Why Study Qur’an ?
Studying Quran with understanding is a very noble act, which every Muslim should be performing. It gives him/her knowledge about all aspects of life, also brings him/her near to the Creator.
The benefits of studying Quran with understanding are unlimited with main benefit is that one will get guidance towards the straight path to Allah.
Allah SWT says in Quran
And We have indeed made the Qur´an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
Your journey through the Quran requires that you seek and join a community of quest and study.
No doubt you will read the Quran individually. But your benefits will multiply if you join in fellowship with other believers and seekers after the Quran.
In companionship, the states of the heart may be intensified. Many minds joined together may understand meanings better and more correctly.
And, only by joining with others can you live fully the lives inspired by the Quran and discharge the mission that reading it enjoins upon you.
By acting and fulfilling that mission you will deserve the fullest possible blessings of the Quran.
One: Where a small group gathers to study and deliberate upon the Quran so that each participant takes an active part in the process, though some among them may be more knowledgeable than others and one will lead the study. This we shall call Halaqah, or Study Circle.
Two: Where a group, small or large, gathers to study the Quran by actively listening to the exposition given by a knowledgeable person. The participants only raise questions. This we shall call ‘Dars‘, lesson or lecture.
You should know how to conduct a Study Circle and how to prepare and deliver a Dars. Here we can discuss only very broad guidelines.
Again, it is important to remember that there can be no standard, fixed procedures. Each person or group will have to develop his or their own method, and each situation will have to be treated on its own. The guidelines given below are only suggestions which you should adapt to your requirements and capabilities.
Four Basic Rules
Four rules are basic to the success of any collective study:
One: You must always make all the preparations necessary to fulfil your responsibility.
Do not take your task lightly. Do not postpone your preparation till the eleventh hour.
Also, do not consider a quick glance enough, never say anything about the Quran without having given it full consideration.
It is always better to make note of what you have studied and what you want to say.
Two: Whether you are a novice or you already possess some knowledge, whether you have to give Dars or participate in discussion in a circle, undertake a study on your own of the selected part, broadly in line with the procedure described earlier.
Three: Always keep your niyah (intention) right, that is, understand and live the Quran in order to seek Allah’s pleasure.
Four: Do not study together merely for pleasure, intellectual curiosity, or argument and discussion. Your studying the Quran together must result in your obeying the Quran together and fulfilling the mission it entrusts to you.