The sacred book of Islam known as the Qur’an (Arabic: ) contains the lovely words of Allah (SWT). Prophet Muhammad (SAW) received the Qur’an in the cities of Mecca and Madina during the years of 610 and 632 CE through the angel Jibreel. The holy Quran is a gift from Allah (SWT) that directs us in the right direction. In addition to being a representation of the Almighty’s teachings, it also serves as an example of divine guidance for all Muslims.
One of the greatest blessings in this life and a major source of reward in the hereafter is the Qur’anic connection, which brings a Muslim closer to the Creator.
Islam places great importance on learning the Quran because doing so would result in priceless benefits from Allah (SWT). Without a doubt, it is one of the best ways to accumulate good actions, draw near to Allah (SWT), and reach Jannah (Paradise).
Although there are countless advantages to memorizing the Quran, its greatest advantage is that it directs one toward the right path.
Islam places a strong emphasis on education, as the first Ayah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Surah Al-Alaq Ayahs 1–5 demonstrates:
“In the name of your Creator Lord (all that exists). He made a clot into a man (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Your Lord is also incredibly kind. Who instructed in writing using a pen? He has made known to man what he did not know [Quran 96:1–5].
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is also reported to have said, “The best of you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it,” according to ‘Uthman’s narration. (Bukhari).
This Hadith emphasizes the value of memorizing the Qur’an by demonstrating that the best individuals are those who are connected to it by its study and dissemination of its beneficial knowledge.
Any other discourse is inferior to the Qur’an. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have remarked, “The example of him (a believer) who recites the Qur’an is like that of a citron which tastes and smells excellent,” according to Abu Musa Al-narration. Ashari’s Furthermore, a believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a fruit that has a pleasant flavor but no aroma. And a dissolute evil person who recite the Qur’an is like the sweet basil plant known as raihana, which has a pleasant scent but a bitter flavor. And the colocynth, which has a bitter flavor and no scent, serves as an analogy for a dissolute immoral individual who does not recite the Qur’an.” (Bukhari).
There are many good reasons to memorize the Quran, including the following:
1. Getting to know the Quran puts you on the correct track.
Almighty Allah’s words are found in the Holy Quran, which also serves as a guide for all people. You can prosper in this life and the hereafter by making the right judgments and choosing the correct course with the aid of the Quran.
as stated by Allah (SWT) “There is no question regarding this book (the Quran), and it provides direction for those who are aware of Allah (Quran 2:2)
2. Studying the Quran helps us better understand the meaning of life.
The Noble Quran contains several verses that discuss the beginnings of the existence of humans and this universe, as well as guidance on how to live with the intention of serving Almighty Allah.
Almighty Allah states in the Holy Quran that He created death and life as a test to see which among you is the best in deed. (Quran 67:2)
3: Quran study strengthens your faith (Iman).
Without a doubt, the Quran is an excellent source of instruction regarding Islam.
When a surah is revealed, some of them inquire as to “who of you did this increase him in Iman?” according to the Almighty Allah in the Holy Quran. For the believers, it strengthened their faith in Iman, and they rejoiced. (Quran 9:124).
4: Knowing the Quran improves your standing in Allah’s eyes.
Learn the Quran, do well in it, and then pass it on to others if you want to be among the best in Allah’s eyes. This comes from the traits of the followers of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The Qur’an learner and teacher are the best among you (Muslims), according to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). (Bukhari).
5: Heart purification.
The Quran is recited by a Muslim to cleanse their hearts of all pollutants that cling to them.
In the Qur’an, the Almighty Allah declares: “O mankind! You have received a warning from your Lord, healing for the illnesses within you, and for those who believe, guidance and mercy. (Quran 10:57)
6: Reciting the Quran has various advantages, qualities, and benefits.
Reciting the Quran results in several blessings and rewards from Allah (SWT). Muslims who recite the Quran regularly will benefit greatly from doing so.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in this regard: “If anyone prays at night and recites ten verses regularly, he will not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those who are obedient to Allah; and if anyone prays at night and recites one thousand verses, he will be recorded among those who receive great rewards.” ” (Sunan Abu Dawood).
7: The Quran is our protection on the Day of Resurrection.
Recite the Qur’an, for it will act as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) commanded, according to Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him). (Muslim).
8: Quranic recitation draws us nearer to Allah (SWT).
Reading the Quran and praying are two ways to start a dialogue with the Almighty Allah. As an illustration, recite Al-Fatihah, the first verse of the Quran. The person reciting it is not intending for it to be a tedious monologue; rather, Allah has made it feel like a friendly, caring exchange between him and the worshiper. According to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
“Allah declared, ‘I have split the prayer between Me and My slave into two parts, and My slave shall receive what he has requested.'”
Alhamdulillah I rabbil Alameen (All praise is to Allah, the Lord of all that exists),” the slave says. “My slave has praised Me, and My slave shall obtain what he has requested,” declares Allah.
And when he invokes Allah, He responds, “My slave has praised Me, and My slave shall get what he has prayed for.” This is known as “Ar-Rahmanir-Rahim” (The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful).
Furthermore, when he declares that he is “Maliki yawmiddin [The Only Owner (and He Ruling Judge] if the Day of Recompense],” “My slave has glorified Me,” declares Allah. This verse is between Me and My slave in two halves, and it is for Me.
Furthermore, when he says, “Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nastain [You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we seek for help]], This is between Me and My Slave, and My Slave shall receive what he has requested, the man declares. The Surah ends with a prayer for My slave.
And when he says: “This is for My slave, and My slave shall get what he has asked for,” he means: “This is for the Straight Way, the route of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.”
9: One who prays on the Day of Judgment
On the Day of Judgment, the Holy Quran will offer a defense. Read the Quran, for it will undoubtedly appear on the Day of Standing as an intercessor for its adherents, according to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
10: Teaching the Qur’an will yield substantial benefits.
Islam places a high value on teaching everyone the Qur’an. Muslims must make sure that their kids are taught to recite the Holy Qur’an.
According to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW): “A crown with such brightness will be placed on the heads of the parents of a person who studied the Qur’an and followed its laws on the Day of Qiyaamah; its glitter will transcend the brilliance of the sun that shines through your homes. What do you believe the status of the person who personally studied the Qur’an and followed it will be then?
Abu Dawood and Ahmad
11: Learn about the afterlife.
Death does not put an end to this mortal life. After death, there is a life that will last forever called “hereafter.” You can learn all about the afterlife from the Holy Quran, where you can also read about the incredible benefits and breathtaking beauty of paradise that Allah (SWT) has promised for believers.
12: Become familiar with Islam as a religion.
The Holy Quran is the best source for information on Islam since it is authentic and represents Allah’s (SWT) original message without any additions, deletions, or modifications. Qur’an literally contains the words of Allah.
And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and fairness, Allah (SWT) declares in the Holy Qur’an. He is the One who hears and knows, and no one can change what He says. (Quran 6:115)
In conclusion, the Quran is a source of renewed faith for many Muslims, particularly in times of adversity and difficulty. The prose and poetry of the Quran are unquestionably the best and most exceptional.
The only way to paradise and salvation is through the Holy Quran. The Quran, the most sacred book in human history, commands us to impart kindness and peace to both people and animals.
Revert to the Qur’an and use it in all facets of your life. This is the secret to your success in this life and the next.
May Almighty Allah give us a deeper comprehension of the Holy Quran.