Revealed over 1400 years ago, and yet it still exists unparalleled to this day, unchanged and unchangeable, on the lips of thousands, in the memories of millions, and in the hearts and souls of an infinite amount.
An illuminating light and guidance that has neither flickered nor wavered once. And best described in the words of the One who authored it, Allah, The Majestic, Supreme in Greatness:
“Allah has sent down the Best Statement, a Book (this Qur’an), its parts resembling each other (in goodness and truth) (and) oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah. He Guides therewith whom He wills; and whomever Allah sends astray, for him there is no guide.” [Quran, Chapter 39, Verse 23]
The words of Allah have reached us in this day and age, as perfect and pristine as when they were first revealed, so shall we not read? Shall we not listen, as Allah reminds us of the nations that passed before us? Shall we not listen, as Allah warns us of the terrible punishment awaiting the ignorant? Shall we not listen, as Allah invites us to beautiful gardens and rivers awaiting the rightly guided? Shall we not listen, as Allah speaks to us…
This everlasting miracle was revealed for the purpose of guiding humanity and Allah has promised that He will preserve it till the end of time. A divine book of vast depth and meaning that can only truly be understood once one opens their eyes and minds in yearning and earnest, and Allah connects their hearts and souls to the words; through which their lives find meaning, their hearts find peace, and their souls find contentment.
And even with all this, Allah, the Most Beneficent, promises bountiful rewards to those who recite His book, who ponder upon His book, who study His book, who memorize His book, who learn and teach His book, who open His book with minds full of questions and close it with minds full of answers, who strive and seek and worship Allah through this divine mercy, whose voices rise and fall in melodious rhythm, whose bodies shiver and eyes overflow with tears, and whose hearts soften and melt with love for their Lord.