The Quran is a way of life. I’ve heard this before but it didn’t truly resonate with me until recently. I feel peaceful when I read the Quran. I feel closer to Allah (SWT). Unfortunately, I don’t speak Arabic so I haven’t been able to appreciate the Quran in its original language. I’ve had to settle for the English translations – some of which are truly excellent, don’t get me wrong. But they’re not quite the same.
I recently entered a competition on the topic of My Journey with the Quran. Writing that competition entry reminded me of the fact that I have seldom looked to the Quran for comfort and guidance – and that makes me sad. I have loved books and reading for fifteen years and this is the one book that I haven’t turned to – that I haven’t read over and over again.
I have feelings of reverence towards it. But I don’t understand it. I am not familiar with it. It’s not something that I know.
I’m hoping to change that soon. I’m going to make an effort to read this book – to read it and understand it. I’ll update this post in a while and hopefully, I’ll have a whole host of new things to write about the Quran and my feelings towards it.