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What things enhance the spirituality in the family? - Part 2

Qur’an

The Qur’an is a divine book, being the light of guidance and the cure for the soul of moral evils; a guide towards better life; a remembrance of God; and an interpreter of realities and an organizer of the affairs. It is a source of guidance and a producer of knowledge and wisdom; a cure for hard-heartedness; the straight path; the criteria to distinguish truth from falsehood; the statement of high moral issues and the manifestation of the life of the good and the pure; and God's final say in this world and the Hereafter. Both men and women are equally responsible and duty-bound to this unique divine blessing. This duty is to learn the Qur’an and acting accordingly in all facets of life.

Indifference to God's book is a great sin. The Qur’an is God's letter to his servants: The servants are obliged to respond to this letter by being adorned by the right belief through their hearts, enacting out their morals via their souls and turning to good deeds via their bodies. The Prophet (PBUH) said: Seek refuge in the Qur’an when you are attacked by vices as the darkness of the night attacks you. And repel the attack by enacting out the orders of the Qur’an in your life and do not let your lives be darkened by the rule of wickedness. The Qur’an is a mediation whose mediation is accepted at God's threshold and whose complaint is also accepted. Whoever lets the Qur’an lead him or her shall attain Heaven through its blessing. And whoever is indifferent to God's book is heading towards Hell. The Qur’an is the reason for and a guide towards the best path. [Bihar al-Anwar, v.92, p.17]

The Commander of the Faithful said: The Qur’an is the best remembrance, and courage and spiritual enlightenment are attained with it. [Mizan al-Hikmat, v.8, pp.67-69]

Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: Whose does not recognize the truth from the Holy Qur’an, does not avoid sedition. [Ibid]

Ali (A.S) said: In fact, the book of God the Glorious, and the Almighty contains the best stories in the most fluent speech and the most beneficial admonishment. [Ibid]

In fact, the remedy for the worst ailments being unbelief, hypocrisy, and deviation is in the Qur’an. [Nahj ul-Balaghah, Sermon 176]

The Prophet (PBUH) said: The Qur’an is wealth and there is no wealth other than it and there is no poverty after it. [Bihar al-Anwar, v.92, p.19]

Imam Sadiq(A.S) said: A believer deserves not to die until he learns the Qur’an and teaches it. [Bihar al-Anwar, v.92, p.189]

The Prophet (PBUH) said: The best of you is one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it. Thus, considering these very important traditions, one can more clearly see the heavy responsibility of the head of the household. He must learn the Qur’an, and provide the means for his family members to learn it. Then they can all act according to it. Their living atmosphere will be cleansed from impurities and be adorned with good deeds and characters. And the house and the family will be a sample of Heaven. It will be a house in which there is no oppression or animosity; one filled with piety and purity; an atmosphere of security and comfort, truth and honesty, righteousness and trust.

A house whose members are followers of the Qur’an will attain mental and intellectual development from the blessings of the Qur’an. An intellect which follows the Holy Qur’an is an angelic intellect; it is the essential ingredient for Heaven and the Hereafter, and its profit is the worship of God and the achievement of the eternal Heaven.