Quran Recitation | Blessings, Reward and Benefits
The Holy Quran is the final Sacred Book of Allah SWT that He revealed on His Last Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ over the course of 23 years.
Holy Quran has a refreshing, uplifting and revitalizing effect on a person who believes in Allah and wants to become closer to Him. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:
“Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction.” (Quran: 4:82).
Besides religious benefits in the form of rewards, there are other benefits and blessings of Quran, which one misses by not reciting it on regular bases.
Some Rewards, Benefits, and Blessings are mentioned below:
- Understanding the purpose of the revelation of Holy Quran:
The first and the most important blessing missed by a person who is not reciting Quran is the forgetfulness of the real purpose of the revelation of Quran. Although at the time of need and in case of any problem Muslims turn towards Quran for the solutions.
The purpose of the revelation of Holy Quran is mentioned in Quran in the following way:
“A Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.” (Quran, 38:29)
- Chance of Communication with Allah Almighty:
By reciting it in an attractive way it can be a chance of communication with Allah (SWT). We can take an example from the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) life:
“And when He (Prophet) recited the verses which referred to the Glory of Allah, He glorified Him, the Great, and when He recited the verses that mention supplication, He supplicated, and when He recited the Verses that mention seeking Refuge of the Rabb He sought (His) refuge”(Muslim)
- Quran will act as an intercessor on the Day of Judgment:
The beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“Read the Quran, for indeed it will come on the Day of Standing (Judgment) as an intercessor for its companions.” [Muslim]
Ten rewards on every letter recited from Quran:
In one of Hadith of Prophet (SAW) there is an explanation of getting rewards on every letter that someone recited from Holy Quran in these words:
“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that ‘Alif, Laam, Meem’ (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter and ‘Meem’ is a letter.”(Tirmidhi).
So try to increase the recitation of Holy Quran if you want to get the rewards in abundant from Allah Almighty.
Quran leads to Paradise:
“Indeed the Quran guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward.” (Quran: 17:9)
We can say that daily recitation of Holy Quran brings great rewards from Allah Almighty.
Quran recitation makes us better Muslim every day. It has some other effects on human nature.
Health Benefits of Reading Quran
And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe… ( Surah Al-Israa, 17:82)
It contain such Chapters and Verses that inculcate spiritual cure from many of worries and ailments of heart and soul. Being a true believer in the Religion of Islam, one must have complete faith in God, the Exalted being Enough for removal of all the hardships it is facing in this world. The Almighty Allah says:
“And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.” [Quran, 6: 59]
Surah Al-Fatiha contains verses which consist of Veneration of God and seeking the right path, so it leads to sacredness of one`s mind and thoughts with the Assistance of Lord.
“From the traditions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, comes the story of the man whom the Prophet sent on a mission. He camped close by to some people who did not show him any hospitality. When the leader of the nearby camp was bitten by a snake, they went to Prophet Muhammad’s companion for help. He recited the opening chapter of the Quran over the afflicted man and he arose “as if released from a chain” (Bukhari)
“Ruqyah” is prayer for healing. Ruqyah is one of the greatest remedies that the believer should use regularly. The greatest of ruqyah are Surah Al-Faatihah and Al-Mu’wadaitain (the last two surahs (chapters) of the Quran – Surah Al-Falaq and Surah Al-naas).
Stress and Anxiety
Recitation of the Holy Quran is the best cure for issues like stress and anxiety. The simple tip here would be to recite the Holy Quran. Or just listen to it and it will relax your mind and heart, it will lower down your stress levels.
In the modern world, many people suffer from hypertensive conditions; mostly have an issue with high blood pressure. One of the many reasons is the everyday life induced tension.
This issue can be easily cured with the daily recitation of the Holy Quran. Allah has the power over everything, and with the blessings of the Quran, it will be cured.
Islam does not discourage the use of treatments available to us through medical and other sciences.
On the contrary, the use of such treatments is encouraged by the teachings of the noble prophet (s.a.w.) who sought the treatment of illnesses and diseases for himself and urged his followers to do the same. Thus, seeking medical treatment for the cure of diseases is part of the prophet’s tradition.