15/11/2015 (notes to share)
1. Relevant hadith s. The Prophet saw said:
i. "The BEST among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."
ii. "No people gather in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, but TRANQUILITY descends upon them, mercy overshadows them, the angels gather around them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him."
- if we want tranquility and mercy in our family..put aside 10-20 minutes for all family members to gather and take turn to recite Quran and study it - together.
2. Nevertheless, we MUST BE SINCERE in reciting, learn and teach Quran.
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “Read the Qur’an and ACT by it. And do not abandon it, do not exceed its limits, do not eat with it (i.e. money) and do not seek more by using it.”
i. do not exceed its limit - eg. even if we are able to recite Quran beautifully but when we want to recite it, first make sure we don't disturb others
ii. do not eat with it (i.e. money) by using it -paying people to recite Quran 'for many types of purpose' are already happening rampantly today. and many people confidently believe that 'paying people to read Quran' served the purpose e.g. helping a dead relative. while actually it is forbidden by the Prophet saw.
Allah loves to reward us. Try our level best to read and memorize. The good news is ~ the more difficult it is for us (due to ageing etc.) when we continue to attempt ~ the more reward insyaAllah- don't give up!!