To celebrate the Book of our Lord -Glorified be He- and to revive the sunna [model practice] of our beloved and chosen Messenger -God bless him and grant him peace-, which recommends us to take extreme care of the Holy Qur’ān through reciting, chanting, memorizing, understanding, contemplating, learning, studying and teaching, Imam Abdessalam Yassine’s website is honored to dedicate this column to the Last Testament: the Holy Qur’ān. This new addition comes to serve one of the most important objectives of the School of the Method founded by the Imam (God preserve him). God’s Messenger (God bless him and give him peace) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’ān and teach it.”This column-to be enriched in the near future, God willing-will temporarily include two sections:
1. Selected Recitations performed by professional chanters of the Holy Qur’ān from around the world who are renowned for their beauteous and charming voices, effective performance and conveyance of the meanings of God’s Word. Such recitations have been carefully selected by the Imam himself. Melodious voices and vivid hearts recite and chant the Word of the Generous Lord, giving rise to humility and attentiveness in the hearts, and arousing the longing for the meeting with God-Exalted and Glorified be He.
2. Meritorious Chapters and Verses of the Holy Qur’ān whose merits have been singled out by the Prophet (God bless him and grant him peace) in specific hadiths. God’s Messenger (God bless him and give him peace) urged us to recite them regularly and memorize them. They protect the one who reads them from all evils and raise him higher in the stations of nearness to God-Almighty is He.
We pray to God that He increase our love-and yours-for His Book so that we be amongst his favorite servants and chosen people, and that He enable us to memorize His Word in order that we be in the company of the honorable, righteous angels on the Day [of Judgment] wherein the memorizer of the Holy Qur’ān is told, “Read, rise and recite [the Qur’ān] as you used to recite it in the worldly life, for your station will be at the last verse that you will recite.” Hadith reported on the Messenger (God bless him and grant him peace).
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