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Benefits of Qur'an

When was the last time you read the Qur’an? Do your daily reading habits consist of tweets, facebook updates, or other useless content online?

If you are one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading the Qur’an regularly, you are missing out.

Reading the Holy Qur’an has a significant number of benefits, so here are 11 benefits to get you to start reading today!

Joining a Special Family

Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allah has His own people among mankind.’ They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, who are they?’ He said: ‘The people of the Qur’an, they are special Family (household) of Allah and those who are closest to Him.’ [Sunan ibn Majah]

Learning and Teaching

The Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h) said: “The best amongst you are the ones wholearn the Qur’an and teach it.” (Bukhari)

Equal Rank to Angels

“Whoever recites the Qur’an well and clearly is equal in rank to the Angels who record creation’s deeds. These Angels are gracious, honorable and of lofty rank. He who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur’an will obtain a double reward.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Feeling of Emptiness Without Quran

“A person whose breast is devoid of the Qur’an (i.e. has not learnt anything of the Qur’an Majeed) is like a desolate house.” (Tirmidhi)

Obtaining and Multiplying Virtues

“A person who recites one letter of the Qur’an, obtains one virtue; each virtue multiplies to ten virtues. I am not saying that (ALM) is one letter. But, Alif is one letter; Laam is one letter and Meem is one letter.” (Tirmidhi, Darimi)

Benefit to Parents

“On the day of Resurrection a crown of such brilliance will be placed on the heads of the parents of one who learnt the Qur’an and practiced on its laws, that its glitter will outshine the brilliance of the sun which penetrates your houses. What then do you think will be the position of the one who himself learnt the Qur’an and acted in accordance with it?” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud)

Intervening On Another’s Behalf

“Whoever recites the Qur’an, memorizes it, accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah, the Exalted, will enter him to Paradise and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Hell has become incumbent (i.e. Allah will forgive them because of his intercession).” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Darimi)

Intercessor For the Reciter

“Continue reciting the Qur’an because on the Day of Qiyaamah it will appear as an intercessor for the reciter.” (Muslim)

Benefits For Listener and Reciter

“Whoever listens to even a single ayat (being recited by another person) obtains such a virtue which perpetually multiplies (it increases in merit continuously). The one who recited the ayat will on the Day of Resurrection find the recited ayat in the form of a Noor (which will be of greater value and significance than the virtue which accrued to the one who had listened to the recitation).” (Ahmad)

Honor and Respect

“On the Day of Resurrection the Qur’an will petition Allah to cloak the one who had recited it with garments of honor and respect. A crown of honor will then be placed on the head of the reciter. The Qur’an will then petition Allah to shower His pleasure on the reciter. Allah will then become pleased with him. The reciter will then be asked to recite the Qur’an, thereby attaining higher ranks of elevation. In reward for each ayat a virtue will accrue to him.” (Tirmidhi, Ibn Khuzaimah)

Increase of Rank With Each Recitation

“Continue climbing (higher and higher in rank) with your recitation in the same way as you recited with care and concern on earth. Your abode (of residing) is located (at that rank attained) with the last ayat recited.” (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibbaan)

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