Reading Quran every day has many benefits that we will discover in this article, and we all know that Quran has a cure for the body and soul.
The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) also said: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an: Recite and rise in status, recite as you used to recite in the world, for your status will be at the last verse that you recite.”
Is reading Quran every day necessary?
Reading Quran every day is not necessary but is something that should be done. We should read the Quran daily as it guides us to the read path and get us closer to Allah and let us know more about him.
Allah said in the Holy Quran:
“Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.” [29:45]
In this verse, Allah ordered the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) to read the Quran, and we should follow the prophet’s sunnah and teaching.
The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Nothing is harder for Satan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at the pages (of the Qur’an).”
Is there a reward for reading Quran every day?
Yes, there are many rewards for reciting the Holy Quran Daily, here are some of them:
1. Learn the purpose of our existence.
When you read the Quran you will understand why Allah created us in the first place and the purpose of our existence. You will also find the answer to the million-dollar question “how the world was created?” and answers to questions like, where do we go when we die? What happens to the good people and what happens to the bad?
You will find the answer to all the questions that come to your mind and no one can answer them for you.
2. Reciting Quran guides us to the right path.
The Holy Quran is the source of guidance we have in our lives. It teaches us how to deal with our problems, with the people who hurt us and cause us harm, and how to be a better version of ourselves.
The Quran is not just about the past, the holy Quran is for all times and all matters of life, it’s like a light that never fades.
Allah says in the Quran: “Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book [i.e., the Quran] and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.”
3. Learn how to overcome our problems:
When you recite the Quran daily you will understand that despite all the hardships and problems, faith in your life is just a test. And all will not put you on a test that you can’t pass. Knowing this will strengthen your faith in Allah and make you overcome life problems with faith that they will pass as everything else had in the past.
Allah said in the Quran: “And we have certainly presented for the people in this Quran from every example that they might remember.” (Surah 29, verse 27).
This verse reminds us that in the Holy Quran, there are many stories and lessons to learn from and guide us to overcome different life situations. All we have to do is to have faith in Allah and ask for his help.
What happens when you start reading Quran every day?
Here are some of the rewards that you will get when you start reading the Quran daily.
4. Reading Quran Daily has many rewards for us in the afterlife.
The prophet peace and blessing be upon him said: “Read the Quran for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Judgment.”
We will be rewarded for every single letter we read, the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Whoever recites a letter from the book of Lord, he will be credited with the good deed and a good deed gets a tenfold reward?”
We get many rewards from just reading one letter, imagine the rewards you gain every day when you recite the Quran.
Even if you are stuttering or find it hard to read the Quran Allah will reward you for trying, you will be rewarded twice the rewards of someone who read the Quran easily. The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:
“The likeness of the one who reads the Quran and memorizes it is that he is with the righteous and honorable scribes. The likeness of the one who reads it and tries hard to memorize it even though it is difficult for him, he will have two rewards.
That’s why you shouldn’t feel frustrated when you find it hard to recite Quran, you are trying and that’s more than enough. Keep practicing and with time, Quran recitation will be easy for you.
5. Reciting Quran grants us many rewards:
The prophet peace and blessing be upon him said: “Verily the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely he will be in the company of noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty stumbling (or stammering) through its verses, then he will be rewarded twice.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
From this hadith, we can see that trying to read and memorize the Quran even though you’re struggling you will be rewarded.
Also, the prophet said about memorizing the Quran: “It will be asked to the companion of the Quran Read and elevate (through the levels of Jannah) and beautify your voice as you were used to doing when you were in Dunia! Indeed, your position in the Jannah will be at the last verse you recite!” (Abu-Dawood)
6. Reading the Quran makes the heart softer.
Reciting the Quran every day helps us see the real truth, you will understand that you are not the only one who suffers in this life and that no one is better than the other. You will become a better person who feels the suffering of other people and try to help them. You will be there for the ones in need knowing that Allah will be there for you.
How do I start reading the Quran every day?
Here’s how you can make Quran reading apart from your daily life.
1. Make your goal clear and doable and define your intentions:
The first thing you should do is to put a goal for yourself for example to read two pages every day. Put a goal that you can achieve not something impossible like “I will finish the whole Quran every day”.
Also, you have to know why you want to read the Quran daily, is it because of its many virtues, or because you saw your friend doing so and you want to do the same. Defining the reason will help you reach your goal.
As the Holy Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said, “Our actions are always according to our intentions. And we only get what was intended.”
When doing something you should do it for Allah, not because you want to be better than someone else or because someone asked you to do so.
Know this, if you’re doing good deeds for Allah then Allah will help you along the way and give you the strength you need. However, if you’re doing it to please someone else then you won’t continue doing it.
To conclude this, the first thing you should do is to decide how much will you read daily. Secondly, make your intention to please Allah. Thirdly, ask Allah to give you the strength to keep reading Quran.
2. Start with a small amount:
Some of us get overwhelmed and decide to read 5 juz every day, which is not impossible by the way, but as days pass we become unable to keep up and then we get disappointed with ourselves and stop reading in the end.
That’s why in my opinion you should start by reading two to five pages every day in the first week then you can increase the number of pages in the second week or third week.
As the days go by you will find yourself reading one juz every day, and the Quran recitation will be a main part of your daily routine.
Don’t rush yourself at the beginning, what we want here is to make the Quran a main part of your daily life not to do the khatam Quran in one month. Take baby steps and you will succeed in the end.
3. Read Quran in your free time:
If you have any free time or time for practicing your hobbies then you could make some of this time for reading Quran every day.
For example, let’s say you love painting and you paint for two hours every day, then leave 30 minutes of them or even 15 minutes for Quran reading.
4. Read Quran before or after prayers.
Another amazing way is to read a page of the Quran after every salah or before it, this way you will be in the state of Wudu and you will divide the daily Quran reading into five parts which will encourage you to continue.
Most people prefer reading Quran every day before or after the Far because it’s one of the best times for Quran recitation, and this exact time and the nighttime generally were mentioned in the Quran to be witnessed by the angels.
The Far time has no distractions at all, everyone is asleep, only you and the Quran, so, there will be no source of distraction. Also, this method is amazing for people who don’t like to perform Wudu a lot. And you will be able to concentrate easily and understand the verses that you read.
Making the Quran recitation a part of your daily routine is not easy and we all struggle in doing so, the important thing here to know is that it is okay if you miss a day without reading the Quran. Don’t feel disappointed with yourself, because we are all humans, and it’s normal to be tired and fail to read the Quran or do what we wanted to do. What’s important is to not let that get to you, keep trying and ask Allah to help you keep going and you will in the end.
How to read the Quran daily?
Here is a daily Quran reading plan that you can follow:
- Read one Juz’ (part) of the Quran every day. The Quran is divided into 30 parts, so you will complete the entire Quran in a month.
- If you don’t have enough time to read a Juz’ every day, you can read one Hizb (half a Juz’) instead. This way, you will complete the Quran in two months.
- If you don’t have time to read a full Hizb, you can read one page of the Quran every day. This way, you will complete the Quran in about two and a half years.
- Try to read the Quran at the same time every day, preferably early in the morning or before going to bed at night.
- If you have difficulty understanding the meaning of the Quran, you can read a translation in your own language alongside the Arabic text.
Remember, the key is consistency. Try to make Quran reading a daily habit, even if it’s just a few verses a day. May Allah make it easy for you to read and understand His Book.