Omar Suleiman – How Much Quran Should I Read in Ramadan

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The importance of reading more than one at a time and finishing a book at a certain point in the year is discussed, as it is the time to exert oneself with the Prophet's name. The need for a structured reading method is emphasized, along with the importance of practicing the Qwhwhorn (the time to exert oneself with theQwhorn), and reciting the Quran. The importance of engaging in whatever method is available to oneself is emphasized.
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So tonight I actually wanted to tackle one of the most frequently asked questions about Ramadan, particularly for those who set spiritual goals to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And one of the most frequently asked questions is, how much Quran should I be reading? Do I finish one? Satsang? What if I don't know how to read Arabic yet? Or what if I read very slowly? Or what if I don't understand it? Do I finish it twice, three times? What should my goal be in relation to the other months of the year? And subhanAllah? This is a deep question because one of the beautiful things about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that there is guidance from Him for everything that

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we do. And that takes into consideration every circumstance. So before we get there, let's establish a few things. Number one,

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what you read in Ramadan should be more than what you read outside of Ramadan. Everyone understands that much right? What you read in Ramadan should depart from your usual recitation of the Quran. It should not be completely abandonment, and then getting into it just for one month. But there should be some discrepancy a healthy discrepancy or let's say a variation between your recitation outside of Ramadan and your recitation and Ramadan. This is something we learn from the pious predecessors we see this from the Sunnah of number two, the Hadith where Djibouti your audience that I'm used to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would review the Quran with him in its

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entirety every year in the last year of his life. So Allah Azza wa sallam, he reviewed it with him twice. Okay, so there's some level of review some basis for the idea of going cover to cover in particular within Ramadan. And the only way Allah describes this month of Ramadan in the Quran is by its attribution to the Quran, the one verse Shang Ramadan, Allah the unzila field Quran, this is the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. Therefore, it is the month in which the Quran is to be recited like no other month of the year. So let's go through some some rules in sha Allah to Allah because this is actually a profound question and it's an enjoyable one when you start to look

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at the lives of the companions of the Prophet slice Allah I'm gonna ask you guys some questions Did the Prophet slice I'm actually give an equation for how much Quran you should read on a regular basis or some advice to the Companions outside of the month of Ramadan? Is there a number that the Prophet slice a mention of how many times the Sahaba could do a Hutton they could finish the Quran cover to cover in a month? So anybody? No

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You got the Hadith, right? But the the numbers off.

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So you have the right sila, but yeah.

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All right. So there's one narration where the prophets lie some prohibits or seemingly prohibits finishing the Quran more than once within three days. So that's one narration of the prophets, like some seemingly prohibits finishing the entire Quran more than once in three days. Okay. There's another narration though.

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A Brahmin, you're there. What did you have for thought?

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You're close. But there's actually a narration where there's something that's prescriptive. So this is prohibitive, this is prescriptive,

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to narration or the prophets lie some many mentions it Khurana fie sub Baron to finish the Quran every seven days if you would like to, and to not go beyond that. And this is actually so a weekly hot item of the Quran. And so this is actually when you read in the books of Alumina Quran, this is what's referred to as a test beer, a tests beer, reading the Quran once a week And subhanAllah it's a it's a beautiful narration because there is a mechanism to this one of the tambourine authentically so they asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salam o saw him Allah and I asked the companions of the Prophet signs on them. How did you use to finish the Quran? What was your

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methodology? So they said that we would read three, and then five, and then seven, and then nine, and then 11, and then 13. And then we would finish off with animal fossils, which are the surah Kahf onwards. What does that mean? Three, one day, the number one we'd read, Al Baqarah earlier, moron Aneesa.

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Then we'd read five the next day. So you take after that and mount EDA to sort of to Toba. Then we would read seven starting from Sudha Yunus onwards, then we would read 911 13 by sutras. And then the last day we will take a more fossil which are Surah Kahf onwards Surah Kahf until the end of the Messiah so this is an authentic narration that gives you

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some insight into the ways a methodical way that many of the companions of the Prophet slice and used to approach the Quran, reading it on a weekly basis that would give them four Hutton's a month. And this is something that's narrated for many of the Southern Imam Ahmed Rahim Allah, his son narrates that he used to do his tests beer from Joomla to Joomla. So he would always finish his custom right before Joomla This is narrated from Qatada Rahim Allah, it's narrated from the nozari. Many of the son of many of the companions had this habit of finishing the Quran once a week. So now you guys are like, Okay, well, what happens in Ramadan? So the answer is once a week, we have to do

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it once a week now. So I can end the hotter now and send you all home depressed. All right? No, this is to just show you there was a methodology here, there was a method that they were taking into consideration, they were weighing the times that they would start to the time that it would end. Some of them even had a particular day that they would start a day that they would end. And that's important, because it shows you the importance of getting as structured as possible with it. That's the lesson I want you to take from this is to be structured throughout the year. Think about it. So they're waking up, and they know exactly how many sorrows they're going to read that day. That's

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beautiful. And many of them were not a father, by the way. Many of the companions, the majority of the companions of the prophets lie, some were not have fun, but they were thinking about how many sorrows they were going to read every day. And they had a day in mind that they would start a day in mind that they would finish that keeps you accountable to something and that's something that we should do throughout the year. The quantity aside, okay, building on that, when Ramadan would come, it is obvious that the Sahaba did not see and the pious predecessors did not see that there was anything of dislike to increasing the reading of the Quran way beyond once every few days. And so

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you start to see the narrations Sahaba self that would finish the Quran once a day in Ramadan, some of them twice a day narrated from Earth model the lawn or a chef or you know him a whole lot even from later generation, twice a day in your thinking, how's that possible? Just put that to the side for a moment and just to establish the principle that they understood that what Ramadan came along, it was go time, they busy themselves with the Quran the entire day and entire night. Granted, the entire society revolves around reading the Quran and Ramadan Subhan Allah if you live in those societies at the time and you're walking around, there is a culture of the Quran here everyone's

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trying to recite as much of it as they possibly can. And they are exerting themselves in worship and of course some of this is included in their pm they would recite in their pm outside of their PM. The point is, is that there is another level of exertion within the month of Ramadan so Qatada Rahim Allah, for example, used to recite the Quran once a week.

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And then when Ramadan came around, so I want you to take another methodical point here. The first 20 days of Ramadan, he would finish the Quran once every three days.

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And then the last 10 nights of Ramadan, he'd finished it once a night. So he did once every three days within the first 20 And then he did once every one of the last 10 Nights, that's what we're all going to be doing right? In sha Allah one day, May Allah grant I give us Babak in our time and give us the connection to the Quran. Now you're hearing this and you're going like alright, this is so demoralizing. People used to read the Quran that much then if you if you really start reading about like the way the self looked at a person who said if you didn't finish the Quran once a month, you know, it was like a sign of something and we ask Allah Subhana Allah protect us from hypocrisy or

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from being amongst those that abandon the Quran and obviously abandoning the Quran is in spirit is an action is in recitation is in so many different ways. But what do we actually take from this? Number one, a principle. Ramadan is the time to exert yourself with the Quran, like no other time of the year. Number two, if you don't have a structure to how often you're trying to finish the Quran, even if it's once a year, outside of Ramadan, you will fail with your Quran goals. You have to have a method there you have to have a science to it. Start with something small and consistent and that you know you can accomplish in sha Allah to Allah a very easy way to think about this is that your

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Quran, go for Ramadan, do half of it and show out in Charlottetown a very easy way to think about this that I'll do half of it inshallah with Allah and I'll try to make that my habit if I have to adjust after Shabbat maybe I'll just to a third of my Ramadan goal, but you've got to have some method there to how much you're reciting. Number three, circumstances are different. Your mama no we don't aim Allah to Allah was asked this question about how often the Quran should be recited in Ramadan in particular, and he said something very profound. He said that, you know, not everyone has the same circumstances. Everyone should read it at least to a point that

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He can understand and reflect, and can understand and reflect. And then he said, and those who are doing other forms of good should not be discouraged and he starts to mention, he says, the person Montana must who will be redeemed when Muhammad will Hinata Deen

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Masada and Muslimeen. He'll use these examples a person who is involved in spreading knowledge or serving the Muslims, the volunteers, they're obviously not going to have the same opportunities to read, extend out to the personal life, right? If I've got a full time job, or if I have to take care of a house and I've got to do all sorts of other things, my circumstances will differ circumstances will differ from person to person. If I don't understand what I'm reading, versus I do understand what I'm reading, remember the Hadith of the Prophet slice Allah, the One who recites the Quran and struggles has twice the reward. And so, you know, we have people mashallah, who just converted, you

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know, to Assam, right? And Hector is looking at me like he's gonna hit me, he's like, What are you doing now? What did you bring me into? You got to finish the whole Quran every night. All right. Now, what do you do? You read the translation, and he tried to learn the Arabic as well. You read the tough seed, the understanding of it side by side. It's about the time that you're spending to it, you're committing to the Quran and keeping yourself busy with it and trying to come close to Allah subhanaw taala. Now you want to get to a point where you understand the Quran itself. It's panela. You know, Shukla had Wyatt, we were in Omaha together. And he said something very beautiful.

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He gave a sports analogy to this question. He said, if you look at an athlete, and you see an athlete that comes in as a rookie, right, so a convert to pro sports. All right, comes in as a rookie. And even if they've got all the talent, they've got all the skills, the game seems too fast for them, when they start, there's a nervousness there, there's things are moving too fast around them. And you'll always hear them use this this term. They'll say the game slowed down for me, I settled in with practice with experience, the game slowed down for me, like I recognize things, the Panic was gone, the understanding of the things, even if I have the technical knowledge, the

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repetition, the settling into it, the game slowed down, and Subhanallah he used that example with, you know, when we look at the stuff with the Quran, the pious predecessors of the Quran, these were people that engage the Quran day and night, throughout the year. And so when they're looking at a page, it's different than when you and I are looking at a page. So we take the lessons from them. The answer is, engage it in whatever way you possibly can and push yourself and have a method to it. Have a goal for yourself, have a method to it, and have a method to how you're going to keep up with it. After Ramadan. Remember the complaint of the Prophet sighing some of them that my people

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Napoleoni tougher to handle Khurana Madura that my people have abandoned the sport on May Allah subhanaw taala make us people of the Quran that recited that long for it that pray with it, that supplicate with it, that are raised by it on the day of judgment Allah from I mean, does that mean little feitelson I want to come on from Swami Council

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