We swear by the Quran and Sunnah, and we will not compromise with any infidel....Islam is the truth and all else is falsehood.
The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 1, Page 293
The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.Al-Amali of Shaykh at-Tusi, Volume 1, Page 5
Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an - even the fish in the sea.Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 301
It is a known fact (well almost) that this word can be found nowhere in the Quran . So why do the traditional Muslims hold such importance to a word that is not even mentioned in the final scripture? Yes, you guessed right, this word can be found in Hadith , the second source of religious (dis)information for the traditional Muslims after the Quran.Abu Huraira, in Sahih-al-Bukhari Vol. 6/Ch. 2 English translation by Dr. M. Muhsin Khan, quoted in The History of Amen
The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [...] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse.kim stanley robinson
Farhad was also taught that any Muslim working with the Americans in Afghanistan was no longer a Muslim, but a "munafiq," a pretend Muslim. It was written in the Quran, Farhad was assured.Robert Baer regarding the indoctrinations of the Taliban, albas quoted in "A Talk With a Suicide Bomber" in TIME magazine (20 July 2007)
When asked about my opinion regarding blasphemy, I could not tell a lie and confirmed that like both the Torah and the Gospel the Qur’an considers it, without repentance, as a capital offense. The Bible is full of similar harsh laws if you're looking for them. However, the application of such Biblical and Qur'anic injunctions is not to be outside of due process of law, in a place or land where such law is accepted and applied by the society as a whole.Cat Stevens, reported in "Chinese Whiskers," FAQ #18: "Did Cat Stevens Say, ‘Kill Rushdie!’?," Mountain of Light (undated).
Throughout the Quran God's signs (Ayats) are referred to as the natural phenomenon, the law and order of the universe, the exactitudes and consequences of the relations between natural phenomenon in cause and effect. Over and over, the stars, sun, moon, earthquakes, fruits of the earth and trees are mentioned as the signs of divine power, divine law and divine order.Aga Khan III, in a letter dated 4th April, 1952 to Dr. Zahid Husain, President of Arabiyyah Jamiyyat, Karachi.
Then those whose balance (of good deeds ) is heavy, - they will attain salvation: But those whose balance is light, will be those Who have lost their souls ; In Hell will they abide (23:102-3). The Quran also talks about those who give their lives “to earn the pleasure of God ”(2:207) and that “God will deliver those who fear Him, for they have earned Heaven . (39:61)"Quran, in "Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross (01-Aug-2002)", p.127
These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.Irshadul Qulub; Page 78 (Shi'ite Hadith)
Nothing is harder for Satan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at the pages (of the Qur’an).Thawabul A’mal, Page 231 (Shi'ite Hadith)
Brighten up your houses through the recitation of the Qur’an, and do not make them (your homes) like graves, similar to what the Jews and Christians have done (by not performing the prayers and worship of God in their house and limiting this to the Synagogues and Churches).Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 610 (Shi'ite Hadith)
One who recites ten verses (ayat) of the Qur’an every night will not be counted amongst the negligent ones (Ghafilin); and one who recites fifty verses (ayat) will be written as those who remember Allah (Dhakirin); and one who recites one hundred verses (ayat) will be written down as the obedient and worshipper of Allah (Qanitin).Thawabul A’mal, Page 232 (Shi'ite Hadith)
The superiority of the Qur’an over the rest of words, is like the superiority of Allah over His creations.Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, Volume 4, Page 237
Whoever recites the first four verses of Suratul Baqarah, Ayatul Kursi (verse 255 of Suratul Baqarah) along with the two verses which follow it (verses 256 and 257 up to ‘Wa Hum Fiha Khalidun’), and the last three verses (of this same Surah) will not see any bad or sorrow in his life or his wealth; Satan will not come near him; and he will not forget the Qur’an.Thawabul A’mal, Page 234 (Shi'ite Hadith)
One who listens to the Qur’an (while it is being recited) will be kept away from the evils of this world; and one who recites the Qur’an will be kept away from the trials of the hereafter. And the person who listens to even one verse of the book of Allah - this is better (for him) than possessing a mansion of gold.Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19 (Shi'ite Hadith)
The number of levels (stages) in Heaven is (equivalent to) the number of verses in the Qur’an (6236). Thus, when a reciter of the Qur’an enters into Heaven, it will be said to him: ‘Go up one level for every verse that you can recite.’ Thus, no one will be in a higher level than the one who has memorized the entire Qur’an.Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 22 (Shi'ite Hadith)
If you want ease and success in this world, the death of a martyr, to be saved on the Day of Loss, a shade on the Day of the burning Qiyamat, and guidance on the Day of going astray, then take lessons from the Qur’an. Surely it is the word of the Merciful, a protection from the Satan, and one of the most weightiest of things for the scale of (good) deeds (on the Day of Judgement).Jami’ul Akhbar, Page 78 (Shi'ite Hadith)
Surely the recitation of the Qur’an is an atonement for the sins, a covering (protection) from the Hell Fire, and a safety from the punishment. Mercy will descend upon the reciter, the Angels will seek forgiveness for him, Heaven will long for that person, and his Master (Allah) will be pleased with him.Biharul Anwar, Volume 93, Page 17 (Shi'ite Hadith)
The people of the Qur’an (those who recite and those who memorize the Qur’an) will be in the highest level (in Heaven) from amongst all of the people with the exception of the Prophets and Messengers. Thus, do not seek to degrade the people of the Qur’an, nor take away their rights, for surely they have been given a high rank by Allah.Thawabul A’mal, Page 224 (Shi'ite Hadith)
The root of Islamic terrorism is the fundamentalist application of the Quran and the life of Muhammad.Mark A. Gabriel, "Journey Into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist", page. 169.
After gradual research; I have come to the conclusion that long before all heavenly books, God had revealed to the Hindus, through the Rishis of yore, of whom Brahma was the Chief, His four books of knowledge, the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda. The Quran itself made veiled references to the Upanishads as the first heavenly book and the fountainhead of the ocean of monotheism.Muhammad Dara Shikoh son of Moghul emperor, Shah Jahan. 2011: Normative Prognosis, Page 162.
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