Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A "Subhaan Allah" Moment

Bism Illah, wa assalaamu alaykum.

Every now and then a beautiful lightbulb goes off in my head after an event, so here I am to share it. My 7 year old daughter was asking during yesterday evening's iftar why it is that when she reads an ordinary book, she understands it better when she reads to herself but with the Quran, she understands it better when she reads it out loud. I took note of it and responded that I didn't know, but it is an interesting question.

Of course, as I'm a pondering person, I was considering her question when suddenly, "PING!" I had it! The Quran is better understood read aloud, because it is meant to be recited! Not only is it meant to be recited, we gain the most reward from reciting rather than simply reading to ourselves. We gain the reward of 10 hasanaat per letter. We gain the reward from our tongues, our lips,our throat, our lungs, our jaw, and our mind all working together to recite Allah's perfect words. They can testify for us , inshaa'Allah, on Yawm ad-Deen. Allah is, yet again, showering his blessings down on us by making our Book of guidance easiest to understand in the form that gains the best reward. Oh, how our Lord fills our hearts with his generosity!

Of course, I told my daughter after fajr this morning and now she has another beautiful revelation this Ramadan. All praise be to Allah, the Perfect Provider for all needs!


  1. I love this post! You've had some excellent excellent ones this Ramadan that I've had to catch up on but just wanted to say jazakillahu khauran for sharing so much. I will be going back to them in sha Allah!

  2. Salam,Been too long! i owe you a very large email, and my new mobile number. I hope you and your family are keeping well? insha'Allah. Plus got a new blog adress if you would update your blog role... 'i am back she cackles wildly' minty

  3. As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Masha Allah this is so beautiful, it also demonstrates your daughters intelligence masha Allah........

    By the way Ukhty I miss you!!!

    Where are you hiding?

  4. Salaams Yah Ukhti!!! ..I see you have not forgotten me.. am I still in your 'subconscious'?.. "PING"!!! LOL ;D I think about you often, since your words are always so full of encouragement. InshaAllah I will call you one of these days to say Salaams and catch up. Do you still have the same number? Keep well, and please remember me in your Du'aas whenever you can! ...PING-PONG! :D

  5. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh my darling "bouncy" sister!

    Please forgive me! I've been following your progress on the blog, and I've certainly remembered you in my dua' mashaa'Allah! So much is going on over here with us starting back at "school" and getting into some kind of rhythm. Life is a huge, wonderful blessing! I really wanted to send you a regular e-mail to catch up, but I think I always did it through a group...so I'm stumped now. Anyway, I still have the same number and if you send me an e-mail on maiforrester@yahoo.com, I'll reply inshaa'Allah to catch up properly.

    Much love to you and big, fat hugs and kisses,