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How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Short Answer: Something as simple as taking a leisurely walk outside, for example, can be a form of worship if we do it in Allah’s name and if it is good according to Islam. Exercise is a requirement in Islam because we have to protect the body that Allah gave us. The entire time we spend on …

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Allowing important areas of our lives to go unexamined and uncontrolled is the source of a vast amount of pain and loss. One such, if not the most significant, loss is our strong relation with Allah. Establishing close connection with Allah requires work. Sometimes we feel that His rules are difficult to obey. We think, …

4 Ways to Give Your Brain a New Quran Habit

4 Ways to Give Your Brain a New Quran Habit

Have you ever told yourself, I’m going to read at least half an hour of the Quran each day, only to find out your “Quran habit” didn’t stick? Motivation naturally decreases with time. Here the importance of habit comes in. Once your new habit is…

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Is the Reward for Listening to Quran the Same as Reading It?

Short Answer: Although there are great rewards in listening to the Quran, “more of the human senses are engaged when a Muslim recites the Quran aloud, than when they just listen to it… The heart, as well as the body, connects more deeply to the Quran when a Muslim recites it aloud, with full focus and …

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Should I Wear Hijab When I Read Or Listen To The Quran?

Short Answer: It is not obligatory, only recommended. When a Muslim woman hears the Quran being recited out loud, it is recommended for her to cover her head with a scarf out of respect. I have noticed that Muslims nowadays focus on covering their heads during the recitation of Quran and the call to prayer, even …

5 Tips For the Beginner's Reader of the Quran

5 Tips For the Beginner Reader of the Quran

The themes of the Quran are interwoven among the chapters, and the book is not presented in chronological order. So how does one begin to understand its message? Here are some tips for understanding this important holy text.

3 Intentions You Should Avoid When Reading Qur'an

3 Intentions You Should Avoid When Reading Qur'an

Purpose and intentions are like the soul of a body, the inner capability of a seed. Many seeds look alike, but as they begin to grow and bear fruits, their differences become manifest. The purer and higher the motive, the greater the value and yield of your efforts are.

5 Ways to Bring the Quran Close to Your Heart

5 Ways to Bring the Quran Close to Your Heart

It is important to have a dedicated and distraction free period for daily recitation of the Quran. Your goal should be to recite with calmness and presence of heart, as well as study the meanings of the verses. As a regular habit, those periods will become a private time…

Recite with Allah in Mind!

Recite with Allah in Mind!

There are seven states of consciousness which you must try to develop by remembering certain things, absorbing them and by frequently reminding yourself of them. The Qur’anic Criteria of Inner Participation First: Say to yourself: My Qur’an reading will not be truly tilawah (recitation) unless my inner self participates in it as Allah Almighty desires it to participate. …



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