Be so close to the Qur’an….

Be so close to the Qur’an that with every
turn of its page, your heart also turns.
You undergo a change of character; and
come out better. You come closer to Allah
and you understand your religion more.

Be so close to the Qur’an that not only do you
consider it to be your companion in life, but it
also considers *you* to be its companion both
here and on Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of
Resurrection).

Be so close to the Qur’an that whenever
you open to read it, it draws you in
deeply and takes you on amazing
journeys through power concepts and
thought-provoking dialogue, through
history and the undisputed facts of the
future and Hereafter; learning life
lessons and learning about yourself. The
journey doesn’t end until you end it (by
closing the Book).

Be so close to the Qur’an that you make it your
first point of judgement and guidance when
you quarrel or fall out with a relative, spouse,
friend or stranger. You place it before you
with the sincerity to resolve matters and
follow the causes for peace.
“… If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will
cause harmony between them. Indeed, Allah is
ever Knowing and All-Aware.” [al-Nisa: 35]

Be so close to the Qur’an that if you
happen to miss your daily portion of it, it
preoccupies your mind and you are not
at peace until you take your regular
nourishment from it.

Be so close to the Qur’an that just hearing the
words, “O you who believe…” strikes
something within your heart. You are all ears
and attentive; ready to respond.

Be so close to the Qur’an that you truly
feel its blessings in your life.
Be so close to the Qur’an that while many love
listening to music and lyrical tunes, for you
nothing can beat the melodious recital of your
favourite Surah (chapter).

Be so close to the Qur’an that you
actually walk F E A R L E S S. In every
place, at all times, and every stage of
your life. Your fear is only from One
Being, and He is above His Throne,
`azza wa jall.

Be so close to the Qur’an that the mere
contemplation of a verse brings tears to your
eyes.

Be so close to the Qur’an that after a
long and tiring day, all you want to do is
make wudhu’ (ablution) and sit down
with a cuppa tea in a cosy spot for some
heartwarming reading and reflection.

Be so close to the Qur’an that it becomes the
first companion you turn to when you need to
hear comforting words, or a shoulder to lean
on in difficult times, or guidance in times of
confusion. It becomes your first point of
contact alongside salah (prayer) and du’a
(supplication).

Be so close to the Qur’an that its
melodious verses drown away the
meaningless chatter of this world and
you prefer listening to it instead of
listening to much of Mankind…

Be so close to the Qur’an that you become
recognised for it; in your character and the
way you carry yourself through life.
Be so close to the Qur’an that being in its
company makes you feel like you are in
the best company; the most serene,
thought-provoking, heart-warming, and
tranquil of gatherings. People think you
are alone… but you are anything but
alone.

Be so close to the Qur’an that you can’t
fathom the idea of dying without having
memorised it. You can’t see yourself standing
in front of Allah in complete ignorance of His
Book, His Verses, His Words.

Be so close to the Qur’an that everytime
you hear a verse, you stop and check
yourself against it. Is it a command/
prohibition which you adhered by?
Divine advice which you’ve taken on
board? Wisdom which you’ve learnt
from? Check yourself against every verse
and be the first to benefit from it,
because you are that close.

Be so close to the Qur’an that before
embarking on the path of knowledge, you first
immerse yourself in it. You do not place any
branch of ‘ilm before knowledge of the Book,
and thus you spend your early learning days
learning all about it.

Be so close to the Qur’an that its verses
replay melodiously in your mind…
Be so close to the Qur’an that you can find for
yourself a verse reflecting every moment of
your life. You will always know what to do.

Be so close to the Qur’an that the worldy
chaos around you only increases your
yearning towards secluding yourself,
reciting its verses and being in its
beautiful company.

Be so close to the Qur’an that nothing, nothing
can come in between it and you.

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