Handy Tips for the Student of the Quran

Are you looking to improve your Quran recitation and understanding? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of the Quran, these tips will help you achieve your goal. In order to get the most out of your recitation, it is important to have a good understanding of Arabic grammar and morphology. Make sure to also practice regularly, so that you can master the various recitation techniques. With focus and dedication, you will be able to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation and comprehension. May Allah reward you for your efforts!

Always start with taharah (purification)

Whenever a person does Ghusl, he must make sure that he washes all the three places, i.e. the three – head, body, and feet. Furthermore, when doing Wudhu he must wash both the hands up to and including wrists 3 times each. Also while performing Ghusl, if a person leaves out one of the three obligatory parts mentioned above and completes the Ghusl thinking that he has done so, his Ghusl will not be accepted. In this Hadith, we see that whenever The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to face an enemy in battle, before meeting and talking with them he would make a Ghusl.

This proves that if any part of the Ghusl is incomplete or if one has not washed all three places then his Ghusl is not valid. Because the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not take out time after the battle with the enemy to do Wudhu or get water for another Ghusl. He did it before talking to them. All Muslims must observe this rule of washing the three places during Ghusl so that none of their acts of worship becomes invalid because of leaving out one of these obligatory parts.

Make sure you have a good understanding of the Arabic language

The Arabic language has its unique characteristics & ways of expression which are very well suited to the noble Quran. However, not everyone is fully aware of these characteristics & unique expressions because it requires effort to become familiar with them. So, people who do not make an effort to learn them encompass themselves by their limits & do not benefit from the Arabic language in their understanding of the noble Quran. This requires people to work hard & be very observant in their study of the noble Quran so that they may understand it as accurately as possible.

The Arabic language is not an ordinary language like other languages. For example, if one studies English or French & wants to be proficient in it, they will have no problem acquiring the correct meaning of a word having certain grammar rules. However, this is not the case with Arabic because there are specific rules which govern its words so every word must be examined based on those rules as opposed to the ordinary languages. Thus, we must first learn & know these rules before we can think of understanding Quran.

1.      Memorize as much of the Quran as possible

Memorizing the Quran was one of my objectives when I converted to Islam (about six years ago). Not knowing Arabic whatsoever, finding Tajweed lessons was no easy feat, let alone memorizing hadiths or anything else for that matter. When I finally did get help with memorization, I was told that Noorani Qaida with tajweed (meant to teach tajweed) was the first thing Muslims memorized. After Noorani Qaida with tajweed, they would be able to read Quran.

In this age of information technology, knowledge is power. In sha Allah, those who memorize the Quran will be able to gain high status in the Sight of Allah as well as use their knowledge for His Sake here and in the Hereafter.

Memorizing the Quran

Memorizing the Quran is one of the great acts of worship that pleases Allah and increases one’s ranks in the Hereafter. One Hadith states: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a good deed, and each good deed is multiplied by 10 to 700 times. I do not say Alif Laam Meem Saad is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter”. (Tirmidhi)

It’s important to keep in mind that the Quran is not a book of the law. Rather, it offers guidance on how Muslims should live their lives spiritually and morally.” By understanding this distinction between what the Quran says about morality versus what is written as law, you will be able to better understand its meaning for yourself. If you are looking for more information on how to apply these concepts to your own life or if you’re interested in learning Arabic so that you can read the scriptures with fluency, please contact us today! We have tutors who specialize in teaching students from all walks of life. One-on-one instruction makes it possible for them to cater lessons specifically around your needs and goals.



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