Allah the Almighty revealed the Noble Quran in the blessed month of Ramadan. Our prophet, Muhammad (s) has emphasized the importance of reciting the Quran in this holy month. In a famous narration, he has said that reciting one verse of the Quran in this month, is equal in rewards to reciting the entire Quran in other months. Therefore, reciting the Quran in the month of Ramadan brings great rewards. In this article, the following topics will be discussed:
What Does the Quran Say About Reciting the Quran?
Allah says in the Quran that we as Muslims must recite the Quran as much as possible. That is, whenever we find the time, it is highly recommended that we recite the Quran as much as we can. The Quran says in this regard:
فَٱقْرَءُوا۟ مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنَ ٱلْقُرْءَانِ
Therefore, recite the Qur’ān as much as possible.1
The highly knowledgeable scholar from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (s), Ja‘far ibn Muhammad has said:
القُرآنُ عَهدَ اللهِ اِلی خَلقِه فَقَد یَنبَغی لِلمَرأ المُسلِمِ اَن یَنظَرُ فی عَهدِهِ وَ اَن یَقرَأَ مِنهُ فی کُلِّ یَومٍ خَمسینَ آیَةً
The Quran is Allah’s pact with people. Therefore, it is befitting that every Muslim carefully looks at his pact (i.e., the Quran) and reads fifty verses of it every day.
There are many reasons for this. When we read the Quran, we are constantly reminded of the realities of life in this world and the next. We learn of the consequences of sins and the rewards of good deeds. In short, reading and pondering on the Quran increases our piety.
What Makes the Month of Ramadan Special?
The month of Ramadan is unlike any other Islamic month. According to the Prophet (s), it is a month in which good deeds are multiplied and evil things are effaced; it is a month of blessings, repentance, forgiveness, freedom from the Fire, and achieving paradise.
His holiness has advised us to refrain from committing any forbidden act in this month. He has also told us to recite the Quran very much, ask Allah to grant our wishes, and remember Him greatly. Further, the Prophet has told us not to consider this month like the other months because the month of Ramadan is superior to other months in Allah’s view.
How Much of the Quran Should We Recite in Ramadan?
We previously said that reciting at least 50 verses of the Quran every day is highly recommended for every Muslim. What about in the month of Ramadan? Ideally, reciting the whole Quran at least once is what most Muslims dedicate themselves to in the month of Ramadan. As was said, reciting one verse of the Quran in this month is equal to reciting the whole Quran in other months. Therefore, reciting the whole Quran in this month brings great rewards. The best way of reciting the entire Quran at least once in the month of Ramadan is reading one juz’ every day. The Quran is divided into 30 juz’. So if one juz’ is read in every day of the month of Ramadan, by the end of this month, the whole Quran would be recited.
Of course, this does not mean that if one does not recite part of, or the entire Quran in Ramadan one has sinned. Rather, they have missed a golden opportunity to receive countless rewards.
How Important Is Reciting the Quran Correctly?
Learning to recite the Quran correctly is what many Muslims hope to achieve. How important is learning to read the Quran correctly? If the Quran is read incorrectly, the words of Allah would not have been uttered the way they should. The Quran has said that it is a book revealed in Arabic. Therefore, we must learn to read it with an Arabic accent while following all the phonetic rules of this language. Moreover, the Prophet has recommended us to recite the Quran with an Arabic accent. His holiness has said:
اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ بِلُحُونِ الْعَرَبِ وأَصْوَاتِها
Read the Quran with Arabic melodies and sounds (i.e., accent).
The science of reading the Quran correctly is known as Tajweed. Learning Tajweed, which means beautification, makes your recitation more beautiful and appealing to all those who listen to your recitation. Therefore, learning to read the Quran with good Tajweed also brings many rewards, especially in the month of Ramadan, which is known as “the spring of the Quran.”
You can learn Tajweed of the Quran by enrolling in Islam4u’s Tajweed Course. You will become a master of Tajweed by completing this comprehensive course, God willing.
Can Kids Also Learn the Quran in Ramadan?
One of the best times for teaching the Quran to kids is in the month of Ramadan. You can familiarize your kids with the Quran and explain to them the importance of this holy book and how it was revealed in this month to the Noble Prophet (s). The best way of teaching kids the Quran is helping them memorize short surahs of the Quran. They do not even need to know how to read the Quran. By simply reciting the surahs verse by verse and phrase by phrase, they will memorize them thanks to their God-given intelligence and talent.
One of the best courses online for teaching Quran to kids in the month of Ramadan is the Quran Kids course of Islam4u. Visit the website qurankids.co and enroll your kids in this wonderful course to help them learn the Quran and memorize short surahs of the Quran while learning the meaning and their stories.
We are all Allah’s guests in the blessed month of Ramadan. It is a month full of mercy, blessings, nobility, forgiveness, and abundant rewards. Reciting the Quran in this month has a great many rewards. Just reciting one verse has the reward of reciting the entire Quran. Let us all engage in reading and reciting the Quran in this month as well as other months so that Allah would handsomely reward us.
- Quran 73:20 (Foroutan).