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How to Get The Most Out of Reading The Quran?

Short Answer: There are four things you can do: Intentions are very important, so make sure you have the right intention before you start reading. Get to know Allah more and pay attention to His Names in the Quran and how they relate to the verses you read.  Reflect on the stories of Allah’s prophets and …

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

Thank you for sending in your question to Ask About Islam. Covering the head with a hijab–or “khimar” as it is referred to in the Quran–is obligatory upon a Muslim female who has reached puberty in only two situations: When she is performing her salah i.e. daily prayers When she appears before, or can be …

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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 …

8 Steps to Recite the Entire Qur’an This Ramadan

8 Steps to Recite the Entire Qur’an This Ramadan

It has been said that everything has a beloved and that the month of Ramadan has a beloved, too: The Glorious Qur’an. For the duration of this month, Muslims worldwide honour Ramadan’s beloved and aspire to complete the recitation of the Qur’an. In this article you’ll learn how you too can work towards achieving this noble …

How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Asalamu Alaikum Fatima, Thank you for putting confidence in us to help you with your problem. It is common for all of us to go through times of what seems to be a decrease in our level of faith. You are not alone in feeling this way. True believers always have this concern that they are …

Read Quran in English or in Arabic During Ramadan?

Read Quran in English or in Arabic During Ramadan?

Quran recitation is one of the best acts of worship, especially during Ramadan. If I don’t speak Arabic, should I read the Quran’s text or its English translation? Is it permissible to read the Quran in another language? As Muslims we should read Quran with understanding, how can we achieve that if we don’t know …

7 Ways to Enrich Your Life with the Qur'an

7 Ways to Enrich Your Life with the Quran

It was during my teens that I picked up a translation of the Qur’an in my quest to find my true identity. I wanted to know why I was born, what Allah required of me in the form of duties and responsibilities and how I ought to spend my life in order to win His Pleasure.

Since then, many years on, my heart brims with gratitude at how this Glorious Book has filled up my life with the most beautiful and vibrant colors in order to make it resonate with spiritual fulfillment.

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, …

Power of the Quran – Changing Hearts and Minds

The Power of the Quran in Changing Hearts and Minds

I, personally, felt this pull when I was a young Christian mother grappling with the tragic death of my grandmother. On the same night I heard the heartbreaking news; I grieved in the darkness of my bedroom and had no idea how to cope with the loss. Suddenly, I felt this intense urge…

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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