This section highlights some of the lessons and signs from Allah that can be drawn from the Qur’an. There is a post for every Part, or ‘Juz’ as it is known in Arabic. There are 30 parts in the Qur’an and there are many lessons for us to reflect on. We, at Straight Path to Recovery, have selected just a few of those lessons and we are certain you will find more.
As we read the verses and ponder upon their meaning we will find that we come closer to Allah and our hearts are filled with faith. In this way, we find that our cravings for substances and urges to engage in addictive behaviours is reduced. Therefore, no recovery programme can afford to miss out the daily reading and contemplation of The Qur’an, The Words of Allah. In some recovery programmes, such as twelve step philosophies, daily readings and reflections are recommended. Dedicated twelve-steppers may take time to read their book called ‘Just For Today’. We have something even better than this – The unchanged Word of Allah – The Qur’an. So let us embrace it!
We preoccupy our time with the recitation of Allah’s Words and this leaves little room for thoughts of using or engaging in negative behaviours. The Qur’an is a cure for mankind, and we find that by engaging in its recitation we begin to overcome negative thoughts and feelings associated with our addiction. Scientific studies have shown that recitation of Qur’an has a positive calming effect on the reciter. It brings about a sense of peace and tranquility and that is a much needed sense of contentment in recovery when feelings are high, emotions are unstable and life is tough. In recovery, The Qur’an will help us through this journey and through lifes tests and trials from birth until death. Let us reflect.