For new brothers and sisters: continue to learn the contents of the Quran, and do also learn to say the words correctly; do not be disheartened by the initial difficulty or the mockery of ignorant fools. In Surah alAnkabut Allah says: "As for those who strive in Our cause, We shall surely guide them to Our Ways. Indeed Allah is with those who do good". With each step towards Allah, He will guide us and make us better.
The rest of us should spend more time and effort understanding what the Quran says, not merely reading the Arabic version from start to finish over and over without knowing what the message is. After all the Quran has been sent down as a Guide, a Sign, a judgment/standard of Authority and a source of cheer and good news. In our lives when we are faced with confusion or distress there is nothing that clears the mind like reading the Quran. We get answers to our questions in the Quran. Such is the miracle of this little Book that carries immeasurable blessings. Nothing short when it is after all the word of God.
Our Prophet Muhammad SAW also taught us the supplication prior to reading the Holy Book - he said: "There is no person who suffers any anxiety or grief, and he/she says -
'Oh Allah, I am Your servant and the offspring of your servants, my fate is in Your Hands, Your Judgment upon me is assured, Justice upon me is Your command, I ask You by every Name You have taken for Yourself, revealed in Your Book, taught anyone of your creation or taken unto Yourself in the realm of the unknown, to make the Qur'an the spring of my heart and the light of my breast, the banisher of my sorrow and the reliever of my despair'
- except that Allah will take away his anxiety and grief, and replace his sorrow with joy" (Musnad Imam Ahmad)
May Allah protect us all and make the Quran a source of our happiness on this earth and in the hereafter. Amen.