19 Feb A meeting with Allah – Glad tidings to the reciter of the Qur’aan
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
Today, I share with you a visual clip, extracted from a programme presented by the respected Shaykh Ayman al-Swayd. It is a reminder, humbling indeed, of our daily supplication (mirroring our spiritual aspirations thereof) and that which I remind my students to pray for: “o Allah! Make us from the Family (people) of alQur’aan, verily they are Your Family (people) and Your special (distinguished) servants. Aameen.”
Verily, to be of the Ahlul Qur’aan one must honour The Preserved Scripture: that preservation is not merely textual, but includes character refinement, personal development & spiritual growth, aspiring to His Proximity ‘Azza wa Jall.
A summary of the video clip:
This is a dream one of the early scholars of Islam. He was one of the trusted reciters of the Quran. This narration was mentioned in the books of our scholars such as the famous ibn al Qayim rahimuhu Allah.
Please watch & listen carefully (there are English subtitles for non-Arabic viewers). And reflect. Reflect on why you are memorising. And for whom you are memorising. Reflect on your intention, purpose and mission to memorise. Reflect on your relationship with the One Who blessed you with the gift to read and memorise The Sacred Words. Subhaanaka Yaa Rabb!