Du’ā for Reading the Book
R religious book or an Islamic lesson, you will remembered the following Du’ā (supplication) before you study a whatever you study,: Translation O Allah ! Open the door of knowledge and wisdom for us, and have mercy on us! O the One Who is the Most Honourable and Glorious!
Excellence of Reciting THE HOLY QURAN No matter how hard satantries to prevent you from reading this booklet, do read it all; you will come across an invaluable treasure of information and knowledge.
The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind , has stated, ‘Recitation of Ṣalāt upon me is Nūr [light] on the bridge of Ṣirāṭ. Whoever recites Ṣalāt upon me 80 times on Friday; 80 years of his sins will be forgiven.’ (Al-Mu’jam-uṣ-Ṣaghīr, pp. 320, Ḥadīš 5191)
May the teachings of the Quran prevail; this is my prayer Over all other flags, may the flag of Islam fly higher
Sayyidunā Shaykh Šābit Bunānī used to complete the recitation of the Holy Quran once every day. He would always observe fast during the day and offer supererogatory Ṣalāĥ throughout the night. He would always offer 2 Rak’āt of
Nafl Ṣalāĥ in every Masjid he passed by (this Ṣalāĥ is known as Taḥiyya-tul-Masjid). Revealing the blessings bestowed upon him, he says, ‘I have completed the recitation of the entire Holy Quran and I have wept in the court of my Rab next to each and every pillar of the Jāmi’ Masjid.’
He had exceptional love for Ṣalāĥ and for the recitation of the Holy Quran, and the extent of the blessings upon him is coveted. Consequently, after his passing away, during the burial suddenly a brick slipped and fell into the grave. When some people leaned in to pick up the brick they were amazed to see that the Shaykh was standing in his grave and offering his Ṣalāĥ! When his family members were asked about that, his respected daughter said: My honourable father ‘would make the following supplication every day, ‘O Allah ! If you grant anybody the blessing of offering Ṣalāĥ in his grave after death, then privilege me too [with such a blessing].’
It is reported that whenever people would pass close by the blessed tomb of the Shaykh ‘they would hear the utterance of the recitation of the Holy Quran coming from inside the blessed grave. (Ḥilya-tul-Awliyā, vol. 2, pp. 362-366) May Allah have mercy on him and forgive us for his sake!
The Noble and Glorious Quran is the Sacred Word of Allah ; reciting the Quran, teaching the Quran, listening to the Quran, and reciting the Quran for others to listen to, are all rewarding acts. On reciting one letter of the Holy Quran, one reaps ten virtues. In this respect, the Beloved and Blessed Prophet has stated, ‘Whoever recites one letter of the Book of Allah , he will get one virtue which will be equivalent to ten virtues. I am not saying that الـٓـمّٓ (Alif-LāmMīm) is one letter; in fact (Alif) is one letter, لَام (Lām) is one letter, and (Mīm) is one letter.’ (Sunan-ut-Tirmiżī, vol. 4, pp. 417, Ḥadīš 2919) To recite the Quran, O my Allah! Give me the ability So that my heart may be cleansed from iniquity
The Embodiment of Nūr, the Noble Prophet , has stated: The best person amongst you is the one who learnt the Holy Quran, and taught it to others. (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 3, pp. 410, Ḥadīš 5027)
Sayyidunā Abū ‘Abdur Raḥmān Sulamī used to teach the Holy Quran in the Masjid and he would say, ‘This Ḥadīš has made me seated here. (Fayḍ-ul-Qadīr, vol. 3, pp. 618, Ḥadīš 3983) O Allah! Make me a Ḥāfiẓ of the Holy Quran And make me steadfast upon the commands of the Holy Quran
It is narrated by Sayyidunā Anas 5 (& 82 that the Prophet of Mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind , has stated, ‘Whoever learnt and taught the Holy Quran, and then acted upon whatever is in the Holy Quran; the Quran will intercede for him and take him into Paradise.’ (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr, vol. 10, pp. 198, Ḥadīš 10450; Tārīkh Dimashq, vol. 41, pp. 3) The passion to recite the Quran for this I supplicate To die as a martyr under the Green Dome O Allah, make this my fate
It is narrated by Sayyidunā Anas that whoever teaches one verse of the Glorious Quran or any Sunnaĥ of the Dīn to anyone, Allah will prepare such a reward for him on the Day of Judgement, that there will be no reward better than that for anybody. (Jam’-ul-Jawāmi’, vol. 7, pp. 281, Ḥadīš 22454)
It is narrated by the possessor of two Nūrs, the compiler of the Holy Quran, Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ibn ‘Affān that the Holy Prophet , has stated, ‘Whoever teaches one verse of the Holy Quran will receive double the reward of the one who learns [that verse].’
In another Ḥadīš, it is narrated by Sayyidunā Anas that the Noble Prophet , has stated, ‘Whoever teaches one verse of the Glorious Quran, as long as that verse continues to be recited, he will continue to get reward.
Jawāmi’, vol. 7, pp. 282, Ḥadīš 22455-22456) The passion to recite the Quran – grant it to me O Allah! Forgive all my sins out of Your Mercy
It is mentioned in a Ḥadīš, ‘Whoever teaches one verse of the Book of Allah or one chapter of knowledge, Allah will continue to increase his reward until the Day of Judgement.’
(Tārīkh Dimashq, vol. 59, pp. 290) O my Rab! Bestow upon me the passion to seek the knowledge of Islam O Allah! Grant me the enthusiasm to learn and teach the Holy Quran
A useful question, with its faith-enlightening reply, is hereby presented from Malfūẓāt-e-A’lā Ḥaḍrat:
Question: Your eminence! Is there any age specified in the Sharī’aĥ for ‘Taqrīb-e-Bismillāĥ?’
Response: There is nothing fixed in the Sharī’aĥ [in this regard], however, the age of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days has been considered [for this] by the respected scholars. When Sayyidunā Shaykh Khuwājaĥ Quṭb-ul-Ḥaq Waddīn Bakhtiyār Kākī was 4 years, 4 months and 4 days old, his ‘Taqrīb-e-Bismillāĥ’ was arranged and people were invited.
Sayyidunā Shaykh Khuwājaĥ Gharīb Nawāz ‘was also present and was about to ask the child to recite the then he was invoked with Divine Inspiration [Ilĥām], ‘Wait, Ḥamīduddīn Nāgorī is coming and he will teach [the child to recite. At the same time in Nāgor, Qāḍī Ḥamīduddīn received Divine Inspiration telling him to go and teach one of the servants of Allah to recite the .. Immediately, he visited the ceremony and said to the child,
Shaykh Qāḍī Ḥamīduddīn and Shaykh Khuwājaĥ Gharīb Nawāz said, ‘Son! Continue reciting!’ The young child replied, ‘I had heard this much in the womb of my mother, and this is as much as she had memorized, so I too memorized this much!’ (Malfūẓāt-e-A’lā Ḥaḍrat, pp. 481) May Allah have mercy on them and forgive us for their sake! O Allah! Make me truthful in my love for You And make me a sincere devotee of Your Prophet too!
Unfortunately, due to a lack of Islamic knowledge, many Muslims today are unaware of the rulings of Sharī’aĥ regarding the recitation of the Quran, teaching the Quran, listening to the Quran, touching the Quran, etc. In order to propagate the knowledge of Islam, and with the intention of saving Muslims from sins, a bouquet of colourful Madanī pearls is hereby presented. Detail is as under: What are the precaution regarding reciting the Holy Quran?