Is it ok for me to read 1 ruku everyday or is that not sufficient?

I used to read quran often, at least 3 ruku a day and tried memorising new surahs and preserving these memorisations.

But ever since I was afflicted with OCD and wiswas I have abandoned the quran and I barely read it. I just feel too lazy and demotivated to read it. My wiswas is to do with najasah and doubts about missing the pillars of acts of worship

I feel like coming back to the quran by reciting at least 1 ruku a day and then gradually increase the recitation of the quran.

  • What is 1 ruku? Please clarify/elaborate!
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jul 10, 2021 at 17:25
  • 1 ruku is around 10 ayahs. But it varies. Sometimes it can be more or less than 10 ayahs. Ruku is represented with the letter ع on top of an ayah. I'm surprised that you don't know what a ruku is. Commented Jul 10, 2021 at 18:02
  • Ruku or ع isn't an agreed upon standard. It's rather some local custom.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jul 11, 2021 at 11:37
  • @MuhammadAbdulMuhit as many as you can is great. but beside of reading all Quran, you can read Tohid surat 3 times. it's like that you read all the Quran. (Prophet Mohammad)
    – MHSaffari
    Commented Apr 10, 2022 at 11:25

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In Islam, it is permissible to recite/read: Any amount of ayats, rukus, surahs, juz as long as you dont finish the Quran in less than 3 days, in example:

  • an ayat a day
  • a ruku a day,
  • a surah a day,
  • a juz a day,
  • 10 juz a day,

Your question: is 1 reciting/reading ruku a day sufficient?

This is permissible as you wouldn't be abandoning the Quran.

  • “Just as long as you don’t finish the Quran in less than 3 days” —where does this come in to play exactly? Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 5:22
  • In Ibn Maajah (1347)
    – Slur
    Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 11:45
  • Please, add the Hadiths to your post to support your answer.
    – user31217
    Commented Dec 11, 2021 at 3:50
  • What happens if you finish it in less than 3 days? Or should I make a separate question about this
    – Usman
    Commented Apr 10, 2022 at 0:19

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad.

Refer to following hadith from Al-Kafi as an instruction

(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘The Quran is a Covenant of Allah (azwj) to His (azwj) creatures. Thus, it is befitting for the Muslim person that he looks into his covenant, and that he recites from it, during every day, fifty Verses’.

Source: Al Kafi V 2 – The Book Of Merits of the Quran CH 5 H 1


You can recite as much as you can easily manage as there is no evidence which obligates recitation of a minimum amount, rather Allah says:

فاقرءوا ما تيسر من القرآن

So recite what is easy [for you] of the Qur'an.

Quran 73:20

Other than this, the Prophet ﷺ advised some of his companions to finish the Quran in one month or forty days and the salaf used to recite varying amounts, completing it in a single day, three days, seven days, once in month, once in forty days, once in two months etc.

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