Abu Umama said he heard God’s messengerصلى الله عليه وسلم say, “Recite the Quran, for on the day of
resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it. Recite the two shining ones,
Baqara and Surah Al Imran (Quran, 2 and 3).
For on the day of resurrection, they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in
ranks pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah Al-Baqara, for using it produces blessing and
abandoning it produces regret, and the slothful are unable to recite it.” Muslim transmitted it.
This hadith is evidence of the virtue of reciting the Qur’an, and its great reward, and that it will
intercede for its people on the Day of Resurrection in entering Paradise.
‘Abdallah b. ‘Amr reported God’s messengerصلى الله عليه وسلم as saying, “Fasting and the Quran
intercede for a man. Fasting says, ‘O my Lord, I have kept him away from his food and his passions
by day, so accept my intercession for him.’ The Qur’an says, ‘I have kept him away from sleep by
night, so accept my intercession for him.’ Then their intercession is accepted.”
Baihaqi transmitted it in Shu’ab al-iman.
Interaction with the Quran
Hudhaifah رضي الله عنهreported: I performed Salaat with the Prophet (ﷺ) one night, and he started
reciting Surat Al- Baqarah. I thought that he would go in Ruku’ (bowing posture in Salat) at the end
of one hundred Ayat, but he continued (reciting), and I thought that he would perhaps recite (this
Surah) in the whole Rak’ah (prayer), but he continued the recitation; I thought he would perhaps
bow on completing (this Surah). He (ﷺ) then started reciting Surat An-Nisa’ which he followed with
Surat Al-Imran. He recited leisurely. When he recited an Ayah which mentioned the tasbeeh, he
would say Subhan Allah and when he recited the Ayah which tells how the Rubb is to be asked, the
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) would then ask from Him, and when he (ﷺ) recited an Ayah asking one to
seek Protection Allah, he would seek Protection of Allah. Then he bowed and said, “Subhana
Rabbiyal-Azim (My Rubb the Great is free from imperfection)”; his bowing lasted about the same
length of time as his standing, (and then on returning to the standing posture after Ruku’) he would
say, “Sami’ Allahu liman hamidah, Rabbana lakal-hamd (Allah listens to him who praises Him.
Praise be to You, Our Rubb!),” and he would then stand about the same length of time as he had
spent in bowing. He would then prostrate himself and say, “Subhana Rabbiyal-A’la (My Rubb the
Supreme is free from imperfection),” and his prostration lasted nearly the same length of time as his
standing (Qiyam).” [Muslim].
This is the guidance of the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, in reciting the Qur’an and interacting with the
verses and it is a form of reflection and understanding of the meaning.
To stay His heart with thinking about the meaning of what He reads, so He knows the meaning of
each verse and contemplates the commands and prohibitions.
The Qur’an is the word of Allah, “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His
light is like a niche within which is a lamp.” Surah An-Noor: 35
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari رضي الله عنه reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’an is like a citron whose
fragrance is sweet and whose taste is delicious. A believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a
date-fruit that has no fragrance but has a sweet taste. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is like
basil whose fragrance is so sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Quran
is like a colocynth which has no fragrance and its taste is bitter.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
And the Qur’an does not absorb sorrows, worries, and anxieties, but rather removes them
completely, and replaces the sad heart with a happy one, bliss, and happiness, and this is only for
the people of the Qur’an.
The Qur’an is a remedy for sadness
Life is not a bed of roses at all. We suffer from heartbreak, pain, sadness, and calamity, any of which
might drive us to depression. However, at times depression can just be there for no specific reason
at all, and when this happens it is essential that we seek help for it. Allah عزوجل The Creator of
Universe has revealed The Noble Quran as a guide for mankind till the last Day, giving us a guide to
help us through depression. Some verses of the Holy Quran are valuable reading during depression
and anxiety, as their meanings and messages can help alleviate depression, InshaaAllah. For
• Surah Ad-Duha Allah عزوجل revealed it at a time when our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was depressed.
The Surah reminds the prophet of the blessings that Allah has opened for him and asks him to help
the poor and the needy and to mention the blessings of Allah upon him.
• Surah Ash-Sharh Allah عزوجلtells the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلمabout how Allah had eased the pain
that the prophet felt internal by revealing to him the Quran. Allah mentions how He will raise His
name of the prophet around the world, and today every second somewhere on earth the Adhaan is
going on and someone somewhere is saying Muhammad Rasulullah. Allah also mentions that both
before hardship and after hardship are easy. Then He instructs His prophet to pray to His Lord after
he is done with his duties to the people
Allah will take away the anxiety and sorrow out of the heart of him who recites this supplication, as
mentioned in this hadith by our prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم:
“O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your handmaid, my forelock is in Your hand (i.e.
You have total mastery over me), Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over
I is just.” I ask You by every name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed
in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the
unseen with You, that You make the Qur’an the life of my heart and the light of my bosom, and a
departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.”
Quran study groups
We want to remember that one of the things that help one to remember, study and memorize the
Quran is the Quran, study group.
Quran study groups have an aura of beauty and sublimity that is not found elsewhere.
By Quran study groups: we mean gatherings held to study and reflect on the words of Allah, keeping
in mind that these are Allah’s words that He sent down as guidance for humanity.
It is inadequate to give more care to memorizing the Quran than the care given to reflecting on its
verses and deducing lessons from them.
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