Islam is the most complete and divine religion, which gives us guidance about living and has a tendency to respond to new technologies. Quran is the book of Allah revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in plain Arabic for 23 years. The Holy Quran is the miracle that contains literary gems in its every verse, passage, and Surah. Furthermore, it has its unique style of classical Arabic eloquence. There are many benefits of reciting the Holy Quran. You will get 10 rewards for every letter you recite in the Holy Quran. In addition to this, the Quran calms the soul and gives you peace of mind. Therefore, reciting the Holy Quran has become mandatory in many hospitals and therapy centers. 


                  Recitation of the Holy Quran is governed by different rules, usually known as ''Tajweed Rules'. Recitation of the Holy Quran in a proper way is imperative and compulsory for all Muslims in worshipping such prayers. Therefore, it is necessary to take Quran recitation classes to understand the Holy Quran correctly. In this article, we will discuss the importance of reciting the Holy Quran in the Quran and Hadith and some significant benefits of reciting the Quran.


IMPORTANCE OF RECITATION IN THE HOLY QURAN:


                            Recitation of the Holy Quran is obligatory for every Muslim. Many verses in the Holy Quran highlight the importance of reciting the Quran. As Allah Almighty mentioned the importance of recitation of Holy Quran by saying:


                             ‘’ 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.’’    (Quran, 38:29)


This verse blatantly shows that if someone wants to get the reward in this life and hereafter, he must read the Quran daily.


IMPORTANCE OF RECITATION OF THE HOLY QURAN ACCORDING TO HADITH:


                      Hadith relating to the importance of the recitation of the Holy Quran is stated like this:
                                ‘’ Whoever reads a letter from the book of Allah,
                                    He will have a reward. And that reward will be 
                                    Multiplied by ten. I am not saying that ‘Alif, 
                                    Laam, Meem’ is a letter, rather I am saying that
                                     ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter, ‘Meem’ is a letter.’’
                                                                                                 (Tirmidhi)


    This hadith throws light on the fact that if someone reads the Quran, how high he becomes in the eyes of Allah.


BENEFITS OF RECITING THE QURAN:


                                 Following are some prime Benefits of reciting the holy Quran;


Preventing Anxiety and Depression:


                   The Quran, the book of guidance and light, gives people tranquility and peace of mind. The aesthetic character of the language of the Holy Quran imparts many positive effects on the lives of Muslims. Furthermore, every verse of the Quran contains a message from our creator. That's why recitation of the Holy Quran gives peace to the soul and body of a person. Some reports reveal that reciting the Holy Quran imparts significant effects on a person's heart, which ultimately activates some chemicals and hormones responsible for relaxation.


Positive Thinking:


                          Recitation of the Holy Quran makes the person positive-minded and constructive. Allah Almighty often encouraged people in the Quran and told them not to get disappointed in any situation. Hence, reciting the Holy Quran strengthens people's emotions and minds.


Therapeutic effects:


                        In many communities' people under challenging situations offer and attend religious ceremonies to heal themselves. Much scientific evidence shows that the recitation of the holy Quran prevents people from social, psychological, and physical diseases. That's why reciting the Holy Quran in hospitals, schools, and other therapeutic centers has become a trend.


                                In a nutshell, the Holy Quran gives us guidance in every sphere of life by preventing us from many problems. A person can become successful in this life and hereafter by reciting and following the teachings in the Quran.