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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 …

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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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.

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…

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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 …

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…



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