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Quran, Imam Khamenei

Imam Khamenei: Recite at least 10 verses of Quran a day

Familiarity with the Holy Quran strengthens faith and increases reliance on God

We should avoid distancing ourselves from the Quran. We should always maintain a relationship and a friendship with the Quran. Some narrations recommend that we read at least 50 verses from the Quran a day; this is one benchmark. If you can’t do that, read at least ten verses every day. Don’t say that you read Surah Al-Fatiha and another surah in every rak’a of your daily prayers and that makes ten verses. No. In addition to what you recite in your daily prayers, whether the obligatory prayers or the recommended ones, open the Quran, sit attentively and read ten, twenty, fifty or a hundred verses. September 13, 2007

 

The Islamic government and the Islamic community become strong from the inside through familiarity with the Holy Quran on a daily basis. Becoming strong from the inside is what enables societies to take their ideal paths and it gives them the power to face challenges. We should be strong from the inside.

This is achieved in the shade of familiarity with the Holy Quran. Familiarity with the Holy Quran strengthens faith, it increases reliance on God, it increases reliance on divine promises, it reduces one's fear of material problems, it gives people spiritual strength and self-confidence and it shows them the paths to getting close to God. These are the advantages and benefits of familiarity with the Holy Quran. Jun 29, 2014

My dear ones, you should establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran

My dear ones, you should establish a close relationship with the Holy Quran. You should establish a close relationship with it. You should read a little – even if it is a few ayahs – every day and you should pay attention to its meaning. The Holy Quran guides humans: “Verily this Quran guides to that which is most right” [The Holy Quran, 17: 9]. It guides individuals towards the straight path.  Dec 13, 2016

The Holy Quran is the book of understanding and light: "No one will sit beside this Quran but that when he rises he will achieve one addition or one diminution - addition in his guidance or elimination in his spiritual blindness" [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 176]. This narration is attributed to the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.). He said that anyone who sits beside the Holy Quran will achieve one addition or one diminution when he rises. When he rises, he will achieve either an addition or a diminution: addition in guidance and diminution in blindness - that is to say, one's ignorance decreases. When one reads the Holy Quran, one's insight and wisdom increase. Sitting beside the Holy Quran is like this.

Of course, this is achieved through attention and deliberation. The Holy Quran should be read by paying careful attention. We should pay attention that a mere formation of sounds is not enough. We should read the Holy Quran by paying attention to the meaning and to Quranic requests. If this is done, then the Islamic community will find its path: "Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light" [The Holy Quran, 2: 257].

If we read the Holy Quran, we will get out of the darkness of superstitions, fear and illusions and we will be guided towards light: the light of guidance, understanding and closeness to God. These are the characteristics that one achieves through sitting beside the Holy Quran and becoming familiar with it.  Jun 29, 2014

The leader of Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei

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