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The Excellence of Reading the Quran

The benefit of reciting the Quran are numerous, but the most important aspect is our relationship with Allah through His revelation.

Reading QuranRamadan is the ideal time to get ourselves and the children to do it. We access the meaning of the Quran not by understanding by our intellect but by being moved by the beautiful aural recitation, which can penetrate our hearts when no logic or argument can.

Being able to recite it fluently, beautifully and correctly can enhance our faith especially during the month of Ramadan. The beauty of the vocal experience is not about mere sound we project, but the continuous trial we undertake to perfect Allah's revelation in our voices.

The prophet (SAW) said:

"Read the Qur'an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection."(M)

"Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter." (T)

"It will be said to the companion of the Quran: Read and elevate (through the levels of the Paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were in dunya! For verily, your position in Paradise will be at the last verse you recite!" (Ab & T)

"The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward." (B & M)

"The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'an and teaches it." (B)

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