Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
Alhamdulillah, I read 22 suras today, I made myself sit and read and not stop reading till the I reached the end. In the midst of reading, I felt a lifting of the heaviness of my heart and thought, ‘This Al Quran is my lifeline. Without it, I wouldn’t know what I have in my life that was unchanging, stable and that I really, really need to read it all the time.’
It was then I realised that I had been taking Al Quran for granted. Al Quran is the true guide for the muslim way of life, so if I am to call myself a muslim, then reading, understanding and utilising the quidance in Al Quran must be an intricate part of my daily life.
I remember reading a post in My Blessed Home’s blog where the children ‘had finished their daily Bible study’ and thought, ‘I don’t do that even for myself!’ I don’t take the time to study Al Quran every day. I don’t even read it every day…
So, now I know that I have to set aside a specific, consistent time for reading and studying Al Quran every day. It’s not only for gaining knowledge but also to gain respite and some relief from the negative thoughts and influences going through me.
I hereby intend to read and study Al Quran for 20 minutes (small step in the Shaping Process) after Subh prayers every day after any of the 5 daily prayers (which ever is the easiest), beginning tomorrow, Insha’Allah. May Allah Almighty grant me the courage and strength to follow through on my intention consistently and thoroughly. Ameen.