Importance of Learning Quran
No matter if you were born a Muslim or you’ve just converted to Islam; learning the Quran is one of the most important acts you can do in this life.
The Holy Quran is the final revelation of Allah (SWT) to all of mankind. It started to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the angel “Gabriel (Jibril)” at the night of decree (Laylat al-Qadr).
The Quran was compiled into a book in the time of the first caliph, Abu Bakr. Unlike any other book, the Qur’an is the words of Allah (SWT) sent to all mankind as guidance and mercy. The most fortunate of people apply the words of Allah (SWT) in their lives by putting an earnest effort to learn Quran.
Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:
And this [Qur’an] is a Book We have revealed [which is] blessed, so follow it and fear Allah that you may receive mercy. [Quran 6:155]
The Quran contains all kinds of principles of creed, deeds, and ethics that will make man attain real bliss. It is a great literary miracle in terms of its words and meaning. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated the following regarding the issue:
“Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.”(Hadith | Sahih Bukhari)
Moreover, reading the Qur’an fulfills an Islamic duty; every Muslim should read & recite the Quran, revere it, act upon its teachings, and refrain from abandoning it in any form of abandonment.
Another situation shows how much learning Quran is important when the Prophet Muhammad said:
“Read the Holy Qur’an and it will come on Judgment Day as an intercessor; when you are in need of an intercessor he will intercede for you,” [Hadith | Sahih Muslim]
This means that each verse, each letter your read in the Quran will intercede for you on Judgment Day. What is better than that?
Another importance of learning Quran is that reciters of the Quran will be in the company of noble and obedient angels.