Etiquettes of Reading the Quran

“And this is a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down, so follow it and have taqwa of Allah that you may receive mercy”

(Chapter 6, Surah Al-An’am, Ayah 155)

1. One should be in the state of purity and should have performed Wudhu

2. Begin with Ta’awuzh

“So when you want to recite the Qur’an, seek refuge with Allah from Shaitan, the outcast”

(Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl, Ayah 98)

3. Recite Bismillah at the beginning of each Surah except Surah At-Taubah

4. Read in a beautiful way with proper makharij and application of tajweed rules.It should be read slowly and carefully pronouncing each letter correctly. Remember each letter counts as 10 good deeds.

It was narrated that Abdullah ibn Masood رضي الله عنه said: The messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever Reads a letter of the Book of Allah will be credited with a Good Deed, and a Good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif Lam Meem is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter (i.e. it is equal to three letters).”

(Tirmidhi, 2910)

5. Listen carefully when the Quran is recited.

“So, when the Qur’an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy.”

(Chapter 7, Surah Al-A’raf, Ayah 204)

6. Respect the Quran: do not put it on the floor, do not to leave it open if not reciting from it, do not recite while leaning back, hold back the urge to yawn while reciting, do not interrupt recitation for the purpose of talking to people, except when necessary. Do not use the Quran as pillow, or lean upon it; do not toss it when one wants to hand it to another.

7. Try to understand and think about the meaning the ayahs and do amal on the commands mentioned. Ask Allah for His blessings at a verse of mercy and seek refuge with Allah at verses of warning

Special Reward

Ayesha رضی اللّه عنہاnarrated that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “A person who recites the Qur’an and reads it fluently will be in the company of the obedient and noble angels, and he who reads the Qur’an haltingly and with difficulty will have a double recompense.”

(Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

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