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Quran Recitation is an act in which your whole person, soul, heart, mind, tongue, and body participates. In short, your whole existence becomes involved. In reading the Quran, mind, and body, reason and feeling lose their distinction; they become fused.

As the tongue recites and words flow from the lips, the mind ponders, the heart reflects, the soul absorbs, tears well up in the eyes, the heart quakes and trembles, the skin shivers and softens just as the heart does, there no longer remains any duality between the two; even your hair may stand on end. And {so he walks in a light from his Lord … that is God’s guidance, whereby He guides whomsoever He will} (Az-Zumar 39: 22-23).

To read the Quran thus, as it deserves to be read, is not a light task; but nor is it too difficult or impossible. Otherwise, the Quran could not have been meant for laymen like us, nor could it be the mercy and the guidance that it surely is.

But obviously, it does entail much travail of heart and mind, soul and intellect, spirit and body. It requires that certain conditions be observed and obligations are fulfilled – some inwardly, some outwardly. You should know them all, now, and endeavor to observe them before you enter the glorious world of the Quran.