
that you should recite and reach the end of the Ayat."

e) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Learn the (Holy) Quran in Arabic. Refrain from adding an 
extra word or alphabet in it."

06 - The Recitation Of The Holy Quran in a beautiful and 
Melodious Tone:

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"For everything there is an adornment and a decoration. 
The adornment of the (Holy) Quran is a beautiful voice and tone."

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Adorn and decorate the (Holy) Quran with your (good) voice."

c) It was asked from Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHthat 
which of the peoples voice in the recitation of the 
(Holy) Quran is better. He said; "The voice of that person 
is better who while reciting the Holy Quran and 
his recitation reaches you, you feel that he is 
feaful of Allah."

d) Imam Ali al-Hadi (as) said:
"Ali ibn Hussein (Zainul Abedin) would recite the 
(Holy) Quran in such a beautiful voice the passer byes 
who would pass from his house would swoon and 
(would be overcome) by his voice."

e) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
While interpreting the Ayat of the Holy Quran, "The meaning 
of this Ayat is that one should recite the Holy Quran in a 
slow and pauseful manner and make your voice beautiful 
with its recitation."

07 - Memorizing The Holy Quran and Its Effects.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The most honorable and noble from amongst 
my Ummat are the memorizers of the (Holy) Quran and 
those who (stay) awake (for worshiping)."

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The carriers of the (Holy) Quran are those who are 
included and covered by the Mercy of Allah."

c) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"Recite the (Holy) Quran and memorize it. Allah 
will not punish the heart in which the Quran 
has been placed (in it)."

d) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"The memorizer of the Quran and the one who acts on 
it will be the companions with the preferable 
divine ambassadors - the Angels."

e) And from amongst the Duas and supplications of 
Imam Jafar Sadiq (as):
"O Allah, select and approve for us two works: 
to recite the Quran in a good manner and to 
memorize their Ayats."

f) Imam Musa Kazim (as) narrates from 
Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) 
who said: "The carriers of the (Holy) Quran are 
the learned persons of the inhabitants of the Heavens."

08 - The Recitation of The Holy Quran While Looking 
At The Moshaf:

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Looking at the Moshaf (Holy Quran) is (considered as) 
worship."As per some traditions, Moshaf is a name, 
which has been ascribed to the Holy Quran. 
This word has not come in the Holy Quran in this form, 
but its derivative of "Sohof" has been used in 
the Holy Quran on 8 occasions.

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUHsaid:
"The recitation of the Holy Quran from the Moshaf (Book) is 
better that its recitation from memory."

c) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Nothing is more difficult and harder for the Shaitan than 
the recitation of the Quran from the Moshaf (book)."

d) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:
"One who recites the Quran from the Moshaf (Book) then 
his eyes will enjoy and profit (from its good deeds and blessings)."

09 - The Recitation Of The Holy Quran And Contemplating And 
Deliberating On It.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Woe is upon the one who recites the divine Ayats, but 
dose not contemplates and thinks about it."

b) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"Beware, there is no good in recitation (of the Holy Quran) 
and not deliberating and thinking on it."

c) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"Learn the (Holy) Quran as it is the best of the speeches and 
think and reflect on it as it is the spring of the hearts."

d) Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) while interpreting the Ayats of 
the Holy Quran, the right to the recitation of the Quran 
is thinking and pause over every Ayat, which propounds 
about the Heaven and the Hell.

10 - The Recitation of The Holy Quran And Acting On It.

a) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"How numerous are the reciters of the Holy Quran, and the 
Holy Quran curses them."

b) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The one who does not consider the Haram (forbidden) acts 
of the Holy Quran as Halal (permissible) does not believe 
and has no faith in the Holy Quran."

c) The one who learns the Holy Quran and does not act on it, 
Allah (SWT) will raise him as a blind (person) on the day of 

d) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:
"By Allah, pay attention to the Holy Quran. It should not be 
that others overtake and take precedence over you 
in acting and practicing (on the Quran)."

e) Imam Ali Reza (as) said:
"(Quran) is the word of Allah (SWT). Do not exceed and 
trespass from its boundary. Do not seek guidance other 
than from its shadow and protection or you 
will be deviated and misguided."

f) Ameerul Momineen Ali (as) said:

"One who recites the (Holy Quran) and then enters the Hell, 
he is from those who have ridiculed and mocked 
at the Ayats of the Holy Quran."

Courtesy: Naba Cultural Organization