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Great Benefits of Reciting the Book of Allah

Indeed the Book of Allah is not a book like any other, it is the timeless Speech of Allah, not a
created thing, a study guide for life and death and what comes after. Therefore it deserves a
more careful study than anyone else's speech. It necessitates that its reader return to the early
narration's of those who witnessed its revelation and heard its explanation by the one deputed
by Allah to rehearse and explain His Words to humanity (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam). For if
one would try to ponder over the meanings of the verses without having done this study, then
surely the filth of the time that he lives in and his ignorance of the correct application and
understanding that the early Muslims had would cause him to understand some things not
intended by Allah Most High, and therefore he would go astray, thinking to be worshipping
Allah.
So every sincere Muslim who hopes to earn Allah's Love by reciting and reflecting over Allah's
Book, then let him hold tight to the meanings explained by the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa
sallam), and those taught by the Companions and their immediate followers, and the early
scholars of Islam.
Know that reciting and pondering over the Book of Allah, devoting your time regularly to its
study and implementation has tremendous benefits in this life and the Next, so let us now look
to just a few of them to attach ourselves more firmly to Allah's Majestic Words. Each benefit
stands as enough of an encouragement on its own for us to shun any laziness we have and
dedicate ourselves to the Qur'an properly.

1 - Reading and reflecting over the Qur'an fulfills an Islamic duty


Indeed the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) summarized this Religion with his statement:
"The Religion is naseehah (sincerity)!"
So then Tameem ibn Aws (may Allah be pleased with him) then said, "We asked, 'To whom?'"
He (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) replied:
"To Allah, HIS BOOK, His Messenger, the leaders of the people, and their common folk." [2]

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Great Benefits of Reciting the Book of Allah

The sincerity that is due to the Book of Allah, as Ibn Rajab Al-Hambalee said, includes having a
strong love for it, honoring it and extolling its great status, affirming that it is the Speech of Allah,
seeking to understand its meanings, acting by it, following the orders found in it, spreading its
correct understanding, continually studying it, and taking on the good manners that are
encouraged in it. [3]
So by reading and reflecting over the Qur'an, one fulfills an obligation and is rewarded for that.
Upon fulfilling this obligation, the Qur'an then becomes a proof for him on the Day of
Judgement! And that is our second benefit we will take by embracing this Noble Book...

2 - The Qur'an will be a proof for us on the Day of Judgement


This is due to the statement of the Messenger:
"...and the Qur'an is a proof for you or against you..." [4]
So one of two things will occur with this proof, the Book of Allah. It will either be in your favor, a
proof for you on the Day when you will need every single good deed, or it will be something
standing against you, the very Speech of your Creator, a proof against you! Who could be
saved from the terrors of that Day if Allah's own Speech is against him?!?!
Think carefully, dear Muslim brother or sister, about your position with the Qur'an! Are you
neglecting it, contradicting it, being heedless of its orders and prohibitions, are you thinking
deeply over it?! Will it be on your side on the Day of Judgement?!
O Allah! We ask you, by Your Glorious Speech and the rest of Your beautiful Names and
Attributes, to make the Qur'an a proof for us! O Allah! Don't make the Qur'an a proof against us
on that Day, and save us from the hellfire!
For if Allah makes the Qur'an a proof in our favor on that Day, then it would also be an
intercessor for us, when NO intercession will take place except by His Permission.

3 - The Qur'an will intercede for us on the Day of Judgement


The proof: Aboo Umaamah relates that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
"Read the Qur'an, for verily it will come on the Day of Standing as an intercessor for its
companions." [5]

4 - Your status in this life will be raised


In Saheeh Muslim, we find a lovely story, about how a man from the promised people of
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