There are numerous books in the
world, and every book has various benefits, but Quran is the best Book in the
world. The excellence of Allah’s words over all other expressions is like the
excellence of Allah over His creation. The recitation of Quran is very
important, but it is even more important to understand and follow it.
We read various books in our
life. We read every sentence carefully and if we do not understand anything we
tend to read that again because we want to understand the real message of the
writer. Even then if we do not understand the concept, we try again and again,
by reading it multiple times. We, sometimes go even a step further by contacting
some expert on the subject to comprehend the whole message of the book. On the
other hand, when we read the Quran we read quickly and do not ponder. Knowing
the message of Allah is not the consideration of a vast majority. If all of us
will understand the message of Quraan and follow it, only then we will get the
real success in this world and in the hereafter.
Some of us read and listen Quran every day, while there are others who read
Quran at least once a year, but the real lucky ones understand the message of
Quran. A number of us spend considerable time in reciting the Quran, but we do
not know the message of our Creator- Allah. We tend to make efforts to
understand the instructions issued to us by Police department or messages of our
politicians, but we do not try with the same zeal to understand the words of
Allah Almighty, Who is our Creator and Lord and The real emperor of this
Allah says in the Holly Quran that indeed, We have sent it down for the reason
that you might understand. I would like to clarify with an example that a
student goes to school every day and take lectures and read the book but he does
not understand anything. He takes lectures regularly and read the book, but he
didn’t understand a sentence, can he pass the exams? Certainly, not. Similarly,
we must understand the Quran for success in this world and in the hereafter.
The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"Verily, Allah elevates some people with this Qur'an and abases others." It is
clear that lack of understanding of Quran is one of the biggest reasons for the
decline of Muslims around the world. Therefore we must understand the Quran for
success in this world and in the hereafter.