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  1. I 100% agree with you!!!! I did this too when I started reconnecting to Qu’ran. I literally used pencil, pen, book markers and whatever helped me to emphasize on important verses, tafseer and so forth. IT DOES HELP! MashaAllah. JazakaAllah khairyn for your awesome post!!! Alhomdulliah you mentioned this
    Sister Ola

    • Assalam Alaykum,
      Personally, the following things help
      1- Being in a quiet room alone
      2- When I feel like I lost focus I go back and repeat the Ayahs again. (Takes a lot of time but works perfectly)
      3- When I read in a high voice, I concentrate on beautifying my voice and lose focus on the meaning. So recite in a low voice, move your lips and try to apply the tajweed too.

  2. Assalam-o-Alaikum

    I want to build my relationship with the Holy Qur’an. Can you please advise if it is okay to hold a phone or a tablet to read the surahs during Tahajjud salat? Is it ok to move my hand or fingers to scroll down the page while I am standing in Qiam? I would really appreciate the answer.

    Jazak Allah Khairan
    Sister in Islam

    • I usually use a translation copy, so I make my notes in it! A journal is fantastic too, but I think with a journal u need to write down the verse too, its for a much more detailed study :-)

  3. Alhamdulilah! I’m really moved by this piece. May Allah reward you immensely. I have always been given my self excuses for not reading the Quran daily and revising what I’ve memorised of it. Now, Insha Allah, I’m going to go by this piece of advice.

  4. Alhamdulillah this came at the best time! Jazakallah khair sister for sharing your experience because honestly, I was at wit’s end trying to figure out how to do my quran study in the limited time that we have. And all the best for med school too, keep writing please!

    • Thank you dear sister :-) Just keep trying. One of my teachers once told me that people usually put goals when it comes to the Qur’an (memorizing the whole Qur’an, learning Tafsir, etc.) but once they achieve them they realise it was all about the journey. So keep trying and enjoy the journey. May Allah Reward you :-)

  5. MashAllah what a wonderful idea! I really was in awe of how youngsters of today are serious into studying Quran, May Allah Rahman Give barakah to your time and efforts, ameen….but you are so lucky that arabic is your mother tongue, for us we have to learn the language so i had the same question whether we could read from a book or tablet or phone while doing qiyam …also we were taught to not write on the mushaff, but many things we learnt when young were wrong, so i was wondering whether it is okay to write on a mushaff, would be more convenient if it is permissible rather than keeping a separate journal.

    • Alhamdulillah.. Indeed being an Arabic speaker is a blessing (one Arabs often take for granted) but I would like to remind all who are struggling with the language: You will be rewarded for all the extra effort you’re making InSha’Allah :-)
      Regarding using the tablet/phone while praying Qiyam, I do not have enough knowledge to answer that. Sorry.
      Regarding holding the Musshaff while praying Qiyam or writing in it, I have asked scholars and they told me it was ok.

  6. i usually note verses dwn too,but most times i still forget to check d meanings,if i dnt check d meaning like almost immediately and wld only remember wen i come across it again.i think for those of us that that really doesnt understand arabic,reciting Quran with both arabic and translation wld make u see d meanings immediately and encourage checking out d tafsir of d verses that caught the attention and interest of the reciter.
    As salamu alaykum

  7. ASSALAAMU ALYKUM,May this be an inspiration for we common Muslims to develop requisite aptitude for reading,understanding and following Qur’an.Aameen JAZAAKUMULLAAH

  8. I read this article and comments of sisters and brothers with much interest. I am in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since long so i will wite my experiences of Saudi Arabia. In most of Masajid (Mosques) the Imam recite Quran reading from Musahaf while praying Tarawaih so in Nawafal a person can read direct from the Quran or Tablet or Mobile. In this way a person can concentrate more on prayer and read more Quran during Qiam.

  9. Djazakallah keiran. Allah. Swt alone could reward you for the wonderful job you,for many muslims aroud the world. By the way, I was for a suitable application with Quran audio,translation,English,French, repetition of ayah, tafsir and other options Alhamdoulillah all in one, through the website ayat you have recommended Which sends you to that gave me a site that I can use to my great admiration chromecast it on my television to read and listen to quran with translation lying on my bed , to read quran InchaAllah ,to understand,to act and share with others ,as you do ,and advice us to do, A must for EVERY muslim.

  10. JazakAllahu Khayran, Amazing tips, may Allah reward you immensely!! One quick question, if you could help in’sha’Allah, I wana develop the kind of attitude with Quran, where it would be my BEST FRIEND, like i won’t be feeling the need to share my problems and issues with anybody else but Quran, but i don’t know, i try reciting as much Quran i can, but can’t get to that level, could you give me some tips bi’idhnAllah ta’ala… JazakAllah khayr akhi :-)

    • I wouldn’t be the right person to answer this because I haven’t achieved that beautiful degree yet. May Allah Help us all. :-)
      However, I would like to shed some light on a certain matter. I’ve been taught that looking at the Quraan ONLY as a source of comfort during hard times builds a fragile relationship between the Muslim and the Quraan. (He/she feels like reading the Quraan only when life knocks them down but as long as life is rosy the Quraan is on the shelf). Of course Quraan gives us comfort but this is not the only reason that Allah Sent it for. Allah (SWT) Sent it so that we could be stong and productive during both ups and downs. [ I hope I won’t be misunderstood regarding this point :-) ]
      Your words have actually reminded me of a quote: “Quraan is like a friend, the more you spend time with it, the more secrets you’ll be give” .. So keep on spending time with Quraan. Don’t stop. And focus on quality more than quantity.
      And maybe spend less time with people and hold your tongue whenever you feel like complaining.

      I am sorry I can’t be really helpful about your question. Pray for me :-)

      • No No, Alhamdulillah akhi, honestly i found my answer in those few sentences of yours!! JazakAllah Khayr so much for your advice, means a lot to me, May Allah continues to guide you and make you a source of guidance for us all…Allahumaa Ameen!!!
        Seriously, Thanku So Very Much!!! May Allah reward you immensely!!

  11. JazaakiALLAHU bi khairan. Also take everyday lessons from The Majestic Qur’aan eg how messengers supplicate, how one verse (s) in a surah is/are explained in other surah(self explanatory nature of The Glorious Qur’aan) etc it is a lifetime job.