With Allah’s name The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer.

Quranic Reading Daily

By Imam Omar Hazim

I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the rejected enemy.   If we want to talk to Allah we should pray, If we want Allah to talk to us we should read Quran.  In Arabic, Quran means that which should be read, to proclaim or to collect.  When we read the Quran we increase our knowledge and our understanding, and we are rewarded by Allah for doing so.  The Holy Quran is the word of Allah (SWT), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).  Prophet Muhammad said, “Anyone who reads one single letter from the Book of Allah will have a blessing and reward; and each good thing is equal to ten rewards.”

The Prophet (PBUH) memorized Allah’s revelation to him totally and lived it every minute of his life and advised his companions and followers to recite, memorize it and live it.

Abu Umamah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:  “Read the Quran so that it will be an intercessor for you on the day of judgment.”  From Muslim

We should remember that the Holy Quran is a special message from Allah to each one of us personally.  We should do our best to read the Quran daily for our spiritual upliftment, nourishment, and guidance.  The Quran is a permanent miracle, the purity of its text through fourteen centuries is a proof of the external care and protection Allah has provided and the peace and contentment which it brings to the heart and mind in unpeaceful and disruptive societies, shows its miraculous effect.

Allah says in Surah 17:88

“Say if the whole of mankind and Jinn’s were to gather together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up eachother with help and support.”

A report from Ibn Abbas says the Messenger of Allah said:  ” The one who has nothing from the Quran in his heart is like a deserted and demolished house.”

With these quotes from the Quran and the Messenger of Allah, I hope we will realize our need for the daily reading of the Quran.  May Allah guide us and bring us closer to Him by reading His word. Ameen