‘Recite so that your ears hear what you recite and your heart pays attention’

{The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)} [Al-Baqarah: 185]

{شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْـزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ} البقرة: 185

“It was said that the salaf would spend the days of Ramdan reading the Qur’an, and the importance of studying the Qur’an cannot be emphasized enough. A single ayah (verse) recided with tadabbur (contemplation) may be better than reciting many ayaat (verses) of the Qur’an without contemplaton. Scholars differed regardubg whether it is better to recide more or recite less with contemplation. Although as isolated deeds they both may be equal, the latter will benefit you for the rest of your life and thus the effects of understanding the Qur’an will elevate you further in the Hereafter.

Abu Jumrah once said to Abdullah ibn Masud ‘I am fast in my recitation and perhaps I would recite the Qur’an once or even twice in a single night’ , Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) replied ‘For me to recite one surah is more pleasing to me than if I did that which you do, if you do so then make sure you recite so that your ears hear what you recite and your heart pays attention.’

Taken from: Ramadan: The Month of Deeds

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