accepted . . .
10. Sha'aban 1434
|The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Qur'an Understanding|
Allah promises in al-Qiyamah 75:19 that He explains the Qur'an.
Of course this does not mean anyone can just open the Qur'an and gain some sort of instant mystical wisdom. We have to follow the methods the Creator of the Qur'an lays out for us.
And the Qur'an is the only book ever that teaches the reader how to understand itself...
BEFORE WE START, we seek refuge with Allah from satan the rejected. We do this before we read the Qur'an or take any of the following actions. This means not just saying the words of seeking refuge: we actually clear our minds of all other ideologies or agendas and seek refuge with Allah to understand His Book as Muslims for Him.
1. Read (iqra).
2. Consider it with care.
Reading/reciting with no understanding is NOT enough.
Reading with an agenda, or preconceived notions, will dim our vision.
4. Convey it to others.
Invite to the teachings in the Qur'an,
openly or subtly, one ayat at a time,
or even just one idea at a time.
5. Practice the teachings.
6. Consult with others
Do not assume you or they have any final 'correct' understanding;
and we must listen with open-minds while avoiding blind acceptance;
7. Be patient.
Allah will manifest His will in His time.
There are ayah to support each of the above habits; and this is still a work in progress.
(As it will likely ever be.)