Showing posts with label Reward of Reciting Qur'an. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reward of Reciting Qur'an. Show all posts

Saturday 29 April 2023

The Rewards For Reciting The Qur'an (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

Every noble action or deed in Islam carries a lot of reward. It should be endeavour of each Muslim to bag these reward points as much as one can for these would weigh heavily and would become intercessors for them on the Day of Resurrection. And one of the best ways to earn goodness and bag reward points is to recite the Qur'an for it is the Book of God. And Allah feels pleased when a servant of His recites His Divine verses. 

There is a Hadith attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in which the revered Prophet of Allah has given good tidings for two categories of believers who will be rewarded more than each other. 

This Hadith is mentioned in Sunan Abi Dawud (Book # 8 Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat): Detailed Injunctions about Witr كتاب الوتر / Chapter # 500 Regarding the Rewards for Reciting the Qur'an باب فِي ثَوَابِ قِرَاءَةِ الْقُرْآنِ ) as Hadith number # 1454, given herein under:

حَدَّثَنَا مُسْلِمُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ، وَهَمَّامٌ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ زُرَارَةَ بْنِ أَوْفَى، عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ وَهُوَ مَاهِرٌ بِهِ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرَامِ الْبَرَرَةِ وَالَّذِي يَقْرَؤُهُ وَهُوَ يَشْتَدُّ عَلَيْهِ فَلَهُ أَجْرَانِ ‏"‏‏.‏

'Aishah reported the Prophet (ﷺ) as saying:
One who is skilled in the Qur'an is associated with the noble, upright recording angels, and he who falters when he recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult for him will have a double reward.
Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) 

In the above quoted Hadith, two categories of believers are mentioned:
  • Those who have remembered the Qur'an and are skilled in reciting it. These are the ones who will be associated with the noble and upright recording angels.
  • The second category is of those believers who recite the Qur'an and falter for finding it difficult to read. This category of believers will get double the reward of the first category for they despite finding it difficult to read Qur'an, still endeavour to read it, and yet continue doing so and not losing heart.
In Surah 73. Al Muzzamil, verse 4, the Prophet of Allah has been asked to:
اَوۡ زِدۡ عَلَيۡهِ وَرَتِّلِ الۡقُرۡاٰنَ تَرۡتِيۡلًا ؕ‏ 
(73:4) or add to it a little; and recite the Qur'an slowly and distinctly.

That is do not recite the Qur'an quickly and in haste, but slowly and distinctly: pause at every verse so that the mind understands the meaning and purport of divine revelation well and takes effect from it. We often see believers reciting the Qur'an as if in a hurry and moving on at a fast speed. By doing this, they may skip some important pauses and other instructions of etiquette of reciting the Qur'an. And they may lose their concentration to understand what is being said. So, recite the Qur'an slowly and if one finds it difficult, then read and reread rather than skipping or vaguely going forward.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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