How to make Quran reading a daily habit

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Can you read an aya of the Quran every day? If you want to make a habit of daily Quran reading for yourself or your kids, here is how to do it.

For years (nearly 7 years to be exact) I was afraid to bring out the Quran in front of my children. The few times I tried, my babies tried to snatch it out of my hands or distract me.

Reading Quran when you have small babies and toddlers is difficult

It was the 1st of Ramadan, my youngest was 1 year old and I also had a 2 year old toddler. The oldest was 7. I was really sad…

It’s Ramadan again and I can’t fast here because I have to feed two babies.

I felt terrible. I sat on the couch and eyed our bookshelf. Once upon a time my little Quran was on my side table but then I became a mother and my eldest could reach it. So I placed it higher but he reached it again. So I put it on the bookshelf with the other, less-used copies of the Koran.

For 7 years I had to struggle… I had to “sneak out” the Qur’an and read it hastily while my kids tugged at me or broke up the mess.

I was even more angry just thinking about it. I had enough that day. So I got up, made wudhu and found my Koran.

‘This Ramadan I will finish the whole Quran and the children will not stop me!!’ I said to myself.

I took the Quran from the shelf, gave the baby a small dua book and sat down to read aloud. My son (7 years old at the time) hurried over to listen. I explained the meaning of an ayah in Urdu. The baby watched and tried to chew on the Dua book. (Lucky it was sturdy and cardboard-like!)

I learned a very important lesson that day: I don’t need to be afraid of my children. For them I just read “another book”. God knows my heart. I’m not intentionally trying to be disrespectful. I try very hard to remind myself of God and to teach my children how to do it.

No, I haven’t read the entire Quran this month, but I have learned to read with my babies and toddlers in tow. Believe it or not, the kids didn’t bother me after the first few days.

No, they weren’t less active or fussy…they were their little selves, but they learned Mom reads. I, on the other hand, have learned to just ignore my kids to replenish my soul.

When mothers reach for the Koran every day…

If you pick up the Holy Quran to read, you are teaching the children that this is a book that they should read first. This is the book of life.

this is that Advantage of daily Koran reading. They also inspire your children to reach for the Quran.

There are definitely so many benefits of reading Quran every day.

Even God says in the Holy Quran:

We send down (step by step) in the Qur’an what is healing and mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes naught but loss upon loss. (Holy Quran – 17:82)

Finding time to read the Quran is self-care. It fills (waters) your soul and brings it to life. It’s time you made a commitment to heal yourself. This habit has only good things.

So from now on I would choose the Koran to read every day after Dhuhr. Soon the kids were adopting it as part of their routine.

Examples of routines:

How to make Quran reading a daily habit and part of your routine

I’m going to share with you a tip that will help you establish this habit.

The easiest way to read the Holy Quran consistently is to make sure that it is VISIBLE and REACHABLE at all times. Do not you agree?

Don’t put it on a shelf.

Don’t keep it in a “safe” place.

Don’t worry about your kids mishandling it.

Oh no…they will learn how to handle it IF you keep it accessible.

Your children will learn to appreciate the Qur’an. You will admire it and understand that it is a special book. You will learn to love it. You will WANT to read it too.

Isn’t that what we all want? Raising children who love the Quran?

So go now… now do Wudhu, take your Quran and put it in a place where you can reach and see it.

The 1 Ayah Quran Challenge

I have an easy 7 day challenge for you. It’s called the #1AyahQuran Challenge.

For 7 days you have to open your Quran, read at least one ayah and post it on Instagram, tag me @JeddahMom and use hashtag #1ayahquranchallenge.

All you have to do is:

  • Choose a Quran: You can take your Mushaf (Quran), Translation or Tafsir.
  • Read a page or at least an ayah
  • Sharing with me on Instagram is optional, but if you wish, tag me as @jeddahmom #1ayahquranchallenge. Or you can come back and leave a message in this post. Your request.

The challenge is simply that if you can make it 7 days, you can get into the habit of reading the Quran every day.

An ayah a day keeps depression away.

This is my way of making sure we make a habit of reading the Holy Quran by trying to read at least 1 verse.

We hesitate to start reading the Koran tomorrow. Life gets in the way. I know because I was there. don’t wait for tomorrow Take that first step and put your Quran somewhere visible. Next, accept my 7 Day Quran Challenge on Instagram

It is possible to read the Quran every day.

You can read only one aya. It is possible. I hope I gave you a few simple tips above.

When a mother picks up the Koran every day, our children watch us. It creates a home environment where the Quran is heard, recited and followed. Your one simple act – your only ayah – could help you raise children who love Islam.

Your challenge now is to do this

  1. Keep an eye on the Quran. Anywhere reachable. Go now, take it out, put it in an accessible place.
  2. Then take mine next 1 Ayah Quran Challenge.

Tell me in the comments, are you in?

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