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The Quraan

Indeed the virtues and blessings of reciting the Book of Allah are many. And by way of encouragement to all of us to spend time reciting and reflecting upon the Qur'aan, some of these virtues are listed below.

1. It will come as an intercessor on the Day of Resurrection.

The Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “Recite the Qur'aan, for verily on the Day of Resurrection it will act as an intercessor for those who recite it” [4]

On the day when neither our family nor our wealth will be of any benefit to us, this Qur'aan will beseech Allah on behalf of those who recites it frequently. Allah will give it a speech and Allah is able to do all things - and it will say to Allah: “I prevented him from sleep at night, so accept my intercession for him” [5] And its intercession will be accepted.

2. Tranquility descends.

Al Baraa reported that a man was reciting Sooratul-Kahf and there was a horse tied with two ropes at his side, when a cloud overshadowed him. As it began to come nearer and nearer his horse began to take fright from it. He went and mentioned that to the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) in the morning, who said: “It was tranquility [as-Sakeenah] which came down at the recitation of the Qur'aan.” [6]

This shows us that the tranquility and the calmness which results from the recitation of the Qur'aan is not something abstract, but something very real which permeated the whole atmosphere so that even the animals can imbibe it. This 'Sakeenah' (tranquility) which descends upon the reciter is accompanied by Angels who assemble to listen to the Qur'aan. The Companion Usaid ibn Hudair mentioned to the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) that once when he was reciting the Qur'aan, he saw something like a canopy or a cloud with what seemed to be lamps contained inside. The Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) explained to him that: Those were Angels who come near to you for your voice if you had kept on reciting till down it would have remained there till morning when the people would have seen it as it would have disappeared.” [7]

3. It will be a shade on the Day of Resurrection.

The Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Soorah Aal-e lmraan, for on the day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds, or two shades or two flocks birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them” [8]

We are well aware that on a hot summers day when we are out in a scorching Sun, the thing we appreciate most is a tree or some sort of canopy, beneath which we can shade ourselves. Imagine how much more we will be pinning for a shade on the Day of Resurrection. When...

“ the people will be submerged in perspiration according to their deeds, some up to half of their knees, some up to the waist and some would have a bridle of perspiration up to their mouths” [9].

“ We seek refuge in Allah from the terrors of this awful Day.”

So these are just some of the blessing awaiting those who recite the Qur'aan as it should be recited, bring with them a receptive heart. [10] Furthermore, these blessings and rewards are only multiplied for those who struggle in their recitation, for the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) said.

''One who is skilled in it, ‘the Qur'aan’ is associated with the noble upright, recording Angels, and he who falters when he recites the Qur'aan and finds it difficult, he will have a double reward.”

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