The virtue of reading the Quran is part of the life of a Muslim, especially in filling the holy month of Ramadan, remembering that the reward is so great according to the words of the Prophet S.A.W:
"Whoever reads one letter of the Quran, for him one reward, and one reward. multiplied to ten rewards. I'm not saying alif lam mim is one letter, but alif is one letter, lam one letter, and mim one letter." (Narrated by At-Tirmidhi).
For example, if we read Bismillah, which consists of 19 letters, Allah S.W.T will multiply our reading reward by ten. Such a big value that it would be a shame if we didn’t make full use of it.
The month of Ramadan is the month of the Al-Quran, therefore it is sunnah to multiply reading the Quran in this holy month. This activity will increase piety and reward.
It's the start of Ramadan and some of us might be wondering how many pages of the Quran to read in a day to finish in Ramadan. So let's break it down.
We need to know that each Quran is around 600 pages long. Divide that by 30 (days in Ramadan), and you’re down to 20 pages a day. The trick is to read just 2 pages before prayer and 2 pages after prayer. Yes, only 2 pages. Feels easy right?
If you face circumstances that hinder you to do so, it could be 4 pages before, or 4 pages after, or whenever else you are free. The most important thing is to read 20 pages in one day. So that in 1 month (30 days) 600 pages can be completed.
Another way to see it is to complete 1 juz a day. As the Quran has 30 juz, you’ll be done with the entire holy book by the end of Ramadan’s 30 days.
It's slightly different if you want to read it multiple times a month. Two times, three times, four times, or even more than that, of course you have to read more pages in a day.
In short, if you want to finish reading the Al-Quran 1 time in a month, you have to complete 1 juz a day.
If you want to finish reading the Al-Quran 2 times, you will need two juz per day. If you want to finish reading the Al-Quran 3 times, it means that you need to read 3 juz a day. And so on.
If we are aiming to read 1 juz per day (to complete the Quran once in Ramadan), we can make things easier by dividing the reading according to the number of verses. For example, the first juz, consisting of 286 verses in Surah Al-Fatihah and Al Baqarah, can be divided into five prayer times.
Let's just say that Surah Al-Fatihah has been memorized by heart. Then the 141 verses of Al Baqarah are divided into five prayer times, namely 28 verses for each prayer.
In order to make it feel easier, the 28 verses can be further divided by 2, into 14 verses each (before and after prayer). So before dawn we read 14 verses, and after dawn prayers we read 14 verses again. And so on until the time of Isha.
Comprehending the Al-Quran requires consistency and a strong intention. Various methods will be useless, if there is no sincerity from within. For that, we have to make sure we have a strong desire to increase our worship and devotion to Allah Azza Wa Jalla.
If you don't have much time, at least prepare for five minutes or a maximum of ten minutes before and after fardhu prayer. If you count reading 14 verses of the Al-Quran in one reading, it is estimated that it takes no more than five minutes, so that the five to ten minutes we spend is more than enough to complete the Al-Quran in the month of Ramadan.
Read the Quran anywhere and anytime. Reading the holy script does not have to always be in a prayer room or mosque, we can read the Al-Quran in various places, as long as the place is clean. For example, we can read in the car while traveling, or when we are relaxing a little.
Take advantage of technology. We can use the sophistication of technology to increase worship. One example is making use of the Al-Quran app, which makes the Quran easily accessible whenever we need it. Make use of the recitation feature to aid you through or even help you improve your reading.