بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
i wonder, how come a person who reads the Quran is still not able to feel the fear and to be motivated in doing good?
how many ayaats are there explaining and reminding of what is going to happen. the ‘prognosis’ of being a kafir or for being negligent and not abiding to Allah’s rules.
and followed by ayaats of Allah’s rewards for the righteous and the people of taqwa..
over and over again.. the ayaats are repeated. sometimes, the exact phrase is repeated to remind.
the problem or the main issue is : we don’t care to read and to contemplate! that’s why…
we might be reading.. but we don’t stop to ‘tadabbur’. what a very nice word.. that i can’t find an english word to describe- maybe ‘ponder’ is the closest one i can get.
i’d like to share this beautiful ayat from surah Muhammad verse 24;
أَفَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْءَانَ أَمْ عَلَى قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَآ
Will they not, then, ponder over this Qur’an? – or are there locks upon their hearts?
indeed, there are locks upon the hearts that made them not able to ‘see’, firmly closing them so that none of the meanings can reach their hearts..
how sad can that be.
even sadder if some of us choose to leave the Quran, let alone to read it :(
have you ever felt at times when you feel there’s something missing? even though you pray and still read the Quran? well, i do too… but when i force myself to sit down, ponder upon the verses of Quran that i’m reading.. slowly the heavy knots that had been burdening my mind and soul, becomes loose and i feel free again-with a clear mind and a crying heart.
it’s just a matter of sitting down and making Zikrullah. it makes wonders.. :) after all the Quran is, like a ‘love letter’ sent by the Lord Himself specially for us, His beloved servants.. to fill our hearts. how weary can we be?
search for the key.