The Benefits and Blessings of Reciting Quran Daily
If there is one miracle of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that is to be named and regarded superior to all the other miracles, then that miracle will undoubtedly be of the Holy Quran. This Book of Divine and Heavenly knowledge was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) about fourteen centuries ago and since then it has been the Beacon of Light towards which Muslims turn for guidance in every aspect of their lives.
Although Muslims give great respect to Quran and conduct their matters under the light of instructions mentioned in Quran, however, due to the busy routine of the present day life, very few find the time of reciting the Holy Quran on daily bases.
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. The lines below bring to light those blessings and benefits that are missed because of not reciting Quran on daily bases.
Understanding The Purpose Of Revelation:
The first and perhaps the most important blessing missed by a person by not reciting Quran on daily bases is the forgetfulness of the real purpose of revelation. Although at the time of need and in case of any problem Muslims turn towards Quran, however, when Quran reading is done on daily bases, a Muslim gets to know about the real purpose behind revelation. This purpose 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.” (38:29)
From this ayah of Quran, it is clear that the purpose of Quran is to bring blessings to a person and it instigates the spirit of monitoring in the readers. Therefore, if one does not read Quran on daily bases, he or she is actually missing a chance of getting inspiration to ponder over all the things Allah has created and all the matters of life.
Framework For Mind:
There is no denying the instructional importance of Quran for a Muslim. Therefore, if a Muslim does not read Quran on daily bases, he or she is actually missing out a chance of providing the right framework to mind. When the mind has as such no framework to follow, the ultimate result can be the mind forgetting its true guidelines of becoming a good Muslim and the person falling stray from the path of righteousness. Hence, when Quran is read on daily bases, the framework presented by Allah almighty keeps on getting refreshed in the mind and sticking to the right path becomes easy.
The obvious benefit of missing the daily recitation of Quran that a person experiences is the loss of recitation benefits. Allah Almighty has set reward against each and every word of Quran, therefore, by reciting Quran on daily basis, a person gets plenty of reward, which gets missed if the recitation is not done on regular basis. Therefore, in order to gain religious reward, a Muslim needs to recite Quran on regularly every day.
Cleansing Of Heart:
Quran being a Heavenly Book is not merely words, rather Quran has a direct influence on the heart of the reader or the listener. When a Muslim recites Quran, it effects the heart and purifies it by cleaning it from all the impurities that stick on it. Allah Almighty says in Quran:
“O mankind! There hath come to you an admonition from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe, a Guidance and Mercy.” (10:57)
Thus, from this ayah of Quran it is evident that one of the objectives of Quran recitation is to help purify the heart and clean it from impurities and diseases of all sorts and kinds.
Chance of Conversing With Allah Almighty:
The common perception prevalent pertaining to recitation of Quran is that it is a one way method, where the reciter keeps on reciting the Quran and the blessings and rewards keep on adding into his or her account. However, this is not the only way of reading Quran, rather it can be made attractive and in doing so it can initiate a sort of conversation with Allah Almighty. The example of which can be seen in the form of the way Prophet (PBUH) read Quran:
“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)
Therefore, if one recites Quran in the way Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to do and when such type of recitation is missed in any day, it actually is like missing a chance of interacting and conversing with Allah Almighty.
In a nutshell, besides the fact that daily recitation of Quran brings reward from Allah, it can also bring other benefits in the form of cleansing of heart, revitalization of the true path, a chance of conversing with Allah and thus becoming a better Muslim every day.
Therefore,if someone does not know how to read and recite arabic, it is advised to consider the services of a Quran tutor which would help in order to teach Arabic and then help the students understand the message of quran.