Table of Contents (My Personal Observations)
Table of Contents (My Personal Observations)
- First Conclusive Observation
- Types of People
- Priorities and Purpose of life
- Wake up , Observe and Think
- Water equals Life
- What if the Sky fell?
- Ponder over Astronomy
- My take on life
- Gratitude and Appreciation
- Potential towards Good
- Powerful Reminder
- My Duty , A Great Duty
- Advice to those who believe (Part 1)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 2)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 3)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 4, Parenting)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 5, Basic Concepts)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 6, Wrong Ways)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 7, Money)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 8, Education)
- A Strange Question
- Balancing World and Hereafter
- My Sincere advice to you , O Human
- My Journey: In Search for Truth
- My Personal Collection
My Personal Analysis:-
From 1st grade till now (4th semester), a total of approx 14 years of education (ignoring pre-school and nursery) i had studied more than 80 books (taking 5 as average) out of which i had gone through more than 400 chapters (again taking 5 as average) and God knows out of these chapters how much i had memorized (and is still in my LTM: Long term memory). Bearing in mind that i am not an extra-ordinary student , i had my ups and down (which everyone does) but i always stand as an average student (no hards feelings , instead Alhamdulillah: Thanks to Allah for everything).
My main focus is that inspite of how much i have studied till now , if i haven’t been able to read a book in which i was being discussed from start till end , every word being depicting a critical conversation between the reader the one Who is the Author of that book. If i haven’t been able to memorize even a single part of that book , although i had memorized tons of texts from paragraph of those 400 chapters then am i not at lost ? The one Book which contains all the information , all the secrets of life which can’t be gained by anyother book, culture or ancestory of the whole world. The one Book whose Author is the One who created me , if i call that Book my manual (if humans are taken as machines) then i won’t be wrong. The Author not only created me and those who are alike me , but every.single.thing in the heavens above and on the earth and whatever is between them.
I know how to read/write , i can even read the language of That Book like majority of the people of my country (Again Alhamdulillah) but Alas! even if i read i can’t understand , because never gave a single thought towards it (honestly). But the amazing part is that The Author of that Amazing Book knows this ! and He even says in His book that “And We have indeed made the Quran(The Name of THAT BOOK) easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?” and another Amazing fact ! That Author didn’t just said it in one place so that it might be ignored by the one who is not paying attention , BUT the same words repeat in That BOOK for 4 TIMES in the SAME CHAPTER. [54:17][54:22] [54:32] [54:40]. This indicates that the Book itself is easy (because the Author is saying that and He being the Creator knows me much more than i know myself). Currently i am 20 years old , my memory is good as compared to the majority of people who are older than me and it’s a commonly seen that memory decreases as you get older. So, what if i take the first step and start memorizing Qur’an (That Book) which Allah Almighty (Author and protector of Qur’an.) says it’s easy to remember and understand , i think it has the power to change my life once and for all.
Basic facts about that Book (Holy Qur’an) :-
# of Chapters : 114 (out of which the last 27 chapters are equal to my 2 or 3 chapters of almost any book even from school level considering the amount of text)
# of Verses : 6236 approx (still a lot less than # of sentences in a Book, keeping in mind that there are some tables of word which repeat so much in Qur’an that they make 80% of it Link:- emuslim[.]com so if one memorizes and understands those , 80% of the Qur’an is already in your heart and mind [God Willing] )
The purpose of this long note was to make (firstly myself) people realise the importance of Qur’an and the connection with that Amazing Book which talks about you , everything you need to know about Life is written there. I know many of my friends from school memorized many chapters from Qur’an because it was part of our syllabus and i assume that like me everyone thinks he/she forgot that (but Another Amazing Fact ! Give it a read and you will be amazed to see that you know forgot the few parts and most of the part was in your LTM all the time !!!).
And those who know how to read Arabic , why are you ignoring such a beautiful gift? There are people around the world who are struggling to even read the arabic of the first chapter of Qur’an !
Don’t know from where to take the first step ?
Last part of the Qur’an is short mostly chapters consists of 4 to 5 verses , start from the last part of Qur’an. Try to memorize the Arabic first (verse by verse , 2 verses at a time your choice!). Then practice that in your Prayers! When waking up from sleep , When driving/travelling to work or school , When reaching the destination , Upon leaving the destination and Before Sleeping. The best way to practice is that you share what you have learned with the members of your family (father , mother , younger/older sis/bro etc) ask them to help you in it or you could study together and at night everyone recites what they remember.
Once the Arabic Part is in your heart ! It’s time for Understanding ! Now do the same thing (as above) but now memorize the Translation ! (either whole verse or word by word although the latter one is more efficient). Once Both Arabic and Translation is done , you will feel amazement (don’t forget to thank Allah). Now in your prayer , if you’re praying behind imam and he recites the chapter which you now know ! as he will be reciting Arabic portion the translation will be moving in your mind and that’s the most amazing feeling one can ever have!.
Similarly carry on doing the same technique with other chapters too! Take advantage of your memory it’s indeed a Blessing !
In future you will greatly benefit from it ,spritiually,mentally and socially.
That was my advice for you , if you like the message share it with your family and friends too.
In the end , Best of Luck in life ! May Allah Almighty guide us all to right path and grant us wisdom and knowledge that would bring us closer to Him. Ameen.
P.S Education and Knowledge of any type that is beneficial is important , and the one i have gained from school, college and university was indeed beneficial to me Alhamdulillah , i only used that to make a link to the main topic.
Gain knowledge that is beneficial ! but don’t forget about the Holy Qur’an because it’s a Blessing and a treasure.
A whole world of wisdom is waiting for you ! Take your first step ! In Shaa Allah (If Allah Wills)
Need Motivation ? See this Series called “Traveler with Qur’an” (Season 1 and 2) :-
“Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allah . Those are the party of Satan. Unquestionably, the party of Satan – they will be the losers.”
[Qur’an : Chapter #58 (Surat Al-Mujadila: The Pleading Woman) Verse #19]