“A Qur’an falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”
Everyone has certain ayaat that really shake them and bring everything into perspective. For me, it’s ayah 30 of Surah al Furqan. Gets me every single time.
وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا
Then the Messenger will say: “O my Lord! Truly my people took this Qur’an for just foolish nonsense.”
Tafsir ibn Kathir:
“And those who disbelieve say: “Listen not to this Qur’an, and make noise in the midst of it.” (41:26). When the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would recite Qur’an to them, they would talk nonsense or speak about something else, so that they would not hear it. This is a form of forsaking it and rejecting it, and not believing in it is the same as forsaking it, and not pondering its meanings and trying to understand it is the same as forsaking it, and not acting upon it and following its commandments and heeding its prohibitions is the same as forsaking it, and turning away from it in favor of poetry or other words or songs or idle talk or some other way is the same as forsaking it. We ask Allah, the Most Generous, the Bestower of bounty, the One Who is able to do what He wills, to keep us safe from doing that which earns His wrath and to use us to do that which will earn His pleasure of preserving and understanding His Book, following its commandments night and day in the manner which He loves and which pleases Him, for He is Generous and Kind. Ameen.
Think about it. How much effort and time do you and I invest in learning and living the Qur’an?
Take a moment to physically examine your personal Qur’an. What does it look like? Barely used? Well-thumbed? Falling apart?
اللهم زينا بزينة القرآن.. اللهم أدخلنا الجنة بشفاعة القرآن.. اللهم أكرمنا بكرامة القرآن.. اللهم ألبسنا بخلعة القرآن.. اللهم شرفنا بشرف القرآن
O Allah, beautify us with the beauty of the Qur’an. O Allah, enter us into Paradise by the intercession of the Qur’an. O Allah, ennoble us by the nobility of the Qur’an. O Allah, dress us with the honorable mantle (khil`ah) of the Qur’an. O Allah, dress us with the honorable mantle of the Qur’an. O Allah, honor us with the honor of the Qur’an.
اللهم اجعل القرآن ربيع قلوبنا.. ونور صدورنا.. وجلاء أحزاننا
اللهم اجعل القرآن حجة لنا.. ولا تجعلة حجة علينا
O Allah, make the Qu’ran the blossoming spring of our hearts, and the light of our chests, and the dispeller of our sadness and grief. O Allah, make the Qur’an a proof for us, and not a proof against us.
اللهم ارزقنا بكل حرف من القرآن حلاوة.. وبكل كلمة كرامة.. وبكل أية سعادة.. وبكل سورة سلامة.. وبكل جزء جزاءا
اللهم ارزقنا القناعة.. اللهم حببنا في صلاة الجماعة.. اللهم ذكرنا يا مولانا بالموت كل ساعة
O Allah, bestow on us, by every letter of the Qur’an a sweetness, and by every word magnanimity and generosity, and by every verse happiness and joy, and by every chapter peace and security, and by every section reward. O Allah, bless us with contentment, and make beloved to us prayer in congregation, and help us to remember death, Our Lord, in every moment.