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Reading or reciting Quran is a good deed, and we all know that. But it is essential to constantly remain in touch with Quran, to keep on reading and re-reading it.

It was narrated by Abdullah bin Amr: 

that the Prophet (SAW) said: "Recite the Quran in forty (days)."[1]


This hadith shows that we should attempt to complete reading Quran in forty days, before starting for another time. Why has such emphasis been laid to reading Quran so often? Quran is the word of Allah. Through Quran, we can maintain our connection to Allah. According to one hadith in Sahih Bukhari, the best talk, or speech is Allah's book, that is Quran!


There are many benefits of reading Quran:


1. Reciting Quran is one way to ensure plenty of good deeds making way to you. You get the reward of each letter of the word that you read. And Quran itself tells us that the reward of good deeds would be multiplied from 10 to 70 times, all according to Allah's Will!


2. Reciting Quran leads to sakinah (Contentment or tranquility) In several different ahadith, it has been mentioned that reading Quran leads to the tranquility of your heart and soul; especially when you are trying to read and learn Quran together with a group. That is why it has been recommended to take Quran classes with a group; Classes that help you to improve your reading skills, and also help in understanding the content of Quran. These days, it is much easier to attain this tranquility with the help of online Quran classes, instead of regular classes; especially if you live in areas from where Islamic centres or mosques are too far away.


3. According to one hadith, the best amongst the Muslims is the one who learns the Quran, and then teaches it to others. To attain this level, we first need to make sure that we, ourselves, have learnt the Quran well. It is always a good idea to get your knowledge checked by a Quran teacher, before volunteering to teach Quran to others. A good way would be enrolling in a Quran class, or in an Online Quran class. Get yourself assessed, and then start spreading the knowledge yourself.


4. It was narrated by Abu Musa: 

The Prophet (SAW) said, "The example of a believer who recites the Quran and acts on it, is like a citron which tastes nice and smells nice. And the example of a believer who does not recite the Quran but acts on it, is like a date which tastes good but has no smell. And the example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran is like a Raihana (sweet basil) which smells good but tastes bitter. And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Quran is like a colocynth which tastes bitter and has a bad smell."[2] 


This hadith clearly shows the importance of not only reading the Quran, but also acting upon the instructions it conveys. How is that possible? Only when we know the meaning of Quran, and understand its teachings. We should try our level best to constantly remain in touch with Quran, and try to constantly learn its meanings. What better way to keep on learning and understanding Quran by getting in a Quran class, or by trying to learn Arabic online. The better you know Arabic, the better you have the chance of understanding Quran. And the more you understand the Quran, the better chance you have  to act upon it. Reading and acting upon the Quran is the way that leads to Jannah.


5. Reading Quran is a habit that will not only assist you in tackling numerous worldly problems, but it will help you when you will need the help the most. On the Day of the Judgement! The stronger the habit of reading Quran you have, the better chance you have to get  intercession by Quran for your safety. The habit of reading Quran will try to save you from the trials of the grave; It will also intercede fro you from the trials of the hell, according to various authentic ahadith.


6. Everybody is a hafidh, you know. Hafidh is not just the person who knows entire Quran by heart. He is a person who knows a part of Quran by heart. It does not matter how small or large that part is. That makes everyone of us a hafidh.


It was narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-As:


The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: One who was devoted to the Quran will be told to recite, ascend and recite carefully as he recited carefully when he was in the world, for he will reach his abode when he comes to the last verse he recites. [3]

This hadith indicates that the more Quran we have memorised, the higher our status would be in Jannah, in sha Allah. How to make sure that we are learning and memorising new surah's constantly? With the help of a Quran teacher! Alhumdulillah, we can find online Quran teachers easily nowadays. The classes with online Quran teachers are convenient, and you can enjoy privacy, too. Moving at your own pace with online Quran teacher is easy. The journey to learning new surah's by heart becomes very enjoyable, and satisfying, too.




[1] Narrated by Jamiat-tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Book 43, Hadith 2947

[2] Narrated by Sahih al-Bukhari Book 66, Hadith 84

[3] Narrated by Sunan Abi Dawud 1464