Quraan During Ramadan

By Shaykh ’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih al-Fawzaan
Short essay outlining some of the "heart-warming ahaadeeth about reciting the Qur`aan in and outside of Ramadaan."

Excerpts: 
'Abdullaah Ibn 'Amr (raa) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (saws) said: "The fast and the Qur'aan 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'aan 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 person fasting to recite the Qur'aan much 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 nobleness of time during this month, in which Allaah revealed the Qur'aan.
The predecessors of this ummah would recite the Qur'aan constantly during Ramadaan. And when they would fast, they would sit in the masaajid and say: "We will guard our fast and not backbite anyone."
They would recite the Qur'aan in their prayer and out of it. 'Uthmaan (raa) would complete the recitation of the (whole) Qur'aan once a day. And some of the Salaf would complete it during their qiyaam in Ramadaan every three nights. Some of them would do it every seven days and some every ten days.

Reading a Juz a Day

Many people read/recite a juz of the Quraan each day during Ramadan.
Here is a breakdown of the juz from Islam.about.com.
  • Juz’ 1 – Al Fatiha 1 – Al Baqarah 141
  • Juz’ 2 – Al Baqarah 142 – Al Baqarah 252
  • Juz’ 3 – Al Baqarah 253 – Al Imran 92
  • Juz’ 4 – Al Imran 93 – An Nisaa 23
  • Juz’ 5 – An Nisaa 24 – An Nisaa 147
  • Juz’ 6 – An Nisaa 148 – Al Ma’idah 81
  • Juz’ 7 – Al Ma’idah 82 – Al An’am 110
  • Juz’ 8 – Al An’am 111 – Al A’raf 87
  • Juz’ 9 – Al A’raf 88 – Al Anfal 40
  • Juz’ 10 – Al Anfal 41 – At Tauba 92
  • Juz’ 11 – At Tauba 93 – Hud 5
  • Juz’ 12 – Hud 6 – Yusuf 52
  • Juz’ 13 – Yusuf 53 – Ibrahim 52
  • Juz’ 14 – Al Hijr 1 – An Nahl 128
  • Juz’ 15 – Al Isra (or Bani Isra’il) 1 – Al Kahf 74
  • Juz’ 16 – Al Kahf 75 – Ta Ha 135
  • Juz’ 17 – Al Anbiyaa 1 – Al Hajj 78
  • Juz’ 18 – Al Muminum 1 – Al Furqan 20
  • Juz’ 19 – Al Furqan 21 – An Naml 55
  • Juz’ 20 – An Naml 56 – Al Ankabut 45
  • Juz’ 21 – Al Ankabut 46 – Al Azhab 30
  • Juz’ 22 – Al Azhab 31 – Ya Sin 27
  • Juz’ 23 – Ya Sin 28 – Az Zumar 31
  • Juz’ 24 – Az Zumar 32 – Fussilat 46
  • Juz’ 25 – Fussilat 47 – Al Jathiya 37
  • Juz’ 26 – Al Ahqaf 1 – Az Zariyat 30
  • Juz’ 27 – Az Zariyat 31 – Al Hadid 29
  • Juz’ 28 – Al Mujadila 1 – At Tahrim 12
  • Juz’ 29 – Al Mulk 1 – Al Mursalat 50
  • Juz’ 30 – An Nabaa 1 – An Nas 6

For kids, you might want to make a chart or other creative method to track daily quraan reading, such as making little blank book outlines with each juz number written on them and kids color them in or hang them up when a juz has been read.

Daily Quraan Reading Schedule

If you are looking to complete reading the Quraan during the month of Ramadan, in shaa Allah, the RamadhanPlanner blog has a helpful daily reading schedule for Ramadan that breaks down the reading of the whole Quraan by day (a portion is read after each of the five daily prayers).

RamadhanPlanner Daily Quraan Reading Schedule


Tips:

You might also want to schedule a regular time each day for every one to sit in the same room and recite quraan individually or take turns.

Though you may  not read/recite at the same pace as during Ramadan, don't leave off Quraan reading/recitation once Ramadan is over!



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