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The month of Ramadhan is close to coming to an end. During these days we will find many ‘Ulama talking about the days after Ramadhan and many people will be writing about the same topic.

This is an important lesson as many people forget the true purpose of Ramdhan and return to lives without having made any changes to themselves from the month of Ramdhan. Nothing positive is taken and no positive change has been made.

However, there is one key aspect that one should continue even after the month of Ramadhan. During a talk yesterday, by Shaykh Riyadhul Haq, after the completion of Qur’an, he spoke for forty-five minutes on just the miracle of the Qur’an.

He mentioned how the Qur’an is miraculous in many ways. However, I would only like to mention one of these, which really touched by heart.

The Shaykh mentioned that he has seen from his own experience that the Qur’an is one thing which remains in the hearts of those who read and recite it. He has seen children reading the Qur’an in Maktab and then they are leave the Maktab and are on paths of destruction and sin; so much so that some have even left the path of Islam.

There was even a young man who became a Hafidh and thereafter became an atheist for almost twenty years he remained as an atheist. However, he slowly drifted back to Islam and is now working in the path of Deen.

Similarly, he gave the example of Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi رحمه الله, who penned many books and was very intellectual from a young age. He has one of the best, if not the best, English translations of the Qur’an. All this work he did was after a period within which he had become an atheist. Despite being from a religious background he went away from Islam only to return to it after several years.

Shaykh Riyadhul Haq mentioned that these people, and many more, returned to Islam because of the ember of Qur’an still burning within their hearts. It was Qur’an that brought them back to the path of Islam.

Shaykh mentioned that it is very important that we continue our connection with the Qur’an on three pillars and that we ensure our children also maintain a connection with the Qur’an. This will safeguard us in our religion Insha Allah.

The three pillars on which we should attach ourselves with the Qur’an is as follows:

  1. Recitation
  2. Understanding & Learning its meanings
  3. Bringing into action the lessons of the Qur’an and its teachings.

May Allah سبحانه و تعالى give us all the inclination and love to maintain a relationship and connection with the Qur’an. May the Qur’an become a part of a daily routine without which our day cannot be completed and without its recitation we cannot feel content in our daily chores. Aameen.