Personal change


A couple of days ago, I found an article that suggested or encouraged people reading the Quran to write down what was read in order to have a stronger connection to what we live and better persepective to why we are reading the Quran. What I have been writing are basically verses that I have found to be helpful and as instructional tools for guidance in my everyday life. What I have found by  just writing some verses in just a few days is that it has helped me improve my character as a person and knowledge of what can allow me to share with my husband, child or friend(s). However, one thing I have found in just this week that it needs to be constant in order for learning to take place. For example, some verses in Surah Nisa after reading them helped me write down and connect them to personal experiences of being a mother and a wife. Difficult moments that I have gone through that I have found answers to now vs. then when I most needed it when I had no answers or understanding. My goal is to keep up with reading through reflective writing in this journal I have started to actually see it as a motivator for personal change in my role as a mother. The best time for me to get this done has been in the morning when it is quiet, no distractions or other commitments to think about.

Just on the side: Studies have shown that the more children read the better readers and writers they become. Well, I am sure the more we can crunch time to spend for ourselves in trying to read the Quran we can not only gain more knowledge but set examples for our children to pick up a book and read for meaning and personal connections.




One response to this post.

  1. Posted by abdulmomin on December 25, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Beautiful MashaAllah!

    The best guide is Allah and the best companion is His guidance.
    Indeed the correct way of understanding the real Islam is to refer to the Holy Quran as the basis for all knowledge and then understanding the Sunnah and Hadith in its light. Anything that cannot be linked back to the Quran cannot be declared an integral part of Islam. We must be very careful when we assume that something is or is not part of Islam. Allah has protected the Holy Book for this very purpose that no matter how much time passes the word of Allah remains pure and provides guidance to those who truly want to submit to his will and stay on course to becoming true Muslims.
    The values, injunctions, and the principles enshrined in the Book form the corner stone of the Islamic polity and the limits laid down by it provide the framework within which the laws of the Islamic State may be formulated. These principles, or limits, or framework, are immutable, but the statutes made by the State within these four corners are open to modification and change according to the needs of the times.

    The Qur’an is the last of the Divine Books, because Messenger-hood ended with Muhammad. No subsequent human opinion or pronouncement in matters of deen, therefore, can be recognized as authoritative; nor can any man-made law repugnant to the Qur’an be regarded as binding upon the Muslims. The Qur’an is a book of guidance for all mankind and transcends the barriers of time and space. The Islamic State is an instrument for the enforcement of the Laws and Injunctions embodied in the Qur’an.
    May Allah guide us and have mercy on us. Ameen.
    Abdul Momin


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