Ramadan 2021 / 1442 - Juz 27 - The Qur’an
"We have made it easy to learn lessons from the Qur’an will anyone take heed?"—54:32
It’s easy to open up the Qur’an and page through to find something that resonates with us. Some advice when we’re stuck, some reassurance when we’re feeling down, some words of guidance when we’re lost.
Ramadan is a month where we try to focus so much on the Qur’an, reciting it in Arabic, reading it in our native tongue and reflecting on the meaning, reciting it in prayer at night. "It was in the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages (proofs) giving guidance and distinguishing between right and wrong." —2:185
Nowadays this is easier than ever with "translations", interpretations and explanations available in so many languages. Not just as physical books but so many apps for the Qur’an, offering translations, explanations, help with memorisation, language learning and even daily notifications and reminders.
Do we continue this after Ramadan? We have the words of Allah in front of us, miraculously sent down from the Heavens, from beyond our material world, it’s truly a treasure we should aim to engage with even just a little bit every day. Reading and reflecting on what little we can.
One of the Qur’an’s miracles is its timelessness and evergreen wisdoms. May we continue to read and engage with the book of Allah outside of this month, continuing to learn and benefit. For many of us this will likely mean reading at a slower pace; allowing us to savour and take in more of the details, reflecting on the wisdoms and taking time to inculcate the wisdoms into our daily lives.
"This is the Book! There is no doubt about it—a guide for those mindful" —2:2-3