Loving and Living the Quran
We as Muslims may love the Quran as the book that was brought down upon our last Prophet (PBUH) and which is the word of Allah. We may even consider it one of the greatest miracles of the world. But do we live the Quran rather than just ‘love’ it?
At every point in the book of Allah is a lesson, is some guidance. That lesson is just not telling us about how amazing the religion of Allah is (which SubhanAllah it is!). It is not just telling us the benefits and rewards of reciting the Quran (which Alhamdulillah are uncountable!) It is also telling us how to “live” our life. So are we reading the messages from the Quran, from the word of Allah and actually living the Quran? Let’s ask ourselves that and ponder.
The Quran is a book that gives you a complete structure on how to live your life and to go about your faith. That is why it is called the complete code of life. Allah has, in His own words, given us guidance to go about our daily lives, be it our financial matters, our social matters or anything else in the world.
Where our finances are concerned Allah has laid strict guidelines in the Quran for us. That we must earn lawfully, that we must pay Zakat to the poor out of our earnings and that we must receive no interest on our business or belongings. Straight and clear path to follow where our finances are concerned and each and everything is mentioned in the Quran, if we were only to understand it. Does this not mean ‘living’ the Quran? Certainly it does.
Where our social obligations are concerned, Allah has asked us to marry as he has made us in pairs, he has asked us to be kind to neighbours, friends, relatives, give presents, visit friends, help out others in need and attend your neighbours funerals. A person who follows all these guidelines as mentioned in the Quran is indeed living the word of Allah.
The most important aspect of living the Quran is to shun the shaitaan and not to associate anything with Allah which is given the name of shirk. When we give more importance to a worldly matter than our 5 daily prayers for example, that comes under shirk and we must stay away from that. We must live the Quran in entirety, gain maximum knowledge out of it to live our daily lives, not just love it as the Book of Allah to be decorated on the shelf. May Allah make us live the Quran wholeheartedly IA.