Author: Dr Israr Ahmed
Translator: Professor Muhammad Ibrahim
Publisher: Anjuman Khuddamul Quran
About the Book: ‘Musalmanon per Qur’an-e-Majeed kay Huqooq’ is an impassioned call to the Muslims “to return to the Qur’an,” to rededicate themselves to its study, and make it the sole guide for their lives. Considering the profound purpose behind the book, I felt it should be rendered into English for the benefit of our English-reading public as well as for approaching the minds of the people abroad. Accordingly, I was thinking of seeking Dr. Israr’s permission for the translation of the book when, one day, to my delightful surprise he himself suggested that I should translate the Huquq, that being the brief and popular sobriquet of this book. Hence the translation now appears under the title The Obligations Muslims Owe to the Qur’an.
From the Book: The pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to the abandoning of the Holy Qur’an by the Muslims. The attitude of indifference that we constantly show towards the last of the Allah’s Revelations, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing it. Instead, we must clearly understand our responsibilities towards the Holy Qur’an and try our very best in fulfilling them. We can neither expect any improvement in our worldly state of affairs nor hope for salvation in the Hereafter, unless we carry out all the obligations that we owe to the Qur’an. The Qur’an makes five demands from every Muslim, which are as follows: A Muslim is required to believe in the Qur’an; He is required to read it; He is required to understand it; He is required to act upon its teachings; He is required to convey its teachings to others.