By Dr M Qutubuddin
Holy Quran is deeply related with the Holy month of Ramadan as the revelation of Quran began in this month. The night in which the Quran began to be revealed is referred in the Quran as the blessed night: We sent it (the Quran) down on a blessed night, (44:2) or the night of Decree, Verily, we have sent it (this Quran) down in the Night of Al-Qadr ( 97: 1). It was the strength, clarity, simplicity, and universality of the message that the night was described as an extraordinary night.
“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the Criterion (between right and wrong)” said Almighty Allah in his last message to the mankind
Prophet Muhammad’s early life and his search for answers were crucial in shaping his character and his mission as the final prophet of Islam was started with this divine revealation. His concern for the degradation and deviance of Arab society, as well as his pain at the lack of respect for women and the practice of burying female infants alive, motivated him to seek a way to transform the society around him.
His retreat to the cave at Mount Jabal-al-Noor and his devotion to prayer and meditation were essential in his quest for guidance and answers from Allah. Through this spiritual practice, he was able to cultivate the inner strength and resilience that he would need to carry out his mission.
Prophet Muhammad’s prayers were not just for himself, but for the transformation of humanity as a whole. His deep compassion for his fellow human beings and his unwavering commitment to justice and righteousness fueled his determination to bring about positive change in the world.
The Prophet’s legacy continues to inspire millions of people around the world to this day. His message of peace, love, and compassion serves as a beacon of hope and guidance for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and his example continues to inspire people to work towards a more just and equitable world.
This commitment and determination would be tested throughout his life, as he faced numerous challenges and obstacles, including persecution, rejection, and warfare. However, his faith in Allah and his unwavering dedication to his mission never wavered.
Prophet Muhammad’s life and teachings serve as an example of the transformative power of faith and the potential for human beings to change for the better. Through his life’s work, he showed that it is possible to overcome ignorance, cruelty, and injustice, and to build a society based on compassion, justice, and mercy.
Indeed, after years of devoted prayer and meditation, Allah subhanahutala answered Prophet Muhammad’s prayers by sending Angel Jibrael with the revelation of the Quran. This revelation continued for 23 years of his life and was compiled into the holy book of Islam.
The Quran is considered the word of Allah, providing guidance and instruction for all of humanity. It serves as a code of conduct and behavior that can be followed by believers, providing guidance on how to live a righteous and fulfilling life. It also chronicles the struggle, hardships, and successes of Prophet Muhammad’s life and mission.
Through the Quran, Allah subhanahutala revealed to Prophet Muhammad the essential teachings of Islam, including the belief in one God, the importance of prayer and charity, and the need to treat others with compassion and justice. The Quran also provides guidance on a wide range of topics, including marriage, family life, business, and governance.
Indeed, it is important to acknowledge the role of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the revelation of the Quran, as he was chosen by Allah to be the final messenger and recipient of the divine message. Studying his life and following his teachings is crucial for Muslims to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Quran.
As we celebrate the the month of Ramadan Quran let us also strive to embody the values and principles taught in the Quran, such as compassion, justice, and mercy. Let us seek guidance from Allah and make a conscious effort to follow the example of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in our daily lives.
May Allah guide us all to the straight path and grant us the ability to understand, appreciate, and follow the teachings of the Quran and the example of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Ameen.