Are you one of those people who rarely touches the Quran? Or do you read daily, but don't find it is having the impact on you that it should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that can help you connect with the Quran.
1. Before you touch it, check your heart
The key to really benefiting from the Quran is to check your heart first, before you even touch Allah's book. Ask yourself, honestly, why you are reading it. Is it to just get some information and to let it drift away from you later? Remember that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was described by his wife as a "walking Quran": in other words, he didn't just read and recite the Quran, he lived it.
2. Do your Wudu (ablution)
Doing your Wudu is good physical and mental preparation to remind you you're not reading just another book. You are about to interact with God, so being clean should be a priority when communicating with Him.
3. Read only 5 minutes everyday
Too often, we think we should read Quran for at least one whole hour. If you aren't in the habit of reading regularly, this is too much. Start off with just five minutes daily. If you took care of step one, Insha Allah (God willing), you will notice that those five minutes will become ten, then half an hour, then an hour, and maybe even more!
4. Make sure you understand what you've read
Five minutes of reading the Quran in Arabic is good, but you need to understand what you're reading. Make sure you have a good translation of the Quran in the language you understand best. Always try to read the translation of what you've read that day .
5. Remember, the Quran is more interactive than a CD
In an age of "interactive" CD-Roms and computer programs, a number of people think books are passive and boring. But the Quran is not like that. Remember that when you read Quran, you are interacting with Allah. He is talking to you, so pay attention.
6. Don't just read, listen too
There are now many audio cassettes and CDs of the Quran, a number of them with translations as well. This is great to put on your walkman or your car's CD or stereo as you drive to and from work. Use this in addition to your daily Quran reading, not as a replacement for it.
7. Make Dua (supplication)
Ask Allah to guide you when you read the Quran. Your aim is to sincerely, for the love of Allah, interact with Him by reading, understanding and applying His blessed words. Making Dua to Allah for help and guidance will be your best tool for doing this.
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Appreciation on great work
May Allah reward you for this effort. Yesterday, I was reading a blog written on the tafsir on the Holy Quran. I think when you read the interpretation of the Quran, you understand the message of Allah in a better manner. You would also second my point if you read the blog. https://blog.darussalamstore.com/interpretation-of-the-meaning-of-the-noble-quran/
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Way to the Quran
Reading Quran has great reward, but purpose is to understand it and to implement it in our lives, and also pass on the message to others. Quranic Tafasirs (Explanations ) are now available, please do read them. I will also suggest to all brothers and sisters to read "Way to the Quran" by brother Khurram Murad of the Islamic Foundation, it helps us what Quran means to us.
I stared to go through survey
I stared to go through survey of Holy Koran Translations the artical is excellant and eye opener some translations were done to critcise Islam and to prove that it is authored by humans.But be rest assured that their effort is is going waste and will keep going waste by the grace of Allah Dubhantaala.Because those who read them also letter on read the true Quran and and becom Muslims.So inshaallahtaala the TRUTH SHALL AWYAS PREVAIL.Your efforts are excellant to say the least,please keep up the work. Thank you.
may allah reward you for giving you the stregth to help your muslims brothersad sisters.amin
may ALLAH reward you for giving good tips on studing of quran inshallh.
MAASHALLAH. I WAS IN A PHASE OF LOW IMAAN N ALHAMDULILLAH THESE TIPS HELPED ME TO CONNECT WITH ALLAH.
I recently converted to islam and I am beginning to understand the importance to read the Quran, and I wanted some reasurance on how to begin my reading. This article was very helpfull.
Assalamualaikum! It's so great.I wish I could be part of it.Keep on the good work and may Allaah (SWT) enable us to put it to practice and reward us all abundantlamin.Jazakullah Khayr
i love the fist tip more because i really think it all bears down to the state of ones heart to effectively study and appreciete the holy Quran.thank you and may Allah reward u for your efforts.
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