The most holiest book for Muslims, known as the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan. The Quran was sent upon the Messenger of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him. It was brought down through the night of decree, night of Al-Qadr. Therefore, Ramadan is a month belonging to the Quran.
As Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى says in the Quran:
“The month of Ramadan is in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong).” [Chapter no. 2: Verse no. 185]
“Verily! We have sent it (this Quran) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree).” [Chapter no. 97: Verse no. 1].
The Quran was sent down so that mankind could take heed, guidance, and become steadfast. Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى wishes well for mankind and therefore, He سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى provided guidance through the Quran. So, ponder over the fact that shouldn’t reciting the Quran earn us triple the reward if recited during the month of its revelation?
Reciting the holy book other than Ramadan is also mandatory and full of chances to get closer to a better hereafter. However, the Quran not only helps us achieve a better life after death, but also provides clear understandings towards dealing with matters in our lives such as distribution of wealth, rights of women, respect of parents and much more.
Therefore, when we increase the recitation of the Quran during the month of Ramadan, we are paying respect to the Holy Book itself along with benefitting ourselves. Let’s have a look at the following:
An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.
In another hadeeth, ‘Aa’ishah (the wife of Prophet PBUH), may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet PBUH said:
Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Rewards are multiplied to the original rewards in the month of Ramadan. May Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى help and allow us all to reach our goals of reciting Quran and earning immense amount of rewards.