Why We Should Learn And Understand The Quran
The Quran is the Holy Scripture of the Muslims, and is a unique and special document in countless aspects. The following article gives various points that emphasize the important of learning and understanding the Quran and why we should do so.
The Quran is unique
The biggest of its honour is that it contains nothing other than the pure words of God, therefore, it is highly unique and distinguishing. So much so that Allah Almighty challenged humanity to come up with even a single chapter like the ones in the Quran.
‘And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Surah like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true.’ Quran: 2:23
A challenge posed some 1400 years ago still remains unanswered, because none other than Allah Almighty can come up with such unique words. No copy can ever match the success of the Quran we have today.
The Quran is incorruptible
Another reason why everyone should read the Quran is the fact that this is the only Scripture that remains unchanged and incorruptible, right from the day it was revealed, and will remain so till Allah Almighty wishes it to be till the end of times, as its sanctity is preserved by no one else but Allah, as evident by the following verses:
‘We have, without doubt sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).’ Quran: 15:9
“The Word changes not with Me and I do not the least injustice to My Servants.” Quran: 50:29
The Quran is indisputable
Another aspect unique to Quranis its indisputable stature. God Himself declares that there should be no dispute whatsoever about the Quran, as these are His pure Words which are beyond comprehension. No one has ever been able to find any kind of dispute and proof of contradiction in the Quran, nor shall one be able to do so because it is a Revelation that belongs to Allah Almighty who is the purest of pure.
‘Do they not ponder on the Qur’an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.’ Quran: 4:82
The Quran is Absolute Guidance
God is the most benevolent, merciful, and kind, and has never left His creation (human beings) unattended, ever since He created them. God does not leave His beloved creation alone and stranded. He created human beings for a purpose and always kept reminding and guiding them. This went on till God chose Islam as His final religion and Quran as His final guidance. Consider the following verses from Quran:
‘This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.’ Quran: 5:3
‘By Command, from Our presence. For We (ever) send (Revelations) As a Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things); The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between them if ye (but) have an assured faith. There is no god but He: it is He Who gives life and gives death the Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors.’ Quran: 44: 5-8
‘And We sent down the Book to thee for the express purpose that thou shouldst make clear to them those things in which they differ, and that it should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe.’ Quran: 16:64
These are just a few of the proofs that tell us how exalted the Quran amongst all Scriptures is. Therefore, as the ones who want to enjoy countless blessings of Allah Almighty, we should prioritize learning and understanding the Quran. In the present day, we can also be seeking to learn the Quran online, which shall prove to be a means of great convenience to us.
We also advise non-Muslims to learn and understand the Quran.
Hijab Al Faisal is part of Quranreading.com, a online service that aims to help Muslims learn and read the Quran. He is a regular contributor and writes about various topics relating to the Quran.