Surah Sad, Verse 29.
كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
(This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.
This is a verse after my heart, for in it, certainly, are a lot of gems, all praise be to Allah.
Allah (swt) described the Qur’an firstly as “blessed”. The one who reads it receives a lot of blessing, just by listening to its recitation, we find such serenity in our hearts, and for each letter one recites, he/she gets 10 rewards mashaAllah.
Yes the Qur’an is indeed blessed, but is that the reason for sending it down? He (swt) said: “so that they may ponder over its verses” (38:29). So that we may reflect, think over & deeply comprehend the meaning of the message Our Lord Has sent down. And then be guided by it remembering & acting upon its commands.
The Qur’an is the muslims lifeguide not an ajrbank only (ajr=reward). Its the message from Our Lord The Most High. Won’t we be ashamed to go back to Him without understanding His message? Isn’t it time we stop reading the Qur’an with absent minds? Even the prophet (saw) will complain about on that day about how we treated the Qur’an after him:
“O my Lord! verily, my people deserted this Qur’an” [25:30]
O people of understanding, let’s make a resolution to start reading the Qur’an with understanding from today onwards, and indeed, in that is even a greater reward.