Reading the Quran and then practicing it in your life can bring remarkable success in this world and the next. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told us, the example of the one who reads the Quran and acts on it, like an orange. Its taste will be sweet in his mouth, and its smell will be lovely on his nose.
The following is a list of benefits that often reading the Quran may bring to its readers:
1. Source of Guidance and Light
Our daily lives may be made better by following the instructions in the Quran. For those who turn to God, the route he has laid out for them will be made clear to them. We don’t have to know everything that’s going on around us.
Instead, we must have trust and faith in Him as He leads us through life. As the Quran mentions in Chapter Al Baqarah Verse 261
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah is that of a grain that sprouts into seven ears, each bearing one hundred grains. And Allah multiplies ˹the reward even more˺ to whoever He wills. For Allah is All-Bountiful, All-Knowing.”
2. Unlocking Life’s Mysteries and Existential Problems
We take our bodies for granted, and that’s a mistake. We might think we can go on forever like this, but we don’t realize how much our bodies are taking from us. When it comes down to it, you have one body; treat it right by feeding it well and getting ample exercise.
Not only will reading the Quran bring you closer to Allah, but it will also remind you that there’s more out there than what meets your eye. It is essential because many existential problems plague people who don’t believe life is more than just about material pleasures.
Read through surah Al-Mulk or Al-Waqi’ah and visualize your body getting healthier every day as you recite these short chapters over time. It will help remind you what your body is doing for you now so that later when illness strikes. You remember just how great a blessing your healthy body is, and don’t take it for granted again.
3. Healing for Body and Soul
Reading the Quran has a calming effect on the mind and body, which allows a person to relax and heal. Reading the Quran regularly makes you feel less anxious, less stressed, and more relaxed. Reading the Quran reminds your soul that everything is in Allah’s hands, and we should take comfort in that fact.
It’s also because our brains are wired to act like belief engines:
- They constantly look for patterns
- Even when none exist
- It believes that by doing so, we’ll get closer to Allah.
When we see His words repeated repeatedly, it reinforces our spiritual belief that He exists. Allah says: Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah (Al-Quran) and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) seek refuge with Allah from the evil He created.
4. Keeping Steadfast against Life Trails
In life, we are faced with many challenges and difficulties, which sometimes can make us feel like giving up on our goals, but when we recite Surah Tauba (chapter 9) or Surah Ikhlas (chapter 112), it gives us a feeling that makes us want to keep going.
We feel like nothing can stop us from achieving our goals. It’s almost as if these two chapters give us a new lease on life. You won’t be able to put them down until you’ve finished reading them all. They are great at keeping you motivated and focused on your goals.
5. Countless Good Deeds upon Reciting Quran Daily
There are countless good deeds upon Reciting Quran Daily. The Quran instills a sense of serenity and peace within us as we practice reading it daily. It is also one of these rare instances where God speaks directly to you, so there’s no mediator between you and him.
It makes for a highly personal connection that can significantly impact your life if you let it. Some people find that having Quranic verses constantly in their minds makes them more thoughtful and respectful towards others.
6. Keeps Us Away from Sins
It is essential that we read the Quran daily, not only because it helps us with being away from sins but also helps us with acquiring great rewards. Our Prophet (PBUH) said Allah would reward the one who reads a letter from me for all the good he has done since Adam’s creation till he (the reader) will meet me at my Pond [Muslim].
This hadith proves that those who read and recite Quran are very close to Allah, and there are many other benefits of Quran reading daily. Among them is peace of mind, tranquility, hope, and joy, as well as success in this world and the hereafter.
In another hadith, our Prophet (PBUH) warned people against neglecting to read Quranic verses, which contain healing power like herbs for curing diseases or even water from a spring.
7. Soul fuel
When you read the Quran, it ignites your soul and gives you an immense amount of energy. Giving in to our cravings and desires, even just a little bit, takes away a piece of our soul. The Quran helps us replenish what was lost due to indulging in sin.
It also makes us aware of when we are doing wrong so that we can make changes for ourselves, fueling our souls.
8. Mindset Correction
The Holy Quran helps a lot in correcting your mindset. Your perspective matters a lot as it affects your concentration level since you won’t be able to focus on what you’re reading if you feel like things are spiraling out of control around you.
Read with an open heart, asking Allah for guidance and help.
Also, make sure to dedicate your time reading the Quran while leaving all other tasks aside so they don’t disrupt your concentration while trying to listen or understand what is being read.
9. Reading Quran with Tajweed Multiplies the Rewards
If you want to multiply your rewards, one way is by reading the Quran with Tajweed. Tajweed helps bring out all of the Quran’s benefits. It helps bring out the meaning and beauty behind each verse.
Reading a verse without Tajweed makes it very difficult for us to know and understand what Allah wants from us and why he revealed each specific verse or word.
It can lead many people astray because they may read a verse without Tajweed but don’t fully comprehend it or understand its connection with other verses that might contradict their way of thinking.
10. Quran Reading During Ramadan Holds Significant Rewards
The period of Ramadan is an opportunity for one’s Iman (faith) to grow stronger. It is a time when Muslims strive harder to uphold their faith and show gratitude toward Allah. One activity that significantly benefits a Muslim’s faith during Ramadan is reading Quran.
By reading more Quran, you will find more opportunities and encouragement to do good deeds and increase your Tawheed. In turn, such actions are acts that Allah loves and rewards His servants with excellent rewards.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Much Quran Should You Read Daily?
Those who have been asked by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) to study His Book will be able to answer their Lord’s call. Reading 30 minutes a day, or even 10 minutes a day, is better than not reading at all. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) will greatly reward those who strive.
Not only that, but we all need time away from distractions and noise to recharge our batteries and return to life with renewed energy. People need spiritual growth just as much as physical growth, if not more.
2. What Are The Manners Of Reciting The Quran?
Before starting recitation, it is recommended that you make Dua (Supplication). After making Dua read with a beautiful and clear voice, notice that you do not pause between verses. Pause for two seconds only after reading every three verses or at certain places where there is dua.
If possible, read from a Mushaf (copy) and if you cannot afford one, make sure you have an Azkar (wrist band) with complete Surah al-Ikhlas. It is also advised to recite it regularly without missing any days. Make sure to observe Wudu (ablution) before starting recitation.
3. Why Is Reading The Quran Important?
Studying Islam is an essential part of being a Muslim. Being able to read and recite passages from the Quran is a skill that requires learning and practice. Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be learned by anyone who puts their mind to it.
It will take some time, but you’ll eventually learn how to read and understand more complex words and paragraphs. Studying is a playful way for you to connect with your faith through reading about its history and teachings. But it also helps you stay connected with your friends and family who may study or have studied Islam.
Whether or not you plan on becoming an imam (an Islamic religious leader), being able to read parts of scripture is essential for understanding both your religion and others like it throughout history.
If you look at it, Islam isn’t just a religion. It is a complete way of life covering every spiritual, economic, and societal aspect. It establishes laws that lead its followers towards goodness and virtue. It teaches us about our relationship with God and His expectations of us.