Subhanallah. Is there a greater feeling than this?
Upon quitting music, I found the best substitute was the recitation of the Quran. Soon later, I became a recitation addict. I started off adoring Abu Bakr As Shatri’s recitation only to hear Saud al Shuraim and discover Ahmed al Ajmi and Abdullah Matrood only to never forget Abdullah Ali Jabir among other reciters like Brother Musa Zamuri who is a former Guantanamo detainee who occasionally recited an opening for CageUK or brother Abdul-Hamid Al-Maghribi, a fallen Palestinian. And I’m current head over heels in love with Sheikh Okasha’s Kameny recitation despite how limited it is on YouTube. And these are just some of the reciters’ recitations that have soothed and continues to soothe my heart.
May Allah protect and preserve them and their families
On another note, sometimes I feel hollow like a vessel; naturally, I plug my earphones in, and I feel as if my heart is cleansed with such beautiful recitation and that all negative energy/tension consumed within escapes my body. To me, Quran is soul food. And when I read it myself, the Quran has a different effect, it cools my eyes. I don’t know if it’s just me or if I’m weird, I’ve noticed when I read the Quran I feel a layer of refreshing cold air forms under my eye??
All in all, Quran is my filter. How about you?