So why was the Quran revealed? The Quran was revealed as a guide for humankind; it was revealed as a manual for life, and we should use it as so. The Holy Quran should not just merely be a book that sits on our top shelf collecting dust until someone falls ill. It shouldn’t be that book that is only taken out and appreciated when someone passes away. We should live with that book and make it a part of our daily lives. We should come to it for guidance, comfort, hope, and safety. It is not a coincidence that Allah says in the Quran:
Yet too few of us, I think, ponder the rights of children in Islam—more specifically, the rights children hold over parents. The fruit of our marriages, the joy of our eyes, so integral a part of the pleasure of our lives, clearly our children deserve our contemplation as to what we ought to give them if truly we love them and fear Allah. Says Allah u by way of meaning: Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this (dunya) world (Sûrat Al-Kahf, 18:46).