The Greatness of the Qur’an
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful; all praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the world; and may His peace and blessing be upon His Messenger Muhammad [s.a.w]
The Noble Qur’an is the Greatest Book ever sent on planet earth to humankind and its verses are so wise, deep in meaning, interrelated and concise that anyone can understand it as long as they can read and write. The verses [especially the stories] are often repeated in different forms and formats and it words also [there is hardly a word that is only repeated once in the Qur’ an],all this is so that the people may understand the message clearly as it’s not the quantity that matters rather the quality that is why it is hard to see a Muslim leaving his religion and it’s the fastest-growing religion in the world. Below are few verses and hadiths [Prophetic tradition] about the importance of the Noble Qur’an:
“…and [the Quran] a guidance and glad tidings for those who believe.”(al-Baqara, 2/97).
“The month of Ramadan in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment”(al-Baqara, 2/185).
“Do they not ponder on the Qur’an!? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.” (an-Nisa, 4/82).
“And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: hence follow it and be righteous, that you may receive mercy.”(al-Anam, 6/155).
“And this is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that you may warn the Mother of Cities [Makkah] and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it (the Book), and they are constant in guarding their prayers.”(al-Anam, 6/92).
“This Quran is guidance and glad tidings for those who believe.”(Sad, 38/29).
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Bukhari no. 4981, Muslim no. 152
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “Indeed Allah, through this Book, elevates some peoples and degrades others.” Source: Muslim no. 996
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “…Having a doubt in the Qur’an is disbelief”
Source: Abu Dawud no. 4603
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “The Qur’an is an intercessor and its intercession is accepted and its plea is believed. Whoever makes it lead him – it leads him to Paradise and whomsoever places it behind him he is dragged to the Fire.” Source: Ibn Hibban no. 124
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “The scrolls of Ibrahim were revealed on the 1st night of Ramadan. The Torah was revealed on the 6th of Ramadan. The Gospel was revealed on the 13th of Ramadan. The Psalm [of David] on the 18th of Ramadan. And the Qur’an on the 24th of Ramadan” Source: Jami as-Sagheer, Suyuti no. 2734 – [Hasan]
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said: “Allah has His own people among mankind.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah, who are they?” He said: “The people of the Qur’an, the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him'” Source: Ibn Majah no. 215 – [Hasan]
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said, “If anyone prays at night reciting regularly ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those who are devout to Allah; and if anyone prays at night reciting one thousand verses, he will receive an immeasurable amount of reward.” Source: Abu Dawud no. 1398 – [Sahih]
Abdullah ibn Masood said, “The bearer of the Qur’an should be known by his night when the people are sleeping; by his day when people are awake; by his sadness when people are joyous; by his weeping when people are laughing.” Source: Nawawi in Tibyan al-Adab fi Hamalatul Qur’an
Ibn Abbas said, “How can you ask the people of the Scriptures about their Books while you have Allah’s Book [the Qur’an] which is the most recent of the Books revealed by Allah, and you read it in its pure undistorted form?” Source: Bukhari no. 7522