- Abu Hakeem Bilal Davies
Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:
Salāh brings forth light and strength into the heart, increases the share of one’s provision in this life, inspires others to love the one who prays, and lets Angels and also the earth with its mountains, trees and rivers to rejoice.
Furthermore, on the Day of Judgement, when the believing servants of Allah meet their Lord, their Salāh shall turn into light and transform into reward.
[Inner Dimensions of the Prayer (p.18)]
Ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه used to say:
Indeed, this Qur’ān is the banquet of Allah; so take from it as much as you can (i.e: learn from it) for I know nothing more unworthy than a house in which there is nothing of the Word of Allah. The heart which contains nothing of the Word of Allah, goes to ruin like a house in which no one lives.
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen رحمه الله said,
“Every description of glory and greatness and honour ascribed to the Qur’an–every description–is also for the person who learns it. So whoever wants greatness then it is upon him to learn what is in the Qur’an. And whoever wants honour in his speech, his wealth, his status, then it is upon him to learn what is in the Qur’an.”
Bulugh al-Maraam, vol. 5, p. 40.
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله said:
There are six stages to knowledge:
- Asking questions in a good manner.
- Remaining quiet and listening attentively.
- Understanding well.
- And it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.
[Miftaah daarus-Sa’aadah pg 283]