Friday, March 15, 2013

Erk. Uk. Ek. Gulp!

Maybe this is what happened when we recite the Quran.
Entangling and twisted tongue!
Stuttered. Stuck.

Then what happened next?
If we recite next to our friend, whom by the way can read fast, smooth, and with nice melody, we shrink! Ashamed! Our body size is becoming smaller and smaller. And slowly, we put the Quran back on the shelves, and move out.

So we become frustrated! Demotivated!
Even to finish one page, it took like 15 mins! Not to mention it’s not even melodious!
Wuu.. Then we bought ourselves some bubble tea or ice cream to increase back our body size. Eheh.

So my brothers and sisters, before we start to making excuses, by saying
“I’m not Arab’s”
“I’m malay, I have a malay tongue!”
“It’s my destiny to read only the last 3 surah bro.. serious.”
“I ate too much sambal last night”
Let’s hear what our prophet says about this,

1.Reward with difficulties

A’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Now, this hadeeth says about 2 kind of Quran reciter, and each one of them, will get distinctively different reward. Of course, the one read smoother get the best result, but look at what Rasulullah saw said, those who read with difficulty, get twice the rewards! Double!

An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:

Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.”

If the reward of 1 letter is multiplied by 10, then if we read with difficulties, the 10 multiplication will be multiplied doubled!

OK. I’m impressed.

So still wants reason to not continue reciting the Quran?

2. Allah's way of preserving the Quran

Err..why by being stuttered, the Quran is being preserved?
Simple. What do you do when you stuttered while reciting Quran?
You repeat the verse right?
Then you will continue to repeat and repeat until you get it right and satisfied.
And when you are doing that, you’re becoming familiar to the verse, isn’t?
So by doing so, you are indirectly memorizing the verse. And slowly, you are not just improving your recitation of the Quran, but also has memorise that particular verse of Quran.
And at the end of your effort, the Quran is engraved into your heart! Slowly.
So, Allah is not just preserving the Quran through the Hafiz and Hafizah, but through you!
Yes, you!

And We have certainly made the Qur'an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?

[Al-Qamar 54:17]

And this verse, is a challenge from Allah. Do anyone want to recite to remember?
Do you?

So don’t feel bad when you stuttered. Just continue reciting the Quran.
The reward is so much more compared to not reading the Quran.
And indeed, in the sight of Allah, you are special because of those efforts of yours. So keep continue to improve your recitation and never give up yea?
Keep the high spirit. 

Written by: Brother Zulhafifi bin Dzulkafli


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