Rewards of reciting quran in diff language
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Brother, Iam Aishah Manalili I embraced the true
religion of Allah last March 01, 2009. Till up to now Alhamdullilah Iam
studying our religion. I just want to ask you... They have told us in the
school that recitation of the Holy Quran have more benefits than in reading in
english or Tagalog ( my native language
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Rewards of reciting quran in diff language
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: ….I just want to ask you... They have told
us in the school that recitation of the Holy Quran have more benefits than in
reading in english or Tagalog ( my native language
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."
Every believer must strive to at least learn enough basic Arabic language so that one may be able to recite the Glorious Book of Allah in its original language and earn its due rewards. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that one who recites the Quran well they will receive a great reward for their worship; but one who strives to recite but does so with great difficulty because of their lack of knowledge and proficiency, such a person will actually have a double reward due to their striving and their efforts.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.459 Narrated by Aisha
The Prophet (saws) said, "Such a person as recites the Qur'an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur'an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward."
But if one has recently reverted to Al-Islam, or one does not at all know even the alphabets of the Arabic language, there is absolutely no harm if one recites the Quran in a ‘transliteration’ form in another language; it is expected that the Lord Most Gracious will not diminish their rewards in the least.
But if one does not understand the Arabic language, and strives to understand the guidance of the Glorious Quran through a translation in another language, etc.….then the reward of such a person who strives to seek Islamic ‘knowledge’ so that one may implement that ‘knowledge’ into their life, then obviously their rewards are much greater than one who only recites the Quran in Arabic without understanding it.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 218 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The seeking of (religious) knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 256 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas
Acquiring knowledge (of the deen) in company for an hour in the night is better than spending the whole night in prayer.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 257 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
Allah's Messenger (saws) happened to pass by two groups (of muslims) in the mosque and he (saws) said: ‘Both of them are good, but one is superior to the other. One group is supplicating Allah and praying to Him. If He so wills, He will confer upon them and if He so wills He will withhold. So far as those who are acquiring the understanding of religion and its knowledge and are busy in teaching the ignorant, they are superior. Verily I have been sent as a teacher.’ He (saws) then sat down amongst them.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 249 Narrated by Al-Hasan al-Basri
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘He whom death overtakes while he is engaged in acquiring knowledge (of the deen) with a view to reviving Islam with the help of it, there will be one degree between him and the Prophets in Paradise.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 217 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘A single scholar of religion is more formidable against the Shaytaan than a thousand devout people.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 213 Narrated by Abu Umamah al-Bahili
Mention was made to Allah's Messenger (saws) of two persons: ‘the one being a devout, and the other being a scholar. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The superiority of the scholar over the devout is like my superiority over one who is of the lowest rank amongst you.’ Then Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘Verily (for the scholars) Allah and His Angels, the dwellers of the Heavens and of the Earth, even an ant in its hole and fish (in the depth of water) invoke blessings on one who teaches people goodness.’
Your Question: ….Sometimes I find my self hateing one of my roommate cus wenever Iam praying or reading or anything in Islam I find them talking loudly, putting the radio or tv on. Iam afraid that I became a sinner cus... in my mind I want to curse them... pls help me what to do... Am I bad in hateing them?
Respected sister, just because you have recognized and accepted the Truth of Islam does not mean that your non-muslim friends or room-mates will automatically co-operate with you!
If one of your room-mates vents his anger at your reversion by talking loudly or putting on the tv or radio when you are worshipping your Lord, it would be best to find an opportune time when your room-mate is asleep or out to worship your Lord. And if it so happens that the person intentionally disturbs your worship, you should display wisdom and patience becoming of a believer and not at all react to the disturbance in the least……if that person has any good in their heart, and seeing that their antics do not bother you in the least, they will subside in their animosity, Insha Allah.
But whatever you do sister, neither hate them nor curse them…..for they are a people who know not the Truth! If they see and experience for themselves the positive change in your attitude and your character after your reversion to Islam, perchance they themselves may be inclined towards the Truth of islam.
May Allah Subhanah make your trial easy for you and grant you the patience and the wisdom to deal with the animosity displayed by the people who realize neither the Grace nor the Power of the Lord Most-Gracious, All-Mighty.
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,