May we all have the opportunity to embrace an upliftingly
spiritual ramadan, In sha Allah!
Allah sent the Qur'an, which is the single source of honour for anyone in this Dunya and in the Akhirah!
Allah says about Jibra'eel عليه السلام
إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ
Surely this is the word of an honourable messenger.
Jibra'eel عليه السلام is referred to multiple times in the Qur'an, his status was elevated because of his task to convey the revelations, especially Al Qur'an!
This makes him the foremost among the Angels!
Allah says about Muhammad (PBUH)
وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَـكَ إِلاَّ رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَـلَمِينَ
And we have sent you not except as a Mercy to mankind.
The Prophet (PBUH) was elevated to the status of Prophet (PBUH) by the Qur'an!
That he was tasked with spreading the message and teaching them how to act upon the Qur'an, in the manner that Allah wants!
Allah mentions about the Ummah of Muhammad (PBUH)
كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ
You are the best nation raised up for mankind,
تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ
You enjoin good and forbid evil and believe in Allah.
Allah says about Ramadhan
شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ
The month of Ramadhan, in which was revealed the Qur'an.
Allah praised the month of Ramadan out of the other months by choosing it to send down the Glorious Qur'an, just as He did for all of the Divine Books He revealed to the Prophets.
Allah then elevated Laylatul Qadr!
إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ١وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ٢لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ
Indeed we have sent in Laylatul Qadr- and what will make you know what Laylatul Qadr is- the Laylatul Qadr better than 1000 months.
Allah sent the Qur'an and whatever it was received by became elevated and honoured!
As Umar Ibn Al Khattab رضي الله عنه said "We were the most humiliated people on earth and God gave us honor through Islam. If we ever seek honour through anything else, God will humiliate us again"
So why have we left the acting on Qur'an and the remembrance of Qur'an behind us?
And then we complain that we are disgraced?
Weren't we warned?
Were we not taught?
Is it not then, the time to turn back to Allah ?!