"Reading the Holy Koran"
Therefore, I just try first to listen to famous reciters of the Holy Koran. I started that after my graduation. I bought CDs and before that I used to download my favorite reciters from the websites (Basically from Islam Way).
Before, I just used to read it and not try to understand the meanings or the story behind each chapter or verse.
The good Reading must be with forethought!
I remember watching an interview with Dr. Zajlol El Najaar. "He said: in one of our conferences in the west, a man stood to debate us about some words in Koran. He just took the external meanings of the words and he don't know the Arabic language, I told him that if we are the one who speak the language and it’s the mother language of us and we can't understand all words, and we regularly go back to dictionary of Arabic language to see the more closer meanings for the words.
So, How about someone who can't speak the language and can't see and estimate the words!!"
That's true, Arabic language not easy at all… yes, it's one of the elegant and interesting languages in the world, but to learn it will be tough challenge.
The science of Arabic language like a sea, so deep, so full, and you will find many bases and grammars. Most of us stay in the edges of daily talk and slang words without going so deep into the classical Arabic….
In the holy Koran, if you know nothing about meaning and explanations of the Koran, you will misunderstand many verses and meanings. I did misunderstand some verses because I took my simple knowledge about the language.
I didn't understand so many verses, so I used to read in a copy of holy Koran with explanations in the footnotes. So, now I can memorize many verses of Koran and with the story or meaning of them. At least, I can now read and understand many chapters of Holy Koran.
So, Dear Friends, don't think you can understand everything or what you have in the translations is enough. You should try to find more and read more...