Seven Tips For Improving Your Relationship With The Quran

28 10 2007

By: A SoundVision Staff Writer

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 heartThe 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 everydayToo 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 readFive 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 CDIn 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 tooThere 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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8 responses

29 10 2007
adikbongsu

Masya-Allah, this are very good tips…

Jazakillah ya ukhti! 🙂

29 10 2007
youngMuslimah

assalamu’alaikum great tips, jazakAllah kheir for shring them!

29 10 2007
youngMuslimah

sharing*

29 10 2007
Shahrzad

I loved the tips. Spc first one: Before reading Quran, check your heart.. Beautiful..🙂

29 10 2007
UmAbdurrahman, "Blanca"

Jazak Allahu Khair for posting this entry. Good tips.
🙂

30 10 2007
Jaime

Sounds like the same kind of tips people recommend for a good Bible study time =)

30 10 2007
UmAbdurrahman, "Blanca"

As Salaamu Alaikum Sis:

Jazak Allahu Khair for posting these tips. They are really good reminders and helpful.
🙂

2 11 2007
alziik

barraka- Allah- Fikhum. May Allah reward u abundantly.

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