Islam is a complete way of life till death not only in Ramadan. ALLAH has taught us all we need to get to Jannat (Paradise) through the Quran and teachings of our beloved Messenger of ALLAH Muhammad (SAW). As Ramadhan has ended, we must remind ourselves that we are Muslims of all times not only in Ramadhan and we have the Quran to guide us through all times.
The Quran is the main means for one to remain steadfast, and attachment to it preserves and safeguards a person during trials. He who abides by it will be protected by ALLAH, and he who calls people to it will himself be guided to the straight path. ALLAH informs us that the reason behind HIM revealing the Quran in segments and over a long period not only in Ramadan is that it would thereby be a means for steadfastness. He Almighty Says what means: “And those who disbelieve say: ‘Why was the Quran not revealed to him all at once?’ Thus [it is] that We may strengthen thereby your heart. And We have spaced it distinctly.” [Quran 25: 32].
Why is the Quran a means for steadfastness?
- It instils faith in the heart and purifies the soul by connecting it to ALLAH.
- It calms the heart of the believer and makes it tranquil.
- It provides the believer with the correct principles by which he can face the tough circumstances that he endures, as well as providing him with the appropriate criterion with which to weigh and judge matters.
- It refutes the false claims and suspicions that the enemies of Islam and the hypocrites allege; for example:
When the disbelievers of the tribe of Quraysh claimed that ALLAH had forsaken the Prophet, ALLAH revealed the following verse which means: “Your Lord has not taken leave of you.” [Quran 93: 3]. This verse emphatically boosted the morale of the Prophet. That’s the power of the Quran. When the Prophet was worried for not receiving revelation for some days OR weeks etc, ALLAH revealed in Suratul Doha that “Your Lord has not forsaking you and Promised the Prophet that HE Has prepared Jannat for him which is better than anything good in duniya combined so as Muslims lets be steadfast regardless of the difficulties we face in duniya because ALLAH has Promise Jannat for those who stay steadfast in duniya.
We seek ALLAH’S guidance always and to aid us through our efforts to please HIM and stay steadfast. Barka Jumu’ah!