Read the Quran like Allah is talking to you!
When you read the Quran or its translation (for those who can read Arabic but do not understand it) haven’t you ever felt that you are reading something written by someone really close to you? Like you can relate to everything said in it, like whatever you’re reading is giving you a ray of light, lifting a weight off your heart, giving you a solution to your problems? Like you’re subconsciously talking to a friend? Indeed that feeling you get is because at that moment that you’re reading the words of Allah, Allah becomes your friend. As bizarre as it sounds, it is actually true.
When a Muslim reads the Quran with their heart and soul, and with complete understanding, they realize that not only is Allah talking to them as a friend and advising them what to do, but they themselves are also talking to a friend and pouring out their heart to Him, the only Being that listens. Allah’s position is higher than that of a friend. When someone tells a friend their problems they will listen but lose patience with them quickly. But Allah NEVER loses patience with His Creation. He is the ONLY being who truly cares for our tears because it is HE who made us. That is why we get that feeling whilst reading the Quran with all sincerity. That we’re with a friend who will NEVER leave our side, who will guide us, advise us and finally make us reach our destination which is beneficial for us.
Allah has said in the Quran:
“And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say” Or lord we have believed so register us among the witnesses.’
Yes reading the Quran also brings tears to our eyes for we finally realize the true potential of the powers of the Almighty. We start fearing Allah. And we truly truly start feeling better as our horizon widens and we are automatically guided to the right path to solve our problems. We realize that the solution to our problems can be easily given to us. By the remembrance of Allah, by praying, by reading the Quran and making Allah our friend in the true sense!