Can the Quran be incorporated in daily life? Can it change man’s behavior and attitude? Yes, indeed, it can enlighten the heart, mind and soul.
It was during my teens that I picked up a translation of the Quran 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.
There are many ways in which a Muslim can connect himself to the Quran, including the following:
It makes you feel close to Allah, and alleviates any sorrow or grief due to its immediate stress-relieving effects.
Daily recitation of a few pages of the Quran, especially after Fajr prayer, is the best remedy for keeping oneself on the path of righteousness tied to the rope of Allah.
Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Al-As reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“The one who is devoted to the Quran will be told on the Day of Resurrection: Read and ascend (in ranks). Recite as you used to recite when you were in the first life (dunia). Your rank will be at the last verse (ayah) you recite.” (Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)
2. Reading Translation and Exegesis
Reading is one of the most fulfilling pastimes, pursued by millions with zeal. What better to read on a relaxing day than the Quran or its explanation?
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A good understanding of reality can be obtained if the Quran is understood by reading its translation and exegesis (tafsir), written by a knowledgeable and specialized scholar, as exegesis helps reveal the secrets of the Quran and sheds light on the hidden meanings of the words, verses and surahs.
Abdullah Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said,
“He, who does not memorize any part from the Quran, is like a ruined house.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Having Divine words ensconced in your heart enables you to hum them to yourself when feeling low and to stand in long deep supererogatory prayers at night.
Moreover, it makes you feel especially close to Allah when, as you witness incidents in daily life, He replays relevant Quranic words in your mind granting you insight into the reality of the life of this world.Pages: 1 2