Q is for Quiet and Qur’an

I’m a little late in writing this post, thinking I had written it but I hadn’t. Now I realize I don’t remember writing it, so maybe I’m not completely nuts.

I decided to write about quiet and the Qur’an because to me they go together well. I am a Muslim and I try to read the Qur’an every day. It quiets me and brings me peace and direction to my life. I would love to be able to read it in Arabic and I have been studying Arabic to try to learn, but it’s a hard language, especially with an entirely new alphabet to master. The Qur’an gives me guidance on so many things and I love the poetry that is in its passages when it is read in Arabic. It is surely an inspired book from God, which I believe as a Muslim. I find myself regretting days when I don’t read the Qur’an because I feel that it helps me immensely in my life.

The quiet part come in because I love the quiet. I live alone with my two faithful watchdogs, who are also couch potatoes and bark only when necessary (someone at the door or near the windows of the townhome). I love the silence of my home; I feel peaceful and concentrated when there is quiet. The Qur’an and quiet meet when I read the Qur’an. I love the silence when I can hear the words of God in my ear as I read and study. You really can’t read or study the Qur’an while there are other things going on, at least I can’t. I need the quiet and silence to absorb what I’m reading. The same goes for reading and studying for my graduate classes. I am just one of those people who needs quiet to concentrate. I could never listen to music while I studied. I need that blessed silence.

Now I’ve caught up with my Q and am back on track with S for today, I think I feel less crazy than I did a few minutes ago. Now it’s time to read the Qur’an and relish the quiet.

This post is part of a month-long series, A-Z, that I am participating in for the month of April.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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