Quran is the word of Allah and a symbol of Islam. All human beings must honour this great symbol. Allah says:

whoever honors the symbols of Allah – indeed, it is from the piety of hearts

Chapter 22 verse 32

HOW COULD ONE HONOUR THIS GLORIOUS AND FINAL REVELATION FROM ALLAH?

One of the ways to respect the word of Allah (The Quran) is by reciting it. Each second you read, is like you are doing worship. And for each letter, you will get rewards. The benefits of reciting the Quran on a regular basis is beyond anyone’s imagination.

Let us look at some of those benefits.

The benefits of reading Quran can be divided into two categories.

  • Worldly Benefits
  • Spiritual Benefits

WORLDLY BENEFITS

Inner Peace

Whoever remembers Allah, their hearts will find peace. One of the best forms of remembrance of Allah (Dhikr) is reciting Quran.

those who have faith and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah – truly it is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts find peace

Chapter 13 verse 28

Healing / Cure

Narrated Aisha: Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An- Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings

Sahih al-Bukhari 5016

And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers

chapter 17 verse 82

Say, “It is, for those who believe, a guidance and cure

chapter 41 verse 44

From the above Quranic verses and hadeeth, it’s clear, Quran acts as a healing/cure to the physical and mental illness.

Increase In Blessings And Protection Against Shaitaan

Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqara is recited – Sahih Muslim 780

Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it – Sahih Muslim 804

Pouring Of Allah’s Blessings And Tranquility (Sakina)

It is mentioned in Muslim Book 9, Hadith 33 that

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Any group of people that assemble in one of the Houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah, learning and teaching it, tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will engulf them, angels will surround them and Allah will make mention of them to those (the angels) in His proximity.”

Elevation Of One’s Status

The one who reads the Quran with understanding and implements on its guidance, Allah will certainly elevate his status among others. They will be regarded as dignified individuals in the society. The Prophet and his companions gave preference to people who had learned the Quran in all aspects, which is evident from history.

In this busy world, most of us are distracted from the real purpose of life. The most one can expect in this life is, health, wealth, happiness, inner peace, development and peaceful life. If one says, Allah has kept all of the above in the Quran; it’s not an exaggeration nor an understatement.

SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

More Rewards

The Quran is the best of all books. Nobody can ever find a book like the Quran. Every time you read the Quran is like you do worship, and for every letter you recite, you will get the rewards from Allah.

Our beloved Prophet mentioned in

Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.

At- Tirmidhi Book 9, Hadith 9

Increase In Imaan/Eemaan

One of the simple ways to increase ones eemaan is to listen to the Quran. Just imagine, how much your eemaan will get strengthen if you recite and implement on its guidance.

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely

chapter 8 verse 2

Closeness to Allah

Quran is the word of Allah. Whenever someone recites it, he reads the words of Allah. Every time you read the Quran, Allah stays with you. It’s narrated in Al-Bukhari and Muslim Book 16, Hadith 28

Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e., in the assembly of angels).”

Quran Acts as an Intercession on the Day of Judgement

On the day of Judgement, when everyone runs in search of good deeds, the glorious Quran will come in as an intercession. Whoever in this world recited it and followed its message, then for those people Quran will act as an intercessor.

I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”

Muslim Book 9, Hadith 1

Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them.

Sahih Muslim 804

Higher Status on the Day of Judgement

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.”

Al-Bukhari and Muslim Book 9, Hadith 4

There are countless benefits of reading the Quran. Quran is the only book on the face of the earth, which will provide spiritual benefits even if you recite it without understanding. One should take all possible efforts to read the Quran with understanding so that he can implement on its guidance. Quran is one of the best and quick hack to gain more rewards. The time you spend in reading and understanding the Quran is the best investment you can make, which will give you only profits. It is the best business in the world.

Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish

Quran Chapter 35 Verse 29

Quran acts as a bridge between Allah and human beings. It is a shield against the devil. A guide to the error. A key to all goodness, a deterrent for sins, a path to Jannah and much more. Therefore, let us all strive to read Quran and implement its guidance. May Allah make us all in the right way and may He make us among the doer of good.

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FAQ

What are the benefits of reading the Quran?

The benefits of reading Quran can be divided into two categories. Worldly Benefits and Spiritual Benefits. Under Worldly Benefits, you will get inner peace, protection against shaitaan, pouring of Allah’s blessings and Sakina etc. Under spiritual benefits, you will get more rewards, you will become closer to Allah and your status will be high on the day of judgement etc.

Does reading Quran Elevate my Status?

The one who reads the Quran with understanding and implements on its guidance, Allah will certainly elevate his status among others. They will be regarded as dignified individuals in society.

Will Quran Act as an Intercession on the Day of Judgement?

On the day of Judgement, when everyone runs in search of good deeds, the glorious Quran will come in as an intercession. Whoever in this world recited it and followed its message, then for those people Quran will act as an intercessor. Our Prophet (SAL) said in Sahih Muslim 804 Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them.

Does Reading Quran will make me Closer to Allah?

Quran is the word of Allah. Whenever someone recites it, he reads the words of Allah. Every time you read the Quran, Allah stays with you. It’s narrated in Al-Bukhari and Muslim Book 16, Hadith 28 Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e., in the assembly of angels).”

Allah Knows Best

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