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ATTITUDES OF HEART AND MIND: Purpose of Recitation

Recite the Qur'an with no other purpose than to come nearer to your Lord and seek His guidance and good pleasure. You should seek guidance from the Qur'an, for your total life, and only from the Qur'an. It is the word of Allah; and it requires as much exclusiveness as He does. One who desires worldly ends from the Qur'an may get them, but he shall surely lose a whole ocean that could have filled his cup. One who has the Qur'an with him and yet goes to other sources for guidance, is surely running after mirages.

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