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Is there reward for reciting the Quran without understanding?

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In a nutshell: reciting the Quran with or without understanding yields reward. However, understanding the Quran is much better for it feels the hard more

The noble Qur’an is the speech of Allah which He revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (saw) via the revelation through Jibreel (may Allah be pleased with him) in word and meaning, whose recitation is an act of worship and it is a miracle transmitted to us via the concurrent (mutawatir) narration:

Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise Allah (swt)” [TMQ Al- Fussilat:42]

From it the souls find life and the hearts find tranquility. It is the Book, which takes the people out from the darkness into the Light by the permission of Allah, the All-Mighty, the Owner of Allah Praise. The one who speaks according to it has spoken the truth and the one who acted upon it is the successful one, the one who judged by it has practiced justice and the one who calls to it is guided to the Straight Path.

The Meesenger (saw) said:

Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” Reported by at-Tirmizi on the authority of ‘Abd Allah b. Mas’ud and it is a sound hadith.

Verily the one who recites the Qur’an 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 his reward will be multiplied twice.” Reported by Muslim on the authority of ‘Ayisha, the mother of the believers (may Allah be pleased with her).

The Messenger (saw) said

"Read the Qur’an, for verily it will come on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its companions.” Reported by Muslim from his Sahih on the authority of Umamah al-Baahili (ra).


Reciting the Quran with or without understanding yields reward. However, understanding the Quran is much better for it feels the hard more

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