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One of the greatest duties we have is to live by the commands of Allah. The primary reason why Divine revelation was sent was to guide human beings to be good and to be of benefit to the world.
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Ramadan, The Quran and The Believer
7/8/2014 - Religious - Article Ref: IC1108-4810
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By: Sadullah Khan
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Ramadaan is the month of heightened Allah-consciousness, of attaining unto taqwa / God-consciousness; of training ourselves to be the best we can be; a month to initiate improvement of reputation, character and for cultivating good habits.

Ramadaan is also the month of the initiation of the Final Divine Revelation, al-Qur'aan. In order to truly benefit from the Qur'aan we have to be able to relate to the Qur'aan in a practical way, every day of our lives. The month of Ramadaan, this month of siyaam, this month of qiyaam and of the Qur'aan; provides the ideal opportunity for us to fully reconnect our relationship with the Qur'aan and to enhance that relationship by maintaining the following five responsibilities :
 
1. Belief and Honor -iimaan wa ta'ziim
We regard the Qur'aan as the words of Allah and believe it to be the best book of guidance for those who want to live righteous lives. We respect its message and honor it above all other books and commit ourselves to abide by its precepts.
 
2. Reading and Recitation - tilaawah wa tartiil
Since the Qur'aan was communicated to the Prophet through angel Gabriel orally and the Prophet in turn conveyed it to his companions and family orally we should learn to read the Qur'aan properly and recite it correctly. There are great blessings /barakah in reading the Qur'aan in the correct manner and it is our duty to recite it the way it was revealed; thus maintaining its originality.
 
3. Understanding and Reflecting - tafakkur wa tadabbur
Many Muslims learn to read the Qur'an but few strive to understand its meaning. Since the Qur'aan is primarily a book of guidance [Q 2:185], we have a responsibility to understand its message and reflect on what it says. What is not understood can not truly be implemented.


4. Implementing the Guidelines - hukm wa iqaamah
One of the greatest duties we have is to live by the commands of Allah. The primary reason why Divine revelation was sent was to guide human beings to be good and to be of benefit to the world; neither to do wrong, nor to harm the world.
 
5. Conveying and Clarifying - tabliigh wa tabyiin
Each Muslim has the responsibility of conveying the message of Islam to others; with wisdom, beautiful preaching and practical example. 
If we believe in the Qur'aan as we ought to, respect the Qur'aan with due respect, read it how it is supposed to be read, recite it with propriety, understand its message and live by its commands then our behavior will reflect the Qur'an. The Prophet's wife was asked to describe the Prophet's conduct and she said: "his character is the Qur'aan." The Prophet's life was an embodiment of the values of the Qur'an. In the words of the poet Akbar Allahabadi; "a unique phenomena many people do not seem to realize is that a truly Believer is seen reading the Qur'aan but in reality the Believer is a reflection/embodiment of the Qur'aan."

May we elevate ourselves in this Ramadaan, from being a reciter of the Qur'an to being an embodiment of the values of the Qur'an.

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Shaykh Sadullah Khan is the Director of Impower Development International www.impowerinternational.com

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