Commandments for Quran’s keepers and Public.
(These Commandments are explained in detail in an attached audio file The following commandments are without explanation)
First of all : Whenever learning at a young age, it will be better ,purer, stronger and more professional .. As I always say: learning at a young age is like carving on stone.
Requirements for learning Quran by heart, then keeping it, then caring for it:
1- One must intend trueness for Allah. He must learn for Allah’s sake not for hypocrisy nor reputation, and also not for the present life..
﴾Say (O Muhammad PBUH): “Verily I am commanded to worship Allah (Alone) by obeying Him and doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only. ﴿
[Sûrat Az-Zumar, verse 11]
It is absolutely indispensable.
2- One must leave wrong doing and disobedience which close hearts like a glance, eating the Forbidden and listening to songs and watching movies …etc. And other things that waste the Muslim’s time.
3– One must be guided by a Sheikh because the teaching and the Oral practice are the most important points for learning Quran.
Our Role model is our prophet Peace Be Upon Him. He took Quran from the lips of Gabriel Peace Be Upon Him).. Gabriel had taken from the Lord of Honor and Power, the Owner of Majest..
4- One must study from the same copy of Quran so he can be fully concentrated with Quran..
5- One must organize time for learning and revision .. The best time for learning is after dawn prayer and the revision time could be before the dawn with the night standing prayers ..
If it is not available , he must arrange himself to be free from all business to make time for Quran only..
6- One must give the Quran the highest priority..
Whoever had been honored by Allah for learning Quran must make revision continuously to prevent the loose of his study.
7- One must put for himself a certain amount to study daily .. Each according to his capability so he can know if he is in the correct path or being lazy.
8- If any part is getting hard for you ask Forgiveness of your Lord , and seek refuge with Allah from Shaitân (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one),Read the interpretation and explanation of this part, because the well understanding will help you in learning .. And keep in mind that it is from your sins: ﴾”I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-Forgiving” ﴿10﴾ ‘He will send rain to you in abundance’﴿11﴾ And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers ﴿12﴾.﴿ [Sûrat Nûh, verse10-12]
9– One must make a punishment for himself if you get lazy on your study or your revision, make a reasonable punishment .. For example, fast three successive days; or give money to poor people as charity, or whatever you see as a suitable punishment, everyone knows himself well.
* Lecture on the Holy Quran preference.. How keeping it, and caring for it… Balance and moderation of the nation’s identity Conference – Kuwait in March 2006