The Qur’an Is Our Guide and Should Be in Our Hands at All Times
The Qur’an is our guide that must be read everywhere and at all times. Yet because of these rules it is all but impossible for a Muslim to so much as pick it up.
Yet in the verse “And remember the signs of God and the wise words which are recited in your rooms...” (Qur'an, 33:34) the Qur’an is described as always being read and its wisdom as always being borne in mind. In another verse God describes the Qur’an in the words, “That is the Book, without any doubt. It contains guidance for those who have piety’’ (Qur'an, 2:2). In order for a book to be a guide, people need to know the wisdom it contains. The verses of the Qur’an reveal that it is a guide, a light that illuminates the way, a measure that distinguishes truth from falsehood, evidence against those in rebellion, a miracle, medicine for those with spiritual sickness in their hearts, glad tidings for believers who are troubled, advice and a reminder for all people, a law that sets out all matters in detail, guidance that deepens reflection, an explanation of all things in various forms, a warning for those who use their intelligence and a means for bringing people who are in dispute together. Yet those people who desire fanaticism have first of all prevented people from having access to the Qur’an.
When people are prevented from accessing the Qur’an, it naturally becomes impossible for a Muslim to tell the difference between truth and falsity as they have no standard of comparison. There is also no possibility of establishing the truth of hadiths on the basis of the Qur’an; when the Qur'an is replaced by superstition and false hadiths, the result is a brand new faith totally different from the Qur’an. That fanatical faith has come to dominate the Islamic world through these methods.
Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Book which is recited to them?
There is certainly a mercy and reminder in that for people who have iman.
You who have iman!
do not make haram the good things Allah has made halal for you, and do not overstep the limits. Allah does not love people who overstep the limits.