In order to reach such a high level, the Muslim must always place himself in the shade of the Glorious Qur’an, rejoicing in its refreshing guidance and allowing it to point him in the direction of righteousness. He reads Qur’an often with an attitude of humility and seeking to understand its meaning. He sets aside regular times for reading, which he never misses: these are times which he devotes solely to reading the words of his Rabb. He lets the true meaning of the Qur’an flow through his soul, cleansing and purifying it, and increasing his wisdom, faith and sense of security:
“...For, without doubt, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.” (Qur’an 13:28)
The Muslim remembers the beautiful image of the one who reads Qur’an as portrayed so vividly and eloquently by the Prophet (s.a.w.s..s..s.), so that he fills his days and nights with recitation of the Holy Book and rejoices in its blessed meanings.
The Prophet (s.a.w.s..s..s.) said: “The likeness of the believer who reads the Qur’an is like a citron, whose smell is pleasant and whose taste is pleasant; the likeness of a believer who does not read the Qur’an is like a date, which has no smell, but its taste is sweet; the likeness of the hypocrite who reads the Qur’an is like a fragrant flower which has a pleasant scent but its taste is bitter; and the likeness of the hypocrite who does not read the Qur’an is like a colocynth (bitter-apple), which has no smell and its taste is bitter.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
The Prophet (s.a.w.s..s..s.) said: “Read the Qur’an, for it will come forward on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its readers.” (Muslim)
Can any Muslim then ignore the Qur’an and fail to read it and reflect upon its meanings?
In conclusion, therefore, the true Muslim’s responsibility towards his Rabb is to have deep, sincere faith, to do constant good work, and continually to seek His pleasure, to be a true servant to Him, and to fulfill the purpose of his existence as Allah (S.W.T.) has defined it:
“I have only created jinn and men, that they may serve Me.” (Qur’an 51:56)