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Assalam alaikum,

mashallah! Its so inspiring for me to read about all of you reading Qur'an daily and even in arabic! I have just started reading Qur'an in dutch and am waiting for my english translation on the Qur'an. I cant read any arabic but inshaallah one day i will learn.



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6/17/11 5:14 P

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As salam alaikum sisters,

Yes, great idea1 sister ahmarrose only leaders can create new team goals, so, isa, you will post it as a group goal.

Ma'a salama

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6/17/11 3:29 P

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wa alukomo assalam,
not really , but how about you start it as a team goals/challenges that can be tracked?
mashallah you have a lot of idea , "Take time to make Duaa for yourself and your sisters daily"
i do not want to steal your idea, but really it is awesome ones
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6/17/11 11:54 A

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Alsalamo Alekom ladeis :)

Is this still going on? I would like to join :D


Also, a suggestion. Can this be a part of the team goals/challenges that can be tracked?
And I would love to see a team challenge that says "Take time to make Duaa for yourself and your sisters daily"



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5/9/11 6:13 P

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thanks Jasmine emoticon

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5/9/11 11:37 A

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Assalaamu Alaikum sisters,
I totally agree. We should read a bit of the Holy Quran every day. We spend time doing so many other things during the day that a few minutes of reading our Holy Book would not hurt us but will only be beneficial.

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As salam alaikum sisters,

Today while visiting one of my favorite sites, I came across the following:

~~~• Make The Qur’an a Part of your Day
Though lectures are a great way to improve our relationship with Allah, the application and hard work has to come from us; we cannot always rely on speakers to keep our Imaan up, and rather we must ensure that we are productive on our own. The best way to keep your emaan steady (and/or increasing) is through reading and connecting with the Book of Allah, The Qur’an; make this a routine and a commitment, 1 ayah, 1 page, or 1 juzz a day. If we want inspiration, motivation, comfort, advice, we should turn to The Qur’an, sent as a guidance and mercy for us.~~~~

www.productivemuslim.com/re-charging
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May Allah,swt, bless our time and efforts and keep His Qur'an filling our hearts.

Ma'a salama

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4/19/11 8:17 A

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Asslamo Alukom,
we can read Qur'an for many many reason, to improve ourself, understand our religion better,
and why not getting rewards and make our level in Jannah high

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Asalaamu alaykum sisters.
I too was raised Catholic. My grandparents on my moms side were from italy. :)


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As salam alaikum sister,

I've been away for the past two weeks, busy with a cross continent move. I was happy to return this evening and see your reply as well as Sister Megs. I like the way you have written about this issue. I too was brought up Catholic...... Allah, blessed me many years ago with the most precious gift of Islam.

We do take many things in our life for granted, thanks for reminding us to appreciate the gift of reading that Allah, swt, has blessed us all with. I look forward isa, to interacting with you as well as the other sisters in this group. May Allah, swt, guide us all to worship Him in the best ways we can.

Ma'a salama,

Sister Winnie

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3/31/11 7:05 P

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Salaam,
I've been away for about 3 years! But I'm back. I grew up Catholic and had the same feelings about indulgences as Sr. Meg had about doing things for reward. Allah knows people are at different places in their deen, so in His Mercy He has a reward for everybody, wherever they are in their understanding. Some people can only understand for racking up points, and for them it's still fine. They are showing an effort. A different kind of understanding may come later for them. Since Allah's offered rewards just for listening, we can take them cheerily and relaxedly. My sister-in-law (80 years old) is illiterate and has never read the Qur'an. She is limited to hearing it, I doubt that she even hears it much, but she's very close to Allah and prays a lot. We are so lucky to be able to read.

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Walaykum salaam,
Sister Winnie I am so sorry I just noticed your reply! I haven't been on the boards much on here lately, just doing my food tracking stuff.
I am glad you responded and I think you make a lot of sense and it helped me understand things in a better light about reward and hasanat in reading Qur'an and doing actions. Jazak Allah khayr for that, it was very helpful to me.
Meg

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As salam alaikum Sister Meg

I think it is really great that we are having this dialogue. Sorry for taking so long to post a reply. You make an important point: when we read the Qur’an, we learn from it and thus we are able to better ourselves as well as society. However, I’m sure you would agree that ultimately the main reason to read the Qur’an is to worship Allah, swt. That after all is our purpose on earth. But when we read the Qur’an with sincerity and desiring enlightenment, Allah, swt, opens our hearts and minds and allows us to understand, each time a little more. Then also, we start to take what we learn and implement it into our lives, thus as you said, benefiting ourselves, family and society.

SABA_PZ and yourself stated in an earlier post that it is our intentions that count. , Isa, we make our intention before all our deeds, to use them as a form of worship and seeking the pleasure of Allah, swt. Good actions and deeds are worthless if they are not done with the hope of gaining the pleasure of Allah, swt.

I think you would agree that anything Allah, swt, mentions in the Qur’an must be very important for us and for our benefit. There are numerous Ayat, where Allah, swt, mentions rewards for doing certain things. Therefore the concept of reward is part of our religion. It is a way that Allah, swt, shows his pleasure with our actions. These rewards bring our attention to the actions that are valued by Allah, swt.

Perhaps you are disheartened by seeing empty actions that lack the heart/sincerity behind it. Today, I came across another hadith that touches on this very topic:

"The example of a believer, who recites the Qur’an and acts on it, is like an orange which tastes nice and smells nice. And the example of the believer who does not recite the Qur’an but acts on it is like a date that tastes sweet but has no smell. And the example of the hypocrite who recites the Qur'an is like a sweet basil which smells good but tastes bitter. And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an is like a colocynth (bitter apple) which tastes bitter and has a bad smell."
[Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim ].
This hadith was taken from the website listed at the end of this email.

In conclusion, and sorry for such a lengthy reply, I think we are all on the same page in this issue. May Allah, swt, continue to guide us all to his worship and beautify our friendship and the members of this group with his presence.

Ma’a salama

Sister Winnie

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2/28/11 2:43 A

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Walaykum salaam,
I would love to add one thing......this is from my point of view.....I think the only reason we should read Qur'an is to learn from it and to better ourselves and our society from it. I have heard the hadith that Sr. Winnie posted and its not that I argue with it its just I see so many Muslims do Islamic things only to get the benefit and reward. I have a hard time with that, I do things because I feel it is right not because I want reward,I read Qur'an so I can learn and fight my inner self and change it for the better so that in turn I can benefit others better. When I read Qur'an I don't think about how many hasanat I will get, I just want to help myself so I can help others. Just my thoughts, hope I do not offend anyone with my thoughts, it definitely wasn't my intention. Meg

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2/27/11 2:41 P

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As salam alaikum,

Even if it is only 5 minutes that we manage to read, they are so valuable. Just remember:

The Prophet, saws, said the person who recites one letter from the book of Allah then he will get a reward for it , each reward is counted 10 i.e multiplied 10 times, I do not say alif lam mim is one letter but alif is one letter , lam is one letter, mim is one letter. Just imagine if some one recites bismi, surah fatihah, one page? How much reward would we get. This is out of Great Mercy of Allah. The person who wants lots of reward should invest that which is profitable in this duniya and next. Taken from the following webpage:

ibnali.info/2010/08/06/virtues-of-le
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2/27/11 2:04 P

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That is a great idea, to use up those little snippets of free time. Thanks!

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2/27/11 1:39 P

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As Salaam Alaikum

I usually try to read Quran after Fajr prayer, otherwise once the day starts I feel rushed. Luckily I have a small Quran that I slip in my purse or book bag. Whenever I have some down time or waiting for someone, I try to read.

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Asalaamu 'alaykum,
I am working on reading Qur'an every day, many days I don't and I really just don't like that I do that, I plan on making time even if it is just 5 minutes.....sometimes my concentration is so bad so that is why I put it off but I will make more of an effort to try.
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If you still need a reading buddy, send me a message.

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ASA ladies! I'm trying to read 10 minutes of quran a day but I usually leave home really early and get home late so it is truly a challenge. However, I know much better my days go when I've spent a little time with our holy book. Is there anyone how would like to be my quran reading buddy for the next couple of weeks?

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great challenge! Im in!

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Asalaamu alaykum.
I agree with SisterWinnie when she stated that when the Qur'an is part of our day then our day is better. Insha'Allah I will get better at reading Qur'an daily.

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1/28/11 2:01 A

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Masha Allah

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It's not a matter of can you but WILL YOU?



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1/17/11 3:37 A

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Wonderful! Love it how you and your husband together read the Quran and be each others support. Thank you for the reminder of reader the Quran. I have not been good at that at all

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As salam alaikum,

Being a native english speaker, I read regularly the Qur'an in English. I like to do it first thing in the morning after fajr. If my day starts like that it really goes great alhamdulillah. My husband and I have a really nice habit going for many years now. We both read Qur'an in arabic after each prayer. He knows tajweed and has been patiently teaching me. I started with only an ayah each time, and focused exclusively on the 30th Juz. He on the other hand would read a page and work his way through the Qur'an while I would try my best to follow along the arabic letters. Just recently we both added memorizing to our routine, alhamduillah.

I believe when Qur'an is part of daily life, things just fall in place. May Allah, swt, guide us all to grow at our own pace and level. It is not the amount but the regularity which is important.

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What a great challenge!

Sweat is FAT CRYING!

It's not a matter of can you but WILL YOU?



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9/2/10 12:46 A

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EVER-HOPEFUL, remember its your intentions that count. even if you cant read arabic that well remember its the effort that will earn you hasanas. if you put in full effort in learning arabic and correcting your pronunciations you might get more hasanas than someone who knows arabic but reads the Quran just rushing through it to finish it off. Allah knows best. So to all of you who dont know arabic very well, dont feel ashamed and just remember to strive.

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ma´shallah i have enjoyed reading the post on this thread.sadly to say i am way behind on reading the quran this ramadam as i have been in hospital for 15 days and though being in hospital would have been the ideal oportunity to have read the quran and i could have really used it i was on my period when i went in so couldn´t touch the quran to bring with me.so i have a lot to catch up with now.i read the quran in english as well as i am ashamed to say i can´t read the arabic that good,keep saying i must learn but never seem to have the time with three chaildren with special needs.but i do often listen to it in arabic.inshallah one day i will get round to learning to read it in the arabic form.

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Asalaamu alaykum.
I bring my Quran to work too. Especially at my night job I have more quiet time to read. If I'm not sleepy. Hehe. I can read Arabic only very little so the transliteration is very helpful to check against.
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8/26/10 3:40 A

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its so inspiring to see you people are putting in so much effort to read the Quran when you probably cant pronounce the words properly. inshaAllah u will get the reward for that.

i have tried reading Quran at the office. and it works good for me. i try to do that after zuhr if i dont have much work load.

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Asalaamu 'alaykum Cindy,
I know my mind is sooooo ADD at times. LOL. Everyone needs to do what works for them, the important part is the intention as that is what actions will be judged by(from my humble understanding, only Allah really knows).
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I try to get through the whole Quran in English during the month of Ramadan. I'm cought up and on the 15th Juz today. I dont understand the Arabic very well and read it very slowly. meg, I understand what you are saying, but my mind will wander no matter what, so I hope that something is sinking in while I read.
During the rest of the year, I try to read one page (between 1-5 ayat depending on the page) in Arabic, then read the English and the Tafseer. It takes me 3-4 years to finish the whole Quran doing this. I think I've gotten through all of it in Arabic twice so far. Usually I'll read right after I pray thuhr and asr since I already have wudu. I added "read Quran" to my "other goals" on Sparkers so I get points for doing it.



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I too am not too great at reading the Arabic, I unfortunately make the mistake of not pronouncing some of the words correctly. I found that it is easier for me to run one of those online Quran programs and follow in the book. Insha Allah if we do that we get the credit for hearing and seeing the words.

As for reading a whole JUZ per day, I can't seem to do that. I can usually with a regular book in English, but I just seem to go a lot slower with the Quran, especially the longer chapters that I have not committed to memory. I think the point is to get your self in the habit of reading Quran every day. Insha Allah this will be a charge for us to continue the practice through out the year.

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Walaykum salaam.
I think this is great....my only thought is this. The Quran is not a novel and should not be read like one. If you try to read a whole Juz or two a day are you really taking in every word and trying to understand what Allah is telling us or are you Just going for quantity over quality? I Don't set an amount I want to read daily. My goal is to read Quran daily. Sometimes its 8 ayah sometimes 18 sometimes more. I really seek to listen and understand. Im not criticizing anyone please don't think that. I just see the Quran to be read for understanding rather than zipped through at a fast pace. I would love to join this goal Emmie to read Quran daily. Meg

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Asalaam alaikum,

I'm back with a new spiritual challenge after being away too long with a dead computer.

I'm challenging myself to read the whole Quran this month. In English because Arabic would sadly be impossible at this point.

Some days at the start of the month were skipped, so I'm doubling up on sections until I catch up.

Today was Juz 9 for me.

Anyone else want to join this challenge?
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