Here’s Why You Should Think Deeply On the Qur’an
The Qur’an is like the water and you the seed. It will bring out your potential, Reflection in the Quran is going to bring out the ultimate good in a human being.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Allah
Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, and upon his family, companions and those who follow them.
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى عِبَادِ اللَّهِ الصَّالِحِينَ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
Peace be upon us, and upon the righteous slaves of Allah. I bear witness there is no god but Allah and I bear witness Muhammad is his slave and Messenger. (Bukhari, 7389)
Allah gave us a precious gift. And it is the capability to ponder and reflect. Allah says:
أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ * أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ * ۚ أَفَلَا تَتَفَكَّرُونَ
Then will you not remember? (23:85)
Then will you not reason? (2:44)
Then will you not think deeply?” (6:50)
The intelligent person thinks about what has gone by and what is to come. He thinks about his life and what he has done right and where he has done wrong.
يُنَبَّأُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِمَا قَدَّمَ وَأَخَّرَ
Man will be informed that Day of what he sent ahead and kept back. (Surah Al Qiyamah, 75:13)
Guidance is Attained through Reflection on the Qur’an [Tadabbur]
Dear brothers and sisters, know that guidance is attained through reflecting on the words of Allah. Allah says:
ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
That is the Book, there is no doubt in it, a guidance to the pious. (Al Qur’an, 2:2)
Ibn Hubayra, may Allah have mercy upon him, a distinguished scholar of the early times, says:
“Amongst Shaytan’s plots is to deter the slaves of Allah from pondering over the Qur’an (tadabbur). This is because he knows that guidance is attained through tadabbur.” (Life with Allah, link)
أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there upon [some] hearts their locks? (Surah Muhammad, 47:24)
Reflect on the Qur’an to Bring Out Your Potential
كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
“A blessed Book which We have sent down to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” (Surah Sawd, 38:29)
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan comments on this verse, saying (summarized):
There are two dimensions to the word mubarak “blessed”. One is that It brings out more good than expected. When you stick to this book, more good will come to you then you even expect. It has the power to increase goodness in your life.
There’s another very beautiful meaning of the word mubarak (blessed) — that is “to bring out the good from something that has the potential in it.”
Allah calls water “ مَاءً مُّبَارَكًا” (blessed water). Not just that its full of blessings But the seed has potential. The seed’s got potential. Who brought that potential out? The water brought it out. It was always there. But it couldn’t have come out without the water. That’s why its called “مَاءً مُّبَارَكًا” (blessed water)
So we have goodness in us. Human beings have goodness in them. Like a seed. This book is mubarak (blessed). Its like that water on that seed — it takes that goodness and brings it out. It brings it to its full maturity.
كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ
“A Book which We have sent down to you, blessed”
Its going to bring out the potential in you. It will bring out the goodness and to its full potential.
“that they might reflect upon its verses”
Now how will he reach that potential? How is a person supposed to use this Quran to really bring out the good in him?
“So that they can deeply reflect on His ayat”
Reflection in the Quran is going to bring out the ultimate good in a human being. Really deep thought. Immersing yourself in the word of Allah.
وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
and that those of understanding would be reminded.
So that the people that have sound minds can really take advice and make an effort to remember.
My beloved readers, reflect on the Qur’an. Think deeply about its verses and words.
May Allah bless you and me with the honored Qur’an. And benefit us from its verses and the wise reminder .This much I say and I seek Allah’s forgiveness for me and you and the rest of the Muslims. Seek Allah’s forgiveness, He is the extremely Forgiving, the always Merciful.