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Newsletter for July 2010


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Imam Ja’ffar as-Sadiq (peace be upon him) has said, “Imam al-Baqir (peace be upon him) was the best rector (of Quran) during his time. Whenever he (peace be upon him) was engrossed in worship at night and recited the Holy Quran loudly, the passer-bys would stop (near the house) and get absorbed in his recitation”. (Quran-o-‘Itrat)

Imam al-Baqir (peace be upon him ) used to urge the people to recite the Holy Quran for it is the abundant source that guides people to righteousness, enlivens their hearts, and supplies them with abilities of light and awareness. He (peace be upon him) has said, “The Apostle of Allah (saww) has said: ‘Whoever recites ten verses on a night is not written among the heedless. Whoever recites fifty verses is written among those who praise (Allah). Whoever recites a hundred verses is written among the obedient. Whoever recites two hundred verses is written among the humble. Whoever recites three hundred verses is written among the successful. Whoever recites five hundred verses is written among the strivers. Whoever recites a thousand verses, a hundred weight of gold is written for him”. (Al-Bayaan)
Abu Baseer came to Imam al-Baqir (peace be upon him) and said, “When I recite the Quran loudly, Shaytan comes to me and says: ‘You simply want to please your family and the people through recitation’.” Imam (peace be upon him) said, “Recite the Quran in intermediate recitation. Let your family listen (to that). Read the Quran with a good voice. Indeed Allah likes recitation of the Quran with good voice”. (Al-Kaafi)

Maymoon Qadaah has reported that:
[Imam al-Baqir (peace be upon him) once told me, “Recite the Quran”. I asked, “Where should I begin from?” Imam (peace be upon him) answered, “From the ninth chapter”. As I began to search the chapter, Imam (peace be upon him) said, “Recite Surah Yunus”. I started reciting this chapter and when I reached the verse that reads: ‘Those who are virtuous shall receive the best reward and an enhancement. Neither dust nor abasement shall overcast their faces..’ (10:26) Imam (peace be upon him ) said, “The Holy Prophet (saww) has said: ‘I am extremely surprised as to why I do not turn pale when I recite the Holy Quran (Quran-o-‘Itrat)

Shaykh Ali Karimi states:
It should be noted that according to the present arrangement of Quran, Surah Yunus is the 10th Chapter. However, if Surah al-Baqarah is considered as the first Surah of the Holy Quran (as stated by some scholars) or if Surah al-Tawbah (9th Chapter) is considered as part of Surah al-Anfaal (8th Chapter) (as some scholars strongly believe) then Surah Yunus shall be considered as the 9th Chapter.(Quran-o-‘Itrat)

We extend our congratulations to Imam Mahdi (May Alllah Hasten His Reappearance), the Muslim Ummah on the delightful occasion of the birth anniversary of our 5nd Imam, Imam Mohammad Baqer (Peace Be Upon Him).





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