We are living in a time where everything has to be rushed, multitasking is the norm, and we find it difficult to sit still in silence.
If you find yourself struggling with silence and patience, then pause and ask yourself, how is your heart feeling in this rush, hurry and haste? Are you still focused on the mission you were sent here for? Are you aligned with the purpose you came here to fulfil?
The purpose of our lives, the direction and the principles stem from the Quran, for us as Muslims. We must not blend in, to fade away in the background as believers. We must live up to the call Allah has made throughout the Quran for the believers and ask Him to guide us to set goals that will keep us guided and on the right path that leads back to Him.
To Him is our ultimate return. And Quran is the key to unlock that direction and purpose of our lives. It starts with sitting in silence with the Words of our Lord and reflecting on them.
Give Quran proper time, and attention. Don’t rush through it, study at least a verse daily, and increase the number over time. Grow with the Quran so that your faith grows.
Minimise distractions such as social media, news right before and after the session.
Set weekly targets for yourself and track your progress daily to see where you can do more and improve.
If you’re stuck with a verse, a word, a letter.. then give it your full attention before moving onto the next.
Recite to someone who’s more experienced than you to see if you’ve mastered the tilawah before reciting to your teacher- especially in the earlier stages.
Recite for at least 15 minutes out loud daily, when you’re starting out and then gradually increase the time to 30 minutes, 45 minutes and an hour. Practicing in this manner will build your stamina to recite more over the same duration.