In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Beneficent.
RE-CONNECT WITH THE QUR’AN THIS DHUL HAJJ
•He (Allah) will say: “What number of years did you stay on earth?”
•They will say: “We stayed a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep account.”
•He (Allah) will say: “You stayed not but a little, if you had only known!
•Did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us? [23:112-115]
Every time I come across these verses, I am left astonished. To think all the number of days we spent on this earth, the pleasures/sadness, the striving hard to get what we want, all that would mean nothing to us except ‘a day or part of a day’.
How would life be if only everyone took it for what it really is: “very short”. No fighting or holding grudges, no lies, no indecency, no oppression or stealing of gov’t money…. because we know the reality of this world, & the home of the hereafter, is indeed the life [29:64] “You stayed not but a little, if you had only known!” [23:115]
And by thus, the Qur’an serves as a guide book shaping our lives and making us become better people & greater in the sight of Allah. And likewise it is also one of our greatest source of ajr:
Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi]
Therefore, for these 2 reasons, let’s strive to make the qur’an our closest companion in these blessed days of dhul hajj, a time when such deeds are most beloved to Allah. May Allah (swt) grant us the ability to do such, ameen.