The structure of Islam is built from the base of the Quran, therefore, studying the Quran should occupy a primary place in our daily lives.
The first step towards relieving our hearts from depression and sadness is to pick up the Quran and read what Allah [SWT] says about us:
“You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind.”Surah Al-Imran verse:110
Studying the Quran, the word of Allah, and reciting it has an immense impact on our souls. Once we start to understand Arabic, the language of the Quran, the more powerful that connection would be between you and Allah Most High. We should realize that when we are reading the Quran, Allah [SWT] is speaking to us. Allah says
“Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah by which He guides whom He wills. And one whom Allah leaves astray – for him there is no guide.”in surah Az-Zummar:
Study the Quran in a group
It is recommended act to study the Quran in a group according to the Hadith of the prophet (PBUH), and also according to the righteous forebears. the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“Any group of people that assemble in one of the Houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah, learning and teaching it, tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will engulf them, angels will surround them and Allah will make mention of them to those (the angels) in His proximity.”[Muslim].
Mu’awiyyah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated the prophet approached a circle of his companions and asked, “What caused you to sit together?” they said, “We sat to remember Allah Most High and praise Him because He guided us to Islam and graced us with it.” The Prophet said, “[Angel] Gabriel (Peace be upon him) came to me and informed me that Allah boasts of you the angels.”
There are many clear proofs concerning the superiority of the one who gathers people to recite; such as the statement of the Prophet (PBUH):Surah Al-Maidah: 2
“Whoever leads to good, he is like the one who does it.”
Also, “Guiding a single person to Islam is better for you than the best of camels.”
Allah [SWT] says: “And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.”
Studying the Quran requires you to have sincere
Having sincerity to learn the Quran by extolling its glory, reciting it and beautifying its recitation, being humble while recitation, and properly pronouncing its letters. Having sincerity to the Quran by believing in everything contains in Quran; not exceeding its boundaries; understanding Quran’s teachings and knowledge; paying attention to Quran’s exhortations; pondering Quran’s amazing wonders; believing depending on what has unequivocal meaning; and calling others to study the book of Allah.
learning the Quran is a kind of worship
The first thing to put into consideration, and before you start memorizing the Quran, you have to own a genuine intention toward the work, to know that we memorize The Qur’an only for the sake of Allah [SWT]. you should recite The Holy Qur’an correctly, and this happens with an excellent Sheikh (Quran tutor). The Sheikh is considered an instructor or a guide to making you recite The Quran correctly and eloquently, and it’s a primary stage before memorizing the Quran. the presence of a Sheikh (tutor), whether you’re alone or with a group of students, or you are studying The Qur’an online or offline, he is very useful in order to follow up with you. You should revise The Qur’an constantly, and set up a Quran lesson routine, the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The example of the person who knows the Qur’an by heart is like the owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away.” Afterward, when Allah [SWT] pleased you with your work, and you completed Allah’s Book, you should act upon it, understand the meanings and obligations of the Qur’an, you should implement what you have learned or you’ll be as the prophet Muhammad described in Hadith: “and the Qur’an is a proof for you or against you” . It is imperative for the Islamic nation to follow the path of the prophet (PBUH) and his Companions who guided him – memorized the Holy Qur’an, understood its meanings, and acted upon it.
The characteristics of the Quran
The most important characteristic of the Holy Qur’an is the smooth style and the ease of memorizing its words. Allah [SWT] says in Surah Al-Qamar verse: 24 “And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?”
Advantages to learn Quran Online
- The location: Study Quran from home, no driving or traveling to find a qualified Quran teacher. In online Quran classes, the learner is not directly interacting with the sheikh or Quran teacher. you can learn anytime from the comfort of your home.
- Save Money: Online learning is Much Cheaper as compared to traditional Islamic schools.
- Online Quran learning is a much more convenient option, both in terms of prices and the learning process. You are saving on commuting and other additional expenses.
- Native and Well-qualified Quran Teachers: because the Quran was revealed in the Arabic language, it is really wonderful to learn the Quran from Arab teachers from Muslim countries.
- Arabic native speakers will help to pronounce the Arabic letters 100% accurately from their specific points of articulation which is important for correct Quran recitation. Check our Learning Quran with an online Certified Quran Academy that would help in this point particularly.
Remember when you memorize the Quran the Hadith of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”
Another Hadith about the excellence of reciting the Quran:
Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”