Posted on 1/14/2016 in Understand the Quran

Understand the Quran

The Quran is a sea of information which contains guidance on all the areas of the world and the Hereafter. You understand the Quran and you understand your existence, that’s how important the Quran is in every Muslim’s life.  However, it is a challenge to do so and proper guidance must be followed in order to achieve the ultimate guidance of the word of Allah. There are a few steps that one must follow to gain an insight into the teachings of the Holy Book. Those are explained below

Purify your intentions: The first and foremost step to reading and understanding the Quran is to purify your inner soul and rid it from all negativity and evil. That is when the word of Allah will hit you like none other. When you have purified your intentions and completely focused on the content and getting that feeling that Allah is speaking to you, that is when you know your soul has been purified and Allah has invited you to understand his word.

Use a reliable translation: The next step is to use the translation of a language that you understand fully. Be it English, Urdu, Spanish or any other language in the world, (if you don’t read Arabic) pick one that you have the greatest command on. When you read the Quran in the language that you have grown up with and spoken fluently, you will be able to understand the Quran very well.

Study consolidated hadiths and ayahs: Allah has given the Quran as a complete guidance so we must use and study all the ayahs of the Quran as well as Hadiths narrated. If you study the Quranic ayahs in isolation there is a chance that you will not understand the complete scope of what Allah wants to say to you.

Think and contemplate:  When you’re reading the Quran, read it as though you are reading a message that Allah has sent for you. Think about it and try to delve on the meaning of what Allah is saying to you. And then mould your life according to the message that you have understood. The result will only make you a spiritual, kind person and following the commandments of Islam.

Understand the science of the Quran: You must also try to understand the science of the Quran and its vast history, how and when it was revealed, WHY it was revealed, why it is called the complete source of guidance etc. Understand the life of the person to whom it was revealed, our Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

Doing all of the above will help you tremendously in understanding the Quran to a level that satisfies you and makes you feel closer to Allah.

Posted on 6/16/2017 in Understand the Quran

Understanding the Quran

We Muslims, once we reach the age of 4, our parents send us off to learn to read the Quran irrespective of whether we understand the Arabic scripture or not, we have to learn how to read it. This is the lone purpose.

While growing up, I always wondered is reciting the Quran just enough? I mean, yes, when you read it, you feel serene, just like when you sit on the seashore listening to the waves crashing. That sound makes your entire problem go away. That is how one feels when reading the Quran. Except you cannot go to the sea regularly, but yes, you can read the Quran anytime and anywhere.

Therefore, I finally sat and researched, and found out; we are indebted to understand the Quran, so we should not make excuses of not understanding Arabic. It is our duty as Muslims to understand it. Especially, when we can get the translation of Quran in any language. Everything is so effortless for us; we just have to be motivated.

“And indeed We have made the Qur’an easy for you to understand and remember: Is there any that will receive caution?” - (Quran 54:17)

This verse clearly specifies that Quran is the book for you to understand, it is a book of guidance, with warnings against the evil and devils.

Hence, our main aim should be to understand it rather than only reciting it. Yes, recitation has its benefits. It brings us close to Allah, as the person who has faith in it, recites it; develops, humbleness and fear. However, without meaning it is just words, you cannot acquire the guidance which you are worthy of.