Quran is our holy book that was sent down on Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) over the period of 23 years. Before its revelation there existed other three islamic books as well but most teachings in them were changed. Whereas the Quran is the complete code of life which guides us about different parts of society like morals, social affairs, politics, ethics and so much more. Since its revelation till the end of this world, this book has the ability to guide all future generations with its code of ethics for humanity.
Now we'll see what is the importance of reading Quran and why we should read it daily:
In Surah Ibrahim Allah subhan wa tala says:
“A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light”.
We need guidance in every aspect of our life and the best guidance we can find is in the Quran. It is a manual for our everyday life. From trivial matters to the important things related to society, worship or personal matters, the Quran provides us with detailed guidance on how we should lead a good and happy life.
Whenever I feel low, I open a random page of the Quran and start reading it. And you won't believe it feels like Allah is talking to me and I legit find a verse every time that is related to my problem and it instantly takes the burden off my heart. It is like therapy. There's no better feeling than this. Quran gives you solace and inner peace as mentioned in Surah Ar-Ra'ad:
"Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah, hearts are assured”
You'll be amazed to know that reading even one small word of the Quran, you will be rewarded for 10 good deeds. Subhan Allah. Now imagine how many Good deeds you will earn by just reading a surah.
The Quran will stand witness for its readers on the day of judgement and ask for forgiveness for its readers. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"The Quran is a proof for you or against you."
Which means that it can give testimony in your favour or it will reveal that you didn't pay heed to Allah's commandments and didn't act upon its sayings.
When you read the Quran you feel like Allah is conversing with you. As you move from one verse to another you learn about what pleases Allah and from what things should we refrain from. It makes you feel closer to Allah.
The Quran brings blessing to a person and brings the spirit of monitoring in. It motivates us to do better. Inspires us by narrating the tales of ancient times and prophets. And the purpose of sending Quran is defined by Allah in this verse:
"A Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.” Success of both worlds lies in the Quran. We can unlock it by fully grasping its principles.
If you are not reading the Quran on a daily basis trust me you are missing out on a lot of things. I know many of us have hectic routines but taking only 5 minutes out of your schedule for the Quran is enough. Read as much as you can be it a one ruku or a whole surah or even a one verse but read with understanding. It is a source of our communication with Allah. It also cleanses our hearts and helps us become a good Muslim and human being. May Almighty Allah give us all the chance to read it daily and act upon its teachings. Ameen!