The tranquility of your heart depends on how much time you actually spend with the Quran.
This book is dedicated to every reciter, memoriser, and every Muslim who has taken a stand in the defense of Quran.
This book focuses on where to begin your journey with the Quran, how to study its tajweed and mastering recitation before you embark on the journey of memorisation. It’ll also aid you in following the correct metholodgy and avoiding common pitfalls when it comes to looking for the right mentor and teacher.
Whether you’re a full-time seeker of knowledge or can only devote an hour a day to the Book of Allah, you’ll be able to manage and plan ahead for your lessons and measure your progress responsibly.
وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِهِ عَلِيمًا القرآن: سورة النساء ١٢٧
And whatever you do of good, Allah certainly knows about it. Al Quran – 4:127
Key to reciting with fluency? Practice, practice, practice.
Everyone has more time now, instead of watching a series on repeat, spend an hour more with Qur’an daily.
It sounds very simple and easy to implement but a lot of people fail to implement this advice consistently. You won’t become proficient if you recite once a week, or for only 10 minutes twice a week.
Quran requires your best attention, the best time and best focus – giving it your partial attention, time and focus won’t do you any good, it’ll only seem harder because no proper result will be within your grasp.
These days, everyone has a little more time, or rather, a lot of it as compared to the previous days. Yes, we are dealing with a pandemic which is no productivity contest, we still have to keep our afterlife in focus and prepare for the life ahead accordingly.
Reconnecting with the Quran with an open heart and humble mind comes into play here. When you make an intention to improve your recitation, nothing will take you away from your goal except for your own inattentiveness.
I’ve been listening to the recitation of different students back to back these days and I notice that the ones who worked hard on their tilawah earlier on don’t struggle much, later on, can recite better and actually pour out their hearts during tilawah.
Ask yourself: What’s stopping me from giving Quran proper time and attention? How can I improve my focus during tilawah?
I was humbled and surprised to find Muslim Founders and CEOs out there who still care about their religion and prioritise teachings of Quran to make sure our people and religion is not neglected anymore.
Muslims are doing what they can to double down and apply the Quranic law and Sunnah when it comes to solving our issues.
When it comes to selecting the right people as partners, team members or co-founders, we need to make sure that we are getting the right people on board.
A year into the pandemic, continuous lockdown crisis and so many other challenges at our doorsteps that people are losing the will to carry on.
Even though it doesn’t look like this will come to an end, we must remember as believers in Allah and the Last Day that this life is a test for all of us. And right now, we are in another phase of this test.
Tests are of various kinds, and Allah has been consistently watching us throughout our lives to see if we will still prioritize Him above everything else. We must not lose the sight of our goals here.
رَّبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا فِي نُفُوسِكُمْ
Your Lord is best aware of what is in your hearts.
— Surah Al-Isra [17:25]
Allah knows what we are dealing with, and He has promised us reward for remaining patient and focused. He hasn’t forgotten us and His promises haven’t changed.
One of the best ways to rescue your heart is by reciting Quran, or listening to its recitation at the very least.
Give yourself doses of Quran daily. Spend time reflecting on the verses for 30 minutes and see how it shifts your perspective.
This practice will cleanse your heart and put the light of faith back.
Allah may have stored immense blessings hidden in the realms of Unseen for you which would empower and provide for you exceeding your hopes and dreams, but perhaps if they were to be given to you at this moment, you’d lose the sight of your Lord and get busy with the worldly dreams and treasures. So, Allah, out of His love and mercy for you, will prepare you for it by testing you until you rise up in faith and submit to Him in a patient state of gratitude, and have a stronger faith that will shield you from becoming disillusioned with this world.
The trials of this life are meant to prepare you for the good both in this world and the next and will increase you in faith and certainty so that you attain the best of both worlds.
وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ “It could be that you dislike something, when it is good for you; and it could be that you like something when it is bad for you. Allah knows, and you do not know.”
Whoever loves the Quran will make time for it. As for those who say they don’t have time in their day to give proper attention to Quran or are too busy.. Their souls are wrapped up in laziness which needs to be reined back in before it’s too late.
No one is too busy to eat, drink, sit with their favourite people and drinks that cheer them up, and always make time for their usual social media apps, daily programs and even sleep.
You prioritise some things over others. Everyday.
If you’re too focused on the worldly activities then you need to replace one of them with Quran so you don’t lose sight of your purpose.
It is all about priorities.
Hold onto your Quran with strength, love and be grateful that you have lived long enough to see and hear its message because there will come a time when this blessing will be taken from us.