Approach the Quran

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  • Approach the Quran

  • Ethics of Listening to the Glorious Quran


     There are some morals that one should abide by when listening to the Glorious Qur'an. They are as follows:


    l- Focusing one's attention on what he is listening to: On listening to the Glorious Qur'an, one should keep silent and pay great attention to the recitation. Allah, Most High, says, (When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive mercy. 

    (Al-A`raf: 204)


    This state leads to reflection upon the meanings of the verses of the Glorious Qur'an. The jinn, according to the Qur'an, listened attentively to the recitation of the Qur'an by the Prophet (peace be upon him). Allah, Most High, says,


    (Behold, We turned towards thee a company of Jinns (quietly) listening to the Qur'an: when they stood in the presence thereof they said, 'Listen in silence" When the (reading) was finished, they returned to their people, to warn (them of their sins). They said, 'O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Musa, confirming what came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path. O our people, hearken to the one who invites (you) to Allah, and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults, and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous. 

    (Al-Ahqaf: 29-31)


    2- Reflection, Influence, and Positive Response: What is mentioned regarding the ethics pertaining to the recitation of the Glorious Qur'an also applies to listening to it. When listening to the Glorious Qur'an, one should reflect upon the Qur'anic verses he is listening to; his heart should be influenced thereby; and he should react positively. In this context, Allah, Most High, describes the true believers, saying,


    (Believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His Signs (verses) rehearsed, find their faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Lord.)

    (A1-Anfa1: 2)


    (Those who, when they are admonished with the Signs (verses) of their Lord, droop not down at them as if they were deaf or blind. 

     (A1-Furqan: 73)


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