by Mufti Ebrahim Salejee
It is necessary for every home to introduce the recitation of the Qur’aan everyday. There was a time when every morning and evening, every Muslim home would be buzzing with the recitation of Qur’aan. Men, women and children would all be engaged in tilaawah. This brings about immense barakah into our homes and protects ones home from many evils and wrongs.
Below are three immediate benefits of reciting the Qur’aan which are mentioned in the Noble Ahaadeeth of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :
1. Protects one from kufr: The members of that home wherein the Qur’aan is recited is protected from kufr and shirk.
(this has been explained in detail by Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafee Saahib رحمه الله in Ma’ariful Qur’aan Vol.5 Pg.20)
2. Protects one from fitnah: Ibn Abaas رضي الله عنه has reported that Jibreel عليه السلام once told Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ that many fitnahs will appear. Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ asked:
“What will be the way out, O Jibreel?”
He replied, “the Book of Allah Ta’aala.”
Sheikh ul Hadeeth, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyyah Kaandhlawi رحمه الله comments on this Hadeeth:
“Reciting the Qur’aan saves a person from fitnah. If the Qur’aan is recited in the home, peace and mercy descends on it and shaytaan leaves immediately. Ali رضي الله عنه says that Yahyaa عليه السلام told the Bani Isra’eel:
‘Allah orders you to read His book and if you do so, you will be like a people protected in a fort. On whichever side the army wants to attack you from, they will find the Word of Allah Ta’aala there as a guard to chase them.’ ”
3. Protects one from Jinnaat and Sihr etc: Abdullah bin Abbaas رضي الله عنه narrated that Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:
“He in whose heart there is no part of the Qur’aan is like an empty house.”
Shaytaan gets hold of an empty house.
Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه says:
“The house in which the Qur’aan is recited, it’s household members increase, virtues and barakah multiply, angels come down upon them and shaytaan runs far away from there but the house in which the Qur’aan is not recited, life therein becomes difficult and empty of barakah, angels leave the house and shaytaan lives in it.”
Ibn Mas’ood and some other Sahaabah رضي الله عنهم have reported that Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:
“An empty house is one in which the Qur’aan is not recited.”