The Quran tells Muslims everything they need to know to live well in this world and the next. As Muslims, we must be aware of the rights granted to Muslims by the Quran and adhere to its guidance. To fully adhere to its recommendations, we must also recognize its rights. By recognizing these rights, Muslims can accord the Quran its rightful position in their hearts and lives.
The rights of the Quran are asked for in the same way that the Quran and Sunnah describe everything else important to the lives of Muslims. Allah SWT has granted rights to all living things, and His Word, the Quran, is no exception.
Then, what rights does the Quran have over Muslims?
These rights can be classified into five primary groups:
Belief in the Existence and Message of the Quran:
For Muslims, faith in the Quran is of the utmost significance. Since faith is the most important part of Islam and the Quran is the book that was given to teach Islam, it must be accepted that it exists. If faith is the foundation of religion, then the Revelation, as Allah’s word, deserves the same respect. People who believe in God think that the angel Jibreel brought the Bible to the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH. They think that what it teaches is the only truth and treat it as such.
“This is the unquestionable book, a guide for people who are mindful of Allah” [Quran 2:2].
If we trust in the Quran, we also believe in its power. Therefore, faith in the power of God. Belief in this book also entails faith in its passages and acceptance of the instructions it lays out as the one correct route for its adherents.
Recitation of the Quran with Correct Tajweed:
The Quran is intended not just to be read, but also to be followed. It is meant to be stored in the mind so that it can be used as a guide. Consequently, the term “recitation” is used more frequently when addressing it. In addition, Muslims are required to read the book with the correct tajwid, or pronunciation. This is to contain its true meaning, as new Arabic dialects emerge regularly. Tarteele Quran aims to provide the most effective platform for learning the Quran with Tajweed.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, “Recite the Qur’an, for it will appear on the Day of Judgment and intercede for its people.” [Sahih Muslim]
In addition, there is a prize for reciting the Quran in its original dialect: “Whoever recites a letter from the Qur’an will be rewarded with a good deed, and each good deed is multiplied by ten.” I do not assert that “Alif Lm Mm” is a single letter, but rather that “Alif” is a letter, “Lm” is a letter, and “Mm” is a letter. [Reported by At-Tirmidhi on Ibn Masd’s authority]
The Quran is intended to be read with utmost decorum. The most important requirement is to conduct wudhu prior to touching it. It should also be kept in a clean, elevated location. The Quran should be recited in a clean location while sitting or standing erect. All of these things show how much respect real believers have for Allah SWT’s message.
Knowledge of the Quran:
The Quran has a right to be understood by Muslims in order to achieve its purpose. The sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) is a good guide to its teaching. To understand the Bible, you have to read the tafsir, which was put together by scholars over many years. Muslims must comprehend the Quran in order to apply it to every part of their lives.
The Quran and its tafsir are accessible on numerous trustworthy websites. With the development of translation software, those who do not speak Arabic can easily translate the passages as well.
Implementation of its Admonitions:
The surahs give detailed directions for the ideal Muslim life. Muslims are expected to adhere to this rule. Without applying its precepts, the Quran would lose its essence. Muslims must consequently adhere to the given commands. The way the Quran is used shows us what it means and helps us appreciate its beauty, fairness, and universality.
The Quran itself, the Sunnah, the Ijma, and the Qiyas explain the Quran’s applicability. All of these sources and pieces of information about the Quran’s rights for Muslims are now easy to find on YouTube and other sites that share content. Muslims must follow the rules in the Quran, which are written in the book.
The Holy Quran has the same rights as every other living being coexisting in our planet. For instance, plants and animals have the same rights as humans to exist and eat. As Allah SWT’s message, the Quran will last forever and doesn’t need food or protection like the things he made.
As the most important source of information for them, it deserves respect and has power over them. A holy text does not require its adherents, but they require it to live pious lives. When something is so important in someone’s life, they have to accept that it has rights over them.
Communicating its Message:
A decent Muslim must promote the Islamic truth. The Quran’s message is intended to reach individuals in need of guidance. A knowledgeable Muslim should educate and direct people who lack access to religious education.
For example, parents and older people are expected to teach children and young people what they know. In the same way, the message of the Quran can be spread today through online communication or publications.
To preach Islam, the Prophet (PBUH) went to considerable lengths. He was hurt and insulted, and he went a long way to spread Allah’s word. And we are expected to emulate his behavior.
According to Uthman, the Prophet remarked, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn and teach the Qur’an.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, #5027]
We should all know the rights that the Quran gives to Muslims and follow the advice that the Quran and our Prophet (PBUH) give.