Author: Khalid Baig
Publisher: Open Mind Press
About the Book: While our devotion to the Words of Allah is unsurpassed, as shown yearly by the taraweeh prayers alone, our devotion to the Message of Allah requires more. We need to understand and reflect on the wisdom and commands contained in the Divine Words so that we are truly listening to them and not just hearing them. That is the basic idea behind this book. A few ayahs were selected from every night’s recitation to reflect on their message as it relates to our life and our challenges today. As a result here are about 150 ayahs that deal with most of the important issues we face.
Listening to the Qur’an means actively seeking guidance for our individual and collective life. It means developing a personal relationship with the Qur’an, and through that with Allah Most High. It means reflecting on the Qur’anic message and on our own situation. Where do we stand? Where should we be going? How does the Word of Allah relate to our world? These reflections may stimulate our thinking, and our action. Not only during Ramadan but all year long.
“Khalid Baig has brilliantly put together such a book that motivates one to dive even deeper in search of the hidden treasures that will lead us to our ultimate goals: happiness and success, in this life and the Hereafter. This book amazingly aids in achieving this desired reflective state. I truly enjoyed reading these reflections during Ramadan. The selection of ayahs and relevant topics makes it even more appealing and beneficial.” Sheikh Burhaan Mehtar – Secretary Imams Council, Perth, Western Australia
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Listening to the Quran is not just another book on how to read the Quran or important lessons from it, rather its a deep dive into the hidden messages in the text of the Quran – the third dimension that we can never discover by floating on the surface. Since it is a compilation of the authors lectures during Ramadan, after a few Juz you feel like he is teaching you, talking to you in a class. It’s a book that will talk to you, being the one in control leaving the reader helpless but wanting to go further. With his casual prose sometimes and stern no-nonsense style at other times, trust me he wont let your attention go adrift.
A must read if you think it’s hard or boring to study the Quran in a classroom; a must read for all those young guns about to set out in their own world thinking they have figured it all out! “It’s relevant and brief yet it will make you ponder for quite some time. Unputdownable!
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