3Abd-Allaah ibn Mas3ood said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allaah will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter, rather alif is a letter, laam is a letter and meem is a letter.” (1)
Imaam al-Nawawee said: “Reciting Qur’aan is the most important of adhkar, which should be done regularly. No day or night should be without it and it may be attained by reciting a few verses.” (2)
Salamah ibn Suhayl used to say: “The month of Sha3baan is the month of reciters (of the Qur’aan)”
Some Tips to build a Daily Relation with Qur’aan:
✅ Set a time for your daily Qur’aan recitation.
✅ Better to make it after Fajr salaah & adhkar, or before Fajr or after 3Asr (depending on each person’s situation).
✅ Do not use this time (after Fajr) for net, emails, Facebook or whatsApp.
✅ Start off with 15-20 minutes to maximum 1/2 an hour (if you aren’t in the habit of reading regularly)
✅ Continue with this for 1 week (to get into the habit).
✅ If you missed the daily Qur’aan sitting any day, take time out from your sleep time or any other activity & cover it up before the next day.
✅ After one week, increase the recitation time to 30 minutes to 45 minutes & continue it for next full week.
✅ Do not use this time for reading Tafseer or translation. If you want to read translation or tafseer, set a separate time for it.
✅ Observe all the manners of reading the Qur’aan.
✅ Have a daily self checklist and mark when you are done.
(based on lectures, notes by student).
Related Posts:References: (1) Al-Tirmidhee, 2910; hasan saheeh. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. (2) al-Adhkar