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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, Bestowal of Mercy.


'Abdullah Ibn 'Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "The fast and the Qur'an will intercede for the servant on the Day of Judgement. The fast will say: 'My Lord, I restricted him from food and drink, so allow me to intercede for him.' And the Qur'an will say: 'I prevented him from sleeping at night, so allow me to intercede for him.' So they will be allowed to intercede."

Therefore, it is essential for the fasting person to recite the Qur'an more during these blessed days and honorable nights. For indeed, there is a special virtue for the abundance of recitation in these days, which is not found in any other month. He should take advantage of the noble time during this month, in which Allah revealed the Qur'an. Allah says:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ

“(It is) the month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was revealed as a guidance for mankind, clear proofs giving guidance, and the Criterion (for distinguishing right and wrong). So whoever of you witnesses this month, let him fast it.” (Qur'an 2:185)

The fact that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the month of Ramadan only makes it more sacred for the Muslim Ummah. The devil is chained and the doors to the heaven are open and there is nothing holding you from reaching out to the One and Only, the Almighty Allah.

To make the most of this month, it is imperative that we remember the Lord as much as possible and recite the Qur'an whenever we get the chance. There is no doubt that the month of Ramadan demands patience and perseverance and may not always be easy. But reconnecting with the Lord is and can be made even easier. If you are unsure of how to make the most of this month and complete the Quran, in the manner that you should, this might help you out.

Make the intention: For any task that you intend to achieve, it is essential to first make the niyyah for it. once you set your mind towards what you want to achieve, Allah Almighty only makes it easier for you to do so. Allah said in the Quran :

وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ

“Indeed Allah will help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is Exalted in Might, All-Powerful.” (Qur’an 22:40),

Even if it is something as simple yet powerful as completing the Quran in the holy month, the intention will matter the most.

Start with small steps: Reading the Quran, that too within a month can be an overwhelming experience. To be able to finish reading the Quran within the month, it is essential to start out with easier and manageable goals. This way you will not only be able to achieve more than you expected but also help you manage your time.

Take the method of reading four pages of the Qur’an after every Salah.  This means that you reads twenty pages(one juz) of the Qur'an a day, since we pray five times a day. So, by the end of the month, you finish the whole Qur'an.

This method will not only make it easier for you to complete the Quran, it will also not burden you in any manner. So simple!

Plan ahead of time: There is no doubt that even if it is Ramadan, a Muslim cannot do away with the routine tasks and sometimes it may become difficult to manage Deen and Duniya at the same time. To avoid falling behind on your rights towards Allah Almighty and your rights towards Muslim brethren, it is essential that you plan your days.

If the aim is to be able to complete the Quran in this month, there are multiple ways to go about it. Nonetheless, you will have to plan ahead of time. One of the ways in which the Quran can be completed is reciting one Juzz each day and in 30 days you will have read the entire Quran, earning you rewards for this world and the hereafter.

Read in the moment: The best thing to do is read the Quran any chance you get. During your lunch break at work or while you are waiting for a meeting or an appointment. Keep a pocket-sized Quran or download the Quran in your phone so it is easily accessible and you can utilize your time to the fullest in pursuit of your greater goal.

Therefore, to be able to complete the Quran, all you need is some planning and the dedication to turn the plan into action so that it can result into something fruitful. If you have a set routine, of which reciting the Quran is essential, it only becomes an easier and a more attainable goal.

Do not fear missing out on your chance to reap the benefits of this holy month to its fullest capacity. Just set your mind to it and plan ahead, and leave the rest to Allah Almighty.


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