There is a legacy amongst most of the people who inherited Islam from their forefathers that the Quran, sent down for the guidance of the whole mankind, is to be recited to gain the ultimate benefit. We Muslims don’t realize that apart from reciting this Book, we should also make an effort to learn and understand the Arabic language, so that the message of Allah (swt) in this Book becomes clearer. Reciting Quran, without understanding a word, is not what Allah (swt) wanted us to do. It is binding upon all of us to also implement its teachings in our daily life. However, this is what we all fail to do.
‘Quran Par Amal’ by Samia Ramzan, is a book that a very dear friend of mine gifted me on one of our re-union parties. At first, I was dissuaded by Satan to actually read it. But the message of my friend that “We might meet in Paradise” shook my conscience; I must make an effort to work for Jannah if I intend to meet her there. It was out of this sheer guilt and a sense of responsibility that I opened the first page. No sooner had I started reading the book that it had completely grasped my attention and I couldn’t put it down.
The book, with a small prologue of this remarkable programme, consists of a total of 14 chapters; each chapter consists of one daily life problem and a small narration of the experiences of a few women, who solved it through a verse of Allah’s (swt) Book.
The book contains real life experiences, shared by various women, about their daily life problems and how they found their solutions in the Quran. Ied when the author, Samia Ramzan, initiated a special Friday gathering for women in a Madarsah. After a small Islamic lecture, women used to rush around her in order to share their grievances and ask for her help. As this gathering gained momentum, she came up with a special programme that would ensure solutions to routine problems, through the glorious Quran and Sunnah. According to this programme, all the women were required to take out one verse of the Quran, recite it, learn it by heart and repeat it, till it was implemented in their daily lives. And then, the next week, the same process would be repeated with a new verse of the Quran. The book, with a small prologue of this remarkable programme, consists of a total of 14 chapters; each chapter consists of one daily life problem and a small narration of the experiences of a few women, who solved it through a verse of Allah’s (swt) Book.
Reading this book was a life-changing experience, because it bridges the gap between our lives and the Quran; it is a tool that most of us are deprived of. It shows that this life is a lock, whose key is hidden in the beautiful verses of the Quran; understanding Allah’s (swt) Book will reap ultimate fruitful rewards for Here and Hereafter.