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How to complete Quran in Ramadan?

How to complete Quran in Ramadan

Quran in Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the most beloved months for all Muslims around the world. We wait for it eagerly from year to year. It’s the month when all the rewards are multiplied and hell gates are closed.

“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari)

Throughout the month Muslims do all kinds of worship including reciting the Quran, fasting, praying Taraweeh, remembering Allah, giving Zakat, and more.

Our beloved prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Whoever reads one letter from the Book of Allah will earn one reward thereby. One reward is equal to ten rewards the like of it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Meem is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Meem is a letter.” [Tirmidhi]

One of the things that we strive to do in Ramadan is finish the holy Quran and do khatam. Therefore, we will show you how to complete Quran in Ramadan one time, two times, three times or as much as you want. Let’s get started.

How many times is Ramadan mentioned in the Quran?

What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, it’s the month of fasting, reading Quran, dua, doing charity work, praying and all acts of worshipping. It is the month that all Muslims strive to please Allah and try to become better versions of themselves.

The word Ramadan was mentioned in the holy Quan once in the following verse:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلْقُرْءَانُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَٰتٍ مِّنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِكُمُ ٱلْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ ٱلْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا۟ ٱلْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَىٰكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

“Surah Baqarah Ayah 185. The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” [2:185]

Ramadan in Quran

The word Ramadan was only mentioned once but it was referred to as fasting in other verses. Here are all the verses that mention Ramadan and fasting.

Ramadan Ayat in Quran

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” [ Surah Baqarah Ayah 183]

أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَٰتٍ ۚ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۚ وَعَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُۥ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ ۖ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُۥ ۚ وَأَن تَصُومُوا۟ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

“[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess – it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.” [Surah Baqarah Ayah 184]

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلْقُرْءَانُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَٰتٍ مِّنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِكُمُ ٱلْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ ٱلْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا۟ ٱلْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَىٰكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Surah Baqarah Ayah 185]

أُحِلَّ لَكُمْ لَيْلَةَ ٱلصِّيَامِ ٱلرَّفَثُ إِلَىٰ نِسَآئِكُمْ ۚ هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَّهُنَّ ۗ عَلِمَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّكُمْ كُنتُمْ تَخْتَانُونَ أَنفُسَكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَعَفَا عَنكُمْ ۖ فَٱلْـَٰٔنَ بَٰشِرُوهُنَّ وَٱبْتَغُوا۟ مَا كَتَبَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ ۚ وَكُلُوا۟ وَٱشْرَبُوا۟ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ ٱلْخَيْطُ ٱلْأَبْيَضُ مِنَ ٱلْخَيْطِ ٱلْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ ٱلْفَجْرِ ۖ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا۟ ٱلصِّيَامَ إِلَى ٱلَّيْلِ ۚ وَلَا تُبَٰشِرُوهُنَّ وَأَنتُمْ عَٰكِفُونَ فِى ٱلْمَسَٰجِدِ ۗ تِلْكَ حُدُودُ ٱللَّهِ فَلَا تَقْرَبُوهَا ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ ءَايَٰتِهِۦ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ

“It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave you. So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allah has decreed for you. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. And do not have relations with them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques. These are the limits [set by] Allah, so do not approach them. Thus does Allah make clear His ordinances to the people that they may become righteous.” [Surah Baqarah Ayah 187]

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” [Surah Al Qadr]

Purpose of Ramadan in Quran

The month of Ramadan has many benefits for us. One significance of this month is that Quran was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) during it.

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلْقُرْءَانُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَٰتٍ مِّنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ بِكُمُ ٱلْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ ٱلْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُوا۟ ٱلْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَىٰكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Surah Baqarah Ayah 185]

The holy Quran shows us clearly that fasting the month of Ramadan is obligatory on all capable Muslims.

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” [ Surah Baqarah Ayah 183]

Fasting is the key to quitting any sins, the month of Ramadan guide us to the right path and shows us how to live our lives as good muslims.  

Allah says in the holy Quran:

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” [Surah Al Qadr]

Lailat-ul-Qadr is a night that carries many blessings and is better than a thousand months. It’s a night that all Muslims spend reciting Quran, praying, making Dua and asking Allah for forgiveness.

Ramadan is a gift to us, and we should take advantage of it. Turn to Allah, ask for forgiveness, and do all kinds of worshipping to please Allah.

How to Finish Quran in Ramadan Easily?

The holy Quran consists of 600 pages, and let’s say that the number of days in Ramadan is 30. By dividing 600 by 30 we get 20 pages every day.

To complete the Quran during Ramadan you can read 4 pages before or after every prayer. And that easily you will finish Quran one time.

How to complete Quran in Ramadan 2 times? You can simply do that by reading 8 pages before or after every prayer.

To finish the Quran 3 times read 12 pages before or after every prayer.

You might be wondering, how to read Arabic Quran? and the answer is simple, read Quran with English transliteration. Also, keep an English Quran translation with you to help you understand the verses. There are many English Quran books, but one of the best English translations is “THE CLEAR QURAN” and you will find it at the Madinah media store.

How to finish Quran in Ramadan?

As the month of fasting is approaching, we start to search for the best way to finish reading the whole Quran in one month.

Ramadan is the month when we focus on worshiping God and doing all kinds of ibadah and reciting the Quran is one of them. So here are some steps to follow that will help you do Khatam by the end of the month.

Make your intention

The first thing you should do is to start with making the intention to finish reading the Quran by the end of the month.

So the first step is to make the intention before you start reading so that Allah helps you along the way.

According to Umar ibn al-Khattab the prophet said:

إِنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى

Meaning: “Verily, actions are by intentions and every person will attain what they have intended for.”

The intention is the first step in your journey to complete Quran in Ramadan.

Be determined to finish the Quran

Intention alone is not enough to finish the Quran. You must have the determination that will keep you encouraged to start reading the Quran and continue until you finish the whole Quran.

If you want to do something you will do it no matter what stops in your way this also applies to finishing Quran. If you want to finish the whole Quran you will. Allah says in the Quran:

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوۡمٍ حَتّٰى يُغَيِّرُوۡا مَا بِاَنۡفُسِهِمۡ

Meaning: “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves” (Surah ar-Ra’d, 13:11)

The right intention and determination on achieving something will guide you and motivate you all the way until you reach your goal.

Make your plan

There is no one way to do the khatam Quran there are many strategies out there some will work for you and some won’t.

For example, someone would say I want to do khatam Quran two times this Ramadan so he will read two juzu each day.” Someone else will find that this is really hard to do and wants to finish the Quran only one time. So he will read one juz every day.

Allah said in the holy Quran:

وَ جَعَلۡنٰکُمۡ شُعُوۡبًا وَّ قَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوۡا

 “ And We have made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.” (Surah al-Hujurat, 49:13)

From this verse, we understand that we are all different in some ways. Each and every one of us has our own way of thinking and way of life. We all have our strong points and limitations, all the differences between us help us learn from each other.

One of those differences includes the ability to read more than one juz of the Quran or less than one. Some would choose a specific time of the day to recite the Quran and finish a specific number of pages. While others may prefer to read whenever they can.

Here are some strategies that you could choose from:

To recite and do the khatam Quran you should read one juz each day, each juz is about 20 pages. You could choose one of the following strategies:

Read 4 pages a day after each obligatory prayer.

Read 4 pages a day, 2 before each Fardhu prayer and 2 more after.

Read 5 pages in the morning, 5 pages at noon, 5 pages in the afternoon, and 5 pages at night.

Read 10 pages in the morning and 10 pages in the evening.

As you can see there is no one way to finish the Quran, your role here is to try and choose what is working for you.

Keep reciting the Quran consistently

Reading the Quran every day to finish it in one month is not easy, it will take some time and effort from you to find out which strategy works best for you.

However, with time, reciting the Quran daily with the goal of doing the Khatam Quran will become a habit and the process will become easier.

Aisyah reported that the Prophet said:

اكلَفوا من العملِ ما تُطيقون ؛ و إنَّ أحبَّ العملِ إلى اللهِ تعالى أَدْوَمُه وإن قَلَّ

Meaning: “Take up good deeds only as much as you are able to, for the best deeds are those which are done consistently even if they are few.”

As we understand from this hadith Islam values consistency as Allah and the prophet consider it as the best deed. So if you have the goal to complete Quran you should read regularly and with time you will build the habit of reading the Quran every day.

Get a friend or family member to journey with you

We know the saying, “who you spend your time with is who you become”. You should find someone that will help you along the way and keep you motivated to complete the whole Quran.

According to Abu Hurayrah, the Prophet said,

الرَّجُلُ عَلَى دِينِ خَلِيلِهِ فَلْيَنْظُرْ أَحَدُكُمْ مَنْ يُخَالِلُ

 “ A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.”

 (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

Choosing the right or wrong friend will affect your life, so make sure to make the right choice. The right friend will always motivate you, support you and always be there for you when you need help.

Find that person and read the Quran together, this will be a great motivation to you and you won’t feel bored or stop reciting Quran because when you do you will find a friend that will encourage you to continue.

Was the Quran revealed in Ramadan?

Yes, Quran was revealed to our beloved prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) in Ramadan. As Allah says in the Quran:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ

“The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.” (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:185)

Benefits of reading the Quran in Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan all good deeds are multiplied, and reading one letter from the Quran gives it reader 10 rewards. That’s one of the benefits of reading the Quran in Ramadan as we can see in the following Hadith:

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said,

مَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفًا مِنْ كِتَابِ اللَّهِ فَلَهُ بِهِ حَسَنَةٌ وَالْحَسَنَةُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا لَا أَقُولُ الم حَرْفٌ وَلَكِنْ أَلِفٌ حَرْفٌ وَلَامٌ حَرْفٌ وَمِيمٌ حَرْفٌ

“Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter”. (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) also said:

خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ

“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Reciting the Quran gives us peace of mind and eliminates all the anxiety, depression and stress. The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

اقْرَأْ فُلَانُ فَإِنَّهَا السَّكِينَةُ تَنَزَّلَتْ عِنْدَ الْقُرْآنِ أَوْ تَنَزَّلَتْ لِلْقُرْآنِ

“Continue reciting. Verily, that was tranquility which came down for the recitation of the Quran.” (Sahih Muslim)

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