Prophet’s Musa du’a taught by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala when he was assigned the task to do da’wah to Pharaoh.
Understanding the Qur’an requires that our hearts be cleansed first. Consciously, clean your heart from its spiritual diseases. Qur’an cannot settle in a heart that is filled with the filth of envy, hatred, jealousy and rancor.
In this du’a we ask Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to open up our hearts (so that we can understand His words). We ask Him to make the task easy for us (meaning understanding of the Qur’an becomes easy for me). You can also make this du’a for other difficulties in life.
After learning the Qur’an, we must communicate it to others. Many of us might be fabulous orators in the worldly studies, but when it comes to da’wah we are tongue-tied. Therefore, we ask Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to untie the knots of our tongue so that we can communicate His words to other people. Qur’an is a kalaam [speech], it cannot be transferred through written text only. It has to be spoken and heard. Jibreel ‘alayhi salaam would recite the words of the Qur’an and reveal them to Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet then memorized the words and recited them to the Companions who then memorized them and communicated them to others through speech. While reciting the Qur’an privately, we should not recite it in our heart without any sound but the sound of Qur’an recitation should enter our ears too. This is how the words will have an effect on our hearts.
Originally Shared on: Verse by Verse Qur’an Study Circle