Pick up your Mus’haf, It’s Ramadan!

Imagine that you have a chance to have 30 days of relaxation, tranquility, and peace of mind every year! In these 30 days, you will come to know and figure out new things about the world and yourself. Are you going to be eager to join our interesting journey? If yes, be prepared. Our journey is about to start, and the only thing you should pick up with you is your Mus’haf (the Holy Quran). Are you ready? Let’s start the journey of our life together and discover the real treasure.

The value of the Holy Quran in our life journey:

The Holy Quran is the best way to know Allah sincerely and deeply. When you decide to maintain a special relationship with Allah’s book Quran, you will see how your life is changing for the better. Then the Holy Quran will become an essential part of your life journey.

Ramadan VS the Holy Quran:

Being busy all the time with work, studying, family…etc hinders us from reading, reciting, understanding, and applying the meanings of the Holy Quran. But now is your perfect time to renew your relationship with the Quran. Why areThe 30 days of Ramadan the best time for the Holy Quran? These 30 days provide you with an atmosphere to pick up your Mushaf and to dig deeper in Allah’s words. As in the Holy month of Ramadan, devils are restrained, hellfire gates are closed and paradise gates are opened. You only need to have good intentions, find time, be away from any distractions, finally pick up your Mushfa, and recite now.

Why the Holy Quran?!

Have you ever asked yourself why I recited the Holy Quran and what intentions I should have? Let’s figure out some reasons and intentions for reciting the Holy Qur’an.

  1. You are reciting the Holy Quran intending to gain knowledge and apply its meanings.
  2. To ask Allah for guidance for yourself, your family, and your offspring. As Allah said “˹the Quran is˺ a guide and good news for the believers”
  3. To heal your soul and body, as Allah said ” O humanity! Indeed, there has come to you a warning from your Lord, a cure for what is in the hearts, a guide, and a mercy for the believers.”
  4. To get out from the darkness of ignorance to the light of Allah’s knowledge.
  5. To gain peace of mind and tranquility, as Allah said ” Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.”
  6. To increase your faith and trust in Allah.
  7. To adhere to Allah’s command, as He said ” recite the Quran ˹properly˺ in a measured way.”
  8. To remember Allah and ask for His support, as Allah said in hadith Qudsi ” I am near to the thought of My servant as he thinks about Me, and I am with him as he remembers Me.”
  9. To gain higher status in paradise.
  10. To avoid Allah’s torture and His displeasure.
  11. To be among Allah’s people, as The Messenger of Allah said: “Allah has His own people among mankind.’ They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, who are they?’ He said: ‘The people of the Qur’an, the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him.”
  12. To be interceded by the holy Quran in the day of judgment, as the prophet said ” Recite the Qur’ān, for on the day of resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it”
  13. To have the Holy Quran as a light and a friend in the grave.

Tips for a better recitation of the Holy quran:

Would you like to recite the Holy Quran properly? Would you like to get the best of your recitation? Would you like to recite it the way the prophet recited it? Let’s figure out his sunnah in reciting the Holy Quran.
The angel Jibril recited it with tajweed to the Prophet (saws) and he recited it with tajweed to the sahabah. They recited it with tajweed to their students and them to their students until the present time.

What was the prophet’s recitation like?

  • The prophet’s way in reciting the Holy Quran was to apply its meanings and ruling as well as to adhere to the good qualities for which it is called
  • The prophet used to seek refuge with Allah from Satan before recitation.
  • The prophet had a special voice. He had a beautiful natural melody to his voice. His voice was described as not too loud and loud enough so it can be heard.
  • He (peace be upon him) used to recite with a calm and clear voice.
  • He used to pause between verses to make the meanings clearer.
  • He also used to draw out his recitation crisply and clearly. In addition, he used to articulate each letter properly.
  • His recitation was slow and every verse was recited separately.
  • He would frequently get emotional as he was reciting the Quran. He used to weep sincerely as you could tell that is coming from a place deep within his chest.
  • While reciting, his eyes used to shed tears.

In conclusion, here are 30 days of change and improvement. Have good intentions, be away from distractions, pick your Mushaf, recall the way of the prophet’s recitation and I will guarantee a special and enjoyable recitation of the Holy Quran.

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