Published on February 25th, 2019 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 110
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here’s a quick question from the gulf tour
I read the Quran , but I don’t understand Arabic
so I don’t get anything out of reading the Quran
and then these people tell you you have to memorize the Quran , there’s so much reward from memorizing Quran
and there is so many Hufaz out there that memorize Quran and don’t even understand what it means
and you know what
as I heard this question I realized something
to every action , there’s an equal opposite reaction
we have an extreme in this community
we have on the one hand people that wanna emphasize the memorization of the Quran
and not emphasize understanding at all
that you just become a trophy once you memorize
and you are going to lead Taraweeh , and you’re going be reciting beautifully and people are gonna be saying what an awesome Tajweed you have
and you have no concept of what’s being said
that is one extreme
and that extreme gives birth to the other extreme that says : you know what !
and they’re just making these beautiful sounds , but what’s the actual message! we should forget about memorization
and you know what this is?! these are two extremes.
the truth in usually these kinds of things lie somewhere in the middle.
and for so many questions people ask , I realize more and more and more
that they’re actually a reaction to another extreme that makes them wanna justify the opposite extreme
and not consider the answer lies in the middle.
the answer is at the end of the day , memorizing Quran is one of the most spiritually enriching and powerful acts
that we can do
memorizing the Quraan is actually fulfilling the legacy of the prophet himself ( peace be upon him )
one of the most beautiful verses in Surat Al-Ankabut, describes that :
the Ayat ( verses ) of the Quran , live in the chest of those who believe
the Ayat ( verses ) don’t live on pieces of paper , the Ayat don’t live inside Mushaf ( The Book )
the place the Ayat are stored in this world are inside the chests of believers
it’s an amazing thing to say!
and so I want more and more of these Ayat in my chest , I want to memorize as much of them as I can.
that’s something you should struggle with , and want for yourself!
why wouldn’t you wanna memorize Quran if your parents are gonna be raised with crowns on their head in Judgement day if you memorize Quran.
on the one hand we should be memorizing the Quran and on the other hand the Quran completes itself
don’t they reflect deeply on the Quran or
are their hearts made up , locked up ?
so reflection on the Quran , and memorizing Quran are actually hand in hand
and let me add one more thing
this is the balance of our religion guys ,
this is where things really get so epic
these two things are not mutually exclusive
when I’m memorizing the Quran , I’m repeating the same Aya , over and over.
and the more I’m repeating it
the more i’m thinking about it
and the more i’m thinking about it
more realization comes to my head
reflection is actually facilitated by the act of memorization
that’s how it’s facilitated
then you recite Ayat with Tajweed
what Tajweed does is that you give each letter its due
and you take your time with every single word
which means that it slows you down
doesn’t it ?!
Tajweed slows you down!
and when it slows you down
your mind is not just pronouncing every word like you should!
it’s giving your mind the opportunity
to think about every word
and instead of rushing through the whole thing
and not giving each word
letting each word have its effect on you
even the science of Tajweed
actually fulfills the purpose of thinking
and reflecting on the Quran
that’s what it’s there for
this stuff is so interconnected
what we have done is
we have ripped it apart
I just wanna read English translation
or I just wanna study Tajweed
and not reflect , Subhan Allah!!
these are the things that Allah ( SWT )
commands to keep or meant to keep together
and we keep putting them apart
so the answer really lies at the end of the day in balance!
when you have one extreme
it will certainly lead to the other
may Allah keep us from extremes
and truly allows us to be
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