Bismillah
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Earlier this afternoon, I read this beautiful extract of Ibn Qayyim (Rahimahullah). And then soon after, I re-read it. Why? Because it’s fragrant reminder brought me on the verge of tears! I reflected on the greatness of The Glorious Qur’aan & its eternal message, I gratefully acknowledged the immense blessing of being able to recite Al Qur’aan & the precious gift from Above, to be able to memorise these Great Words.. I hope, I pray, that I am of those who are able to preserve these Words in my words & actions, inshaa Allah!

May Allah bless your memorisation of each letter, each word, with ease, sincerity & Divine Acceptance, aameen! ~Keep going, Keep Persevering!~
Rayhaanah

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, says: “In short, there is nothing more beneficial for the heart than reading the Qur’aan with contemplation and reflection. The Qur’aan encompasses all the levels of the travelers, the conditions of the workers, and stations of those possessing knowledge. It is the Qur’aan that generates love, desire, fear, hope, repentance, reliance, pleasure, entrustment, gratitude, patience and the rest of the different states that are life to the heart and perfection of it. Likewise, it repels all the rebuked characteristics and actions that cause the corruption and ruin of the heart.

If people were to possess a realization of what recitation of the Qur’aan with contemplation contains, they would devote themselves to it at the expense of anything else. When the person reads it with reflection and he comes across an aayah that he is in need of, for the cure of his heart, he repeats it, even if he does so a hundred times or the whole night. Hence, to recite a single aayah of the Qur’aan with contemplation and reflection is better than reciting the Qur’aan to completion without any contemplation or reflection. It is also more beneficial for the heart and more conducive to attaining eemaan and tasting the sweetness of the Qur’aan …” [Miftaah Daar as-Sa’aaadah, page 204]

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