Importance of Quran Recitation with Understanding

The Holy Quran is the last heavenly book of Allah Almighty which was revealed on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The language of this holy book is in Arabic. Muslims recite the Quran in their prayers and also recite it other than prayers. As we all know that the sacred book of Quran is full of information that transforms the lives of millions of Muslims around the world, therefore, it is important to recite and understand it in geographical (local) language for better captivating its wisdom. The Almighty Allah says: “[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” (Quran, 38: 29)

The Holy Quran is not an ordinary book; it is the timeless Speech of Allah (SWT) not a created thing. Therefore, it deserves a far more careful study than any other books. So, every sincere Muslim who hopes to earn Allah’s Love by reciting and reflecting on Allah’s Book should hold tight to the meanings explained by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Allah Almighty says in Noble Quran about the importance of its understanding in these words: “So when the Quran is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.” (Quran, 7: 204)

The teachings of Islam are present in the Holy Quran which needs to be studied carefully. It is only possible when someone recites the Quran with proper understanding. Reading the Quran with understanding and then reflecting over Quran can fulfill the Islamic duty of every Muslim which Allah (SWT) imposed on us. The position of one in paradise is determined by one’s understanding of the Quran. Thus, understanding of the Quran is very important for the hereafter too.

Quran will act as an intercessor on the Day of Judgment. Great efforts are always rewarded with the great benefits the one who will do the great effort for understanding Quran will be greatly rewarded in this life and also in the hereafter. Someone, who is non-Arabian, spends a lot of time and work hard to learn how to read Quran, further spend more time and energy to understand the true teaching of the Quran. This person is working for the sake of pleasing Allah and will get a tremendous amount of rewards in the form of blessings of Allah Almighty.

Reading the translation of the Quran is so important because every Muslim should know the essential commands and requirements of Allah. Quran is the only way to honor and morality and it’s the duty of all Muslims to find this way. So understanding the Book of Allah is better than just Quran recitation and it is possible when it is interpreted by some local or an easily explicable language. We should recite the Quran with proper understanding so that we can earn Allah’s blessings in this worldly life and in the hereafter too. May Allah Almighty bless us to recite and understand His holy book! Ameen