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Let me start from introducing myself,
I am an 18-year-old boy and have been thinking like crazy about this, but this is my conclusion to ask someone, because I have no idea.
I was on a website reading about how hell and paradise is like OR levels in heaven, so I have read this sentence:
Whoever recites all of the Qur’an, will reach the highest degree of Paradise in the Hereafter, and whoever recites part of it will reach a level commensurate with that, and the limit of his reward will match the limit of his reading.
I do not know Arabic; I always been taught to read the Qur'an in a way I could understand it, so I chose English. Because it's important to know and read the message sent down to us. I don't know if the Qur'an can be recited in English, but if it is, that's really good, because I read it every day.
I recently just got more into Islam. I was born an Muslim my whole life, but I never valued my religion before but watching Islamic videos and reading helped a lot. That's when I realized my mistake of forgetting Allah, but anyway I am working hard for paradise and insha'Allah I will be granted paradise. I don't want any part of hell. It's too bad, so my question is:
Can the Qur'an be recited in English, and is it still a good deed that I am reading it?