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10 Virtues for Reciting the Quran (the Holy Book)

No doubt that Quan is the most sacred book on the earth, and it holds the words of Allah.

As a Muslim, you might know the importance of reciting it for your life. You know that Quan is like a compass that directs you to the right path, but also it has many benefits in life and the hereafter.

Maybe you’re used to reciting Quran, especially in the month of Ramadan, however, it’s better if you make it a daily habit.

In this article, we have collected many virtues for Reciting the Quran, after looking at some evidence from the holy book and hadith. We hope it’ll motivate it for reciting it daily and never abandoning it.

virtues of reciting the Quran

Benefits of Reciting the Quran

There are many benefits to reading the Quran, including gaining a better understanding of Islam, developing a stronger connection to Allah, and gaining guidance and direction in life. The Quran is also a source of inspiration and wisdom.

1. Great Rewards from Allah

When reciting the holy Quran, you get rewarded for every letter of the Quran you’ve pronounced

as prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) 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.”

Also, Allah promises those who read Quran day and night great rewards and an increase in their provision, saying :

“Surely those who recite the Book of Allah, establish prayer and donate from what We have provided for them—secretly and openly—˹can˺ hope for an exchange that will never fail so that He will reward them in full and increase them out of His grace. He is truly All-Forgiving, Most Appreciative. (Fatir, 29-30).

2. Resurrected with The Scribes

This one who recites the quran with tajweed rules be resurrected with the angles, whom Allah described in Quran

“Angel-scribes, honorable and virtuous. (Abasaa,16) 

However, even if you can’t read Quran, your reward is doubled due to your persistence to recite though it’s hard for you.

‘Ā’isha reported God’s messenger as saying, “One who is skilled in the Qur’ān is associated with the noble, upright recording angels; and he who falters when reciting the Qur’ān and finds it difficult for him will have a double reward.”

(Bukhārī and Muslim.)

3. Protection from Harms

Allah protects the good servant who reads Quran and keeps the bad people away from reaching him.

As he said in Quran, surah Al Israa:

When you ˹O Prophet˺ recite the Quran, We put a hidden barrier between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter. (Israa, 45),

Read also: 10 Amazing Facts About the Quran that Will Blow Your Mind

4. Get Allah’s love

Quran recitation is a cause to get the love of Allah almighty

‘Ā’isha said that the Prophet sent a man in charge of an expedition with some companions. During their prayer, He’d recite Quran finishing with “Say, Allah is One. ( the first verse of surah Al Ikhlas)

When they returned they mentioned that to the Prophet, and he told them to ask him why he did that. They asked the man and he replied, “Because it is a trait Allah specified for himself, and I like to recite it.” Then the Prophet said, “Tell him that God loves him.”

(Bukhārī and Muslim.)

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5. Not Be Among Those Who Abandon It

Allah said in Surah Furqan

And the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Quran (neither listened to it nor acted on its laws and orders (Furqan, 30)

Muslim scholars think there are two types of abandoning the Quran: not acting upon it, and not listening or reciting it. And we can assume that not reciting Quran can make the heart cruel so that the verses of Allah don’t penetrate it.

It’s preferable to recite Quran and complete it (Khatma) every 40 days because if it’s not read regularly, there is a high potential for leaving it.

Abū Mūsā al-Ash’arī reported God’s messenger as saying, “Keep refreshing your knowledge of the Qur’ān, for I swear by Him in whose hand my soul is that it is more liable to escape than camels which are tethered.”

(Bukhārī and Muslim.)

Read also: Benefits of Reading Surah Yaseen and the Best Times to Read It

6. Be Among the Best People

Recitation of the Qur’an is among the good deeds, by which allah increases the rank of his servant and includes him among his people.

‘Uthmān reported God’s messenger as saying, “The best among you is he who learns and teaches the Qur’ān.”

By contrast, the heart of the person who doesn’t read the Quran or memorize is like a ruined house.

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who does not memorize any part from the Qur’an he is like the ruined house.”


7. Intercession for The Servant

Recitation of the Quran acts as an intercession for the person who recites it.

Abdallah B. ‘Amr Reported God’s Messenger as Saying

“fasting and The Qur’an Intercede for A Man. Fasting Says, ‘o My Lord, I Have Kept Him Away from His Food and His Passions by Day, so Accept My Intercession for Him.’ the Qur’an Says, ‘i Have Kept Him Away from Sleep by Night, so Accept My Intercession for Him.’ Then Their Intercession Is Accepted.”

virtues of reciting the Quran

8. Highest Ranks in the paradise

Quran reciters get the highest ranks in paradise.

It was narrated from Abu Sa`eed Al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“It will be said to the companion of the Quran when he enters Paradise: ‘Recite and rise one degree for every Verse,’ until he recites the last verse that he knows.”

Another hadith confirms the same meaning

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The person who recites the quran will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last verse you recite

9- a Light in The Life

Quran is a light for the believer and rescue from the devils and harm and keeps him away from committing sins and disobeying Allah’s commands.

abu Saeed al Khudri reported that someone came to the prophet and ask him for advice. Prophet Mohammed said: Be pious to Allah for it brings all the goodness, and recite Allah’s book since it’s a light in the sky and a reminder for your name in the sky, and keep your tongue silent except if you say something good, if you do so, you beat the devil.

10-The Virtues of Reading Some Surahs in the Quran

There are some virtues of reciting some specific verses.

1) Surat Al-Baqarah and Surat Al-‘Imran

Abū Umāma said he heard God’s messenger say, “Recite the Qur’ān, for on the day of resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it. Recite the two shining ones, Baqara and sūra Āl Imrān (Qur’ān, 2 and 3). for on the day of resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks* pleading for those who recite them. Recite sūra al-Baqara, for using it produces blessing and abandoning it produces regret, and the slothful are unable to recite it.”

2) Surah al Kahf

Abū Sa’id reported the Prophet as saying, “If anyone recites sūra al-Kahf (Qur’ān, 18) on Friday, the light will shine brightly for him till the next Friday.”

Abūd Dardā’ reported God’s messenger as saying, “If anyone learns by heart ten verses at the beginning of sūra al-Kahf (Qur’ān, 18) he will be pro­tected from the dajjal.”

3) Surah Mulk

Abū Huraira reported God’s messenger as saying, “A sūra in the Qur’ān containing thirty verses interceded for a man till his sins were forgiven. It was ‘Blessed is He in whose hand is the kingdom

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Verses and Hadith About Reading Quran

There Are Many Verses and Hadith that Urge Muslims to Recite the Quran

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’an is like a citron whose fragrance is sweet and whose taste is delicious. A believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a date fruit that has no fragrance but a sweet taste. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is like basil whose fragrance is so sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an is like a colocynth which has no fragrance and its taste is bitter.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The parable of one who knows the Qur’an by heart is as the parable of an owner of hobbled camel. If he remains vigilant, he will retain it; and if he neglects it, it will go away.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Below are some Quranic verses that urge Muslims to recite Quran

The ˹true˺ believers are only those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of Allah, whose faith increases when His revelations are recited to them, and who put their trust in their Lord. (Anfal, 2)

Observe the prayer from the decline of the sun until the darkness of the night and the dawn prayer, for certainly the dawn prayer is witnessed ˹by angels˺. (Israa, 78)

Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah, and perform the Salah, and spend out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a (sure) trade-gain that will never perish (Fatir, 29).

cite ˹in prayer˺ whatever you can from the Quran. He knows that some of you will be sick, some will be traveling throughout the land seeking Allah’s bounty, and some fighting for the cause of Allah. So recite whatever you can from it. (Muzamil, 20_


Quran is the book of Allah, and its reading is a must for every person.

Allah urges Muslims to recite Quran as possible because he knows the nature of humans and knows that they can be derailed out of the straight track anytime they abandon it.

In this article, we’ve shown you 10 virtues of reading the Quran, including getting rewards from Allah and increasing Hasanat.

Hope you find this information helpful and encouraging to start reciting the holy book right now.

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