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Why should we read Quran

Alhamdulillah, and All perfect thanks and praises are due to the Almighty Allah, who has brought down the Qur’an. I send peace and blessings upon whom the Qur’an was descended upon, Prophet Muhammad, his household, his companions and all those who follow his guided path till judgement day.

 

The Prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” And said, “Verily actions are but by intentions, and every person shall have (be rewarded for) what they intended” [Reported in Bukhari & Muslim].

 

Maximising the intentions is the trade of the hearts of the sahabah (May Allah be pleased with them) and the scholars, and those who know Allah very well.
They used to carry out one action whilst having many intentions behind this action,
so that they are rewarded abundantly for every intention. It is due to this that Ibn
Kathir said, “The intention reaches further than the action”.

 

We should read the Holy Quran for many reasons, in fact more than 20 reasons, but that is what I have compiled:

 

1- For it to intercede for us on the day of judgement. The prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi
wasallam) said,Recite the Qur’an for it will come as an intercessor for its people on
the day of judgement” [Reported in Muslim]

 

2- So that we can increase in reward. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud narrated the prophet
(SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mentioned that “whoever recites one letter/word from
the book of Allah, then for him is a reward, and a reward is multiplied by ten”
[Reported in Tirmidhi].

 

3- For it to fill our heart. The prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “The man
who has nothing of the Qur’an inside him is like a ruined house” [Reported in
Tirmidhi]

 

4- For us to memorise and act on every verse we recite so that we can ascend in
Jannah. The prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “It is said to the one who
recites the Qur’an, recite and ascend, and read like you used to read in the dunya,
for your place (in Jannah) is at the last verse you recite” [Reported in Abu Dawud
and Tirmidhi]

 

5- For it to remove the illnesses from our hearts and cure our bodies, and for mercy
to envelope us. Allah says in Surah Al-Israa’ [17:82] {We send the Qur’an as healing
and mercy for those who believe}

 

6- For it to give our hearts tranquillity and peace. Allah says in Surah Al-Ra’d [13:28]
{Verily in the remembrance of Allah do the hearts find rest}

 

7- For it to give life to our hearts, light to our chest, and to remove our anxieties and
worries. The Qur’an is the spring of the believer, as rainfall is the spring of the Earth.
The prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to say in his Du’aa “..that you make
the Qur’an the spring of my heart, the light of my chest, the remover of my sorrow,
and the remover of my worries” [Reported in Ahmad]

 

8- For it to guide us. Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah [2:2] {This book of which there
is no doubt, (is) guidance for the pious}. And in a hadith Qudsi, Allah says, “Oh my
slaves, you are all astray except those whom I guide, so seek my guidance and I will
guide you” [Reported in Muslim]

 

9- For us to die while reciting the Qur’an as Uthman (RadhiyAllahu ‘anhu) became a
martyr whilst reciting the Qur’an. Ibn Kathir said, “Whoever lives upon something will
die upon it, and whoever dies upon something will be resurrected upon it”.

He based this on the verse in Surah Al-Jathiyah [45:21] {Do those who commit evil deeds really think that We will deal with them in the same way as those who believe and do righteous deeds, that they will be alike in their living and their dying? How badly they judge!}

 

10- For it to bring us closer to Allah by loving His words. The prophet (SallaAllahu
‘alayhi wasallam) said, “You are (on the day of judgement) with whom you love
[Reported in Muslim]

 

11- For it to increase our Iman. Allah says in Surah At-Tawbah [9:124] {And when a
surah is revealed, some of them ask “which of you did this increase him in Iman?”.
As for the ones who believe, it increased them in Iman and they rejoice}

 

12- So that we can increase our knowledge of our Lord so that we can increase in
showing humility before Him and manifesting our need for Him, so that we can rely
on Him at all instances.

 

13- For it to be a reason for Allah to make us from His people. The prophet
(SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Allah has His people (from the creation)”. The
sahaba asked, “Who are they?”. He (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “They are
the people of the Qur’an. They are Allah’s people, and His close ones” [Declared
Sahih by Al-Albanee]

 

14- For you to fulfil the purpose of the revelation of the Qur’an by contemplating on
its verses and acting upon it. Allah says in Surah Sad [38:29] {A blessed book we
have revealed to you so that they may ponder over its verses and so that it serves
as a reminder for those with a heart}

 

15- Reading the Qur’an Protects You from All Sorts of Evil. Yes, indeed. Reading the
Qur’an protects you from the evil you know and the evil you don’t know. The evil
you’ve heard of and the evil you’ve never heard of. The evil that is near to you and
the evil that is far from you. The visible evil and invisible evil.

Also, reading the Qur’an creates a shield around you. This shield can’t be penetrated by all those sorts of evil. When you are protected from all these types of evils, you earn peace and
tranquillity.

 

16- Reading the Qur’an Puts You at Peace and Tranquility. Believers attain their
inner-peace and solace through remembering Allah. And the best form of
remembrance is reading the Qur’an. Every verse in the Qur’an serves as
a remembrance (Dhikr). But not every Dhikr serves as Qur’an. With inner-peace, you
won’t have trouble in managing crisis of this testing world.

With solace, bigger problems become small, and smaller ones become non-existent, in sha Allah. Once you are put at peace and tranquillity, you are set for the tenfold of rewards per letter, guaranteed for Qur’an readers.

 

17- Reading the Qur’an Leads to Understanding it. There are many non-Muslims
who understand the Qur’an without reading it as a form of ‘ibādah like Muslims do.
This is because they understand the language of the Qur’an. And their
understanding of the language of the Qur’an isn’t the only factor that enables them
to understand the Qur’an. They’ve learnt to understand it. That’s why. What is it that
you ever understood without reading it first? Understanding the Qur’an starts with
reading it.

In other words, you can’t understand it until you’ve read it repeatedly.
Additionally, no matter how one understands the Qur’an, the number of times he
reads it has to surpass the amount of his understanding for it. This is because, with
every new understanding, there must be a reading. And he first started with the
Qur’an with reading, before embarking on understanding. Read it, understand it,
practise it, and you shall read it again, in the Jannah, in sha Allah.

 

18- The First Command and Word of the Qur’an was “Read!”. Yes, You read it right.
The first word that was revealed in the Qur’an was a command which says: “Read!”
In other words, the first verse that was descended upon our beloved Prophet ṣallā
Allāhu ‘alaihi wa sallam commanded him to “Read!” Thus, the first encounter of the
Prophet with the Qur’an was reading. Therefore you should read. Read… read…
and read the Qur’an even if you don’t understand it. It all starts with reading.

 

19- Reading the Qur’an Protects You from Transgression and Immorality. Being
protected from transgression and immorality is that you will be protected from getting
involved in acts that lead to them.

To simplify this, I’d say, help me to search for someone who recites the Qur’an every other day. The minimum is one verse, but most importantly this person reads it everyday. If you find him, my assumption is that you will see him in a higher level of morality and kindness if he’s compared to any Muslim who doesn’t read the Qur’an everyday.

 

20- From the greatest intentions that we can have and the most important one is to
intend to this as an act of worship, as it was commanded and legislated by Allah.
Allah says in Surah Al-Muzzamil [73:4] {And recite the Qur’an}
After reading all of this, have you ever asked yourself what your reason or intention
is when reading the Qur’an? And will you carry on constraining it to just one intention
only?

 

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    SubhanAllah. Alhamdulillah Jazakallahu Khairan for your kind share May Allah Ajjawajal bless His abundance kind blessings upon you and your beautiful loving family with all Regards and Respect.

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