Reading Without Understanding
Reading the Quran without understanding is like eating very tasty foods with no taste buds— you read wonderful verses but miss their impact.
Reading From Translations
A person reading from a translation is like a blind man being given a tour of a wonderful garden; the tour guide is the translator and the garden is the beauty of the original Quran. However hard the translator tries, he can’t convey the impact of the original Arabic.
The Solution: Learn Arabic!
A learner won’t get all that beauty in the first try, but he’ll surely enter into a whole new world once he starts understanding Arabic, and Allah will take him to new heights of understanding as his learning continues.