An easy way to understand Quran
Written by Mir Fateh Ali Shah
Translation by Zohaib Imdad Kaka
Quran is the last book from Allah SWT revealed on Muhammad SAWW, that He SAWW gets people out of the darkness in to the brightness.
Is Quran easy to understand?
Some times we think that Quran is book revealed by Allah SWT and it is not easy to understand, but Allah SWT says in Quran “And certainly We have made the Quran easy for remembrance, but is there anyone who will mind? 54:22”
Whatever your mental approach is, if you will start to read Quran with positive intention then definitely you will understand it.
Quran in your language
As Quran was revealed on Muhammad SAWW and the language of Muhammad SAWW was Arabic that’s why Allah SWT revealed Quran in Arabic language that they could get the best advantage of it, like Allah SWT says “So have We made it easy in your tongue that they may be mindful. 44:58” At another place Allah SWT says “Surely We have made it an Arabic Quran that you may understand. 43:3”
But now as Islam is spreading in all over the world, and people of different nations and religions are converting in Islam whose language is not Arabic like we Pakistanis, as our language is Urdu and most of us don’t know the Arabic that’s why we have only two ways.
One is to learn Arabic language, for that you will have to contact with any good Arabic center of your own city or to learn yourself from different websites on which free Arabic course is available, which is very easy to do. But if you are unable to do this then the second way is to read the Quran in your own language, which will comparatively less beneficial but again it will be the fine alternative.
For your ease I am writing the names of the people who have translated Quran in very simple and uncomplicated manner or even you ask your elder for any easy translation. (in Urdu Fateh Muhammad Jalindhiri and in Sindhi Taj Muhammad Amroti).
Ask Refuge from Allah SWT
Allah SWT has given as much strength to Satan that he can easily gain the reach to our minds; he generates so many dilemmas in our minds even he has strength to show the dreams to u, that’s why whenever, you will sit for starting to read the Quran then you must ask refuge from Allah SWT, because when you start to read the Quran, Satan starts to generate wrong interpretations of verses in your minds. Allah SWT says in Quran “So when you recite the Quran, seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaitan. 16:98”
How much we should read the Quran?
“Surely your Lord knows that you pass in prayer nearly two-thirds of the night, and (sometimes) half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it, and (also) a party of those with you; and Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are not able to do it, so He has turned to you (mercifully), therefore read what is easy of the Quran. He knows that there must be among you sick, and others who travel in the land seeking of the bounty of Allah, and others who fight in Allah’s way, therefore read as much of it as is easy (to you), and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and offer to Allah a goodly gift, and whatever of good you send on beforehand for yourselves, you will find it with Allah; that is best and greatest in reward; and ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 73:20”
Concentrate on verses and try to understand them
You must keep one thing in your minds while reciting the Quran that you try to understand the verses, Allah SWT says “Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Nay, on the hearts there are locks. 47:24”
Benefit or detriment
To get the right knowledge, benefit and make ourselves good person from the understandings of Quran, there are some conditions on which a person must believe than he will be able to get the benefit, otherwise whosoever will deny these conditions will be detriment and will not get any of benefits. Allah says “Those who believe in the unseen and keep up prayer and spend out of what we have given them. And who believe in that which has been revealed to you and that which was revealed before you and they are sure of the hereafter. These are on a right course from their Lord and these it is that shall be successful.2:3-5”
These are the conditions:
Believe in the unseen
Keep up prayer
Spend out of what have given
Believe in that which has been revealed and that which was revealed before you
Sure of the hereafter
Two types of verses are in Quran
You must keep much concentration on those verses in which the way of passing life is described or the verses in which there is an order to do the good deeds and restrain from bad deeds. And verses which are somehow difficult to understand according to our own mind capacity then do not go in detail of those as Allah SWT says “He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. But none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding.”
May Allah SWT gives you strength to understand the Quran.
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