- Religion and Philosophy
Rewards for Reading the Holy Quran During Ramadan
Reading the entire Quran is something only some Muslims do during Ramadan. However, if more Muslims knew the enormous benefits of it, more Muslims would make great effort to accomplish this beneficial tasks.
One primary reason to read the Quran during the month of Ramadan is that the Quran was revealed in this month. As stated in the second Chapter of the Quran, “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you, and perhaps you will be grateful [Al Baqarah 185].”
A secondary reason to read the Quran during Ramadan is to increase one’s good deeds beyond count! When someone recites each letter in the Quran, they receive ten good deeds for each letter. “Abdullah ibn Masud narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: He who reads one letter of the Quran it for him a good deed, and a single good deed is rewarded (by Allah) by ten times the like thereof. I am not saying that Alif-Lam-Mim is (just) one word, but that Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter. [Tirmidhi]” However, during the month of Ramadan, the rewards for any good deed is multiplied ten times! The reward changes to 100, good deeds per letter of the Quran recited during the month of Ramadan! “Narrated by Abu Huraira, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "Fasting is a shield... The fast is for Me. So I will reward for it, and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times." [Sahih al-Bukhari 1894, Book 30, Hadith 4]”
Lastly, the Angel Jibreel and the Prophet Muhammad would study the Quran during the nights of Ramadan. By studying the words of the Quran as you read it during Ramadan as the Prophet did unmask a new way to receive more good deeds. “It is reported that Jibreel used to meet with the Prophet (Peace be onto him) during each night of Ramadaan and they would study the Quran together. [Muslim 2308]”
With that said may this be a new or continuing task Muslims incorporate into this month.