In so many ways, the month of Ramadan encourages us to engage more with the Qur’an.
The imams are reciting it for taraweeh prayers, the constant encouragement to read it throughout the day, you may even hear Qur’an playing instead of music at local Muslim restaurants and businesses.
This is no coincidence – Allah says that the month of the Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was initially sent, to serve as guidance for all people.
Allah also refers to the Qur’an as “the Healing Cure” and “the Light”.
This shows us that a relationship with this book can heal us from our ailments and can give us spirituality and insight when we can’t seem to make sense of anything.
Connect with the Qur’an
How then does one benefit from a relationship with this book?
Read, recite, and reflect. Spend some time – any amount of time – to sit with the Qur’an.
Open it with humility and reverence, try your best to read and recite, and reflect on the meaning of what you’re reading.
Added bonus would be listening to some explanation of Qur’an through one of the many YouTube or podcast episodes.
Lastly, don’t stress about your reading not being as good as someone else that you know. Remember that the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) taught us that the one who struggles to read, and stumbled on their way, they get double the reward.
Join Br. Abdel Rahman Murphy in this episode and refresh your connection with the Qur’an.