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Precious advice to the People of Qur’aan


How beautiful is the advice of Imam al-Aajri in his book Akhlaq Ahl al-Qur’aan – and this is a book which the one memorising Qur’aan can never abandon reading or studying. This book contains lengthy advice which I have taken a portion from. He (the author) says,

“The first thing that he (the student of Qur’an) must do is utilise the taqwa of Allah in secrecy and in openness by developing wara’ (piety) in his eating and drinking, in his sense of dress and in his home, with insight of his era and the fasaad (sins and evil) of his people so that he is cautious against them with regards to his Deen. He is highly devoted over his state of affairs and deeply concerned with correcting what has become corrupt in his matters.


He guards his tongue and yet is distinguished by his speech.

And from the advice is also the following:

“If he studies the Qur’aan then he does so with complete understanding and intellect. What concerns him is fully comprehending that which Allah has made mandatory on him to follow  and adhere to, and desisting from what He `azza wa jall has forbid him from.


His concern is not ‘when will I finish the Qur’aan?’ But rather his deep concern is:

‘when will I be fully content with Allah and independent of other than Him?’


‘When will I be from the Muttaqeen?

When will I be from the Muhsineen?

When will I be from the Mutawakkileen (relying only on Allah)?

When will I be from the Khashi’een (humbled to Allah)?

When will I be from the Sabireen (patient)?

When will I be from the Sadiqeen (truthful)?

When will I be from the Kha’ifeen (fearful)?

When will I be from the Raajeen (hopeful)?

When will I become ascetic in this world?

When will I yearn for the Hereafter?

When will I repent from sins?

When will I recognise the successive blessings of Allah?

When will I thank Him for it?

When will I deeply understand the public address from Allah (i.e. this Qur’aan)?

When will I sincerely comprehend what I’m reciting?

When will I overcome my soul’s desires?

When will I strive for Allah with a true striving?

When will I guard my tongue?

When will I lower my gaze?

When will I protect my chastity and when will I have hayaa’ (modesty/shyness) of Allah with a true and honest hayaa’?

[Akhlaq Ahl al-Qur’an (pg. 79)]



Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh (rahimahullah) is also reported to say,

“It is not for the carrier of Qur’aan to have a need of anyone from the creation but it should be such that the creation has a need of him.


The carrier of Qur’aan is the carrier of the Flag of Islam, it does not befit him that he should indulge in nonsense speech with those who do so, nor should he be so forgetful with those who forget nor should he waste time in play with those who waste time in play.”

[Reported by al-Aajuri (37) and Abu Nu’aym (8/92)]



Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (radhiallahu `anhu) gathered all those who had recited (memorised) Qur’aan – and they numbered near to three hundred –he then began to exalt the Qur’aan, saying:

“Indeed this Qur’aan is enough of a store and reserve for you, and yet it is enough of a burden over you.



So follow the Qur’aan and do not make the Qur’aan follow you.


Surely whoever follows the Qur’aan, it leads him to the gardens of Paradise and whoever makes the Qur’aan follow him, it drives him by the neck and hurls him into the Fire.”

[Al-Darimi (3328) and al-Aajuri in Fadha’il al-Qur’an (pg. 3)]


[Taken from: al-asbab al-mueena alal Hifdh, pg- 28-29]


See Also: Memorisation of Qur’an is from the special characteristics of this Ummah

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