Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reward of Qur'an Recitation

Allah has blessed Muslims with a precious gift of Quran. Quran is the only Holy Scripture which is still unaltered today. Other books were amended by the people. There is a tradition in Sahih al-Bukhari, 'Uthman quoted Allah's Messenger as saying,

"The best amongst you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it."

When someone reads one letter of Quran, he or she is blessed with a good deed and every good deed gets tenfold rewards. In the month of Ramadan the reward is incremented to 70 times. As it is written in Tirmizi,

"If anyone recites a letter of the Holy Quran, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that A-L-M (alif, laam, mim that precede some surahs) are one letter, but alif is a letter, lam is a letter and meem is a letter."

Quran Recitation is also the complete spiritual treatment of every disease. Recitations of different Ayats cure different diseases. Allah even doubles rewards for those who falter in reading the Quran but strive to master it. In a hadith related by 'Aisyah, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "One who is skilled in the Quran is associated with the noble, upright recording angels; and he who falters when reciting the Quran and finds it difficult for him will have a double reward."

So learning the correct meaning of Quran is important to get maximum reward. An Islamic School is providing online Quran recitation tutoring. English translation of Quran is also taught to make people understand, who don’t know Arabic.