Salaam alaikum, brothers and sisters! And everyone else! LOL
As one of my Ramadan projects, I'm reading two translations of the Holy Quran in English, one by Maulana Muhammad Ali and one by Muhammad Asad. In Br. Asad's translation, I was struck last night by Surah 25, verse 73. His commentary on it is this: "Explaining this verse, Zamakhshari remarks that whereas the average run of people approach the Divine Writ with a mere outward show of eagerness, 'throwing themselves upon it', for the sake of appearance but, in reality, not making the least attempt to understand the Message as such and, hence, remaining deaf and blind to its contents--the truly GOD-conscious are deeply desirous of UNDERSTANDING it and therefore 'listen to it with wide-awake ears and look at it with seeing eyes'. (Muhammad Asad translation of the Holy Qu'ran in English, page 558).
How many times have we pounced on something, full of enthusiasm, only to walk away later, bored or distracted by something new? Look inside yourself and see if you do that while reading the Holy Qu'ran. If you do, then make amends and learn to approach the Holy Qu'ran with awe, wonder and a true consciousness of GOD present in your heart and mind. The benefits will reward you well into the next life and this life will be so much more wonderful!
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