The rights of the Quran
The Qur’an has five rights from every Muslim. These are as follows:
- A Muslim is required to believe in the Qur’an
- He is required to read it
- He is required to understand it
- He is required to act upon its teachings
- He is required to convey its teachings to others
Allah SWT says in the Quran:
قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِن كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ كَفَرْتُم بِهِ مَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنْ هُوَ فِي شِقَاقٍ بَعِيدٍ
Say, “Have you considered: if the Qur’an is from Allah and you disbelieved in it, who would be more astray than one who is in extreme dissension?”
Surah Fusilat, Ayah 52
Belief in every word of the Quran is an essential part of faith. Denying a single word is Kufr.
According to the Hadith of Rasul Allah ﷺ, the Quran will be a witness for or against us on the day of judgement. If we have been successful in fulfilling the above mentioned rights of the Quran, the Quran will be a witness for us. Otherwise it will be a witness against us.
May Allah increase the love of the Quran in our hearts and cause us to fulfill the rights of His book with sincerity.