Reflection 9 - Quran

A lot of Muslims in the sub-continent do not go through formal education of learning the Arabic language. As a result, when the Quran is recited in Salah or otherwise, they don't understand it.

Mufti Shafi Uthmani in his tafseer - Maariful Quran- explains the effect of reciting the Quranic words:

- The recitation and the reading of its words, even without understanding them, registers a positive effect on the human self. It helps its reciter to stay safe against evils of Kufr and Shirk.

- Whenever Quran has described the basic functions of the Holy Prophet, recitation (Tilawah) has been mentioned separately and ahead of the need to teach its meaning (3:164, 62:2). One of the tasks of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is the recitation of the Quran - the Tilawah or Recitation is related to words.

- No doubt that the basic purpose of the Quran is to understand its meaning and act in accordance with it. The reciting of its [Quran] words too, brings about a distinct effect in the correcting and straightening of the human self, though in an invisible manner.

Related post: Reflection 1
Source: Maariful Quran-Mufti Shafi Usmani RA, Vol 5 Page 239


LivingHalal said...

Your post reminded me of people who watch foreign movies or soaps. They eventually manage to learn the language or at least find out the meanings (story). Why? Because they are moved by the visual story and can't live without finding out the meanings behind the visuals.

Similarly, when a Muslim doesn't understand Arabic but hears the Imam crying over certain verses, s/he would and should be moved to cry and to find out the story behind those tears.

Allah knows best, and may Allah guide us to learn the meanings of the Quran in starting from the month of Quran.

Hafsa said...

Jazak Allah for the response. Ameen to your duas

A living example is my mom. She has been reciting the Quran regularly all her life, Alhamdulillah. Now without any background in the arabic language, she picks up the context of the verses during taraweeh.