Importance Of Learning and Reciting The Quran Properly

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Uthmaan (May Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: “The best of you is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it” Reported by al-Bukhari.

Quran is a book of guidance for a Muslim life, and there are endless virtues for reading and following it as indicated by the Quran itself and the many narrations by our beloved Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him).

Abu Moosaa (May Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said:

“The example of a believer who recites the Qur’an and acts on it, is like a citron which tastes nice and smells nice. The example of a believer who does not recite the Qur’an but acts on it, is like a date which tastes good but has no smell.

The example of a hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is like a sweet basil which smells good but tastes bitter. The example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Quran is like a colocynth which tastes bitter and has a bad smell.” Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim

My dear brothers and sisters, Allah has sent messengers and prophets to people throughout history to clarify for them the purpose of their creation, and those messengers and prophets were given miracles by Allah (The Most Glorified, The Most High) as proof and evidence for their Prophethood, and to authenticate the messages which they held according to the time which they existed in. Prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) was the seal of all messengers and prophets, and he was sent to people who had eloquence with spoken words, and because of that Allah (The Most Glorified, The Most High) has blessed him with the miracle of the Quran as a proof of his Prophethood and a documented guidance to the generations to come.

In order for us to comprehend the only prophetic miracle in our hands today, we need to address it with its proper and authentic tools, by which we can understand its speech and its directions, and that includes the way we need to recite it. Simply because, the science of recitation is part of the miracle of the Quran and an important method to further engage with divine guidance.

Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said:

“The one who masters the (recitation of) Qur’an will be with the

obedient Messengers (i.e. the Angels), and the one who recites the Qur’an and stutters in it, and it is difficult upon him, will have two

rewards.

Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

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