Ali Banat’s Final Message

Ali Banat’s Final Message

Before his death shook the Muslim world, Ali Banat requested OnePath Network to privately record a final message he wished to be released following his death.

You might know Ali Banat from the short documentary he filmed with Mohamad Hoblos three years ago on OnePath Network, titled “Gifted with Cancer” .

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In 2015, Ali was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and was given 7 months to live. Upon releasing this, he began to release himself from all the material things he owned from his luxury cars to designer clothes are nothing and that all the matters is returning to Allah with a clean slate. So he sold his successful business and started his charity MATW Project that focused on building Mosques and schools in Togo Africa.

The Millionaire turned humanitarian then tried through his charity and social media to influence people through his story in the hopes to shift our focus on the hereafter rather than this meaningless Dunya (worldly life).

In his message brother Ali talked about how many people reach out to him and tell him he’s guaranteed Paradise for all the hard work he has done to the community to that he said; “Subhanallah this, this is not worth just a simple blessing that Allah has given us. Like waking up in the morning and being able to walk to the bathroom by yourself. These things have been stripped away from me during the last of my life Alhamdulillah…”

Brother Ali was grateful for having the chance from Allah of knowing that his life will be ending soon and although he lasted much longer than the doctors had predicted earlier but he still was constantly reminded by constant setbacks in his health, keeping focused on pleasing Allah SWT…

Therefore his advice to all the brothers and sisters who get to listen to his story is:

“Try to have a goal, try to have a plan, try to have a project that you work towards. Even if it’s not you personally doing it and you’re funding someone else’s projects. Just do something cause wallah you’re going to be needing it on the day of judgment…”

Brother Ali also wanted to show his appreciation and gratitude to all his supporters who sometimes flew from overseas to visit him sometimes and he sai

He wanted to let his supporter to know that the impact they had on his life and how Allah has made him meet people that touched his life…

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

‘Frequently remember the destroyer of pleasures,’ meaning death.”

(Ibn Majah)

Ali Banat remembered death because of his sickness but we should all remember death no matter what our condition is because we never know when we will meet our Creator and we all should want to meet him in the best condition and with the cleanest heart.

So let’s take a moment and reflect on Ali’s story and try to change our lives and prepare for the Hereafter, our real and permanent home!

For more watch the interview to hear more from Brother Ali Banat’s Final Message.

May Allah have mercy on his soul and make us all meet in the highest levels of Ferdaus (Paradise)!

#ReviveRamadan – Avoid Overburdening your Mothers and Wives

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Feeling Overburdened in the Kitchen During Ramadan.

Avoid overburdening your mothers and wives this month with housework and cooking. They need their personal spiritual time as well, so help out where you can to free up their time and make Ramadan preparations easier for them.

The Prophet ﷺ was always at the service of his family and no doubt, by helping out you will get rewarded, too. When Aisha was asked how the Prophet ﷺ was in the house she replied:

كَانَ يَكُونُ فِي مِهْنَةِ أَهْلِهِ

She said “He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was the time for prayer he would go for it.”


So if you do see your mothers, wives or daughters getting carried away with Iftar parties and gatherings, be sure to help out and alleviate their pressure.

Here are some tips on how you can help:

  • Do the shopping for them early so they can get started early
  • Don’t demand difficult or huge iftars
  • Help set up the tables for guests
  • Remind them to make Dhikr while they are cooking and cleaning
  • Give them a short break, and take over some of the work while they go and read some Quran
  • Always be grateful for their efforts, and reward them in small unexpected ways.

Nevertheless, whoever does do the cooking in the family, rest assured that Allah will reward them immensely and they will be rewarded for every individual they feed at Iftar.

How the Quran Views Women

How does the Qur’an view women?

“Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research is a research institute which aims to instill conviction and inspire contribution based on mainstream Islamic texts.”

In today’s age, the status and rights of women in society have never been more in the spotlight. Millenia long traditions like Islam are today accused of being unjust in their treatment of women, and Muslims are faced with the challenge of staying true to their faith whilst responding to these criticisms.

A critical factor in this challenge is properly understanding the way that Islam actually views women. To do this, we can go to back to the fundamental source of Islamic law, which is the Qur’an.

Here is a list of the different teachings the Qur’an holds regarding men and women.

  1. Women are equally human

“O humankind! We have created you from a single male and female, and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.

Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”

[Qur’an 49: 13]

  1. Women are equally eligible for salvation

“Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally,

and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; but approval from Allah is greater. That is the great attainment.”

[Qur’an 9: 72]

  1. Women are equally eligible for reward

“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while a believer—We will surely cause him to live a good life,

and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.”

[Qur’an 16: 97]

  1. Women’s lives are equally inviolable

“And when the infant girl [who was] buried alive is asked, for what sin she was killed.”

[Qur’an 81: 8-9]

  1. Women are equally able to promote good

“The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah

and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.”

[Qur’an 9: 71]

  1. Women are a sign of God’s Mercy

“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy.

Indeed, in that are signs for a people who give thought.”

[Qur’an 30: 21]

Read more in ‘We Used to Have No Regard for Women’: Gender Equity and the Advent of Islam by Maryam Al-Dabbagh, Omar Suleiman, Roohi Tahir, Mohammad Elshinawy

#ReviveRamadan – Take Advantage of your Free Time

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What’s the best ibadah to do when I have some free time?

Whenever you catch yourself with nothing to do, you might be stuck in traffic or in a waiting room and haven’t got the energy or time to do anything else – Do some Thikr.

It can be as simple as saying SubhanAllah, Alhamdulilah, La’ilaha ilaAllah and AllahuAkbar as much as you can.

Aboo Hurayrah reported:

The Messenger of Allaah () said, “The uttering of the words:

‘SubhanAllaah (Glory be to Allah), Alhamdulillah (all Praise is to Allah), Laa ilaha illAllah (there is no God but Allah), and AllahuAkbar (Allah is the Greatest)’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises.”


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ  

And if you have even more time:

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said,

“Whoever says, ‘SubhanAllah wa bihamdih (Glory is to Allah and all Praise is to Him),’ one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.”


سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ

And this one:

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said,

”Whoever says one hundred times in a day: ‘Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer’, he will get the same reward as given for freeing ten slaves, one hundred good deeds will be written in his account, one hundred sins will be deducted from his account, and it will be a shield for him from Shaytaan on that day till night; and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he.”


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِي كَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّشَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

The best thing about making Thikr is you don’t even need Wudu’ to perform this Thikr, yet the rewards are immense.

So take advantage of your free time this month and do Thikr! #ReviveRamadan

#ReviveRamadhan – Perform a Secret Deed Every Day

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How can I make my deeds sincerely for Allah?

One of the hardest things in today’s day and age of social media and publicity is trying to be sincere.

So often our good deeds are out and about in full public display, we begin to worry whether or not our deeds are accepted.

So for this reason – we should try to do a secret good deed every single day. That no one knows about except you and Allah. Don’t go posting it on Facebook once you’re done either. Just keep it completely secret between you and Allah alone.

It could be a charity you’ve given, a prayer you’ve made at home or even the Thikr you do in your own private time. Just make sure no one’s around and the deed is purely for Allah. Not only will hiding your deeds protect you from showing off – but it’s one of the best ways to achieve sincerity.

As Allah says in the Quran:

قُلْ إِنِّي أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَ

Say “I was commanded to worship Allah being sincere to Him in the religion.”

Quran 39:11

In fact, we should do our good deeds, like giving charity, in such a way that our left hand won’t know what our right hand has given.

Abu Hurayrah reported:  The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

“Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give protection with His Shade (of the Throne) on the Day when there will be no shade except His Shade (i.e., on the Day of Resurrection), and they are: A just ruler; a youth who grew up with the worship of Allah; a person whose heart is attached to the mosque; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom a beautiful and high ranking woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a person who gives a charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand might not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

So hide your deeds and strive for sincerity to #ReviveRamadan.

Ponder over the Quran – #ReviveRamadan

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Ponder over the Quran

“Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah . That is the guidance of Allah by which He guides whom He wills. And one whom Allah leaves astray – for him there is no guide.”

(Quran 39:23)

While it’s extremely virtuous to stack up on pages of Quran that you have recited, this doesn’t take away from the importance of sitting back and simply reflecting on a few verses at a time.

Now, if you struggle to understand what certain verses mean, you can always read the translation. Better yet, you can take out the time this Ramadan to learn some Arabic words to increase your vocabulary and start understanding for yourself.

We have always been in the situation where we’re in Taraweeh (Night Prayers) during Ramadan and we start hearing the person next to us crying and you don’t understand what the verses are and you start feeling guilty for not being able to cry and feel the same as that person.. So here’s a tip to help solve that problem, before you attend Taraweeh prayers – try to find out what verses will be recited beforehand – so you can read the translation first. Understanding what the verses are about will make your heart soften in awe of Allah’s might and mercy.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

“The example of a believer who recites the Qur’an and acts on it, like a citron which tastes nice and smells nice.


The only way we can act on the Quran is by understanding it and pondering over its meanings..

As Allah says:

“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?”

Quran 47:24

May Allah allow us all to understand the book of Allah and #ReviveRamadan

Invite someone over for Iftaar

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Invite someone over for Iftaar

One of the easiest ways to double your reward for fasting this month – is by breaking the fast of others.

As the Prophet ﷺ said:

مَنْ فَطَّرَ صَائِمًا كَانَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِهِ غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ لا يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أَجْرِ الصَّائِمِ شَيْئًا

Whoever feeds a fasting person, will have the same reward as the one fasting without having their reward diminished at all.


By simply feeding a fasting person you get all their reward. It’s really that simple.

And now while it’s much easier to feed your family and friends, we highly recommend you invite any convert Muslims over that you know of. Many a time they will be breaking their fast alone and it’s important they don’t feel left out at this blessed time of the year. Not only will you be getting massive rewards, but you’ll make them feel a stronger connection to the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

The righteous salaf (predecessors)  were always keen to provide food for others and they thought that this was one of the best of righteous deeds.

Providing food for people is a form of worship that creates a beautiful ripple effect like showing love and friendship towards those who are given the food. This is all part of the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ who said:

‘By the One in whose Hand is my soul! You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not (truly) believe until you love one another.”


So invite a friend over and help #ReviveRamadan.

Revive Ramadan – Park further away from the Masjid

Did you know that there’s a lot of benefit to walking to the Masjid?

Let’s face it – it already is hard enough to park your car in the Masjid on an ordinary day – come Ramadan and it just gets 100 times worse.

But in all honesty, it’s no big deal – we should, in fact, learn to park further away from the Masjid. Not only will you be causing less traffic to the Masjid and its neighbours, but you will also be getting a whole lot more rewards.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“Whoever purifies himself in his house then walks to one of the houses of Allah in order to perform one of the duties enjoined by Allah, for every two steps he takes, one will erase a sin and the other will raise him one degree in status.”


Just look at this great example of one of the Sahabah!

Ubayy bin Ka’b reported:

There was a man of the Ansar whose house was the farthest from the mosque. As far as I know, he never missed Salat (in congregation). It was said to him: “If you buy a donkey, you may ride upon it in the dark nights and in the hot days.” He said: “I do not like that my house should be situated close to the mosque. I desire that my walking towards the mosque and returning home be recorded to my credit.” Upon this the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah has gathered all (rewards) for you.”  


And when going for ‘Ishaa and Taraweeh, park far enough away to walk in the dark so that you receive complete light on the Day of Judgment.

Buraidah reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“Convey glad tidings to those who walk to the mosque in the darkness. For they will be given full light on the Day of Resurrection.”


So start walking to the Masjid and #ReviveRamadan.

5 Steps to Staying Positive During Menses in Ramadan

5 Steps to Staying Positive During Menses in Ramadan

Feeling down during Menses or post-natal bleeding in Ramadan is a common struggle many Muslim women face. We are surrounded by people who are busy in their acts of worship; either rushing off to the Masjid for Taraweeh (extra prayers), waking up for suhoor before starting their fast, doing lots of Sunnah prayers, reading Quran, and so on.  

In fact, most women will spend some time during Ramadan in a state of Menses or post-natal bleeding. The most important thing to remember is that our Menses and post-natal bleeding are part of Allah’s creation. Allah said in the Quran:

“We have certainly created man in the best of stature.”

(Surah at-Teen, Verse 4)

Also, ‘Aisha said:  

We proceeded with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ with no other intention but that of performing the Hajj. As I was at Sarif or near it, I entered in the state of menses. The Apostle of Allah ﷺ came to me and I was weeping, whereupon he said, “Are you in a state of menses?” I said, “Yes.” Whereupon he said, “This is what Allah has ordained for all the daughters of Adam…”


So how do we keep our spirits high and positive during this time? Follow these 7 steps to make this Ramadan your best so far.

Step 1: Make Your Intention

For every single act, you do during the month of Ramadan (and after it) make the intention of doing it for the sake of Allah. In every way that you help your family: making Suhoor, preparing Iftar, cleaning their clothes, helping with homework – everything you do in your day, make the intention that it’s for the sake of Allah.

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying,

“The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended…”


Step 2: Make Constant Dhikr and Istighfar.

For example:

*Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said,

“Whoever says, ‘Glory is to Allah and all Praise is to Him,’ one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.”


سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ

SubhaanAllaahi wa bihamdih

“Glory is to Allah and all Praise is to Him”

*Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me:

“Be frequent in saying: ‘There is no might nor power except by Allah’. For verily, it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.’”


لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ     

Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah

“There is no might nor power except with Allah”

*Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said,

”Whoever says one hundred times in a day: ‘Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer’, he will get the same reward as given for freeing ten slaves, one hundred good deeds will be written in his account, one hundred sins will be deducted from his account, and it will be a shield for him from Shaytaan on that day till night; and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he.”


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِي كَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّشَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ     

Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

“There is no god but Allah Alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is able to do all things”

*Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying,

“I swear by Allah that I seek Allah’s Pardon and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.”


*The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

“The best supplication for seeking forgiveness is to say Syed-ul- Istighfar. Whoever says it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm fath in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.”


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّى ، لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَ أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنِى وَ أنَا عَبْدُكَ وَ أنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ ما اسْتَطَعْتُ ، أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِ مَا صَنَعْت ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَ أبُوءُ بِذَنْبى فَاغْفِرْ لِى فإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Allaahumma anta Rabbee, laa ilaha illaa ant, khalaqtanee wa anaa ‘abduka wa anaa ‘alaa ‘ahdika maas-ta-ta’at, a’oodhu bika min shari maa so-na’at, aboo-u laka bini’a-matika ‘alayya wa aboo-u bi-dhanbee fagh-fir-lee fa-innahu laa yagh-fir-udh-dhu-nooba illaa ant

“O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.”


Step 3: Make Du’a at all the Special Times Throughout the Day

Following are just some examples, but you will find there are many more you can recite.

*Immediately before sleeping or after waking make the prescribed Du’a:

Hudhaifah and Abu Dharr reported: Whenever the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) went to bed, he would supplicate:

“Bismika-Allahumma amutu wa ahya (With Your Name, O Allah, I die and return to life)”; and when he woke up, he would supplicate thus: “Al-hamdu lillahilladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihin-nushur (All praise belongs to Allah Who has restored us back to life after causing us to die; and to Him shall we return).”


*After Fajr and before Maghrib:

‘Uthman bin ‘Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“He who recites three times every morning and evening: ‘Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma’as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa Huwas-Sami’ul-‘Alim (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing),’ nothing will harm him.”

(Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi)

*When you Hear a Rooster: Abu Hurairah narrated that: The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“When you hear the crowing of the roosters, then ask Allah of His bounty, for verily they have seen an angel. When you hear the braying of a donkey, then seek refuge in Allah from Shaytan, [the rejected] for, verily, it has seen a shaytan.”


*Recite the parts of Quran that are also classed as Du’a.

‘Abdullah bin Khubaib reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me,

“Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al- Mu’awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.”

(Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“…When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.”


Narrated Abu Mas’ud Al-Ansari: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“Whoever recites the last two Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah during the night, they shall suffice him.”


Step 4: Listen to Islamic Lectures or Read Islamic Books

There are so amazing lectures available online which motivate and increase your love of Allah. Listen to them while you’re cleaning, driving, or just about any time throughout the day.  Treat yourself to a special Islamic book and put aside time to read it. This is worship, too. Enjoy it and know that you’re being rewarded for it.

Step 5: Wake up for Qiyyam (Night Prayers)

Even if you are menstruating or have post-natal bleeding, it’s still a great opportunity to seek closeness to Allah. Wake up an hour before you need to make Suhoor. Do any of the above, or just spend time making specific du’a.

Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying:

“Our Lord who is blessed and exalted descends every night to the lowest heaven when the last one-third of the night remains, and says: Who supplicated Me so that I may answer him? Who asks of Me so that I may give to him? Who asks My forgiveness so that I may forgive him?”

(Abu Dawud)

And don’t forget the most powerful du’a to make during the last 10 nights of Ramadan: ‘Aishah reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?” He (ﷺ) replied, “You should supplicate: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).”


In sha Allah, if you implement all of these steps during Ramadan, not only when you have your Menses, but all the time,they will become a habit which you will continue into the future.  May Allah bless you during this Ramadan and make it your best one yet!

Struggling to read the Quran

Struggling to read the Quran

The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.

(Quran 2:185)

Ramadan is not only a month of fasting it is only the month that Allah sent down the Quran. Therefore reciting the Quran should be a priority during this month.

It is in our nature as Muslims to like to hear a beautiful recitation of the Quran, however many of us don’t have a nice voice or struggle reading Quran.  

If you’re from a non-Arab background, never learned Arabic or even if you’re a new Muslim who is reading the Quran for the first time. There is no denying that you will struggle. You will stutter and you will stumble when trying to make words out.

By no means, however, is this a reason for you to feel disadvantaged, defeated or depressed. And by no means is this a reason for others to look down at you or ridicule you. In fact, it’s a reason for them to envy you – for the reward you get for reading the Quran is double the reward others will receive.

As the Prophet ﷺ said:

Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.”


The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) also said,

“Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”

(At- Tirmidhi)


So don’t give up on your Quran reading struggles and keep trying to #ReviveRamadan.