6 Ways to Connect with the Quran
1. Pick up the Quran!
This is the first step, but for many it’s also the hardest! Take it off your bookshelf, remove that dust, and keep it accessible (maybe place it on your coffee table or bedside table). If it is always visible to you, you’re more likely to pick it up and read.
2. Start Reading!
Start with even a few verses or just half a page if you must, but make sure you read every day. Remember, consistency is the key to building a habit. I recommend having a regular scheduled time (e.g. after Fajr, Maghrib or Isha prayer).
3. Use a Web App like IslamiCity
As we’re always on the go, it can be difficult to find a moment to sit down and open a physical copy of the Quran. This shouldn’t be an excuse to miss out on reading a few verses per day.
4. Study the Tafseer
The Quran is the word of God, and it goes without saying that God’s words are incredibly profound and timeless, so understanding them requires diving a little deeper into the meanings behind the words. It will not only help you understand why the verses say what they say, but also how they can relate to your own life.
5. Start Memorizing
Once you’ve begun to establish a better connection with the Quran, pick up a habit of memorising small portions of the Quran. Start from the 30th Juz’ (section) and pick some small Surahs to begin with. Not only will you have more verses to recite during Salah, but the act of revising these Surahs will keep you connected with the Quran.
6. Join a Study Group
It can be difficult to find the motivation to do this on your own, so one of the best pieces of advice I can give is to join a local study group. A bonus is that you will make lots of great friends in the process.