Moosa (as) was “kaleemullah”: the one whom Allah spoke to directly. Imagine the honor of having a one-to-one conversation with the Most-Merciful, the Creator. While we may not have that, we do have the everlasting miracle of the Qur’an. It’s designed to give you that experience. It is a healing for your heart. Allah tells us:
“O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.” [Qur’an, 10:57]
Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an. Use this month to fall in love with the Qur’an. Don’t only recite it, but take a little time out to reflect on some verses, even if it is just one aya a day. That will take you so far. Try to extract lessons out of it as well. Be conscious of the fact that this Book is Allah’s way of talking to you. So when you read it, try to think, why is Allah telling me this? What am I supposed to do with it? Sometimes Allah is telling us a story so that we can learn from it. Sometimes Allah is reassuring us. Other times He is telling us what to do and what to avoid.
Remember, fall in love with it because it contains the words of the Lord that loves you and wants what is best for you.
As a simple example, the Qur’an opens with Surat al-Fatiha. Surat al-Fatiha starts with “Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem” meaning “In the name of God, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful”. Why is Allah starting the book in this way? To teach us to start everything with His Name. This ensures sound intention and purpose in what we do. And how did He choose to introduce Himself? With attributes of mercy. So we should always first approach people with mercy. If God Himself approaches us with mercy, who are we to be harsh on people? Two lessons just from that aya!
You can see below some Qur’anic reflections by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan: