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    7 tips for improving your relationship with the Quran

    Are you one of those people who rarely touches the Quran? Or do you
    read daily, but don't find it is having the impact on you that it
    should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that
    can help you connect with the Quran.

    1. Before you touch it, check your heart

    The key to really benefiting from the Quran is to check your heart
    first, before you even touch Allah's book. Ask yourself, honestly,
    why you are reading it. Is it to just get some information and to
    let it drift away from you later? Remember that the Prophet
    Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was described by his
    wife as a "walking Quran": in other words, he didn't just read and
    recite the Quran, he lived it.

    2. Do your Wudu (ablution)

    Doing your Wudu is good physical and mental preparation to remind
    you you're not reading just another book. You are about to interact
    with God, so being clean should be a priority when communicating
    with Him.

    3. Read only 5 minutes everyday

    Too often, we think we should read Quran for at least one whole
    hour. If you aren't in the habit of reading regularly, this is too
    much. Start off with just five minutes daily. If you took care of
    step one, Insha Allah (God willing), you will notice that those
    five minutes will become ten, then half an hour, then an hour, and
    maybe even more!

    4. Make sure you understand what you've read

    Five minutes of reading the Quran in Arabic is good, but you need
    to understand what you're reading. Make sure you have a good
    translation of the Quran in the language you understand best.
    Always try to read the translation of what you've read that day.

    5. Remember, the Quran is more interactive than a CD

    In an age of "interactive" CD-Roms and computer programs, a number
    of people think books are passive and boring. But the Quran is not
    like that. Remember that when you read Quran, you are interacting
    with Allah. He is talking to you, so pay attention.

    6. Don't just read, listen too

    There are now many audio cassettes and CDs of the Quran, a number
    of them with translations as well. This is great to put on your
    walkman or your car's CD or stereo as you drive to and from work.
    Use this in addition to your daily Quran reading, not as a
    replacement for it.

    7. Make Dua (supplication)

    Ask Allah to guide you when you read the Quran. Your aim is to
    sincerely, for the love of Allah, interact with Him by reading,
    understanding and applying His blessed words. Making Dua to Allah
    for help and guidance will be your best tool for doing this.

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    May Allah guide us all to the path in which lies our salvation. Amen

    #2
    Jazakallah khair!

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    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
    (11:55-56)

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

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      #3
      Jazak'Allahu Khaiy'run sis

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      'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
      My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

      The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
      "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
      [Saheeh Muslim]

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