It’s just after Thuhr on a Saturday morning, and I’ve been to three banquets of the Qur’an. I firstly went to recite to my ustadh. After finishing reciting I helped his five year old daughter with her Yassarnal Quran Part One lesson. I thereafter went to a Qur’ān competition and watched the final two competitors in the five ajzaa category. I decided to head home during the break but on the way home I decided to stop by at the masjid where a part-time Qur’ān translation course takes place. Although I’ve completed the course, every time I hear the aayaat being translated I get a new message and hear a new take on the same aayaat; subhanAllah.
By the way, the following hadith is the hadith upon which this post’s title is based:
It is narrated from Ibn mas’ood (radhillaahu `anhu) that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, “ Indeed this Qur’aan is the banquet of Allaah so learn as much as you can from the banquet of Allaah. Indeed this Qur’aan is the strong rope of Allaah and it is the clear guidance and it is a beautiful cure, a protection for those who cling to it and a salvation for those who follow it. Nothing is bent or corrupted except that the Qur’aan rectifies it, nor deviated but that it reprimands them. Its marvels do not fade nor is the sweetness of it decreased by the frequency of those who recite it. So recite it, for indeed Allaah will bestow upon you ten times the single reward for your recitation of each letter. I do not say for Alif, Laam, Meem is a letter but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, al-Albani declared it saheeh in ‘al-silsilah al-saheeha .)