Quran is ALLAH Almighty’s greatest gift to the entire mankind. It must be read, understood and acted upon but mere reading the Quran and reciting of it have also been designated by ALLAH Almighty as acts of merit that deserve rewards. mere recital of the words of the Quran is enough to invoke ALLAH’s mercy, but many think, foolishly or unknowingly that reading of Quran without understanding what it says is of no use. They think the Divine book is like a other books written by men which have to be understood. but Quran, a Divine Book, is different; it guarantees well-being and success in this life as well as the afterlife and mere Reciting or Reading the Quran is in itself rewarding and meritorious.
Abdullah ibn Uas’ud (Razi ALLAH Anhu) relates that ourt blessed Prophet (sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) has said:
من قراء حرفا من کتاب اللہ فلہ حسنہ، والحسنۃ بعشر امثالھا، لااقول الم حرف و، ولٰکن: الف حرف، ولام حرف: ومیم حرف
“He who reads one word of ALLAH’s Book gets one merit which is in fact equal to ten merits. I do not say The AlifLaamMeem is one word; but Alif is one word, Laam is one word, Meem is one word, ” (Tirmidhi)
This shows that if anyone recites only “ALifLaamMeem”,It is enough for thirty merits to be recorded. It also proves that mere reading or recital without understanding is also rewarding since (alifLaamMeem) is a word the meanings of which are unknown and so it is impossible to understand it. Thus our blessed Prophet, by giving this examples proved that reward for reading or reciting Quran does not depend upon understanding it, but mere reading or recital is rewarding in itself.
Hence every Muslim, before busying himself with other work, must read some portion – one Para or half or one quarter or even one Ruku of the Quran without fail; this shall assuredly earn him ever increasing merit every day.
Moreover, every Muslim must commit to memory some surah for ready without having to open the book. According to Ibn Abbas (Razi ALLAH Anhu), our blessed Prophet (sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) has said :
“He whose mind does not have some portion of Quran is like an empty house”.