Reciting Qur’an: Benefits & Fiqh
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, and Compassionate
May Peace and Blessings be upon the Blessed Messenger of Allah,
His Folk, Companions, and Followers Until the Day of Judgment
Realization that the Arabic Qur’an is Allah's Book, a blessing by which He guides hearts and souls, brings about the desire to want to read it. As Shaykh Faraz Rabbani says in the link below, 'there is great reward in reciting the Arabic, even if one does not understand its meanings, for these are the Words of Allah, and their aural majesty makes hearts submit reverentially.'
The Zaytuna Institute has an *excellent* section on Ramadan – full of excellent audio lessons and articles on Moon Sighting, Approaching Ramadan!
Also, Etiquette with the Quran by Sidi Musa Furber (with a Foreword by Shaykh Nuh Keller)
Please also see the following links from the SunniPath Archives:
When is the best time(s) to read the Qur’an each day?
Prophetic Guidance Regarding the Excellence of Reciting the Qur'an (from Imam Nawawi's Gardens of the Righteous)
As an aside, A.J. Arberry's English translation is an excellent one. Finally, listening to the Qur’an whenever possible is also a means for much good, insha’Allah, and should be done as much as possible during Ramadan – for instance, when commuting or going about daily tasks.
SunniPath Fiqh Team