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.