Completing the Quran in the month of Ramadan is one of the most common goals that Muslims set themselves. Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed and so it becomes a month in which the recitation, reflection and understanding of the book becomes a key focus. “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.” [Quran 2: 185]. We decided to put together a short and helpful guide to help you smash your goal of completing the Quran during this blessed month!
1. Organise your reading schedule to help with consistency
There are 604 pages in the Quran. To make the task more manageable, it is important to divide the pages into completable sections on a daily basis. The best schedule to follow is using the 5 daily prayers as your allocated recital times.
Below we have formulated a helpful guide that will help you understand how many pages you need to recite at every salah to help you finish the Quran x number of times during Ramadan.
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2. Find a reciter to read along with
There are so many different beautiful types of reciters and recitations of the Quran out there. Find the reciter who resonates with you the most and makes you want to hear more.
We suggest finding a reciter whose pace is slightly slower. This allows you to follow along without it being rushed. Here is a compilation of some reciters that you may find works for you during the month of Ramadan.
3. Read the translation
Reading the meaning of the Quran in your language will help you to form a deeper connection with the words of Allah and actually put it into action.
There are so many beautiful stories, descriptions of the next life, Jannah and so much more that will keep you engaged in reciting the holy book. And even picking up on Arabic words that you may remember the meaning of later down the line.
4. Find a Quran recitation buddy
Find someone to help keep you accountable. There will be moments where it seems like it’s too hard and others around you may be giving up.
To help you stay focused and motivated, find a Quran buddy who will check in with you before every salah to remind you to read your Quran and after every salah to check that you’ve done it, during those low periods. And you’ll be able to also check in with them when they’re feeling demotivated as well.
Maybe even create a group chat in which all the participants send a thumbs up emoji after they’ve read their sections. If you see someone hasn’t put a thumbs up in a while, you’ll be able to check in on them and give them that extra motivation.
5. Remember the rewards and don’t give up
Your struggles are recognised and appreciated by Allah swt.
“Verily the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
In those moments where it feels impossible, remember that we are rewarded 10x for every letter that we recite. This is multiplied by 70 during the month of Ramadan! Keep focused on the ultimate goal of wanting to please Allah and gain as many rewards as you can during the month.
If you start to fall behind, keep going and don’t give up!
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