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Reciting the Noble Qur’an

Reciting the Qur’an disciplines the soul in many respects. It teaches man what he is required to do and stirs in him what he needs to purify his soul.

Reciting the Qur’an enlightens the heart and reminds it of every proper conduct. In this way, it aids the other duties of Islam bringing forth their fruits, such as the Prayer, alms-giving, fasting and the pilgrimage …

Reciting the Qur’an is more likely to be effective if one ponders over the meanings with humility and contemplation

The Ten Inner Prerequisites of Reciting the Qur’an

The ten inner prerequisites are:

1.Understanding the original meaning of the words in the Qur’an

2.Feeling of awe

3. Consciousness of the heart

4. Pondering over the meanings

5. Deep understanding

6. Abandoning the barriers of understanding

7. The feel that Allah is addressing you

8. To respond to the meanings of the words

9. To be aware that Allah is witnessing your recitation

10. To believe the words of the Qur’an are referring to you

~ Imam al Ghazzali

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“Gratitude is built upon five pillars:

Submissiveness to Allah from the one expressing gratitude;

lov­ing Him for it;

acknowledging His favour;

praising Him for it;

and not utilizing it in a way that displeases Him”

~ Ibn al-Qayyim

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Verily, I constantly renew my Islam until this very day, as up to now, I do not consider myself to have ever been a good Muslim.”

~ Ibn Taymiyyah

[Narrated by Ibn al-Qayyim in ‘Madarij as-Salikin’; 1/218]

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If one’s today was like his yesterday, then they lose a day and harm themselves.

~Al Wazir ibn Hubairah

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“The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greater than the hardening of the heart and being distant from Allah. For the Fire was created to melt the hardened heart. The most distant heart from Allah is the heart which is hardened. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry.”

~ Ibn Al-Qayyim

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There is a void


There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.You feel it, don’t you?

~Rumi

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Umar Ibn Khattab (may Allah swt be pleased with him) said:

“I am not worried about whether my du’a will be responded to, but rather I am worrried about whether I will be able to make du’a or not. So if I have been guided by Allah to make du’a, then (I know) that the response will come with it”

Al-Awayishah p. 117

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