Did you ask yourself before, what Quran is? What is its importance in our life? What is the reward that I will receive if I read and memorize it ? Should I recite it in Arabic? Is learning Arabic reading hard or easy?
Let’s start to answer those questions.
What is the Noble Quran? Quran is the Word of Allah in both wording and meaning. Allah spoke it in a real sense and gave it to Jibril (peace be upon him) the trustworthy, then Jibril brought it down to the heart of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), so that he might be one of the warners, in a plain Arabic tongue.
“It is clear to us that Allah has described the Noble Quran in superlative terms. He has
described it as wise (hakeem), noble (kareem), great (‘azeem), and glorious (majeed). These qualities, in terms of which Allah has described His Book, may be attainable by one who adheres to this Book and acts upon it both inwardly and outwardly. Allah will give him some share of glory, greatness, wisdom, honour and authority that is not given to the one who does not adhere to the Book of Allah, may He be glorified and exalted. Hence I call all Muslims, rulers and ruled, scholars and ordinary folk, to adhere to the Book of Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, both inwardly and outwardly, so that they may attain honour, happiness and glory, and prevail in the east and in the west. End quote. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him)”. Fatawa Kibar ‘Ulama al-Ummah.
What is the importance of Quran in our life? Allah has revealed Quran, to enlighten our path, to guide us to the straight path, to take us from darkness to light , to guide us to the Oneness of Allah (tawhid), to worship Him alone without partners. To live a good and happy life, without doubts or confusions.
By learning Quran, you will know why you are here in this life, why you were created, what is your destination after death and what to do from your birth till your death. Learn Quran to know about your creator, to know about His beautiful names and attributes.
Learn Quran, so that you can know how to worship Allah alone without no partners, how to follow the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Learn Quran to know how to enter The Paradise (Jannah) and avoid The Hell fire (Jahanam), by the mercy and will of Allah.
Learn Quran, so that you can know how to deal with your parents, children, spouse, relatives, neighbors, friends, poor and needy people and different sects of the society Learn Quran to improve your characters and behavior. Learn Quran to know how to be a good person and how to achieve success in this life and in the Hereafter (Al-Akhirah). This is, in brief, the importance of Quran in our life.
Now with our third question, what is the reward that I will receive when I
read The Noble Quran?
First of all, you will gain what I mentioned before, in the answer of the question about the importance of Quran, you will know why you are here, what to do and how to do.
In addition, you will gain a good deed by each letter you read, and the single good deed is multiplied by ten. So for example when you read بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (bismiAllahi Arrahmane Arraheem), you are reading twenty Arabic letters, so you will receive two hundreds good deeds. Then how can we stop reading Quran! Quran will intercede in the day of judgment for his companions, for those who read, learn and apply it in their lives.
“Online Quran Teaching” Also, if you read Quran in a proper way (tajweed), you will be in a rank with the noble angels. Even if you don’t know how to read Quran properly, you will receive double rewards for the difficulties that you face during learning.
Besides, the best among Muslims are those who learn Quran and teach it to others. So, take your decision and intend now that you will learn Quran and then teach it to others to gain this great reward.
There are others virtues of learning and reading Quran. but I just mentioned some of them.
Now let’s talk about the forth question, should I recite Quran in Arabic? Yes. As Allah, the almighty, has revealed Quran in Arabic language, so you must recite it in Arabic. Also, some scholars mentioned that it is impermissible to write Quran in non Arabic letters (transliteration). However, it is permissible to read the translation of the meaning in your own language to understand and apply Quran in your life. Thus, for example, you should read بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم in Arabic letters, after that read the translation of the meaning in your own language (In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful), By this way you can understand each verse till you learn Arabic. Now let’s talk to our last question in this topic, Is learning reading The Arabic language hard or easy?
Let me tell you this fact, learning reading in Arabic language is very easy. Yes, as you just read, it is so easy. Even non Arab children above six years can learn reading in Arabic language. Although, they don’t understand what they read, they read it in an amazing way. “Online Quran Teaching” Can you imagine six years old child learn this amazing language and read it properly. All you need is to enroll into an Arabic reading course either online or in your country, or watch tutorials by yourself on the internet. But I prefer the first option, to have a tutor that can correct your mistakes.
In addition, you have to be patient, don’t give up from the first mistake that you do while reading. Instead, stay motivated and renew your intentions that you learn this amazing language to read Quran and understand it. “Online Arabic Teaching” Again, take it step by step and please be patient to achieve your goal.
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