Recite the Qur'an and listen to it being recited Y in
doing so, you will find happiness, peace, and tranquility. The Messenger of Allah
(Blessings and Peace be upon him) used to love to hear the Qur'an being recited
by one of his noble Companions.
You should allot a few minutes of every day to listen
to a tape of Qur'anic recitation. The noise you hear in the streets, at work,
or in the office are sure to cause you vexation, so take time out to give yourself
comfort by reading your Lord's Book:
(Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah ---
Islamic Monotheism], and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah,
verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.) (Qur'an
The following is related in an authentic hadith:
"The Messenger of Allah (bpuh) ordered Ibn Mas'ood
to read The Chapter of Women from the Qur'an. He read it until the Prophet's
tears began rolling down his cheeks; the Prophet then said: 'This is sufficient
for you (i.e., you can stop reading now)."'
(Say: If mankind and the jinns were together to
produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof even
if they helped one another) (Quran 17: 88)
(Had we sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, you would
surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah.)
(Qur'an 59: 21)
The everyday routine of life often leads one to the
road of apathy, whereby one cares for nothing but eating and sleeping, thus bringing
one down to the level of animals. But when one returns to the words of his Lord,
one feels comfort and peace.
It is important to note here that it is Allah's words,
not music, that bring peace to a person. Music is a cheap and forbidden substitute.
We have with us something better, that with which the Messenger of Allah
(Blessings and Peace be upon him) came:
(Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind
it [it is] sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise [Allah].)
(Qur'an 41: 42)
(…..you see their eyes overflowing with tears because
of the truth they have recognized.) (Qur'an 5:
As for music, only fools find peace in it:
(And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks [i.e.
music, singing, etc.] to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge…)
(Quran 31: 16)