Advice from the Salaf for the one who finds little barakah in his time
One of the Salaf once said,
“Everytime I increased upon my (daily) portion of Qur’aan, my time would increase in barakah (blessings). I kept on increasing up until my daily portion reached ten Juz’ (a third of the Qur’aan)!”
Ibraaheem bin ‘Abdil-Waahid al-Maqdisee said, whilst advising ad-Diyaa’ al-Maqdisee who intended to go out on a journey to seek knowledge,
“Recite much Qur’aan and don’t abandon it, for verily that which you want to learn will become easier in accordance with how much you recite.”
“So I noticed this and experienced it much. If I recited a lot of Qur’aan then listening to many Hadeeth and writing all of them down would be easy for me, and if I didn’t recite then it would become difficult.”
Source: Dheelu Tabaqaatil-Hanaabilah of Ibn Rajab (3/205)
Translated by Abul-Husayn Yusuf McNulty
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Complete the recitation of the Quran every month…at least!
Explained by Shaykh Fawzan
Allah سبحانه و تعالى sent down this Quran to be recited and implemented. He did not send it down for it to be placed in books and Mushafs; and preserved on shelves and cupboards. Rather it is to be recited night and day. In every available situation the Muslim recites it. And the Scholars have mentioned…
And the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, used to portion out the Quran. They used to portion it during the night during the night prayer. Some of them would recite it in three nights and some of them would recite it in seven nights and some of them would recite it in ten nights.
And at the very least the Quran should be divided into thirty days; everyday reciting a Juz of the Quran, everyday reciting a Juz of the Quran. A day and a night should not pass by except that the person has recited a Juz of the Quran; this is at the very least. And if he recites it more than this then it is better…in ten days, in three days, in seven days; this is better.
But if a month passes by and the Quran has not been completed this is neglect.. this is neglect and abandonment of the Quran. Abandoning the Quran is different types. From these types is the abandonment of recitation and from it is the abandonment of working by the Quran.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee