*In surah Saad [38:29] Allah swt says : “A Book (the Qur’ân) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember [or take lesson ] ” So, we know we should ponder upon Quran ayats. But HOW do you ponder? Here are five tips for maximizing your benefits from every ayah: Firstly; when you read an ayah say to yourself ‘this is Allah swt’, don’t say you hear an imam reciting, these are Allah’s words, direct from Him. Then… think these words are directly addressing YOU. At the moment you read an ayah Allah swt is watching you and how you REACT to His words! So… form a direct relationship between you and the ayat. Secondly; whatever you read or hear, take the advice as that advice is for ME. Don’t take the ayat as, these are for hypocrites, disbelievers, idolaters etc. So..you should look what is in there for YOU. Thirdly; everything is part of al-Qadr, even the exact amount of oxygen we breathe every second of the day. So, every ayah you read is part of your destiny. So ask yourself ‘ Why is Allah swt making ME read THIS today?’ Fourthly; while reading an ayah, focus your eyes, ears, your brain and your heart, don’t think of anything else. Use your imagination; visualize! And finally fifthly; thank Allah swt sincerely.. by ACTION. To conclude, each ayah of the Qur’an demands something from us. To fulfil it, start with dua’!