When you learn Quran recitation, you will be granted many rewards and good deeds. In this article, we will discuss the importance of Quran recitation, in addition to the benefits and different ways to learn Quran recitation.
The holy Quran is the last sacred Holy Book of Allah Almighty. The Quran is the book of guidance for the whole of mankind. It was revealed to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the last Prophet of Allah Almighty in the month of Ramadan.
Allah (SWT) said in the Quran:
This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained). [Quran 2-2]
The Quran, the Book of Allah, is not like any other book, it is the speech of Allah (SWT), and the guide for life and death and what comes after. Therefore, it needs a more careful study than any other book. So, as a Muslim, we should recite Quran with good understanding so that we can earn Allah’s blessings in our lives.
What is Quran Recitation?
Quran recitation refers to the act of reading the Quran rightfully with a clear voice. You must follow certain rules while reciting the Quran. You must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the pronunciation of letters so that every letter is recited in accordance with the recitation of Sheiks or Imams who are directly linked to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Example of the Quran recitation, the following video by Learn Quran Perfectly Institute (LQPI) shows common mistakes that people commit in reciting Surah Al-Fatiha…
Why do you need to Learn Quran Recitation?
There are many reasons why we should learn to recite the Quran. Muslims will earn many rewards for reciting the Quran and implementing its teachings in their lives.
Get good deeds for every letter you recite from the Quran
Allah almighty is very generous. So when you learn Quran recitation you will get good deeds for each letter that you read and recite from the Quran. Not one surah, one ayah, or one word, but for each letter that is recited from the Quran.
In this regards, our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.
Get your reward doubled if you couldn’t recite the Quran easily
If you are a beginner who started to learn Quran recitation and found it a hard task, then you will get twice the reward.
For some Muslims, the Arabic language is a foreign language. You may find it difficult to learn Quran recitation, you may find it hard to read and understand Arabic, you may find it difficult to read Quran fluently if you are a beginner, as you may not understand what you are reading. Congratulation! The harder the task the bigger the reward.
In this regards, the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have two rewards.
[Book 9, Hadith 4]
Learning Quran Recitation will relieve your Soul
If you recite the Quran with understanding you can get closer to the Almighty Allah. As a Muslim, you get to know about the real purpose behind the revelation of the Quran.
In this regard, Allah (SWT) says in the holy book:
[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.
This verse means that the purpose of the Quran is to bring blessings to Muslims and make people reflect over the world around them. Therefore, if one does not read the Quran regularly, he is missing the chance of getting inspiration to think about all the things Allah (SWT) has created and all the matters of life.
Reciting the Quran will calm your soul and bring you inner peace as mentioned in the Quran:
Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.
Moreover, the Quran cleanses our hearts; when Muslims recite the Quran, it affects the heart and purifies it by cleaning it from any impurity that sticks on it.
The Quran is a Source of Guidance
Allah Almighty sent us the Quran to help us through our lives. As human beings, we always need someone to talk and to share our problems. While making dua is one of the ways to talk to Allah, one of the ways how Allah communicates with us is the Quran; you can find answers to all your questions while reciting the Quran.
Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:
Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord – to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy
How To Learn Quran Recitation Perfectly?
It is very important to learn Quran recitation and receive the Holy Quran from a skilled Sheik or Imam who is well versed in the recitation of the Quran and Tajweed rules.
Angel Jibreel (AS) used to recite and review the Quran with The Prophet (PBUH) every year once in Ramadan, except the year in which the prophet Mohamad passed away, he reviewed the Quran twice.
Similarly, the prophet (PBUH) said:
Learn the recitation of the Qur’an from (any of these) four persons: `Abdullah bin Masud, Salim the freed slave of Abu Hudhaifa, Ubai bin Ka`b, and Mu`adh bin Jabal.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 3758]
So you have to learn Quran recitation from a sheik who recites the Quran in the same way that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did.
Learn Quran Recitation Through Online Quran Classes
If you like to learn how to recite Quran perfectly but you are not living in an Islamic country, you may find it very difficult to find a professional & certified Quran teacher who can teach you the Quran.
Advantages Of Learning Quran Recitation Online
If you use the internet to learn recitation of the Quran, you will get a lot of advantages over the traditional classroom such as:
- The online Quran classes can save your money and your effort that you could spend on going to a traditional Islamic school.
- When you learn Quran recitation online, you will schedule your lessons in a way that comforts you.
- You will use an interactive and effective online environment as you will interact directly with your online tutor.
Learn Quran Perfectly Institute (LQPI) is an online learning platform that provides various classes in Quran, Arabic Language, and Islamic Studies provided by native Egyptian instructors who are graduated from Al-Azhar University and have vast-knowledge & experience in teaching Quran online.
LQPI will help you to learn Quran recitation perfectly even if Arabic is not your mother tongue.
So now you can start your journey to join Online Quran Classes in which you can enjoy learning the holy Quran at the convenience of your home.