Benefits of reciting the Qur’an:
1-You will be from the best of the people.
Uthmaan رضي الله عنه said that Prophet ﷺ
said: “The best of you are the ones who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others” [Al-Bukhari]
2-There are ten rewards for each letter you recite from the Qur’an.
“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” [at-Tirmidhi]
So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.
3- The reciters of the Qur’an will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels.
Aisha رضي الله عنها relates that The Prophet ﷺ said: “Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Do not let the Shaytaan make you lose hope, or plant the excuses in your mind such as “I am not an ‘Arab,” or “Its not my language.” This hadith is a firm proof against these whisperings.
Dedicate yourself to the Book of Allah whether you are an Arab or not! The excuses have been eliminated and the pathway has been cleared for you to embrace the Book of Allah without holding back or offering excuses.
4-Your position in Paradise is determined by the amount of Qur’an you memorize in this life!
‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-’Aas رضي الله عنه heard The Prophet ﷺ saying: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an: Read and elevate (through the levels of the Paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were in the dunyaa! For verily, your position in the Paradise will be at the last verse you recite!” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]
5- The Qur’an will lead you to Paradise!
The Prophet ﷺ said: “The Qur’an is an intercessor, something given permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of him, it will lead him to Paradise; whoever puts it behind him, it will steer him to the Hellfire.” [At Tabarani]