The Holy Quran is the fourth and final book revealed by Allah on The Last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ preceded by Taurat(Torah) revealed to Hazrat Musa a.s (Moses), Zabur revealed to Hazrat Dawud a.s (David) and Injil (Gospel) revealed to Hazrat Isa a.s (Jesus). The fact that The Quran is the word of God itself justifies the importance of reading the Quran (for which you can take online Quran classes at Online Quran Lessons) but in order to emphasize further, Allah has himself declared great benefits of reciting the Quran e.g.
1. THE BOOK OF GUIDANCE:
Allah Almighty said about the Holy Quran:
This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon (The pious)
[QURAN 2:2] The Holy Quran is the divine Book towards which Muslims turn when they face any problem in their life as it contains guidance on all matters. It is the timeless speech of Allah and a study guide for life and death and what comes after. Therefor it deserves a more careful study than any other Book. As Muslims we should recite the Holy Quran daily and understand the meaning of the Quranic verses in order to receive the message that Allah has conveyed to us. To learn Quran online please visit our website Online Quran Lessons for online Quran classes. You can also view the details of the online Quran learning course offered by us by and register for our free trial classes by visiting our website. Our expert online Quran teachers can also help you learn Tajweed online.
2. A BOOK OF BLESSINGS:
Surah Al-Anam of the Holy Quran says:
And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy.
Since the Holy Quran contains guidance on all matters of life it can be considered a great blessing for those who know how to take directions from it. In order to follow the Holy Quran it is necessary that one understands the message that is conveyed in the Holy Quran. Only after understanding the Quranic verses can we implement it in our daily life and seek Allah’s blessings.
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3. A REMINDER:
Truly there is a reminder in this for anyone who has a heart or who listens attentively with presence of mind.
[QURAN 50:37] If someone wants to connect with Allah Almighty by heart then firstly he/she should connect with the words of Allah (SWT) the Glorious Quran in a way that it directly impacts the heart, because it’s the heart that believes in Allah Almighty.
The Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ has also stated the importance of reading the Quran on various occasions:
1. Abu Umaamah relates that the Holy Prophet ﷺ said:
Read the Quran, for verily it will come on the Day of Standing as an Intercessor for its companions.
[Sahih Muslim – 1871] 2. In another Hadith it was said that:
Jibreel used to come to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) every night in Ramadaan, and study the Quran with him.
[Al-Bukhari – 5, Sahih Muslim – 42688] 3. Abbu Musa narrated that the Holy Prophet ﷺ said:
The example of a believer who recites the Qur‟an is that of a citron (a citrus fruit) which is good in taste and good in smell. And the believer who does not recite the quran is like a date which has a good taste but no smell. And the example of an impious person who recites the Qur‟an is that of Ar – Rihana (an aromaticplant) which smells good but is bitter in taste. And the example of an impious person who does not recitethe quran is that of a colocynth which is bitter in taste and has no smell.
[Al-Bukhari – 649]
REWARDS OF READING THE QURAN DAILY:
Reciting the Holy Quran earns us great rewards too and implementing it in our daily life leads to earning Allah’s mercy and kindness. Discussed below are some of the rewards of reciting the Holy Quran from Quran itself and Hadith:
1. The Holy Prophet ﷺ said:
Whoever recites ten Ayahs (verses) in qiyaam will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred Ayahs (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand Ayahs (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).
[Abu Dawood] 2. Another hadith states that:
Verily the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.
[Sahih Al-Bukhari] This hadith clearly states that a person who is working hard and doing extra efforts to learn how to read the Quran for pleasing Allah Almighty, will get a double reward.
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3. In another hadith it is said:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that ‘Alif, Laam, Meem’ (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter and ‘Meem’ is a letter.
[Tirmidhi] 4. Recitation of the Holy Quran leads to paradise. It is said in the Holy Quran:
Indeed the Quran guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward.
[Quran 17:9] 5. Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-Aas heard the Holy Prophet ﷺ say:
It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an: Read and elevate (through the levels of the Paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were in the dunyaa! For verily, your position in the Paradise will be at the last verse you recite!
[Abu-Dawood] 6. The Holy Prophet s.a.w.w. also said that
The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.
[An authentic hadith found in At-Tabaraanee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood] The benefits of reading the Quran do not end here. It is a divine book that acts as a guidance for its readers and leads them to paradise. It elevates the status of its reciters and brings them close to Allah.
However one cannot obtain these benefits without sincere commitment to the book of Allah. If a person simply state that he loves the Quran but does not make any efforts to recite the word of Allah and understand it then he deceives himself about his love for the Holy Word. The heart must be sincerely attached to Allah’s book and limbs and tongue should follow in this attachment.