Ramadan & Quran
Your Family, Ramadan and the Quran
Ramdan has been called the month of the Quran; since it was during this month that Allah began revealing the Holy Book to the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Mos Muslims try to fininsh one reading of the whole Quran during this month individually. But it’’s also a good idea to get the whole family involved in reading more Quran this year during the blessed month, here are some tips:
Decide how much of the Quran to read daily
One of the keys to reading the Quran for completion is to establish small, attainable, daily goals. For instance, have everyone aim to read one quarter, or ten lines of the Quran daily.
Read part of the Quran together every day
An ideal time is before bed, when everyone is in a calmer mood and food, chores and homework are out of the way. Sit together and recite part of the Quran.
Have a Quran family meeting every week
Make this a party. After Iftar on say, a Saturday or Sunday, following a delicious meal in a Muslim restaurant or at home, have everyone share how much of the Quran they have covered.
Come up with the Quran reading chart
Get the younger kids to decorate theirs with stickers, etc. then hang it up on the fridge or family bulletin board where everyone can see. Have one person in charge of keeping track of everyone’s progress and noting it on the chart.
Listen to the QURAN IN THE CAR
If your family drives together to school and work, use this as an opportunity to listen to the Quran on cassette or cd together.
Encourage everyone to start a Quranic Journal
This will encourage everyone to not just read the Quran, but to also attempt to understand at least some of what they are reading. Encourage family members to share entries if they feel comfortable during the Quran family meetings.