One lesson that I have learned over my life is that the companions of the Quran will last with you in this world through the thick and thin all the way into the afterlife, as long as they hold onto the Quran.
I have been reflecting a lot on my life lately and noticed that no matter how far apart people drift due to their responsibilities, the hearts of those attached to the Book of Allah will forever remember their companions and pray for them.
And it isn’t the people who choose to be with the Book of Allah, rather, it is Allah who chooses to honour whomever He wishes to. The journey over these years has been a long and fruitful one, and I am grateful to Allah for keeping the blessed companions of Quran in my life and keeping me in their prayers.
A companion of the Quran is not the one who sways over the melodious tunes of the reciter but he is the one who recites the Book of Allah and bothers to study it humbly. I have come across people who were this close to becoming students of Quran but their arrogance and attitude misguided them, and I have seen people give up on Quran learning in the middle or never getting started with it because they always have a distraction or two holding their vision.
It isn’t the people who leave the Quran, it is Allah who is filtering people by day and by night. And it isn’t the people who chose to stay with the Book of Allah, it was Allah who made them steadfast because they struggled for His Sake and not for the sake of fame or fortune.
This post is dedicated to all the brothers and sisters who are now parents and also teachers, and the ones who completed their journey with the Quran: Your duty isn’t over, you owe the future generation the lessons you’ve learned and you need to raise the Book of Allah above everything else because Allah choose you to be with it so do your part.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said and he spoke the truth:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَرْفَعُ بِهَذَا الْكِتَابِ أَقْوَامًا وَيَضَعُ بِهِ آخَرِينَ
Verily, Allah raises the status of people with this book and by it he humbles others.”
‘… as long as they hold onto the Quran’.
What an amazing life that would be, the idea of travelling upon this world with a soul that is consistently filled with the Words of Allah.
Does that journey ever end? I think rather, I’d prefer it never does.
May that always be our state as believers on this journey