The Holy Quran Karim is the unique Word of that Great Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ Who is All Alone worthy of worship, All Alone Creator and the Real Owner of the entire universe. Every goodness of the world and the Hereafter is in His providence in a real sense. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ revealed His this Word upon the chief of Rusul the Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم so that through it he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would call people to believe in Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and follow the true religion. It is the sacred and blessed Word which is worship if it is seen, recited, listened and touched. By reciting the Holy Quran Karim abundantly with extreme love and devotion our pious saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی would get lots of mercy and blessings.
Devotee of Holy Quran Karim!
It is said about Sayyiduna Muhammad Bin Isma`eel Bukhari رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه that despite being busy a lot the pleasure and delight of his worship was something to be followed. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه had great love for the recitation of the Holy Quran. In the nights of sacred Ramadan during Taraweeh he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would recite 10 parts in Nawafil and would complete the Holy Quran in the third night. Further, people would gather around him in the first night of blessed Ramadan, and he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would recite the Holy Quran in front of them.
(Irshad-us-Saari, vol. 1, pp. 53)
His love for the Holy Quran Karim can be judged by this parable as well that his Kaatib Muhammad Bin Abi Haatim رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said that once he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was invited by some of his pupils, so he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه went there. When the time of Zuhr Salah came, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه offered Salah with people, then he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه started offering Nawafil. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه performed a very long Qiyam. When he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه completed his Salah, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said to some of his companions raising one of the corners of his Qamees (a long loose shirt, worn by South Asian people): Look, what is there inside my Qamees? They saw that there was a (fatal animal) who had stung him at 16 to 17 places, causing his body to swell. The sign of stings was very clear. People said: Huzoor! Why didn’t you stop offering Salah, when this fatal animal stung you first time? It was replied: I started a Surah, I wished to complete it (then I would perform Salam).
(Tareekh-e-Baghdad, vol. 2, pp. 13)
اِلٰہی خوب دیدے شوق قرآں کی تلاوت کا
شَرَف دے گنبدِ خضرٰی کے سائے میں شہادت کا
Have you noticed! Our pious saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی would love the recitation of the Holy Quran so deeply that if they had any trouble or pain during the recitation of the Holy Quran, they would not bear to abandon the recitation of the Holy Quran, but rather would like this thing that their maximum time be spent in the recitation of the Holy Quran. Surely, the recitation of the Holy Quran has countless mercy and blessings. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said:Recite the Holy Quran Karim because on the Judgement Day it will come as an intercessor for its Ashab (reciters).
(Sahih Muslim, pp. 403, Hadees 252)
عطا کر مجھے ایسی رِقّت خدایا
کروں روتے روتے تلاوت خدایا
Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has said: When my respectable father Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would recite the Holy Quran, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ did not have any control on his tears, that is, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would weep bitterly.
(Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 1, pp. 493, Hadees 806)
ہر روز میں قرآن پڑھوں کاش! خدایا
الله! تِلاوت میں مِرے دِل کو لگا دے
Recitation of Holy Quran Karim and Farooq-e-A’zam’s bewailing
Sayyiduna Hasan رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated that once leader of the believers, Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ recited the following verses:اِنَّ عَذَ ابَ رَبِّکَ لَوَاقِعٌ ۙ﴿۷﴾ مَّا لَہٗ مِنۡ دَافِعٍ
Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman: Indeed your Lord’s punishment will surely take place. No one can avert it.
(Part 27, Surah At-Toor, verse 7-8)
Due to being overcome with fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ became so much emotional that he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ started suffocating and then remained in this state almost for 20 days.
(Faizan-e-Farooq-e-A’zam, vol. 1, pp. 151)
تیرے ڈَر سے سدا تھر تھراؤں خوف سے تیرے آنسو بہاؤں
کیف ایسا دے، ایسی ادا کی میرے مولٰی تُو خیرات دیدے
Our pious saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی would recite the Holy Quran Karim with extreme humility and self-mortification and would bewail a lot while pondering over its meaning. Therefore, at the time of recitation we should also try to weep when pondering over its meaning. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Quran was revealed with sorrow, therefore, when you recite it, reveal your sorrow.
(Al-Mu’jam-ul-Awsat, vol. 2, pp. 166, Hadees 2902)
The way to create the state of sorrow is this that we should remember the warnings (admonitory parables) mentioned in the Holy Quran and admonitions (i.e. the acts for which promise of punishment has been made). We then should pay attention to the negligence for the acts Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has commanded to perform and for the acts which Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has forbidden to perform so that it can become obvious as to what extent we have acted upon the commandments.
The Holy Quan Karim contains the knowledge regarding the predecessors and successors all. The Holy Quran is guidance, mercy, good news, advice and the source of healing for Muslims. The Holy Quran Karim is an extremely impressive and effective book which after being heard the heart of Allah-fearing people tremble and they bewail after listening to the blessed verses that contain the torment of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ .
Therefore, we should also recite the Holy Quran as much as possible. This habit can only be formed when we develop the love for the Holy Quran Karim and the significance of its recitation in our hearts. The Holy Quran is a great and matchless book. The Holy Quran is the clear evidence of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His revealed Noor. All the humans and jinns all together cannot bring any piece of work like the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran Karim is Siraate Mustaqeem and does not have any kind of crookedness, but rather it is extremely moderate and the safe Book, containing abundant advantages for bondmen, whose responsibility of protection Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has taken Himself.
میں ادب قرآن کا ہر حال میں کرتا رہوں
ہر گھڑی اے میرے مولٰی تجھ سے میں ڈرتا رہوں
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد