Quran –the last and most authentic way to approach Allah ﷻ message, the true guide to lead a successful life and achieve Jannah in hereafter. The believers take the Holy Quran as a divine gift from Allah and an incredible support to mankind. Reciting of this Heavenly book comes with multiple benefits. Here are some great advantages and unseen benefits of this act.
Devotion of the Reciter
When a believer opens the Quran, he is fully aware of the fact that this is not an ordinary book of any author. It is a Book that came from heavens through the Holy Spirit Jibrael (Gabriel) and contains the messages of none other than the Creator ﷻ Himself. Reading the Quran with true heart and the belief that Allah is speaking directly develops a sense of submission and heightens the intuitive love of the Allah. This emotion purifies a believer’s heart from all the immoral and evil thoughts and creates an upright character of the reciter.
Focus to each and every Ayah
Paying full attention and pondering over the verses is the key to attaining the hidden treasures of Allah’s Book. It is a book of secrets, worldly and hereafter treasures. It is a book that reveals the true meaning of life, the purpose and creation of mankind. Therefore, it has to be recited according to Sunnah i.e. with tarteel.
Reciting the Quran with tarteel and tajweed comes with reading it in a slow, measured and distinct manner helps the reader to understand and the pleasure of repeating the words that are spoken out by none other than Allah ﷻ is priceless. The Quran should be held firmly and the recitation should be done with seriousness and utter sincerity.
Endeavor to understand the meanings
Regarding your lingual requisitions, study a translation if you don’t understand Arabic. It is the right of Quran on the believers that it should be read and understood word by word. If you found difficulty in understanding a verse, you should go to tafsirs written by authentic scholars only and understand all the perspectives of it.
Often, people find obstacles in understanding the Quran. According to Imam Ghazali, there are four impediments that came across your path;
-Concentration on outward recitation more rather than choosing a middle path. This is amongst the wicked tricks of Satan who turns the reciter away from understanding the meanings.
-Superimposing personal ideas or perspectives on the meanings that tend to avert from the true spiritual benefit. One must take guidance from the Holy Book itself with a clear and open mind.
-If you keep up sinning and not repenting with a clean heart, it will create darkness in your soul and abandons your heart to understanding the Allah’s message. To let the light of divine guidance reflect inside your mind and body, be sincere and consistent to Allah and repent for your sins.
By reciting the Quran with its true etiquettes, you will get a personal message of Allah from every ayah. This is a practice that will guide you in the current scenario of life and help you find righteous ways to from broader perspectives to personal intentions of life. You must feel the divineness of each and every word penned in Allah’s book and think about it. The beauty of Quran is, it gives messages to every person according to their own understandings and situations. So never impose your findings on others as they have to find it out by themselves.