Ramadan 2019 –Day 9 : Completing the Quran during the Holy Month
The fact that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the month of Ramadan only makes it more sacred for the Muslim Ummah. The devil is chained and the doors to the heaven are open and there is nothing holding you from reaching out to the One and Only, the Almighty Allah. This led to the practise of fasting during the day and devoted prayers and worships during the night.
Recitation Quran Obligatory?
Reciting the Quran during Ramadan is not wajib (compulsory), but surely it is mustahab (recommended). Completing Quran during Ramadan bring abundant rewards to Muslims. Quran recitation during Ramadan is not only confined to Tarrawih prayers at night, but rather we should optimise the whole day to read Quran!
It is reported by Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: Jibreel used to review the Quran with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once every year, and he reviewed it with him twice in the year in which he passed away. (Al-Bukhaari (4614))
In this era where time is never enough for anyone, most Muslims hardly find time to read the Quran. Sadly, it has merely become an adornment on the shelves. However, Ramadan brings the divine opportunity to bring ourselves closer to Allah through Quran. Reciting the Quran does not merely read without an understanding, but rather a good study and contemplation over the wise words of Allah. While the Arabic speaking Muslims can seek the help of Tafsir, those who does not speak Arabic can resort to an authentic translation of Quran. It is necessary to know about the essentials in reciting Quran during Ramadan and easy ways to complete it.
Make the intention
For any task that you intend to achieve, it is essential to first make the niyyah for it. once you set your mind towards what you want to achieve, Allah Almighty only makes it easier for you to do so. It is said in the Quran that: “Indeed Allah will help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is Exalted in Might, All-Powerful.” (Qur’an 22:40)
Even if it is something as simple yet powerful as competing the Quran in the holy month, the intention will matter the most.
Make a plan
Reading the Quran, that too within a month can be an overwhelming experience. To be able to finish reading the Quran within the month, it is essential to start out with easier and manageable goals. This way you will not only be able to achieve more than you expected but also help you manage your time.
Make Time and be consistent
There is no doubt that even if it is Ramadan, a Muslims cannot do away with the routine tasks and sometimes it may become difficult to manage Deen and Duniya at the same time. To avoid falling behind on your rights towards Allah Almighty and your rights towards Muslim brethren, it is essential that you plan your days.
If the aim is to be able to complete the Quran in this month, there are multiple ways to go about it. Nonetheless, you will have to plan ahead of time. One of the ways in which the Quran can be completed is reciting one Juzz each day and in 30 days you will have read the entire Quran, earning you rewards for this world and the hereafter.
However, sometimes reciting one Juzz each day may sometimes become too demanding and difficult. What you can then do is recite a couple of pages after each prayer. This will not only make it easier for you to complete the Quran, it will also not burden you in any manner.
Study and Contemplate
Read each verse of Quran, study its’ meaning and contemplate on the divine message revealed. Reciting Quran with understanding makes you more consistent rather than reciting it without an understanding. Engage with the Quran