Ramadaniyat 18: Eid Prep, Arrangement of the Qur-aan

Common Mistakes Made During Ramadan

Common Mistake # 18:  Wasting the last part of Ramadan preparing for Eid

Some people waste the entire last 10 days of Ramadan preparing forEid, shopping and frequenting malls, etc. neglecting Ibadah andLailatul Qadr.

However, the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) used to strive the most during thelast ten days of Ramadan in worship [Ahmad, Muslim] and not inshopping. Buy whatever you need for Eid before Ramadan so that you canutilize the time in Ramadan to the utmost.

Aa’ishah (RA) said: ‘When the (last) ten nights began, the Messengerof Allaah (s.a.w.w.) would tighten his waist-wrapper (i.e. strive hard in worship or refrain from intimacy with his wives), stay awake atnight and wake his family.’ [Bukhaari and Muslim]

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The Order of the Different Chapters of the Quran

Question:

How were the verses and chapters of the Qur’an ordered? And what wasthe last verse that was revealed?

Answer:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) detailed the order of verses andpointed out which verses belonged to which chapter. But as for theorder of the chapters, the Prophet (peace be upon him) arranged someof them and other chapters were ordered through the interpretative judgment of others.

For example, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) paired theSurahs al Baqarah and Al Imran, because of their superiority, and thesame can be said for these chapters: Sabih, Al-Ghashiyah, Al-Jumu’ah,and Al-Munafiqun.

The point here is that whatever the Prophet (peace be upon him)arranged, then it is according to his arrangement; and the rest of thechapters were ordered through the interpretative judgment of HisCompanions, may Allah be pleased with them. With this, then it is not allowed to alter it from what they agreed upon, rather we abide by theorder that appears in the Noble Mushaf.

Scholars disagree which verse was revealed last; some say that it isthe verse about Riba, while others say that it was:

“This day, I have I have perfected your religion for you, completed MyFavour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion.” [AlMa’idah 5:3]

Sheikh Ibn ‘Uthaimin Fatawa Islamiyyah Vol. 7. pgs 53-54

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