When you recite the Qur'an and contemplate its
meanings, you take a positive step toward achieving happiness. Allah described
the Qur'an as being guidance, light, and a cure for what is in the breasts of
men. He also described it as being a Mercy.
(There has come to you a good advice from your Lord
[i.e. the Qur'an, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil,
and a healing _for that [disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences,
etc.] which is in your breasts...) (Quran 10: 57)
(Do they not
then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up [from
understanding it]?) (Quran 47: 24)
(Do they not then consider the Quran carefully? Had it
been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction.)
(Quran 4: 82)
([This is] a Book [the Qur'an] which We have sent down
to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses) (Quran 38:29)
Reciting the Qur'an is blessed, as are acting upon it
and turning to it for judgment and guidance.
A righteous person (and many have had a similar
experience) once said:
"l felt that a cloud of depression and anxiety
was hanging over me. I picked up the Qur'an and l read it for a period of time.
Then, by Allah, the depression and anxiety disappeared and happiness along with
tranquility took their place."
(Verily, this Qur'an guides to that which is most just
and right) (Qur'an 17: 9)
(And thus we have sent to you [O'
Muhammad] Rooh [an Inspiration, and a Mercy] of our Command. it (Qur'an 42: 52)