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Qur`an? Qur`an?
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n the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Here are just some of the Here are just some of the
things that I loose if I don`t things that I loose if I don`t
understand the Qur`an understand the Qur`an
DIRECTLY IN ARABIC DIRECTLY IN ARABIC. .
ay Allah help us avoid them all). ay Allah help us avoid them all).
1. Can`t fill the purpose of 1. Can`t fill the purpose of
revelation revelation
%adabbur and %azakkur %adabbur and %azakkur the very purpose oI the very purpose oI
revelation can not be perIormed. Allah says: revelation can not be perIormed. Allah says:
' ere is) a Book which We have sent down ' ere is) a Book which We have sent down
unto you uhammad!), Iull oI blessings, unto you uhammad!), Iull oI blessings,
that they may mediate on its Signs, and that that they may mediate on its Signs, and that
men oI understanding may receive admonition men oI understanding may receive admonition
|38:29|. |38:29|.
ne can not and does not carry translation ne can not and does not carry translation
always, esp. while listening it in Salawaat!!! always, esp. while listening it in Salawaat!!!
2. Missing the Reading` 2. Missing the Reading`
on`t even know the 'reading in the most common on`t even know the 'reading in the most common
sense. sense.
ample 1: Can I claim that I have read French paper ample 1: Can I claim that I have read French paper
iI I only read it without understanding??? iI I only read it without understanding???
ample 2: Will I ever write in my Resume that I can ample 2: Will I ever write in my Resume that I can
read so many uropean languages because they use read so many uropean languages because they use
the same letters as those oI nglish). No! Because the same letters as those oI nglish). No! Because
that reading is oI no use. that reading is oI no use.
Reward oI reading is there but understanding oI Qur`an Reward oI reading is there but understanding oI Qur`an
is also a must.) is also a must.)
3. Garden of mind . 3. Garden of mind .
%he mind is like a garden. II you don`t sow %he mind is like a garden. II you don`t sow
Ilowers, weeds will grow. Ilowers, weeds will grow.
ven iI you sow Ilowers, weeds will still grow. ven iI you sow Ilowers, weeds will still grow.
You will need to remove the weeds You will need to remove the weeds
continuously. continuously.
Flowers: Guidance; Weeds: Satanic thoughts Flowers: Guidance; Weeds: Satanic thoughts
Allah sows Ilower seeds into our brain every Allah sows Ilower seeds into our brain every
time we listen to Qur`an, esp. in Salahs. II we time we listen to Qur`an, esp. in Salahs. II we
don`t water them ponder), they will be wasted don`t water them ponder), they will be wasted
and weeds may grow. and weeds may grow.
4. Not fulfilling objectives of 4. Not fulfilling objectives of
Recitation Recitation
%here are 5 objectives: %here are 5 objectives:
1. 1. Reward Reward
2. 2. Knowledge Knowledge
3. 3. Action Action
4. 4. ShiIaa cure) oI hearts and minds. ShiIaa cure) oI hearts and minds.
5. 5. unajaat secret personal talk with Allah) unajaat secret personal talk with Allah)
ore on 4 and 5 in net slides. ore on 4 and 5 in net slides.
5. Missing of the cleaning of 5. Missing of the cleaning of
heart (Shifaa) heart (Shifaa)
%he main problem is eart. Qur`an and %he main problem is eart. Qur`an and
adith testiIy to it. Clean heart is essential Ior adith testiIy to it. Clean heart is essential Ior
all the higher levels. all the higher levels.
People know that Fajr is compulsory but Iew People know that Fajr is compulsory but Iew
come to asjid. Why? Because their heart is come to asjid. Why? Because their heart is
rusted. rusted.
We have a big conIusion that Qur`an is a book We have a big conIusion that Qur`an is a book
oI commandments only. Commandments oI commandments only. Commandments
constitute less than 10. %he rest 90 is Ior constitute less than 10. %he rest 90 is Ior
the heart and mind ShiIaa or cure). the heart and mind ShiIaa or cure).
Missing of the cleaning of heart Missing of the cleaning of heart
(Shifaa) (Shifaa)
%he heart keeps rusting and deviating because %he heart keeps rusting and deviating because
oI sins. We need de oI sins. We need de- -rusting and re rusting and re- -alignment. alignment.
Imagine. Adam A) was asked not to go near Imagine. Adam A) was asked not to go near
the tree. Allah says: 'but he Iorgot; and We the tree. Allah says: 'but he Iorgot; and We
did not Iind in him any determination. We did not Iind in him any determination. We
humans have these weaknesses. humans have these weaknesses.
We have several Iitnahs trials) surrounding We have several Iitnahs trials) surrounding
us. We need continuous reminders and us. We need continuous reminders and
warnings which come to us thru Qur`an daily. warnings which come to us thru Qur`an daily.
Missing of the cleaning of heart Missing of the cleaning of heart
(Shifaa) (Shifaa)
Umar R) was changed just by listening to a Umar R) was changed just by listening to a
Iew starting verses oI %aha. Where are we with Iew starting verses oI %aha. Where are we with
respect to Qur`an? respect to Qur`an?
Qur`an will clean the hearts too. Allah says Qur`an will clean the hearts too. Allah says
about the Qur`an: 'a healing Ior the diseases) about the Qur`an: 'a healing Ior the diseases)
in your hearts |10:57|. in your hearts |10:57|.
No one can give a better Iormula than Allah. No one can give a better Iormula than Allah.
6. Daily talk` missing 6. Daily talk` missing
(Munajaat) (Munajaat)
Prophet pbuh used to interact with the recitation. Prophet pbuh used to interact with the recitation.
'And when he recited the Verses which 'And when he recited the Verses which
reIerred to the Glory oI Allah, he gloriIied reIerred to the Glory oI Allah, he gloriIied
im by saying Subhan Allah im by saying Subhan Allah - - y Rubb, the y Rubb, the
Supreme is Iar removed Irom every Supreme is Iar removed Irom every
imperIection), the Great, and when he recited imperIection), the Great, and when he recited
the Verses that mention supplication, he the Verses that mention supplication, he
supplicated, and when he recited the Verses supplicated, and when he recited the Verses
that mention seeking ReIuge oI the Rubb, he that mention seeking ReIuge oI the Rubb, he
sought is) ReIuge. |uslim| sought is) ReIuge. |uslim|
Daily talk` missing (Munajaat) Daily talk` missing (Munajaat)
%his is more on unajaat. Can we live %his is more on unajaat. Can we live
without talking at least 5 min. everyday to our without talking at least 5 min. everyday to our
near and dear ones. near and dear ones.
Allah is ost beloved to us. e loves us more Allah is ost beloved to us. e loves us more
than 70 times that oI our mothers. Still we live than 70 times that oI our mothers. Still we live
without bothering as to what e said today without bothering as to what e said today
during Salah or don`t even bother to open the during Salah or don`t even bother to open the
Qur`an!!! Qur`an!!!
7. Missing Live Guidance 7. Missing Live Guidance
Whatever we read or listen the Qur`an, it is a Whatever we read or listen the Qur`an, it is a
live guidance irect; Planned; Personal; live guidance irect; Planned; Personal;
Relevant or PPR). Relevant or PPR).
It is a UG loss only iI one appreciates the It is a UG loss only iI one appreciates the
value oI live guidance Irom Allah, our own value oI live guidance Irom Allah, our own
Creator. Creator.
A wise man can never neglect this. A wise man can never neglect this.
8. Missing to strengthen RWA 8. Missing to strengthen RWA
%here are diIIerent dimensions to the %here are diIIerent dimensions to the
relationship with Allah: is love, Sincerity, relationship with Allah: is love, Sincerity,
trust in im, remembering im directly and trust in im, remembering im directly and
whenever we see is signs in creation, whenever we see is signs in creation,
pondering is creation and in is names, not pondering is creation and in is names, not
complaining oI Qadaa, etc. complaining oI Qadaa, etc.
%his relationship is strengthened over time. It %his relationship is strengthened over time. It
requires slow and steady cooking with regular requires slow and steady cooking with regular
heat coming Irom Qur`an. heat coming Irom Qur`an.
9. Strengthening of heart 9. Strengthening of heart
Qur`an was revealed to the prophet pbuh in Qur`an was revealed to the prophet pbuh in
pieces. 'And those who disbelieve say: Why pieces. 'And those who disbelieve say: Why
has not the Quran been revealed to him all at has not the Quran been revealed to him all at
once? %hus, that We may strengthen your heart once? %hus, that We may strengthen your heart
by it and We have arranged it well in by it and We have arranged it well in
arranging. |25:32|. arranging. |25:32|.
eart should be Iirm in belieI to is promises eart should be Iirm in belieI to is promises
and warnings. and warnings.
ample: A pious person was asked how he ample: A pious person was asked how he
woke up today? e said: With heaven and hell woke up today? e said: With heaven and hell
in Iront oI my eyes. in Iront oI my eyes.
10. Qu`ranic Character 10. Qu`ranic Character
%he Prophet`s pbuh) liIe according to Aisha %he Prophet`s pbuh) liIe according to Aisha
R) : 'is morals were Qur`an. R) : 'is morals were Qur`an.
It takes time to bring in Qur`an into our liIe. It takes time to bring in Qur`an into our liIe.
We need our liIe to be according to its We need our liIe to be according to its
commandments his orders and prohibitions), commandments his orders and prohibitions),
11. Qur`anic Vision 11. Qur`anic Vision
ample. As a patient starts describing his ample. As a patient starts describing his
problems, the doctor`s mind starts diagnosis problems, the doctor`s mind starts diagnosis
along with the medicines. along with the medicines.
uring everyday, we come across many uring everyday, we come across many
situations. We should be able to see solutions situations. We should be able to see solutions
in Qur`an. in Qur`an.
%his level does take time and everyday %his level does take time and everyday
understanding and pondering oI small parts understanding and pondering oI small parts
helps us in reaching this. helps us in reaching this.
12. Missing 6 Reminders 12. Missing 6 Reminders
everyday everyday
Qur`an is a reminder. We should receive it as: Qur`an is a reminder. We should receive it as:
Addressed to me directly irect) Addressed to me directly irect)
A reminder can not be random Planned) A reminder can not be random Planned)
It can not be irrelevant Relevant Ior today) It can not be irrelevant Relevant Ior today)
It is Ior me / my liIe Personal) It is Ior me / my liIe Personal)
Missing 6 Reminders everyday Missing 6 Reminders everyday
reminders. 2 in Fajr, 2 in aghrib and 2 in reminders. 2 in Fajr, 2 in aghrib and 2 in
Isha. Because Imam can and should recite in Isha. Because Imam can and should recite in
each oI the rak`ah Irom any part oI the Qur`an) each oI the rak`ah Irom any part oI the Qur`an)
and Ior ladies especially) every time we and Ior ladies especially) every time we
read the Qur`an. read the Qur`an.
/day, 2000 per year, 00 in Ramadan /day, 2000 per year, 00 in Ramadan
About Reminder. About Reminder.
Allah says about is beloved) slaves: Allah says about is beloved) slaves:
'And they who, when reminded oI the 'And they who, when reminded oI the
communications oI their Lord, do not Iall communications oI their Lord, do not Iall
down thereat deaI and blind. |25:73| down thereat deaI and blind. |25:73|
o we listen to Qur`an like a deaI person who o we listen to Qur`an like a deaI person who
does not care to take it to heart) or read like a does not care to take it to heart) or read like a
blind person? Understanding Qur`an is blind person? Understanding Qur`an is
minimum to avoid deaIness` and blindness`. minimum to avoid deaIness` and blindness`.
Missing 6 Reminders everyday Missing 6 Reminders everyday
Who is doing that reminder. %he one who Who is doing that reminder. %he one who
loves each one oI us more than 70 times our loves each one oI us more than 70 times our
mothers do. mothers do.
And iI still I continue year aIter year). Is it not like a person And iI still I continue year aIter year). Is it not like a person
a Ioreigner secretary who is paid twice; does not know a Ioreigner secretary who is paid twice; does not know
nglish but just reads the company manual. You instruct him nglish but just reads the company manual. You instruct him
everyday Ior his own dvlpmnt / promotion, and he just stands everyday Ior his own dvlpmnt / promotion, and he just stands
there. Years pass by, but he makes no eIIort to learn nglish. there. Years pass by, but he makes no eIIort to learn nglish.
What will you call him??? ard What will you call him??? ard- -hearted, not thanking Ior hearted, not thanking Ior
Iavors, shameless? At least some he should have some haya / Iavors, shameless? At least some he should have some haya /
shame to appreciate the Iavors? ). shame to appreciate the Iavors? ).
13. Missing overall efficiency 13. Missing overall efficiency
Some people keep reading the translations, Some people keep reading the translations,
taIaseer, and other Islamic books. taIaseer, and other Islamic books.
%hey Ieel that they don`t need to understand %hey Ieel that they don`t need to understand
the Qur`an in Arabic. %heir actions say it the Qur`an in Arabic. %heir actions say it
louder than their words. louder than their words.
%hey simply don`t realize the PWR oI %hey simply don`t realize the PWR oI
Qur`an in every thing: in convincing, Qur`an in every thing: in convincing,
motivating, and leading to all the solutions. motivating, and leading to all the solutions.
Missing overall efficiency Missing overall efficiency
%heir eIIiciency, eIIectiveness, and vision will %heir eIIiciency, eIIectiveness, and vision will
be multiplied hundreds oI times iI they interact be multiplied hundreds oI times iI they interact
with Qur`an directly on a daily basis. with Qur`an directly on a daily basis.
II they are satisIied` with their translations II they are satisIied` with their translations
and Islamic literature, it is like a person who and Islamic literature, it is like a person who
could earn billions but was content with just could earn billions but was content with just
hundreds. hundreds.
14. Missing Excellent Opportunities 14. Missing Excellent Opportunities
%here are times when you want to listen about %here are times when you want to listen about
signs, or commandments or joys oI the signs, or commandments or joys oI the
hereaIter or punishments in hell or so on. hereaIter or punishments in hell or so on.
II you want Allah to talk to you on the subject II you want Allah to talk to you on the subject
you want, just open the relevant chapter!!! you want, just open the relevant chapter!!!
Signs Surah An`aam), history A`raaI), story Signs Surah An`aam), history A`raaI), story
YusuI), hereaIter 30 YusuI), hereaIter 30
th th
Juz) and so on. Juz) and so on.
Missing Excellent Opportunity Missing Excellent Opportunity
Just recite it your selI and Ieel with Iirm belieI) Just recite it your selI and Ieel with Iirm belieI)
that Allah is talking to you on that topic. What that Allah is talking to you on that topic. What
an ecellent Ieeling!! an ecellent Ieeling!!
specially when you are traveling or waiting or specially when you are traveling or waiting or
just alone. And iI you have memorized the just alone. And iI you have memorized the
Qur`an or a part oI it), you can just start Qur`an or a part oI it), you can just start
listening to Allah! listening to Allah!
Something like you asking your grandma to tell Something like you asking your grandma to tell
you a story about your topic), when u were a you a story about your topic), when u were a
kid! kid!
15. Missing the fine aspects 15. Missing the fine aspects
Some people just get vague ideas by catching Some people just get vague ideas by catching
a Iew words) that the Imam recited about a Iew words) that the Imam recited about
Aakhirah or signs etc. %hey don`t Ieel the Aakhirah or signs etc. %hey don`t Ieel the
need to go Iurther. %hey justiIy that: AIter all, need to go Iurther. %hey justiIy that: AIter all,
I know about Aakhirah so why do I need. I know about Aakhirah so why do I need.
It is like someone equating the poetry oI It is like someone equating the poetry oI
biggest poet with an ordinary one; and say that biggest poet with an ordinary one; and say that
aIter all both are talking the same thing!!! e aIter all both are talking the same thing!!! e
has absolutely no sense oI appreciation. has absolutely no sense oI appreciation.
15. Missing the fine aspects 15. Missing the fine aspects
ach verse oI the Qur`an has its own planned ach verse oI the Qur`an has its own planned
programming` Ior us. II it is Aakhirah, it may programming` Ior us. II it is Aakhirah, it may
be the paradise aspect which Allah wants us to be the paradise aspect which Allah wants us to
Iocus Iocus today today on or the horrors oI hell that we on or the horrors oI hell that we
have to keep in mind. have to keep in mind.
on`t people listen to songs Ior whatever on`t people listen to songs Ior whatever
wrong reasons) or poetry and they Ieel each wrong reasons) or poetry and they Ieel each
song has its own eIIect even tho` all songs talk song has its own eIIect even tho` all songs talk
about love!!! about love!!!
Standard Excuse Standard Excuse - - Busy Busy
ost oI us have just one ecuse Ior not ost oI us have just one ecuse Ior not
learning Qur`anic Arabic. %hat we are busy. learning Qur`anic Arabic. %hat we are busy.
When a person says, 'I am Busy, he is not When a person says, 'I am Busy, he is not
dead. Just doing something more important to dead. Just doing something more important to
him. him.
As iI in 24 hrs everyday, 7 days in a week, he As iI in 24 hrs everyday, 7 days in a week, he
has N, absolutely N slot Ior studying has N, absolutely N slot Ior studying
Qur`an. very thing else that he does is more Qur`an. very thing else that he does is more
important than studying the Qur`an. important than studying the Qur`an.
And If I Start And If I Start
Understanding the Understanding the
Qur`an!!! Qur`an!!!
I will get all the beneIits, inshaAllah, I will get all the beneIits, inshaAllah,
i.e., i.e.,
If I Understand. If I Understand.
1. 1. Can do tadabbur and tazakkur Can do tadabbur and tazakkur the purpose the purpose
oI revelation oI revelation
2. 2. Read it in the real sense Read it in the real sense
3. 3. Avoid weed growth in my mind Avoid weed growth in my mind
4. 4. FulIill the objectives oI recitation FulIill the objectives oI recitation
5. 5. Clean my heart regularly Clean my heart regularly
. . o unajaat secret personal talk) with o unajaat secret personal talk) with
Allah Allah
If I Understand. If I Understand.
7. 7. Get live guidance Get live guidance
8. 8. Strengthen my relationship with Allah Strengthen my relationship with Allah
9. 9. Strengthen my heart on the commandments Strengthen my heart on the commandments
oI Allah) oI Allah)
10. 10. evelop 'Qur`anic Character evelop 'Qur`anic Character
11. 11. evelop 'Qur`anic Vision evelop 'Qur`anic Vision
12. 12. BeneIit Irom all the reminders everyday BeneIit Irom all the reminders everyday
And improve myselI a lot, inshaAllah. And improve myselI a lot, inshaAllah.
May Allah give us May Allah give us
Tawfeeq to fulfill all the Tawfeeq to fulfill all the
rights of the Qur`an. rights of the Qur`an.
i.e., Believe, Recite, ponder, Iollow, and spread it. i.e., Believe, Recite, ponder, Iollow, and spread it.
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