Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalamualaikum w.b.t. and greetings to ana's dearest readers,
Alhamdulillah, ana's still given the breath to continue writing in ana's precious blog, a blog committed for ana's one true love, Allah SWT. Amin. =) Ana came across a very touching post regarding how we, Muslims can find pleasure in the Holy Al-Qur'an. There's this Syeikh in Toronto (where by the way, ana heard from someone that the Muslim Community and the Islamic Scholars in Toronto are just simply amazing~!) who gave some tips on today's topic i.e. finding THE PLEASURE~!!
Here it is and let me tell you, before you decide to leave and not continue reading on, PLEASE DO read it thoroughly, word by word as it is definitely worth your time~! Guaranteed or erm, I can't refund you anything here but oh well, just please listen to ana for once~! inshaAllah, you will not regret it dear ikhwah wa akhawat. =)
From this point on, it's a "copy-paste" from here:
After we have realized and understood that our heart are far away from the attachment of the Al-Quran, it is now the time to come back to it. In this post, I will share some tips to find true pleasure in the Holy Quran. Before I continue, I want to clarify that these tips were not made up by my own selves, rather this knowledge was thought by Syeikh Yusuf Badat (founder and director of Mathabah Foundation) in one of the UofT's halaqa. Hopefully, by knowing from whom this knowledge was thought, it will trigger your hearts to follow his advices.
The tips are:
1) Empty/leave some space in our heart.
Purify the heart so that there is room for the heart to accept 'nur' from the recitation of Al-Quran. Purify it through repentance and understand that we are the slaves of Allah. Bear in mind that we are reading the words of Allah and as a slave of Allah, please HUMBLE yourself. If we have arrogance in our heart, our mind, how could we received any benefits from the Al-Quran.
2) Continue learning.
Do not just satisfy with one level. For example, after mastering the science of tajweed, go to the next step such as learn about how it was revealed (Asbabun Nuzul). Insya Allah, ourheart will always find the beauty and love towards the Al-Quran whenever we go to the next level. To anyone who does not know or have not completed the lessons of basic tajweed, this is the time to learn it. It is going to be a big test to recite properly at the beginning, but always remember this hadith in time of hardship:
'Aishah r.anha reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said, "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible,, will have a DOUBLE reward." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
3) Understand the meaning of the Al-Quran in the languange that we are comfortable with.
Read ayat by ayat and its meaning. Then, cover to cover and its meaning. Then, the theme of the surah. Then, the theme of each juz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A62753xid0&feature=relmfu). The link is the explanation by Syeikh Abu Taubah juz by juz. Insya Allah, we will learn a lot and our heart will have a great attachment to the Al-Quran.
4) Live the message of the Al-Quran.
Once we are at stage 3, we can quickly or at least have the tendency to follow the message of the Quran. Not only that, we will, insya Allah, constantly being reminded by the teaching of Al-Quran without asking for it. This is due to the heart's attachment to the Al-Quran.
So, what are we still waiting for? Why the delay my dear ikhwah and akhawat? Stop your procrastination right away~! Allah has given us 10 years or 20 years, or "x" years (well, you get the drift) up to this moment, and yet we are still full of excuses? Like too busy after the worldly materials? *Shakes head* How much time we have wasted already~! Astaghfirulla..astaghfirulla..astaghfirullaaladzim~!!!
Let's not allow the remaining of our lives in going after the pleasure in this 'dunya', which is indeed only a false and momentary happiness/joy, but let us gain the ultimate pleasure that is beneficial in this life and the Hereafter by the remembrance of Allah SWT through the Holy Al-Quran.
WAllahua'lam bis sawab~
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additional information: those wondering regarding the "asbabun nuzul" term, please refer to the first comment below with the link. inshaAllah, all doubts will be cleared with it.