Amongst the revealed holy books, Holy Quran is the last book that was revealed to the last Nabi, Muhammad صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. To recite it, teach it, look at it and touch it are all acts of worship. To publish the Holy Quran in a glorious way, to correctly translate and write commentary of it into different languages of the world, to teach Muslims how to recite the Holy Quran correctly, to send the Holy Quran to Masajid, Madaris, public places [such as at the Salah offering places of the airports, railway stations and bus stands, etc.] and to persuade people to act upon the commandments of the Holy Quran, etc. are different forms of serving the Holy Quran.
History of serving Quran
First of all, blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم had the great privilege of serving the Holy Quran. They received the teachings of the Holy Quran from the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and conveyed the Holy Quran and its commandments to other Muslims. Some were privileged to memorise the Holy Quran. Moreover, after the [apparent] demise of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, they compiled the Holy Quran. In the battle of Yamamah, after the martyrdom of many blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم who were Huffaz [those who memorized the Holy Quran by heart], Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ suggested Sayyiduna Siddeeq-e-Akbar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ to compile the Holy Quran. Accepting the suggestion of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, Siddeeq-e-Akbar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ ordered Sayyiduna Zayd Bin Saabit رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ to compile the Holy Quran. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 398, Hadees 4986)
Then later on, Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ got the copies prepared of the same compiled copy of the Holy Quran and sent them to the different areas. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 399, Hadees 4987)
After the blessed companions, Tabi`een, then Tab’-e-Tabi’een and then pious predecessors رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی of every era constantly served the Holy Quran and wrote countless books on the translation and commentary of the Holy Quran, explanation of the commandments of Quran, details of Uloom-e-Quran and answers to the objections raised against the Holy Quran. In short, they wrote countless books on a large number of Quranic topics.
Dear Islamic brothers! Pious predecessors had incomparable love for the Holy Quran and had a great passion for serving the Holy Quran. On the other hand, today’s Muslim is getting away from the Holy Quran. The passion for reciting this great book, studying its translation and commentary and acting upon its commandments is decreasing day by day.
Unfortunately, now it seems as if the Holy Quran is used only for swearing an oath at the time of a fight or quarrel and for attaining blessing on the occasion of wedding by keeping it over the head of the bride. Under such troublesome conditions, Dawat-e-Islami, the Madani movement of the devotees of Rasool, is making efforts in different ways to strengthen the relationship of Muslims with the Holy Quran and to spread the blessings of the Holy Quran all around. Few glimpses are presented below as to how Dawat-e-Islami is serving the Holy Quran.
Serving Quran through teaching
Under the supervision of Dawat-e-Islami, Madrasa-tul-Madinah for adult [men] and Madrasa-tul-Madinah for adult [women] have been established to teach the Holy Quran with correct rules of pronunciation and articulation to Islamic brothers and Islamic sisters in Pakistan and abroad free of charge; whereas Madrasa-tul-Madinah (for boys) and Madrasa-tul-Madinah (for girls) have been established to give the education of Hifz and Naazirah to Madani children (boys and girls). Moreover, Madrasa-tul-Madinah online has also been established for those places where teachers for teaching the Holy Quran are not easily available.
In many Madaris-ul-Madinah, the facilities of lodging and food are also provided to Madani children (boys). Non-residential Madaris-ul-Madinah have the duration of 8 hours, whereas part time Madaris-ul-Madinah having a duration of 1 and 2 hours are also functioning and showering their blessings.
اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, at present, approximately 2,734 Madaris-ul-Madinah have been established in Pakistan and abroad in which, approximately 128,737 Madani children (boys and girls) are receiving education; whereas the number of total Madani staff including teachers is approximately 7,268. In 2017, approximately 5,229 Madani children (boys and girls) completed Hifz-e-Quran (memorization of the Holy Quran) and approximately 20,580 were privileged to complete the Naazirah of the Holy Quran. So far, approximately 74,329 Madani children (boys and girls) have been privileged to complete the Hifz of the Holy Quran, while approximately 215,882 Madani children (boys and girls) have been privileged to complete the Naazirah of the Holy Quran. In Madrasa-tul-Madinah online, approximately 7,000 male and female students are studying from all over the world. There are approximately 633 teachers teaching them, while the number of Madani staff (Nazimeen, Mufattisheen, etc.) is 140. There are approximately 13,853 Madrasa-tul-Madinah for adult men in Pakistan and abroad and the students studying there are approximately 89,043 in number, whereas the female students studying in Madrasa-tul-Madinah for women are approximately more than 63,000 in number.)
Similarly, اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, education of the Holy Quran is also included in the syllabus of Jami’a-tul-Madinah established under the supervision of Dawat-e-Islami. This syllabus has been designed in such a way that Madani Qa’idah and the entire Holy Quran along with its translation and commentary are taught from Darjah Mutawassitah Awwal to Darjah Khaamisah (5th year), whereas Tajweed and the revision of Parah 26 to 30 with Hadar [حَدر] are done in Darjah Saabi’ah (7th year) and Tarbiyyat [training] about Husn-e-Qira`at is given in Darjah Daurah Hadees.
(اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, there are 526 branches of Jami’a-tul-Madinah established in Pakistan and abroad in which more than 42,770 male and female students are receiving the education of Dars-e-Nizami (‘Aalim course). Moreover, 6871 male and female students have completed Dars-e-Nizami.
Serving Quran through printing
1 Publication of the Holy Quran: Maktaba-tul-Madinah (the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami) has published many copies of the Holy Quran consisting of different lines and sizes. Whereas, in order to bring more improvement in its standards, the Holy Quran has also been published from the famous publishing centre Beirut (Lebanon). (So far, 289,769 copies of the Holy Quran have been published.)
2 Madani Qa’idah: In order to teach the basic rules of Tajweed and Qira`at in an easy manner, ‘Madani Qa’idah’ has been compiled. (So far 5,794,436 copies of Madani Qa’idah in two different sizes have been published.)
3 Kanz-ul-Iman with Khaza`in-ul-‘Irfan: The illustrious translation of Quran by A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه and its commentary ‘Khaza`in-ul-‘Irfan’ by Mufti Na’eemuddin Muradabadi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه do not need any kind of introduction. Maktaba-tul-Madinah, in collaboration with Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah, has published an easy and a good standard copy of Kanz-ul-Iman along with Khaza`in-ul-‘Irfan that has been kept free from errors as far as possible. (So far 87,107 copies of it have been published.)
مَعْرِفَۃُ القراٰن عَلٰی کَنْزِ الْعِرْفَان 4 : It is a word-for-word translation of the Holy Quran in modern style consisting of 6 volumes. It is a beautiful book of very high quality. Thanks to the use of different colour coding, the translation of every word can be found out separately, whereas it also includes idiomatic translation ‘Kanz-ul-‘Irfan’ (which will also be published separately.) Headings of Ayahs and necessary explanatory notes have also been included. (So far, approximately 102,119 copies of 5 volumes in total have been published.)
5 Siraat-ul-Jinaan: In the Urdu language, according to the needs of the modern era, Siraat-ul-Jinaan’, consisting of 10 volumes is a great gift for the Muslim Ummah. By reading it, one develops the love for the Holy Quran, desire for reciting the Holy Quran and strong desire for worship; as well as plenty of Islamic information. It is the best commentary in the Urdu language. (So far, 184,567 copies of it have been published.)
6 Jalalayn with Haashiyah Anwar-ul-Haramayn: Tafseer Jalalayn is the joint-work of Imam Jalaluddin Muhali [محلی] and Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti رَحِمَهُمَا الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی that is taught in Dars-e-Nizami (‘Aalim course). Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah’s Textbook Department [Department of Darsi Kutub] is working on this great commentary by the name of ‘Anwar-ul-Haramayn’. (So far, Maktaba-tul-Madinah has published approximately 7,167 copies of 2 volumes out of 6 volumes. Work is in progress on further volumes.)
بیضاوی مع حاشیہ مقصود الناوی 7 : A Haashiyah [explanatory note] by the name of ‘Maqsood-un-Naawi’ has been compiled by Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah on the part of the famous commentary [Tafseer-e-Baydawi] of Allamah Naasiruddin ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar Baydawi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه, that has been included in Dars-e-Nizami. (So far, approximately 5,000 copies of it have been published.)
8 Tafseer of Surah An-Noor: At Jami’a-tul-Madinah of Islamic sisters, ‘Faizan-e-Shari’at Course’ is also taught besides Dars-e-Nizami. In order to fulfil the need of its syllabus, a book namely ‘Tafseer Surah An-Noor’ has been prepared that is divided into 18 lessons. (So far, 5000 copies of this book have been published.)
9 Faizan Yaseen Shareef with Du’a-e-Nisf Sha’ban-ul-Mu’azzam: Six Nawafil are offered in the 15th night of Sha’ban-ul-Mu’azzam, that is Shab-e-Bara`at, after Maghrib Salah. Surah Yaseen Shareef and Du’a-e-Nisf Sha’ban are recited between these Nawafil. (So far, approximately 225,000 copies of it have been published.)
10 Madani Treasure of Blessings: This is a compilation by Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه containing virtues of famous Quranic Surahs, their text and translation, virtues of Salat-‘Alan-Nabi, different Wazaaif and spiritual cures, etc. (So far, approximately 1,385,000 copies have been published.)
11 Ayaat-e-Qurani kay Anwaar: Dawat-e-Islami has started a course, ‘Faizan-e-Quran-o-Hadees Course’, especially for the students and teachers, and other staff members of educational institutes. This course has also been started for Islamic sisters. The booklet namely ‘Ayaat-e-Qurani kay Anwaar’ has been composed for the same course. (So far, approximately 37,600 copies have been published.)
12 Ajaaib-ul-Quran ma’ Gharaib-ul-Quran [Quranic Wonders – Part 1 & 2]: This is the book that has been compiled by Sheikh-ul-Hadees, ‘Allamah ‘Abdul Mustafa A’zami رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه in which Quranic parables have been mentioned in an interesting way. Maktaba-tul-Madinah has published its referenced copy (So far, 100,000 copies of it have been published.)
13 Faizan-e-Tajweed: In order to present the rules and regulations of the knowledge of Tajweed in an easy manner, a book namely ‘Faizan-e-Tajweed’, has been compiled by ‘Al-Madina-tul-Ilmiyyah’. (So far approximately 44,850 copies of it have been published.)
14 Let’s Understand the Holy Quran: This is a textbook for the male and female students of schools, colleges and universities that will be published soon.
(Note: The numbers that have been mentioned here regarding the publication of the above-mentioned books are in the form of a hard copy (book form). The soft copies (PDF etc.) of these books are available on the website of Dawat-e-Islami: www.dawateislami.net which can be downloaded free of charge.)
Serving Quran through speeches
Dawat-e-Islami has made many efforts in the field of speeches as well for serving the Holy Quran. Many programs have been broadcast on Madani Channel in order to propagate the blessings of the Holy Quran. Some of them are still being broadcast: For example, (1) Blessing of Quran (2) Tafseer of Quran (3) In the light of Quran (4) Introduction of Quranic Surahs (5) Commandments of Quran (6) Shan-e-Nuzool (7) Siraat-ul-Jinaan (8) Quranic parables (9) Kalam of my Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ (10) Faizan-e-Kanz-ul-Iman (11) Kitabullah ki Baatayn (12) Quranic Stories (13) Quranic Examples and Lessons (14) Blessing of Knowledge of Quran (15) A Story from Quran (16) Summary of Tafseer-ul-Quran (17) Wonder of Quran (18) Learn Quran (19) The Excellence of Holy Quran.
Serving Quran practically
Dawat-e-Islami is also busy developing the love for the Holy Quran and passion for acting upon its commandments among Muslims practically. After Fajr Salah in a Madani Halqah, 3 Ayahs of Quran with their translation and commentary are recited collectively. Moreover, in the Madani In’amaat, Islamic brothers are persuaded to recite Surah Al-Mulk every night, recite the last 10 Surahs once a month after memorizing them and revise the Holy Quran once a year after completing it at least once with correct pronunciation of articulation. In addition, Madani Qa’idah and the entire Quran with Hadar along with other rulings and commandments are taught in the ‘Imamat Course’ and ‘Mudarris Course’ of 5 months, ‘Qa’idah Naazirah Course’ of 7 months and ‘Faizan-e-Tajweed-o-Qira`at Course’ of 12 months. Moreover, some specific Surahs and ‘Ammah Para (part 30) are taught with Tarteel (in a clear distinct manner) in the ‘Mudarris Course’.
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ accept the services of Dawat-e-Islami to the Holy Quran!
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم