CHAPTER TWELVE – EFFECTS OF THE HOLY QURAN

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None can talk about the real effects of the Book of Allah except those whom Allah has given its knowledge, apparent as well as concealed. Thus, let us hear from the infallible guides (a.s.) themselves how they have introduced the effects of the knowledge of the Holy Quran.

Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) says, “…Allah has made it as a quencher of the thirst of the scholars, a spring for the hearts of the jurists, a highway for the path of the righteous, a medicine after which there is no illness and a light with which there is no darkness.[1]

Know that this Quran is an admonisher which does not deceive, a guide which does not deviate and a speaker that does not lie. None sits with this Quran but that he gets up either with increase or decrease; increase in guidance and decrease in misguidance.[2]

Surely Allah – Purified is He – does not advise anyone like the Quran. For, it is the strong rope of Allah and His trusted cord. In it is the spring of the heart and fountain of knowledge. Nothing brightens the heart except it.[3]”     

The best remembrance is the Quran; through it hearts are expanded and the inner selves are illuminated.[4]

Fear Allah, fear Allah concerning the Quran; none should race ahead of you in acting upon it.[5]

The fourth Imam, Ali Ibn al-Husain (a.s.) says, “If all the inhabitants of the world expire (and I am left alone), I will not feel lonely as long as the Quran is with me.[6]

Imam Sadeq (a.s.) warns, “One who cannot understand the truth from the Quran cannot save himself from the mischief.[7]

[1] Nahj al-Balaaghah, Sermon 198

[2] Nahj al-Balaaghah, Sermon 176

 

[3] Nahj al-Balaaghah, Sermon 176

 

[4] Ghurar al-Hekam, H. 3255

[5] Nahj al-Balaaghah, Letter 47

[6] Al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 602, H. 13

[7] Al-Mahaasen, vol. 1, p. 341, H. 702