6 Ways to Connect with Quran and Sunnah as a New Muslim
Published: April 7, 2022 • Updated: April 11, 2022
Author: Yaqeen Institute
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The Qur'an was sent for us to reflect over its meanings and to bring meaning to our lives. Since this is the month of reflection, what better source to reflect over than the Quran. Reminding ourselves that this is the word of Allah leaves us with a lifelong journey in this world.
Here are 6 ways you can connect with the Qur'an and Sunnah this Ramadan:
1. Ponder over the stories in the Quran and connect the events, feelings, and outcomes to your life
The stories in the Quran are there to make our hearts firm by extracting the lifelong lessons that we all need to move forward.
2. Take a glimpse into the life of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and his manners in Ramadan
Aisha reported: "When the last ten nights of Ramadan arrived, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would tighten his belt, spend the night in worship, and awaken his family."
3. Listen to the recitation of the Qur'an as you are riding or driving and at the mosque with your community
Since the Qur'an is a message for all of mankind, we need to take the means in understanding the meanings. Listening to the Qur'an in your native language is the best means in doing so. Taking any advantage of hearing the message of Islam with undivided attention brings forth more reflection and inflection.
4. Read the Qur'an at a particular time of the day. Look at the index of the themes and start from there… you can do it!
Lets face it, when we are serious with something that we want to accomplish, we will schedule it. Planning our time that we spend with Allah’s book is a sign of you wanting to take it a step further in establishing a relationship with the Qur'an. Going to the index and looking through the themes while reviewing your life and journey while connecting it with those themes can only strengthen and lengthen your time with the Qur'an.
5. Learn to read the Arabic letters and recite the verses of the Quran
Imagine if your friends and family saw you reading and reciting another language! They would at least say that your a taking “it” seriously. Allah is not unaware of your struggle when reading and “singing” a language that you don’t understand.
6. Memorize a short chapter of the Quran in Arabic and English
It's doable! Pray to Allah that he keeps you consistent in your reading of the letters, that form words, to form verses. Imagine reciting the Qur'an in the language it was revealed by heart!
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