No doubt you are living in a hassled world, yet for those who want to understand more about the decrees of Allah, He has made it easier. As Allah Subhan hu wata’la says,
“And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any who will receive admonition?”
So, busy-schedule and tough-routine aren’t hindrances anymore. Just seek the help of Allah Subhana hu wata’la.
In the lines below, you will soak-up some simple yet effective ideas to learn and understand the Quran easily despite having a busy-routine. Let’s learn.
Word of Allah Subhana hu wat’la
First and foremost motivation to make the Quran as a part of your daily routine is always keeping in mind that the Quran is the word of Allah subhana hu Wata’la. Indeed, reading His commands has no reciprocal.
The Holy Quran is the ultimate source of guidance. Therefore, you should keep in mind that by learning the Holy Quran, you will learn how to live.
On the other hand, learning of the Holy Quran means you are listening to Allah Subhana hu Wata’la. Who won’t love listening to Allah?
Why to wake up early in the morning?
Researches show that when the sunlight directly touches eyelids in the morning, it stops the production of melatonin hormone and enhances your mental alertness.
Also, scientists believe that we are more energetic, organized, and problem solver early in the morning. Won’t it be better to use this golden time for Quran learning?
So, you should consider this time for the Quran’s understanding and reading. Let’s mark this time as your daily slot for Quran learning.
How to schedule it as your daily task?
If you want to accomplish this sacred task, you must have to include the Holy Quran’s learning in the daily schedule. Similar to your daily meals, job, sleep times, and exercise slots, you must incorporate Quran learning as an essential task.
You will get a sense of achievement when you will fulfill this task, otherwise a sense of guilt. So, I hope this will work. Also, reward yourself on the completion of each Surah.
Each day learn less than you can
Yes, mark my words. You should learn 5-10 verses each day as it will take 20-25 minutes only. Of course, you need not go overdrive. Otherwise, you will end up with nothing soon.
First of all, set an achievable goal like completing the Quran in one year. Then, breakdown the main goal into smaller and discrete tasks. It will help you to sort out a certain amount that you will have to read or understand daily.
On the whole, you must keep in mind that reading the Quran doesn’t mean to keep your nose to the grindstone.
Understanding the divisions of the Quran
Before you start your task, it’s better to pencil a plan. Similarly, you should go for the divisions of the Holy Quran before starting its reading. Quran has four divisions:
- Al-Atwal (The seven long Surahs): These are seven long Surahs with more than 100 verses. For example; Al-Baqrah, Al-Nisa, Al-Anfaal.
- Al-Maoo’n (The Hundreds): This division includes all Surahs that include 100 verses.
- Al-Mathani (Large but less than the Hundreds): These Surahs hold less than 100 verses.
- Al-Mufassal (The short Surahs): This section includes all Surahs from Al-Hujurat to Al-Naas.
However, some scholars divide Al-Mufassal further into three chapters.
- The Long (Al-Hujurat till Al-Buruj)
- The Medium (Al-Tariq till Al-Bayyinah)
- The Short (Al-Zilzaal till Al-Naas)
So, what are effective methods of learning?
The right methodology makes your task easy to a great extent. You can opt for more than one methodology. Generally, there are four kinds of methods:
- Visual: Learn or understand the Holy Quran with visual aids. Many online websites and apps offer this kind of learning.
- Auditory: You can select a trustable and recommended “Mufassar” or “Qari.” Get his audio Quran reading or teaching and start your learning journey by listening carefully.
- Kinesthetic: Think about the apparent shapes and meanings of words. Then try to understand them.
- Combine all the above-mentioned methods.
Revise, revise, and revise
The last yet the most important thing is to keep repeating what you have learned. Teaching others is the best way to retain your knowledge.
Also, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said,
“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”
So, I would like to recommend you to learn the Holy Quran and teach it to others. It will bring tranquility, satisfaction, and unlimited rewards in Akhirah for you.
Overall, busy schedules cannot prevent you from the Holy Quran learning. Nowadays, technology has made it easy. Just make your mind, a firm determination, and a workable plan. So, let’s start this sacred journey today.