Five Ways in which People Shun the Quran
Allah says in the Quran,
وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَـٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًاThe Messenger has said, ‘Lord, my people treat this Quran as something to be shunned.’ [25:30]
Ibn al-Qayyim notes the following ways by which people take the Quran as something to be shunned:
1. Avoiding listening to its recitation, believing in it, or paying attention or inclining to it.
2. Avoiding acting by and respecting what the Quran states as permissible or forbidden, even though the person reads it or believes in it.
3. Avoiding accepting the Quran as the arbiter or judging by it in the fundamental as well as secondary aspects of the religion or believing that it does not warrant certainty of belief in it.
4. Avoiding pondering over its meanings, understanding it, and knowing what Allah desires from the reader.
5. Avoiding using it as a healing and cure for the diseases of the heart while seeking the cure for such diseases from other sources.
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