My question is regarding the recitation and listening of the Quran and it's benefits:
I have searched myself of course, but I did not find an answer to my question so far so insha-Allah I will get it here.
So far I understand that reciting the
Quran is the only way for it to be an intercessor based on the following Hadiths:
Abu Umama said he heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) say: Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It.
اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ فَإِنَّهُ يَأْتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ شَفِيعًا لأَصْحَابِهِ
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1963 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Fasting and the Qur'an will intercede for man (on the Day of Judgment). Fasting says, 'O my Lord, I have kept him away from his food and his passions by day, so accept my intercession for him.' The Qur'an says, 'I have kept him away from sleep by night, so accept my intercession for him.' Then their intercession is accepted."
In another famous narration the Messenger of Allah (saws) has declared ‘(On the Day of Judgment) the Quran will be a ‘hujja’ (argument) either for you or against you!’
My question is divided in two parts:
Is listening to the
Quranthe same as reciting it (because it has been said to me that it was) so will it also intercede as it would if you had recited it?
I do not know Arabic and insha-Allah one day I will be able to read it if Allah wills but for now I read it in English (or in Arabic but with western alphabet but of course I do not understand it) so I read it in language I understand, because I want to understand what I read. Does this count as reciting (as it would if I would read it in Arabic) then even if it is in another language?
I thank you for your time for reading my question and the time to answer it. May Allah guide and help you through any hardship he has chosen for you and insha-Allah grant you the eternal life in paradise my brother.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 218 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.’