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Imam Reza’s Reliance on the Qur’an in his life

imam reza (a.s)

The Holy Qur’an is a divine book, a revelation, words of God and believers’ book of guidance and direction.

This book is so valuable and magnificent that it was the last Prophet who had the responsibility of expressing and explaining it, and after him, his holy household who were introduced as Qur’an’s exegetes took this crucial responsibility. Imam Reza (A.S) who was one of those true exegetes of Qur’an who paid a very special attention to this great book of guidance during his blessed life. Not only did he apply it in his personal life but also he relied on this book in other aspects of his life and transferred its lessons to others too.  This article is going to illustrate only part of Imam Reza’s reliance on the Qur’an in his life.  

Imam Reza’s strong love for Qur’an

Imam Reza’s strong love for the holy book, Qur’an, made him benefit from it first in his personal life. Neither time nor place, nor the day or the night hindered his reliance on the Qur’an. For instance: He completed reading of the entire Qur’an every three days.

Abuzokwan has described Imam Reza’s strong love for Qur’an as such:

Imam Reza completed the reading of the entire Holy Qur’an every three days and then he said: “if I want to complete reading the Qur’an sooner than three days, I can do so, but I don’t want to do so since while reading the Qur’an, I am thinking about each verse I am reading to understand the time and reason of the revelation of each verse. So, every three days, I finish reading the entire Qur’an.

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi

Other links:

The Sermon of Imam Reza(A.S) to al-Mamun

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