Holy Quran is the word of Allah SWT and a book of guidance. It is a miracle of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, a miracle superior to all other miracles. This is a book of divine and heavenly knowledge revealed to our beloved Prophet ﷺ around fourteen centuries ago. Ever since it is a Beacon of Light and Muslims turned towards it for seeking guidance in every aspect of life.
Reading Quran is a source of Barakah and barakah is a key to productivity. For that reason, Allah’s SWT pleasure and barakah from Him must be the aim of recitation. Moreover, holy Quran recitation is a source of immense reward. Pronouncing every single letter earns ten rewards while reciting with comprehension and reflecting upon holds a greater benefit.
To get the most benefit, we have summarized some best occasions and instances to Quran recite holy Quran.
Benefits of reading Quran in Fajr, the best time is undoubtedly around when your brain in unsullied and free from chatters and clutters of everyday life. It is the time of barakah and Quran recitation at that time is witnessed. Quran states:
“Establish prayer at the dusk until the darkness of the night and the Quran of the dawn. Indeed, the recitation of Quran in the dawn is witnessed by angels.” –Surah Al-Israa, ayah 78.
- Fajr time is free from distractions
- One can easily concentrate on Quran
- Start the day with the blissful Words of Allah ﷻ
- Source of spiritual and worldly benefits.
Reading Quran at night is another best time of the day. It is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. One can have the best presence of heart as everyone else is asleep around this time. You can easily be consistent in reading it daily at night as this is the free time you get after a long day of work. According to one saying of our Prophet, Muhammad ﷺ Quran will intercede for the people who read it at night.
Narrated by Ahmad, reported by Abdullah Ibn Amr, that the Allah’s Apostle ﷺ stated; “Fasting and Quran will arbitrate for its observers on the day of Resurrection. Fasting will affirm; “O Allah, I deprived him from his food and his desires, so let me advocate for him”. And the Quran will state; “I prevented him of his sleep, so let me intercede.” –Sahih Al-Jaami: 3882
- Quran recitation at night saves from negligence.
As approved by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ; “Whoever recites ten verses at night won’t be verified as the negligent.” –Sahih al-Targhib w’al-Tarheeb: 640
- Allah has described such people as pious in the Holy Quran;
“They used to sleep little at night (invoking their Lord and praying, with fear and hope). And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking forgiveness from Allah”. –az-Zaariyaat 51: 17,18
Recitation on Jummah
Jummah is the best day of the week. We are advised to indulge in many Islamic activities like reading holy Quran in particular. Reciting any Surah results in great reward but some Surahs hold particular significance, for example, Surah Yasin and Surah Kahf.
Reported by Abu Hurairah RZ, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, “Whoever recites Yaseen on the eve of Friday will be forgiven by the next morning.” –Qurtubi
“Whoever recites Surah al Kahf on the night of Jummah, will have luminous glow that’ll be stretched between him and the House of Allah (Kabah).” –Al-Jaami
- Surah Kahf gives its reader a radiant glow that shines from one Friday to next.
- It shields the reciter from the sins and from the satanic trap of
- Surah Kahf taught power of having faith in Allah Almighty
- Reward of reading Surah Yasin is equivalent to reciting the Quran ten times, that is confirmed in a hadith reported in Tirmidhi.
There are thousands of ways to earn blessings of Allah SWT, and it is our prior duty to be on the lookout for them and to recite Quran is one of them. May Allah SWT make us among those who exploit the specific times when Allah SWT offers His special assistance and mercy. May we become the people of the Quran. Ameen