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Reflect on the Quran

You’ve got to reflect on the Quran to know the meaning. Reflect on it from start to finish, and recite with reflection and understanding, with the desire to act on it and benefit. Don’t read it with an absent heart. Read it with a present heart and ask the people of knowledge about what troubles you, although most of it, praise be to Allah, is clear – Sh. Ibn Baz in his Fatawa (9/25)

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Classical Interpretation vs. Personal Reflection

Let’s be clear and make a distinction between interpretation and reflection. You interpret to understand, and you reflect to relate and connect. Don’t mistake the focus on reflection for omission and rejection of classical texts. Just because I’m not talking about Tafseer doesn’t mean I’m dismissing its importance. I wholeheartedly acknowledge the role Tafseer plays in building your understanding and delicately enforcing the boundaries that keep us from falling into outright blasphemy. It goes without…

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❤️ THE NEARNESS OF DUA

“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me…” Quran (2:186) Your feeling that Allah is close to you, and you to Him, takes precedence over having your Dua answered. [Dr. Abdullah Bilqasim]

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The Impact of Reflection (Tadabbur) on the Heart

Signs that the Quran is reaching the heart 1) Eyes tearing up or crying out of fear of Allah “And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.” Quran (5:83) 2) Increase in khushoo’ “Say, “Believe in it or do not believe. Indeed, those…

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💔 UNMOVED

Some of the Salaf said, “Whoever isn’t moved by the Quran and by death, then if the mountains were to crash into each other before his eyes he wouldn’t be moved” [Majmoo’ Ar-Rasa’il by Ibn Rajab (1/206)]

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