Intend to recite full quran in ramadan.
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Assalamu Alaikum warahmatullah,
First of all i will comment on your effort of spreading Islam. may Allah Ta'ala reward you aboudantly amin.
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I intend to to bring down the Holy QUR'AN in this blessed month. But i have started reading it since last month of Sha'aban. I am in Suratul Nisai now. Should i continue from where i stop or i should start afresh? for the intention is to bring it down in Ramadan .
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Intend to recite full quran in ramadan
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May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 73 Surah Muzammil verse 20:
20 The Lord doth know that thou (O Prophet (saws)) standest forth (in prayer) nigh two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a party of those with thee. But Allah doth appoint Night and Day in due measure. He knoweth that ye are unable to keep count thereof. So He hath turned to you (in mercy): recite ye therefore of the Qur'an as much as may be easy for you. He knoweth that there may be (some) among you in ill-health; others traveling through the land seeking of Allah's bounty; yet others fighting in Allah's Cause. Read ye therefore as much of the Qur'an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good ye send forth for your souls Ye shall find it in Allah's presence yea better and greater in Reward. And seek ye the Grace of Allah: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
There is absolutely no compulsion or obligation upon the believers in Islam to recite the full Quran in the month of Ramadan, or even in a whole year….for Allah Subhanah in His Mercy has guided the believers to recite as much of His Glorious Book as is easy for them; but it is only obvious that the more one recites the Glorious Quran, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan, the more rewards one will earn for his efforts from their Lord Most Merciful.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2137 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If anyone recites a letter from Allah's Book he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that ‘Alif-Lam-Mim’ are one letter, but ‘alif’ is a letter, ‘lam’ is a letter and ‘mim’ is a letter."
Islam has laid no obligation upon the believers the number of times they may recite the Quran in the month of Ramadan or otherwise; but the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to recite the whole in a period of less than three days.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 1385 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As
Yazid ibn Abdullah said that Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet (saws): ‘In how many days should I complete the recitation of the whole Qur'an, O Messenger of Allah (saws)?’ He (saws) replied: ‘In one month.’ He said: ‘I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this.’ He kept on repeating these words and lessening the period until the Prophet (saws) said: ‘Complete its recitation in (maximum) seven days.’ He again said: ‘I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this.’ The Prophet (saws) said: ‘He who finishes the recitation of the Qur'an in less than three days does not understand it!’
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.520 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.) used to repeat the recitation of the Qur'an with the Prophet (saws) once a year (in the month of Ramadan), but he (Jibrael a.s.) repeated it twice with him in the year he (the Prophet (saws)) died. The Prophet (saws) used to stay in I'tikaf (seclusion) for ten days every year (in the month of Ramadan), but in the year of his death, he (saws) stayed in I'tikaf for twenty days.’
It was the general practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he (saws) would rehearse the Glorious Quran at least once in the blessed month of Ramadan with Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.)…..and it would only be prudent for the believers to exert themselves and strive to at least recite (or hear) the whole of the Glorious Quran at least once in the blessed month of Ramadan, although there is absolutely no obligation in Shariah on them to do so.
If you have started the recitation of the Glorious Quran in the month prior to Ramadan and wish to continue your recitation in Ramadan, there is absolutely no harm; and if you have made an intention to recite the whole of the Glorious Quran in the month of Ramadan and wish to restart the recitation again from the first Surah, that too is absolutely fine and acceptable.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,