‘Quran scholar chosen for sacred mission’
Alsahaba or Companions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) lived the Holy Quran whereas Muslims now-a-days mostly keep it as a decoration.
This was stated by renowned scholar of the Holy Quran Sheikh Yasser Aldusari in an interview conducted as part of the lectures programme of the Ramadan Forum in Al Twar-2 area on Monday. “Only the scholars of the Holy Quran will hopefully be able — with God’s help — to bring back the Muslim nation to its holy book, the source of its honour, dignity and happiness in life and paradise,” he said.
Talking about his journey with the Quran, Sheikh Aldusari said he started memorising the last part of the Quran when he was six to get a computer as his father promised. “The gift did encourage me much to learn the Quran, and then I got ‘addicted’ to its glorious verses. “I then joined a centre for Quran study where I learnt how to properly recite, memorise, taste, and observe the Quran,” he added.
Sheikh Aldusari said the reader of the Quran has been chosen by Allah for a sacred mission, and hence should feel the responsibility of perfectly reciting the holy book.
“It is not a matter of a tuneful voice; it is more complicated. A reader of the Quran must be well educated, with good manners, and must understand exactly what he is reading to get the people touched and thoroughly change them for good.”
Sheikh Aldusari said Alsahaba, and later generations, used to deal with the Quran in three ways: some used to read, and some memorise it while others took much time mulling over its verses, and the best of these is to think deeply of whatever you are reciting with the help of a simplified interpretation.
“The Holy Quran is the ‘manual’ we all need to observe to reach the safe haven as did the Prophet (PBUH) who was described as ‘a Quran on two legs’.”