To recite and to reflect on the Holy book of Quran is the kind of worship that brings a person nearest to Allah. It cannot be compared to any other book as it is the word of Allah, not a manmade structure. Learning Quran gives guidance to life and death and hereafter. Hence, it requires a more vigilant study as the learner goes back to the early narrations of those who saw its disclosure and listened to its explanation by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Misinterpretation of the verses of Quran can lead a person away from the teachings of Islam therefore; he should stick to the interpretation as given by Prophet (SAW) and his companions and early Muslim scholars.
Learning Quran and thinking over it has numerous benefits in this world and the afterlife. Some of these benefits are described here which are enough to remove any sluggishness we have in reading and learning the Holy book.
Fulfillment of an Islamic obligation
Guarantee on the day of judgment
Intercessor on the day of judgment
Improvement in life status
Being best human being
Among the obedient angels
Keep you on the right path
Leading you to Jannah
Source of relaxation and healer
Fulfillment of an Islamic obligation:
Quran learning is equally compulsory for both Muslim men and women. Usually, the learning of Quran initiates from the early years of life. Quran through its learning brings us closer to the Creator, bring prosperity to this worldly life and will be a basis for remuneration in the hereafter.
Guarantee on the Day of Judgment:
According to the Hadith of Prophet (SAW), 'Quran will be a proof for you'. On the Day of Judgment, if we learn Quran it will be in favor of us. On the contrary, God forbid, weakness on our part in learning this book can be a fatal mistake. Intercessor on the Day of Judgment:
The Prophet (SAW) said:
Read the Quran, for verily it will come on the Day of Standing as an intercessor for its companions.[Muslim]
Improvement in life status:
It is a fact that Allah raises the value of those who read Quran regularly in this world. Therefore, learning Quran has an improving effect on the life.
Being best human being:
According to the words of Prophet (SAW), those who learn Quran and then teach it o others are the best human beings. Hence, learning Quran brings you among the best people. Among the obedient angels:
Hazrat Aisha relates that Prophet (SAW) said that:
Surely the one who recites the Quran 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]
This Hadith eliminates all the excuses for not learning Quran.
Keep you on the right path:
The most important benefit of learning the holy book is that while reading, you are constantly reminded of the good and bad, virtue and evil. Consequently, you are motivated to stay on the right path (Sirat-e-mustaqeem).
Leading you to Jannah:
According to the words of Prophet (SAW), for those who make Quran important part of their life, it will bring them to the Jannah and those who put it behind them; it will lead them to hellfire.
Source of relaxation and healer:
Recitation of the Holy Quran gives relaxation to one's heart and it heals every pain that comes in a person's way.
However, to reap these benefits, one must be sincere and completely devoted to learning the Quran.