Climbing mountains is undoubtedly difficult, but the view from the top is always breathtakingly beautiful. The stars are far, but that doesn’t stop us from attempting to reach them and reach their magical world along with them. The same with the difficulty you face when you learn the Quran.
Is It Easy to Learn the Quran?
To learn the Quran, it is difficult, and Hifz Al Quran (memorizing the Quran) is even more difficult, but those hardships don’t stand a chance before the spiritual rewards Allah bestows on his believers who work hard to learn to read the Quran correctly, and who try to memorize the Quran.
We know that learning the Quran is difficult, but don’t let that discourage you from learning the Quran; as the more difficult it is, the higher reward you get by Allah. In addition to that, with our courses, a great deal of that difficulty vanishes into thin air.
Why is the Quran so difficult to Learn And Read?
There is no doubt that the Quran is difficult to read, especially for those whose native tongue isn’t Arabic. But don’t despair, my brothers and sisters; as your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. On the contrary, you are rewarded by Allah for your hard work and trouble.
Though, why is it with so much difficulty that we get to read the Quran correctly? There are many reasons, but for the purposes of our discussions today we will shed light on three main reasons:
1. The Quran is in Arabic:
The Quran being in Arabic is one central reason why some Muslim people might find it difficult to learn it. The Arabic language makes the Quran difficult to learn for not one, but two reasons.
The first of which is that many Muslim people have grown up in non-Arab countries, which means their native tongue isn’t Arabic. Hence, they have to learn a whole language, besides learning all the other acts of worship in Islam.
The second reason doesn’t reside in Arabic being a foreign language only, but basically also in Arabic being Arabic. Learning the Arabic language is highly challenging; as it’s one of the most difficult languages ever known to human beings. This definitely adds to the difficulty of the situation.
But how can we overcome such a problem? Don’t worry! Bayan Al Quran Academy has got your back with a set of courses that are dedicated to teaching you the basics of the Arabic Language, and how to read the Quran in Arabic.
2. The Quran is in Quranic Arabic:
Being in the Quranic dialect of the Arabic language adds to the difficulty of the situation; as it’s one of the most difficult Arabic dialects.
Ok, but at the moment, where is Quranic Arabic on the map? Well, it is kept as the language of the Quran. Though, it’s not as widely practiced by the Arabs nowadays, which means even Arabs face some level of difficulty reading the Quran.
Bayan Al Quran Academy has got your back this time as well; as we have designed a number of courses that aim at teaching you Fusha Arabic.
3. The Quran follows the Tajweed rules:
Following the Tajweed rules adds yet another layer of difficulty to learning the Quran. The Tajweed is a set of rules that aim at beautifying the Quran. Though they can be a bit tricky to follow at first, it is a must rather than being optional.
The reason why we have to follow Tajweed’s rules is to articulate the Quran accurately, and in the exact way it was revealed to our prophet (peace be upon him).
The Tajweed rules include rules of when it is a must to stop, or when to never stop mid-verse, how and why certain sounds replace other sounds, and how to set the vocal tones correctly while reading.
Bayan Al Quran Academy has some courses that target improving your skills of reading the Quran while applying the Tajweed rules, which will take your level of reading the Quran to the next level.
How to overcome the difficulty of learning the Quran?
To overcome the difficulty of learning the Quran, there are a number of strategies you may apply:
1- Take some Quran classes:
Taking some Quran classes will give you professional guidance throughout your journey, which will definitely help you make progress.
2- Listen to recitations of the Quran:
Listening to recitations of the Quran repeatedly will train your ears to notice the slight differences between the sounds, and will allow you to train yourself, and practice your reading of the Quran.
3- Revise your mistakes:
Revising your mistakes will make it a lot easier to learn the Quran; so, grab a notebook, and note down each and every mistake, and revise them daily.
4- Communicate with other learners:
Communicating with other learners of the Quran will guard against despair; as you can talk to them about your hardships and frustration, and get those negative emotions off your chest.
5- Don’t rush the results:
Don’t rush the results; as this journey of learning is going to be very long, and rushing the progress will only make you lose your patience quicker. So, be patient, and enjoy the ride, until we reach our destination.
Why do you need to ignore the hardships of learning the Quran?
Although learning the Quran is a difficult path, the rewards at the end of that path are totally worth all the hardships:
1- A source of the instructions of the religion:
Through the Quran, Muslim people can learn about the instructions of their religion; so, they can follow the orders of Allah, and forbid themselves from indulging in Haram acts.
2- A history lesson to learn from:
The Quran includes historical incidents of different people from different times and different cultures, and through these stories, we can learn more about human history, and human nature, and how to shape this human nature to our best interest.
3- A comfort for the worried:
The Quran has the ability to comfort the worried; relieve the sad, and calm the angry. It’s a cure to all distress of the heart and the mind and helps human beings enter a temporary peaceful trance, that is often interrupted by the disorder and chaos of the world.
For these benefits and more, and despite the process’ difficulty, Muslim people work hard to learn the Quran, and bear all hardships for the sake of attaining this eternally great blessing; being able to read and understand the Quran.
We know that learning the Quran is difficult, but don’t let that discourage you from learning the Quran; as the more difficult it is, the higher reward you get from Allah. In addition to that, with our courses, a great deal of that difficulty vanishes into thin air.