Friday Sermon The Light of the Quran

Muslims: Truly the Noble Quran is the book of God which falsehood cannot come before or behind a revelation from One Who is Wise and Oft Praising, and it is the guide to the straight path of God, it forms the constitution of a Muslim’s life and the way God has given him, by it hearts are brought to life, the soul is made serene, the limbs are rectified, it is the beauty of the Spirit, whoever holds to it is saved, for it is the lifeline of God which stretches from the heavens to the earth. Abu Sharih al-Khazraji رضي الله عنهم narrates that the Messenger of God رضي الله عنهم came out (to his companions رضي الله عنهم) and said: “Glad tidings glad tidings, do you not witness that there is no divinity other than God, and that I am the Messenger of God? They replied: yes, he said: this Quran is a means, one end of it is in the Grip of God, the other end of it is in your hands, hold onto it, because you will never go astray or perish if you do so” . God عز وجل has made the Quran a protection, a guidance, a mercy, and a healer, God reveals: (We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur””””an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe) so the Quran calls us to guidance and truth, the Beauty of the light of the Quran becomes apparent when it connects with hearts, thus transforming their misguidance into guidance, their rebellion into obedience, the beauty of the Quran made the Jinn listen attentively and then go back to their folk to warn them, the Quran relates this: (Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns listened (to the Qur””””an). They said, ””””We have really heard a wonderful Recital!  It gives guidance to the Right, and we have believed therein: we shall not join (in worship) any (gods) with our Lord.) , when they heard the verses of the Quran which guide to the straight path of God they warned their people as the Quran narrated: (O our people, hearken to the one who invites (you) to God, and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults, and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous) Servants of God: the Quran brings homes to life with its light and expels devils from them by its sanctity and majesty, Ibn Sirrin رحمه الله said: the home in which the Quran is recited has angels present and devils leave it, the house is rendered expansive for its occupants and its good is multiplied, the house in which the Quran is not recited has devils present, angels leave it, is constricting for its occupants, and its good is but little . The angels descend with mercy, serenity, on the occupants of a home in which the Quran is recited, the angels pray for them, so the family live in happiness, tranquillity, joy, and bliss, Ussaid ibn Hudhair رضي الله عنه (who had one of the most beautiful voices when reciting the Quran) said: on a certain night I recited the Chapter of the Cow, and my horse was tied nearby, while my son Yahya was asleep near me, my horse began to move around, so I got up out of concern for my son, and quietened the horse, then I started reciting again and the horse began to move, so I looked up and saw a body of light like a lantern descending from heaven and I was overawed, so I fell silent, when I awake I went to the Messenger of God صلى الله عليه وسلم and informed him, and he said: recite O father of Yahya … those were angels coming close because of your voice, if you had recited until morning, people would have awaken to find themselves looking at them . Servants of God: The Quran is a guide, and a caller of man to the way of Truth, so as to keep him safe from evil and guide him to that which is right, God reveals: (Verily this Qur””””an doth guide to that which is most right (or stable), and giveth the Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a magnificent reward) , this Quran is light, whoever wants a ray of light should recite it and follow its example, whoever is barred from the light of the Quran is barred of all good, God reveals: (for any to whom Allah giveth not light, there is no light) when the light of the Quran is reflected in our life’s so that we act on it; in our state of taking, giving, buying and selling, and all our states, so that if we talk we talk with honesty, if we give advice we do so with wisdom and knowledge, if we give we do so with trust, if we act we act with proficiency, if we take we take what is right, if we buy and sell we do so with kindness and mercy so that we thus follow the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم who our lady Aisha’ رضي الله عنها described when she said: his character was the Quran . O Muslims: the state makes huge efforts for the sake of encouraging our children and students to memorize the Book of God and learn its teachings, and does this through establishing specialized centres for the memorization of the Noble Quran, organizes courses in the mosques so that the young people can learn about the book of God, and by giving valuable prizes to those who memorize the Quran, and organized competitions between students so that they can compete in memorizing the Quran, so encourage your children to enrol in these centresin order that they use their time in memorizing the Book of God, recite the Quran much in your homes so that your homes have a portion of its recitation and so as to have your reward and felicity in this world, and the next. O God give us success in obeying You and obeying those you commanded us to obey in accordance with your revelation: (O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.) , I say this and seek God’s forgiveness for both myself and you.



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