Qur’an in order to understand and seek guidance from it should
be the primary objective of a Muslim. This can only be
achieved if he or she knows the meanings of the language. It
is perfectly all right to read the Qur’an in one’s own
language to start with. The Arabic recitation should be learnt
so that it is the first step towards reading the Qur’an and
understanding it directly from Arabic, which I assure you,
just requires at best a year long effort. The affect of
reading the original Arabic words and also being able to grasp
their meanings is tremendous and it really stirs the heart.
So, one should try to take out time for this all important
task. Till this end is achieved he or she should of course
keep reading the Qur’an with an appropriate translation.