Recitation of the Qur’an

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The Qur’an makes five demands from every Muslim, which are as follows:

1. A Muslim is required to believe in the Qur’an;
2. He is required to read it;
3. He is required to understand it;
4. He is required to act upon its teachings;
5. He is required to convey its teachings to others.

Verily! the Quran is divine speech (kalam/words of Allah) The Qur’an introduces itself as the guidance which has been sent to all mankind. The wisdom behind is to establish Islam at its origin i.e the Kaba (the house of Allah) to that particular place that’s the reason Arabs got previlged to receive the Quran in their own language i.e Arabic. Arabs were the first people to be addressed. Though the merciful God has promised and gave glad tidings to those who learn and establish it in their life. Indeed, Allah is with those who struggle in His way. The mentioned below hadith will explain the importance of reciting.

“I heard ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud saying: ‘The Messenger of Allah pbuh said: “[Whoever recites a letter] from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”

Nevertheless those who struggle with reciting the Qur’an they will recieve double the reward, will receive multiple reward so it’s absolutely right to recite it no matter if one can’t understand it.

Aa’ishah (RA), relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily the one who recites the Qur’an 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.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

This hadith proves that people who are not well versed in the Arabic languge or have other difficulties in reciting the Quran, get even a higher reward for reciting the Quran in Arabic for their extra effort. So they should never feel down about not being able to recite as well for they will be given double the reward. With that one can gradually learn to understand the quran because It’s open letter/message from the creator to all human being. So why we are not curious to know what our creator has written in it ? Nonetheless, learning Arabic is about going that extra mile for the love and sake of God; it really helps in appreciating the true beauty and grace of God’s Message. The reading of the Quran not only purifies our souls but also strengthen our heart by it (Quran) and which is the truth and an instruction and a reminder for the believers. Allah has been made easy to understand which is proclaimed by the Quran itself “And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember ? “( Qur’an 57 : 17)

May Allah make us among those believers who not only read the Qur’an but live by it. Ameen

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