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How to contemplate over the Qur’aan to attain benefit

Shaykh-ul-Islam ibnu Taymiyyah said:

“Whoever contemplates over the Qur’aan, seeking guidance from it will clearly recognise the true path”

Shaykh ibnu Uthaymeen comments:

A powerful statement in meaning. It contains two affairs (conditions);

(1) contemplation and (2) seeking guidance.

Therefore, “contemplation” is the action (required) and “seeking guidance” is the good (sincere, truthful) intention (required) and “will clearly recognise the true path” is the clause that expresses the result (of the two conditions being met).

Tafsir Surah Al-Qasas v. 1-3

How Prophet Muhammad (sallaa Allah alayhi wa Sallam) received revelation

Aisha Narrated that Al-Haarith bin Hishaam asked Allah’s Messenger:
O messenger of Allah! How is the divine revelation revealed to you?

Allah’s messenger said: “Sometimes it is revealed to me like the ringing of a bell, this is the hardest for me and then it passes off after i have grasped what has been said. Sometimes the angel comes to me in the form of a man and talks to me and i understand what he says.”

Aisha said: “Verily i saw him whilst being divinely inspired on a very cold day and when it was over sweat was dropping from his forehead”

Source: Sahih Al-Bukhaari #2