Undoubtedly, the best form of dhikr is the recitation of the Noble Qur’ān. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Allah has His own people among mankind.” They asked: “O Messenger of Allah, who are they?” He replied: “They are the people of the Qur’ān: the people of Allah and His chosen people.” (Ibn Mājah)

In another hadīth, he ﷺ said: “ The Qur’ān will be brought on the Day of Judgement and it will say (for its reciter): ‘My Lord, adorn him.’ So he will be made to wear a crown of nobility. Then it will say: ‘My Lord, give him more.’ So he will be clothed with a suit of nobility. Then it will say: ‘My Lord, be pleased with him.’ So Allah will be pleased with him and it will be said to him: ‘Recite and rise up, and be increased in reward with every verse.’” (Tirmidhī)

‘Uthmān ibn ‘Affān (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) said: ‘If your hearts were pure, they would never have enough of reciting Allah’s words.’

‘Do whatever you wish to get close to Allah, but know you will never get closer to Him with anything more beloved to Him than His own words (i.e. the Qur’ān).’ – (Khabbāb raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu)

The Qur’ān is Allah’s greatest gift to mankind. It is the eternal book of guidance. It is a cure for every disease, both spiritual or physical. It is a light which illuminates the path of truth amidst the darkness of falsehood. The Qur’ān contains legal rulings for humans to abide by on Allah’s earth as His servants. It is a book of blessings and eternal wisdom, and a warner and a giver of glad tidings.

Our beloved Messenger ﷺ said, “The Qur’ān will meet its companion (i.e. the person of the Qur’ān) on the Day of Judgement when his grave is opened for him, in the form of a pale man. It will say to him, ‘Do you recognise me?’ He will say, ‘I do not recognise you.’ It will say, ‘I am your companion, the Qur’ān, who kept you thirsty on hot days and kept you awake at night. Every merchant profits from his business, and today you will profit from your hard work.’ He will be given ‘dominion’ in his right hand and ‘eternity’ in his left. A crown of dignity will be placed on his head, and his parents will be clothed with priceless garments the like of which have never been seen by the people of the world. They will ask, ‘Why have we been clothed with this?’ It will be said, ‘Because your son used to recite and adhere to the Qur’ān’. Then it will be said to him, ‘Recite and ascend up the levels and mansions of Paradise,’ and he will keep ascending as long as he recites, be it swiftly or slowly” (Aḥmad).

Can the Angels easily identify your house?

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The house in which the Qur’ān is recited appears to the inhabitants of the heaven as the stars appear to the inhabitants of the earth.” (Bayhaqī)

Make your house shine through reciting the Qur’ān.

“Whoever loves the Qur’an, loves Allah and His Messenger.” (‘Abdullāh b. Mas’ūd raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu)

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