Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

The Qur'an in the Words of Imam Sajjad

Abstract: The Qur'an is the main text of Islam for the purpose of guiding human beings to perfection and felicity, a book that leads the ignorant to the light. The Qur'an without the Ahlul Bayt and the Ahlul Bayt without the Qur'an cannot enable a person to achieve the highest goal — the two must correspond with one another. This article offers a collection of sayings by Imam Zain al-Abideen al-Sajjad, the fourth Shi`a Imam, regarding various aspects of the Qur'an in his supplication "Upon Completing a Reading of the Qur'an" from his collection of supplications called Sahili al-Sajjadiyya. These sayings revolve around topics such as the Qur'an as a manifestation of God's light, the most beautiful speech, and as guidance for humankind. The Imam also teaches us the importance of familiarizing ourselves with it and reflecting on it. 

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