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DISRESPECT TO THE NOBLE
(Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
(Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Allah exalts many
people by means of this book (Qur'an) and He also degrades and
disgraces many others by means of the same.' (Muslim)
Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallaahu Anhu)
reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)
said, 'The Qur'an is such an interceder whose intercession is
accepted, and a disputant whose dispute is upheld. Whoever
keeps it in front of him, it draws him to Jannat, and whoever
puts it behind his back, it hurls him into Jahannam.'
In the light of the above Ahaadith, we learn
that the position of the Noble Qur'an is exceptionally high by
Allah Ta'aala. Therefore, it is essentially important for
Muslims to show full respect, love and devotion for the Noble
Qur'an. Insha Allah, in doing so Allah Ta'aala will elevate us
in this world and in the Hereafter.
It is mentioned that once a person who was a
great sinner had found a piece of paper on the floor on which
an Aayaat of the Qur'an Majeed was written. He picked it up
and showed respect to it. Allah Ta'aala was so pleased with
this act in showing respect to His words that Allah Ta'aala
Unfortunately, today the true love and
respect for the words of Allah Ta'aala is lacking. We notice
today that countless number of pamphlets with Qur'anic Aayaats
are distributed as though they were some cheap cinema
handbills, which so often end up on pavements, or filthy
public toilets. Collection tins with Qur'anic Aayaats are
placed in Kuffaar shops and handled by them. Muslims are
prohibited from touching even one Aayaat of the Noble
Qur'an without Tahaarah but alas the words of Allah
Ta'aala have now become a cheap calendar decoration which after
one year is thrown into the bins.
We earnestly plead to all Muslims, "Please do
not print, buy or sell stickers, booklets, calendar pamphlets,
etc. with Qur'anic Aayaats on them as we will be assisting in
showing disrespect to the words of Allah Ta'aala."
May Allah make the Noble Qur'an a means of our guidance and
make it an interceder in our favour on the day of Qiyaamat,
Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Kwazulu-Natal)