Mar 12, 2008

Importance of reading the Qur'an

Insha'Allah everyone is doing wonderfully.

Prior to coming across a certain piece of information, I had never taken my Qur'an reading very seriously. Like, I hadn't been reading it every single day. One day, while randomly browsing around on the internet, I came across this:

Rasulallah (SAW) said:When a man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head.

When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.

When the people return home after the burial, two angels, Munkar and Nakir (angels who test the faith of the dead in their graves), come in the grave and try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith.

But the handsome man says, “He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise”.Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, “I am the Qur’an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry.

After the interrogation of Munkar and Nakir, you will have no grief. When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from Al-Mala’ul A’laa (the angels in Heaven) a silk bedding filled with musk.

Rasulallah (SAW) said: “On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur’an, neither a Prophet nor an angel."

Upon reading this, I was shaken. Who but All Mighty Allah knows when we will die? Are we ready for what is yet to come? SubhanAllah, I found this relation very beautiful and it served as a wake up call for me. Insha'Allah, with the help of Al-Muhaymin, I will try to read and memorize parts of the Qur'an everyday.

May Allah (SWT) give us the strength and the patience in this world so that we may be prosperous in the Hereafter. Ameen.

As always, please keep me in your dua's,

ma'asalaam =)