Aug 26, 2011

Ramadan - Make Aspiring Goals During The Holy Month Of Ramadan by Quran reading

Ramadan is the most auspicious and blessed month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Allah showers His blessings on His servants and it is during this month that Allah listens to all kinds of prayers of His people. Ramadan is the month during which individuals can shape their lives according to the concepts of Islam. Therefore, it is essential to have goals and aims during this month to lead a life according to the principles of Islam. 1. Be Moderate in Eating and Drinking After the Iftar time, most Muslims start eating food like there is no tomorrow. Eating so much food ultimately makes it difficult for people to move. Eating too much after Iftar actually contradicts with the spirit and teachings of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to learn self-control and avoid indulgence into things. Therefore, Muslims should follow the rule of the Prophet (PBUH) even during the month of Ramadan. One third of their stomachs should be filled with food, one third with water and the remaining space should be left for breathing. 2. Make Charity During the month of Ramadan, the Prophet (PBUH) gave out more in charity than normal days. Therefore, all Muslims should try to dig in deep into their wallets and open their hearts during the auspicious month of Ramadan. Allah blesses Muslims for being more considerate and keeping into consideration the need of the poor people. Even if you can manage a very small amount, Allah will still bless you for it is the intention that matters. 3. Memorize Surahs Most times people do not memorize the Quran because it appears to be a daunting task. However, it is more effective and useful if you memorize in small steps. During each week, you can memorize one Surah of the Quran. it is best to start with a short and easy Surah as it will make learning easy for you. Once you have built the momentum, you may be able to learn longer Surahs as well. 4. Offer Taraweeh Prayers As soon as people eat, they feel drowsy and sleepy because of the sudden intake of food. However, it is always best to resist that urge and go to the mosque to offer taraweeh prayers. You may also offer the taraweeh prayers at home; however, praying in congregation has its own benefits and has greater rewards for people. 5. Avoid using Bad Language During Ramadan, it is very difficult for people to control their urge to swear or use bad language. However, this is what the Ramadan spirit is all about. Ramadan teaches people to be patient and respect others. So if you do not control yourself during this holy month, Ramadan will be of no use to you since it did not teach you anything. Conclusion It is also very rewarding to read and recite Quran during Ramadan or to learn Quran during this auspicious month. If you cannot go to a Quran school, you can simply learn Quran online from a competent tutor.

Developing Family Ties With The Quran

Quran is one of the greatest gifts of Allah to mankind. This is because Quran is the most authentic and the truest source of guidance and direction for Muslims. By reading, understanding and acting on the principles of Islam, Muslims can reap the benefits in the life hereafter. Therefore, it is essential for all Muslims to read and recite Quran on a daily basis and make it a family activity. However, people are still perplexed and cannot understand how they can change their routine to make Quran a part of their life and family. Some ways to make Quran a part of your life are given below. Quran and the Family To make Quran recitation an important part of your life, it is important that you make the reading a cherished part of the day. It is essential that you stop considering Quran reading as a chore rather than a gift or blessing. Set the time of Quran recitation based on your daily activities. Make sure to not miss this time at any cost. You can also start by simply reading a page or two every day after the Fajr prayers. Reading and Understanding the Quran Generally, it is thought that reading the Quran enhances the intelligence of individuals as for most Muslims, Quran is written in a language that is not familiar to them. 
Therefore, these individuals have to push themselves to learn how to read and recite Quran and increase their mental capacity. It is always best to read the Quran with Tafseer or translation as it allows individuals to understand the verses of the Quran thus making Quran learning an easy task. One can also derive lessons from the verses of the Quran and can discuss with the family or teach the children how to put use the lessons from the Quran into the daily lives. The Quran’s basic purpose is to be read and acted upon as it was revealed to the mankind as a source of guidance. Additionally, there are Muslims who struggle to read the Quran. However, for these individuals, Allah has announced more rewards. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Quran and Its Importance The importance of reading, understanding and following the teachings of Quran can be understood by the following Hadith, “The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.” [An authentic hadith found in At-Tabaraanee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood] This Hadith focuses on the importance of Quran in the lives of all Muslims. It highlights the fact that Quran helps individuals find the right path. Conclusion People often make excuses that they cannot recite Quran because it is difficult to find a physical version of the Quran in the place they live. There are many online Quran recitation websites using which they can read the Quran on a daily basis. If you want to read more Articles regarding to Islam and Quran, you can find all here: Quran Recitation is an online Islamic School which offers online Quran recitation services online. The school also teaches Quran Recitation and Quran Reading with translation through best Quran teacher Learn All about Islam and Quran Online Islamic Articles by visiting our Quran reading blog.

Aug 25, 2011

Resources to Learn the Quran Online

AAl-Kahf [18:66] Musa said to him: Shall I follow you on condition that you should teach me right knowledge of what you have been taught?

To learn Quran online, there are so many resources available. One just has to decide that how one wants to learn Quran online . Actually, the scope of the Quran is very wide. Therefore, it is but natural that there are so many subjects, which lie under the category of the Quran education.

Al-Maeda [5:4] They ask you as to what is allowed to them. Say: The good things are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt-- you teach them of what Allah has taught you-- so eat of that which they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is swift in reckoning.

To learn Quran online, one can consider one of the following resources.

1. Websites for Tajweed
2. Freelance tutors for Tajweed
3. Quran search Engines with translations in different languages
4. Websites with Quran explanation
5. Websites of Islamic centers
6. Websites of Islamic scholars
7. Islamic videos on the YouTube

All of the resources mentioned above are simply great for anyone who simply wants to learn Quran online. For inspiration to learn Quran online or offline, one can consider the following two verses.

• Yusuf [12:6] And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of sayings and make His favor complete to you and to the children of Yaqoub, as He made it complete before to your fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; surely your Lord is Knowing, Wise.
• Al-Baqara [2:129] Our Lord! and raise up in them a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thy communications and teach them the Book and the wisdom, and purify them; surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.

Of course, it is very easy to learn Quran online because of the plethora of the resources available. However, one thing that is very important for all those who want to learn Quran online is the authentication of any given resource. In fact, it is a grave problem for most of the people who want to learn Quran online.

Along with many good resources, there are some resources online, which contain falsified, fabricated, unauthenticated, or incomplete information. It becomes a great nuisance and even a source of misguidance for many people who want to learn Quran online. In case one comes across an unauthenticated website, one must report the website.

Usually it is not easy for any ordinary internet user to take down an unauthenticated website. However if more and more people report the website, its rankings go down and the authorities do something about it soon. Similarly, it is also a good idea to promote the websites with authenticated information.
Aal-e-Imran [3:48] And He will teach him the Book and the wisdom and the TaurĂ¢t and the Injeel.