This is the Book (The Quran) about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah. (Qur'an 2:2)
Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection. (Hadith Sahih Muslim)
Attending my weekly online Quran sessions has been a great jihad for me, there are always distractions with a busy household. My Quran teacher said something a couple of weeks ago that resonated with me...'leave the Quran and it will leave you'....since then I have made a conscious effort to spend more time with it and Allahuakbar the results are amazing. Sharing some quick tips and tools to aid having a better relationship with the Quran.
- Firstly approach the Quran EVERYDAY even if it is just one page, half a page or one ayah... do your best not to leave it for a single day.
- Join a Quran class - there are many online, whatsapp, zoom sessions out there, join one or start your own! Having someone listen to you recite aids progression no matter what level you are at.
- Use a Quran app to listen to, check and improve your tajweed skills. Al- Murqi is a great app that allows you to listen and follow recitation in mu'allim mode.
- Recite to someone or record your own recitation and listen whilst following in your mushaf, this helps you spot areas for improvement. Pair up with a Quran buddy.
- Make sure you understand what you are reading - if you do not understand Arabic make sure you have a translation available - highly recommend a word by word translation. Two great arabic with word by word english translation examples:
- Learn the language of the Quran - find a way to incorporate learning Arabic in your timetable of life - again many online courses, books and apps out there, find something that suits you. Maysoor Arabic offer many online courses which are great for beginners and great if you want to work at your own pace. Arabic Course for English Speaking Students:Madinah Book 1 is a popular book students start with. You may want to focus on understanding Arabic through the Quran, I recommend the Memrise app which has a course (Arabic through the Quran) composed by Arabic Gems which helps you memorise the vocabulary found in the Quran. Exercises from the book 'Arabic through the Quran' by A.Jones can be used alongside the App to revise words the PDF is available online HERE.
- If you have children make sure they follow a routine too, have something you do together. Amazing resources are out there available for children..check out 'The Olive Orchid Kid's Library'.
What are your tips for a better relationship with the Quran? Share in comments.
Indeed the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. As for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.
[Hadith | Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
On the Day of Qiyaamah a crown of such brilliance will be placed on the heads of the parents of one who learnt the Qur’aan and practised on its laws, that its glitter will outshine the brilliance of the sun which penetrates your houses. What then do you think will be the position of the one who himself learnt the Qur’aan and acted in accordance with it?
[Hadith | Ahmad and Abu Dawood]