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ATTITUDES OF HEART AND MIND: Constant Praise & Gratitude

Make yourself constantly pulsate with intense praise and gratitude to your Lord for having blessed you with His greatest gift--the Qur'an, and for having guided you to its reading and study. It is but natural for your heart to beat with joy and murmur:

THANKFUL PRAISE BE TO ALLAH, WHO HAS GUIDED US TO THIS; (OTHERWISE) NEVER COULD WE HAVE FOUND GUIDANCE, HAD ALLAH NOT GUIDED US. (Holy Qur'an 7:43)

The more you are grateful, the more Allah will give you from the riches of the Qur'an.

In this spirit of dependence, trust, praise and gratitude, let your heart and tongue, in mutual harmony, begin the recitation: "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" -- the verse which appears at the head of all but one of the 114 Surahs of the Qur'an. And also pray:

OUR LORD! LET NOT OUR HEARTS SWERVE (FROM THE TRUTH) AFTER YOU HAVE GUIDED US; AND BESTOW UPON US YOUR GRACE INDEED YOU ALONE ARE THE BESTOWER. (Holy Qur'an 3:8).

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