Benefits of Reading the Quran (Mental, Physical & Scientific)

Quran is the holy book of Muslims.

It would not be wrong if we call it a miracle book.

It was revealed on our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) gradually over a period of twenty-three years.

Before this book, three other books were revealed that cannot be found now in their original state.

They have been changed.

Allah (SWT) has promised to protect the Quran from any changes until the end of this world.

Quran is a complete code of life.

It is not just about prayers and worship. It is guidance for us on how to spend our lives.

In Surah Ibrahim Allah (SWT) says:

“A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light.”

It guides us about all the parts of society like morals, politics, ethics, social affairs, and much more.

Even though this book was revealed hundreds of years ago, it’s still relevant and will remain a valuable guide for future generations.

If we want Allah (SWT) to talk to us, we should read Quran.

This book is Allah (SWT)’s message for us and nothing else.

There can be no better source of communication with Allah (SWT) than reading the Quran and offering namaz.

The success of both worlds lies in Quran. We will never get off the path if we hold on to its teaching.

Simply put, it’s a blessing on us from Allah (SWT).

Only reading Quran helps us gain immense reward and mercy from Allah (SWT).

Following its teachings will get us a free ticket to paradise.

The Prophet (SAW) said,

“The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”

In this post, we’ve shared the benefits of reading the Quran.

Let’s get started.


Benefits of reading the Quran daily


There are many benefits of reading the Quran daily. Let’s discuss some of those.

1) Every letter that we read from Quran helps us gain huge rewards.

Not one ayah or one word, but reading every single letter will earn us a reward.

The Messenger of Allah (SWT) said:

“Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”

Hence Reciting Quran daily holds immense rewards for the one who recites it.

2) Daily recitation will also make concrete evidence in favor of the one who recites it on the Day of Judgment.

It will become a source of getting away from hellfire.

The Prophet (PBUH) said,

“Recite the Quran for it will come as an intercessor for its people on the Day of Judgment.”

3) Reciting Quran daily is the easiest way to get closer to Allah (SWT).

Our hearts will be filled with purity, and the connection to Allah (SWT) will become stronger.

4) Quran is the best source of guidance for all humanity.

Daily recitation of the Quran will help in becoming a better Muslim and a better person inside out.

Quran informs us about how to spend our lives according to instructions given to us by Allah (SWT).

In a hadith Qudsi, Allah (SWT) says,

“Oh my slaves, you are all astray except those whom I guide, so seek my guidance, and I will guide you.”

5) Daily recitation of the Quran helps us increase our Iman.

If we want to strengthen our faith, we should spend some time daily with the Quran.

It’s best to read Quran with its translation.

Allah (SWT) says;

“And when a surah is revealed, some of them ask, “Which of you did this increase him in Iman?” As for the ones who believe, it increased them in Iman, and they rejoice”. Quran [9:124]

6) By reading the Quran daily, a shield is formed around you.

This shield protects you from all visible and invisible evils.

Quran is a form of mercy from Allah (SWT) and when Allah (SWT)’s mercy bestows upon you, nothing in this world can harm you.

7) Daily recitation of the Quran helps us get tranquility and peace of heart and mind.

It not only heals us spiritually but also has excellent physical effects on us.

It is also a great source of healing from depression and anxiety.

“And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss.” [al-Isra’ 17:82]


Ahadith on benefits of reading the Quran


The holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) emphasized learning and understanding the Quran.

There are many ahadith telling us the importance and benefits of reading the Quran.

Let’s have a look at some of those.

a) “Whoever recites a letter from Allah (SWT)’s Book, and then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter.” (Sunan At-Tirmizi)

b) “The one who recites the Quran and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.”

c) “The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and then teaches it to others.”

d) “These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Quran.”

e) “O’ ‘Ali! I advise you to recite the Quran in every state (which you may find yourself in).”

f) “Surely this Quran is the rope of Allah (SWT), and a manifest Light (nur), and a beneficial cure. Therefore, busy yourselves with the recitation of it, for Allah (SWT) – The Mighty and Glorious – grants you the reward of ten good deeds for every recited letter.”


Benefits of reading the Quran during Ramadan


Quran was revealed in the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan itself is the month of immense blessings and barakah.

Allah (SWT) showers His unlimited mercy in this blessed month.

Every good deed is rewarded multiple times.

Reading Quran also is multiplied in its reward many folds.

“Indeed, it is We Who sent this Quran down on the Night of Glory.” The Holy Quran [97:1]

Normally when we recite Quran, on every letter, we gain ten rewards.

But when we recite the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan, the reward is multiplied even more.

Satan gets locked up by Allah (SWT) in the holy month of Ramadan. So it gets easier for us to recite, learn and understand Quran because there is no one to disturb us.

Satan hates when a Muslim recites, understands, and tries to follow the teachings of the Quran.

In Ramadan, it would be easier to make your connection with the book of Allah (SWT).

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said;

“When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened, and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are put in chains.”

The recitation of the Quran purifies our hearts and souls. We can make the best of Ramadan’s blessed days and nights by learning and Reciting the Quran.

Ramadan is also said to be the month of the Quran.

We should try to develop a connection with the Quran as much as possible during this holy month.

“(It is) the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for humanity, clear proofs giving guidance, and the Criterion (for distinguishing right and wrong). So whoever of you witnesses this month, let him fast it.” [2:185]


Benefits of reading the Quran in the morning


There’s no specific time for the recitation of the Quran. A Muslim should recite Quran as much as he can whenever he wants.

But at the same time, if you try to read the Quran in the morning after your fajr namaz, it will give you the maximum benefits you can get from it.

Early morning you have a fresh mind. There is no noise or disturbance. You will be able to understand the Quran better. You will have a better understanding of every word if you’re reading it with translation.

Reading Quran in the early morning will also benefit you for the whole day. You will remain under Allah (SWT)’s mercy throughout the day.

No Evil will follow you, and you will be under Allah (SWT)’s protection.

Reciting Quran early morning is also very beloved to Allah (SWT).

Allah (SWT) says,

“Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.”

Another great benefit of reading the Quran in the early morning is that angels will witness you because that is the time angels change their shifts. Just imagine how amazing this is.

As our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) informs us:

“The angels of the night and the angles of the day come amongst you in successive groups (in shifts). They meet at the Morning Prayer (Fajar) and the mid-afternoon prayers (‘Asr). Those who stayed among you at ascend and their Lord asks them, although He knows best about you, “How did you leave my servants” They say, “We come to them, and they were praying, and we left them when they were praying.”


Benefits of reading the Quran at night


There are also immense blessings and benefits for the one who recites Quran at night.

One who sacrifices his sleep for the recitation of the Quran is among those who should be envied upon.

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“There should be no envy except in two cases: a man to whom Allah (SWT) teaches the Quran, so he recites it during the night and the day, and his neighbor hears him and says, ‘Would that I had been given what So and so has been given and I could do what he does, and a man to whom Allah (SWT) gives wealth, so he spends it all for the sake of the truth, and a man says, ‘Would that I had been given what So and so has been given and I could do what he does.”

At another place, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told us about the importance of reading the Quran at night:

“Fasting and the Quran will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Quran will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.”

Those who recite Quran at night are not considered negligent. They are the pious people who fear Allah (SWT).

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“Whoever reads ten verses at night will not be recorded as one of the negligent.”

At another point, our Messenger (SAW) said:

“Whoever observes these prescribed prayers regularly will not be recorded as one of the negligent, and whoever reads one hundred verses in a night will be recorded as one of the devout.”


Mental benefits of reading the Quran


There are a lot of mental as well as physical benefits to reading the Quran.

It gives us a sense of relaxation.

It heals all mental and psychological diseases.

Many surahs give different benefits.

Like the whole of the Quran has healing powers, Surah Rehman is specifically read to clear your mind from all the anxiety and depression.

Reading Quran removes all the negativity from us and fills us with positive vibes.

Even science has conducted different studies showing that reading the Quran helps recover from almost all types of anxieties.

Allah (SWT) says:

“Verily, there has come to you from your Lord and a healing for the diseases (that are) in the chest and guidance and mercy for people who believe.” (Surah Yunus, verse 57)


Physical benefits of reading the Quran


There are uncountable physical benefits of reading the Quran.

Some of them are:

a) Recitation of the Quran helps us eliminate our bodies’ tensions, stress, and depression.

b) It helps in adjusting the fluctuating heart rate.

Heart problems are very severe and can be very dangerous. The recitation of the Quran makes the heart heal itself.

c) When poisonous animals such as snakes bite, it can be hazardous.

Quran can even heal a person bitten by a poisonous snake. Surah Fatiha has all the healing and Shifa properties.

d) High blood pressure issues can be treated by reciting the Quran.

If we read Quran daily, our body will relax, thus resulting in lowering blood pressure.

e) The ablution we do before reading the Quran also has healing properties.

It is suitable for our physical health.

It eliminates all the germs from our skin and purifies our hearts too.

It also makes us active.


Scientific benefits of reading the Quran


Science and Quran are both related.

Quran told us all the facts fourteen hundred years ago, which science has now started to discover.

Quran can be very beneficial for all scientific studies.

Better understanding of the Quran will help us understand the scientific phenomena happening around us better.

It also tells us what the future holds for us.

It is the most truthful book present till now.

It can never be changed.

Quran is the wording of Allah (SWT), and Allah (SWT) Almighty is the knower of each and everything.

Surah Fatir in Quran is about science. Everyone especially all Muslims should read Quran by translation to better understand modern sciences.

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