It is the foundation of happiness…

A translated excerpt from: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/8245/ – The great scholar and Imam, Shaikh Abdul Azeez bin Baz, was advising us on how to spend vacation time.

“…I advise all the youth to busy themselves during vacation with increasing in recitation (or reading) of the Noble Qur’an along with contemplating and comprehending its meanings and memorizing what is easy for him (or her). Because this tremendous book is the foundation of happiness for all the Muslims. And it is a fountain of good and the source of guidance. God – free is He from all deficiencies and defects – sent it down as an explanation for everything, a guidance, a mercy, and as glad tidings to the Muslims. He – free is He from all deficiencies and defects – made it a guide to that which is most just and right and He wants His servants to recite it and contemplate its meanings as He – free is He from all deficiencies and defects – said (translated):

’Do they not reflect upon (contemplate) the Qur’an or are there locks on their hearts?’ (48:24)

”And He – The Most High – said (translated): ‘(This is) a Book(the Qur’ân) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember‘(38:29)

“And He – Exalted and Powerful is He – said (translated): ‘Indeed this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right.’ (17:9)

“So my advice to the youth and all of the Muslims is to increase in reciting (or reading) it and contemplating its meanings. Also to study it amongst themselves to gain knowledge and benefit, and to work by it (act according to it) wherever they are. And I advise the youth and all of the Muslims to give attention to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (God) – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – and to memorize from the Sunnah (i.e. the authentic ahaadeeth) what is easy for him, especially during this vacation time, along with acting in accordance with what it necessitates (i.e. follow the Sunnah). Because it (the Sunnah) is the second form of revelation and the second foundation from the foundations of the Islamic legislation (sharee’ah). And I advise all of the youth to be cautious of traveling to other than the Muslim lands because of what there is there (in those lands) of dangers to their beliefs and manners. Also because the Muslim lands are in more dire need of them staying there for the purpose of instruction, guidance, mutual advice, mutual helping of one another upon righteousness and taqwa, and mutual advising to be upon the truth and have patience upon that….”

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