The Quran contains all Muslims’ knowledge about living in this world and the afterlife. As Muslims, we need to be aware of the rights conferred by Quran on Muslims and follow its instructions. We must also acknowledge its rights to follow its guidance. These rights will allow Muslims to give the Quran a proper place in their hearts and lives.
The rights to the Quran are required, just as everything essential in Muslims’ lives is mentioned in the Sunnah and Quran. Allah SWT gave every living thing rights, and the Quran is no exception.
So, what are the Rights of the Quran for Muslims?
These rights can be divided into five main categories:
Believe in the existence and message of the Quran:
All Quran followers must believe in it. The first pillar of Islam is faith, and the Quran is the Book handed down to teach Islam. Therefore, all Muslims must believe in the existence of the Quran. Trust is considered the foundation of religion. The same applies to Revelation, which is also the word of Allah. Followers of faith believe that Jibreal, an angel, brought the scripture down to Prophet Muhammad PBUH. They believe in its teachings and consider them the only universal truth.
We believe in the power of the Quran if we believe it. Therefore, belief in God’s might is essential. Believe in this Book means believing in the verses and accepting its directions as the right path for you.
Reciting Quran with Tajweed:
The Quran is meant to be read but also to be followed. It is intended to be imprinted in the memory so it can be called upon for guidance. It is, therefore, more common to use the word “recitation” when discussing it. The Book also requires Muslims to understand the word’s correct tajwid (or pronunciation). This is necessary to preserve the true meaning of the Quran since many Arabic dialects are continually evolving. Zia ul Quran Academy aims to offer you the best platform to learn Quran with Tajweed.
Quran should be read with proper etiquette. Before touching it, the first obligation is to do wudhu. It should be kept clean and at a reasonable height. It should be done while standing straight or sitting down when reciting the Quran. These practices show respect for Allah SWT’s word in the hearts and souls of true believers.
Understanding Quranic Laws:
Muslims have a right to understand the Quran to achieve its purpose. Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH is an excellent guide to its teachings. Studying the tafsir written by scholars over time is essential to understanding the scripture. To use the Quran in all aspects of their lives, Muslims must understand it.
Many authentic websites have the Quran and its tafsir. People who don’t know Arabic can easily translate the verses thanks to the advances in translation software.
Application of Its Teachings:
Surahs provide detailed instructions on how to live a Muslim’s ideal life. Muslims should follow these instructions. The essence of the Quran would be lost if it were not applied. Muslims must follow the commands given. The application of the Quran reveals the message and helps us to see its beauty, fairness, and universality.
The Book, Sunnah, Ijma, and Qiyas all explain the application of the Quran. These sources and all the knowledge regarding the rights of the Quran to Muslims can be viewed in practice via YouTube and other content-sharing sites. The Quran provides a code for Muslims to live by and have a right to follow it.
Muslims have the same rights as any other living creature coexisting within our world that the Holy Quran. Plants and animals, for example, have the right to eat and live with all humans. Because it is Allah SWT’s word and eternally exists, the Quran does not have to be protected or fed like the creatures he created.
It does, however, expect respect from its followers and has rights over them as their ultimate source for guidance. Scripture doesn’t need to be followed, but they must live pious lives. They must give it a special place in their lives and acknowledge its rights.
Spreading the message:
Good Muslims must spread the truth about Islam. The Quran’s message is intended to be passed on to anyone who needs it. Although the knowledge should not be forced upon anyone, a well-informed Muslim should help those who are unable or unwilling to learn about religion.
Parents and elders should pass on what they have learned to their children and grandchildren. In this age, people can also use the internet to communicate or publish the Quran’s message.
PBUH, the Prophet, went to great lengths to spread Islam. He was mocked, persecuted, and traveled long to spread Allah SWT’s message. We are to follow in his footsteps.
All Muslims should be aware of the Quran’s rights and follow the instructions given by the Quran, Our Prophet PBUH.