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Why Do We Read The Qur'an??? by olorikan(f): 7:28am On Nov 09, 2013
Why do we read Qur’an even if we can’t understand a single Arabic word This is a beautiful story. An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading this Qur’an. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day, the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to read the Qur’an just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur’an do?” the Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.” The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, you’ll have to move a little faster next time,” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, “I don’t want a bucket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough, “and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, “see grandpa, it’s useless!” “So you think it is useless?” the old man said, “Look at the basket.” The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal and was now clean, inside and out. “Son, that’s what happens when you read the Qur’an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be CHANGED, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives”.
DEAR SISTERS IN ISLAM, LET’S TRY TO READ THE QUR’AN; MEMORIZE QUR’AN AND ACT UPON THE QUR’AN! MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH ASSIST US ALL.

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Re: Why Do We Read The Qur'an??? by Nobody: 8:06am On Nov 09, 2013
hmmn I have a lotta comments but in order not to be banned I will not ask them ...but where do the Boko Haramites get their PROMISE of 40 virgins after death from? angry









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Re: Why Do We Read The Qur'an??? by usermane(m): 9:15am On Nov 09, 2013
OP sorry, but i cannot agree with you or the old man. How do you expect to learn from the messages when you recite in a language you don't understand? How do you expect a non muslim,non arab to get the message of the Qur'an when you insist on reading in Arabic? Do you think those who read it in arabic without learning a thing are better than those who read the translation and can access God 's message.
Re: Why Do We Read The Qur'an??? by tbaba1234: 2:37pm On Nov 09, 2013
usermane: OP sorry, but i cannot agree with you or the old man. How do you expect to learn from the messages when you recite in a language you don't understand? How do you expect a non muslim,non arab to get the message of the Qur'an when you insist on reading in Arabic? Do you think those who read it in arabic without learning a thing are better than those who read the translation and can access God 's message.

You need to have both. An ability to recite the literal word of God and an understanding of the meaning... Do you think you can perform ruqya (exorcism) by reciting english??

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