Ramadan is the month of reading the Quran and worshiping Allah, this month specifically means a lot to us Muslims.
We do all kinds of worshiping like fasting, reading the Quran, and praying Taraweeh. While staying away from anything that is wrong to do.
In the beginning, we start by making a Quran reading schedule to finish the Quran by the end of the month. Ramadan was the month when Quran was revealed to our prophet Muhammad.
So, How to read the Quran during Ramadan? You can read the Quran during Ramadan by making yourself a schedule or choosing one of the many strategies to finish the Quran like reading 4 pages after every obligatory prayer or reading 10 pages in the morning or 10 pages in the evening. Or read 5 pages in the morning, noon, afternoon, and night.
As Muslims, know that when the month starts Jannah’s gates open while Jahannam closes and all the devils are chained.
We fast during Ramadan because it’s obligatory but that’s not the only reason. More importantly, we fast because we want to obtain Taqua and ask Allah for his forgiveness and mercy. And we try our best to stay away from doing what’s wrong and from life’s temptations.
Now, Ramadan is getting closer and we need to be prepared. That’s why in this article we will answer all your questions regarding the Quran : how to finish it? Do you have to finish reading the Quran, and much more. Let’s start.
What are the benefits of reading the Quran in Ramadan? And why is it important?
Ramadan is the month of mercy and forgiveness, any good thing we do we get rewarded for in double. So we try our best to do many good deeds while stopping ourselves from doing what’s wrong.
When you read the Quran you get rewarded for each letter you read, in the month of Ramadan the reward is doubled. Do you see how good that is?
Also reading the Quran will give you guidance, comfort, peace of mind, and will light your way.
How much of the Quran should I read during Ramadan?
There is nothing saying how much you can read this is completely up to you. You don’t have to finish the whole Quran.
But since reading the Quran brings many rewards, try to make a goal for yourself to read as much as you can, always challenge yourself to come out of the holy month as a winner.
So, start preparing yourself from now, decide what you will do, and how you will divide the Quran so that you manage to read as much as you can.
Keep telling yourself that Ramadan is the month of worshiping and big rewards, especially reading the Quran.
Do I have to finish reading the whole Quran during Ramadan?
The answer is no as we mentioned above, you don’t have to finish reading the whole Quran to get rewarded.
Read as much as you can and keep reminding yourself of the many rewards you will gain by just reading the Quran.
One thing that will help you is to make your own schedule to keep you on the right track and to motivate you.
Prophet Muhammad said: “Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” [Tirmidhi]
How to make my own Reading Schedule for Ramadan?
The schedule is completely under your control, some people choose to make specific times for reading like after Fajr or before Iftar. Others choose to divide the amount of the Quran they read into five parts and read each part after the obligatory salah.
Others wait until they have a quiet surrounding so that they can focus while they read the Quran. What you should keep in mind here is to do what is best for you, what suits your time.
You could also find a family member to read together and encourage each other or a friend that will keep you motivated. Having a good friend that helps you achieve your goals is truly a blessing from Allah.
If you want to finish reading the whole Quran then here are some strategies that might help you:
- Read 4 pages after every obligatory prayer.
- Read 10 pages in the morning or 10 pages in the evening.
- Or read 5 pages in the morning, noon, afternoon, and night.
You should choose what suits you best. There are many strategies out there in order to choose the one for you; you should look at the best method that suits your schedule.
How to finish reading the Quran during Ramadan?
As the month of fasting is approaching we start to search for the best way to finish reading the whole Quran in one month.
Ramadan is the month when we focus on worshiping God and doing all kinds of ibadah and reciting the Quran is one of them. So here are some steps to follow that will help you do Khatam by the end of the month.
Choose the right strategy that suits you the best:
There is no one way to do the khatam Quran there are many strategies out there some will work for you and some won’t.
For example, someone would say I want to do the khatam Quran two times this Ramadan so he will read two juz each day. Someone else will find that this is really hard to do and wants to finish the Quran only one time. So he will read one juz every day.
Allah said in the holy Quran:
وَ جَعَلۡنٰکُمۡ شُعُوۡبًا وَّ قَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوۡا
“ And We have made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.”
(Surah al-Hujurat, 49:13)
From this verse, we understand that we are all different in some ways. Each and every one of us has our own way of thinking and way of life. We all have our strong points and limitations, all the differences between us help us learn from each other.
One of those differences includes the ability to read more than one juz of the Quran or less than one. Some would choose a specific time of the day to recite the Quran and finish a specific number of pages. While others may prefer to read whenever they can.
Here are some strategies that you could choose from:
To recite and do the khatam Quran you should read one juz each day, each juz is about 20 pages. You could choose one of the following strategies:
- Read 4 pages a day after each obligatory prayer.
- Or Read 4 pages a day, 2 before each Fardhu prayer and 2 more after.
- Alternatively, Read 5 pages in the morning, 5 pages at noon, 5 pages in the afternoon, and 5 pages at night.
- Read 10 pages in the morning and 10 pages in the evening.
As you can see there is no one way to finish the Quran, your role here is to try and choose what is working for you.