Best 7 Manners And Etiquettes Of Reading The Holy Quran

Have you ever wondered how to have the best manners of reciting the holy Quran? Muslims should recite the Quran to do a good deed. This action seeks Allah’s blessing. Muslims can do it as small deeds with big rewards in Islam.

Few Muslims read the Quran. They want to get the benefits of reading it every day. But, are they doing it in a good manner by reciting the holy Quran? Do they know that there are some specific rules about it?

Suppose you are wondering how to recite the holy Quran. Here we have some manners on the list below. Let’s check them out!

How To Read Quran Correctly?

As we all know, the Quran is the holiest book of Islam; it was revealed to our beloved prophet Muhammad 14 years ago. And all the Quran is words of Allah SWT.

The holy Quran provides guidance and rules on how Muslims should lead their daily lives. Topics covered include prayer, fasting, charity, marriage, dietary laws, forgiveness, and self-discipline.

Every Muslim should have a solid connection to the Quran by building a strong relationship. This can only happen when you have a daily portion of Quran recitation and take care of some important things while reading the Quran.

  • Learn the Arabic alphabet and basic tajweed rules. Tajweed refers to the proper pronunciation and recitation of the Quran. Learn how to pronounce the Arabic letters correctly and rules like merging letters (idgham), elongating letters (madd), etc.
  • Go slowly and be mindful. Don’t rush through verses. Pay attention to each letter and word and recite them properly. This will help you better understand and reflect on the meaning.
  • Apply the rules of tajweed. Master rules like Idgham, Ikhfa’, Iqlab, Madd, etc. correctly. Tajweed protects the Quran from alterations.
  • Take guidance from teachers. Consider enrolling in online or in-person tajweed classes. An experienced Qari can identify and rectify mistakes.

What are the Manners and Etiquette of reading The Quran?

1. Cleanliness Manner

One of the things that Muslims should follow is to keep their body clean in an Islamic way. Indeed this clean manner is one of the manners of reciting the holy Quran that they should do.

The holy Quran is a sacred book that should be recited in a pure heart both body and soul. Cleanliness in Islam can be represented by doing Wudhu as Muslims believe it can clean our hearts, body, and soul.

Such it is mentioned in the Quran surah Al Waqiah verses 77-79 below.

اِنَّهٗ لَقُرْاٰنٌ كَرِيْمٌۙ ٧٧ فِيْ كِتٰبٍ مَّكْنُوْنٍۙ ٧٨ لَّا يَمَسُّهٗٓ اِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُوْنَۗ ٧٩

Verily, it is a very noble Qur’an, in a preserved Book. No one touches it, except the servants (of Allah) who are purified.” (QS 56: 77-79)

2. Make Wudhu before reciting the Quran

Make wudu before reading and touching the holy Quran because this is not a regular book. It is Allah SWT’s words (kalam), so always take care of it before reading the Quran.

A sahih hadith concerning that has been narrated from ‘Amr ibn Hazm (may Allah be pleased with him), stating that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) wrote to the people of Yemen: “No one should touch the Quran except one who is tahir (pure).”

3. Read Durood e Ibrahim

Before starting the Quran, recite the Durood e Ibrahim in odd counts like one and three. Also, after completing it again, read the Durood e Ibrahim in unconventional manners.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ

4. Start upon seeking the refugee from Allah

Starting to read the Quran by seeking a refugee from Allah only is one of the manners of reciting the holy Quran. In Islam, two popular sentences should be done before reciting the Quran two sentences below as one of the benefits of being grateful.

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

 “I seek refuge in Allah from the temptations of the accursed Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

Hose two sentences can be the way for Muslims to seek a refugee from Allah from any damage. While Muslims recite the holy Quran, they may have no idea when the disturbance comes so it is better to read those two sentences.

Indeed, it is mentioned in the Quran surah Al Qasas verse 16 that Allah is the only refugee for Muslims in any way.

وَلَا تَدْعُ مَعَ اللّٰهِ اِلٰهًا اٰخَرَۘ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَۗ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ هَالِكٌ اِلَّا وَجْهَهٗ ۗ لَهُ الْحُكْمُ وَاِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُوْنَ ࣖ ٨٨

Do not (also) worship other gods (besides Allah). There is no god but Him. Everything must perish, except His substance. All decisions belong to Him and only to Him will you be returned.” (QS 28:88)

5. Reciting with a Tajweed

Using Tajweed is one of the manners of reciting the holy Quran. Learning a Tajweed can be easier for those who try harder to master the Tajweed. If you are afraid to start learning the Tajweed you can start it .

Reciting the holy Quran with a Tajweed is one of the mandatory rules in the Islamic way. The holy Quran is a sacred book. Recite it with the right rules. This helps Muslims better understand its meaning. That can be one of the good ways how to collect good deeds in Ramadhan.

Remember to fear Allah in every way we take so that we can learn the Tajweed for reciting the holy Quran in a better way. Such it’s mentioned in the Quran surah Quran At Tagabun verse 16 below.

فَاتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ وَاسْمَعُوْا وَاَطِيْعُوْا وَاَنْفِقُوْا خَيْرًا لِّاَنْفُسِكُمْۗ وَمَنْ يُّوْقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهٖ فَاُولٰۤىِٕكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُوْنَ ١٦

Fear Allah to the best of your ability! Listen, obey, and spend good things for yourselves! Those who guard themselves against stinginess, they are the lucky ones.” (QS 64:16)

6. Try to Memorize

Trying to memorize some of the verses in the Quran is one of the manners of reciting the holy Quran correctly. Once Muslims have already mastered the Tajweed when reciting the Quran, they should try memorizing some of the verses there.

Indeed, the holy Quran is made it easier for Muslims to memorize the whole Quranic verses easily. Even so, for some reason, some people may get it hard to remember the whole verses so that they can do it little by little.

Such as mentioned in the Quran surah Al Qamar verse 17 below.

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْاٰنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِنْ مُّدَّكِرٍ ١٧

Indeed, We, have made the Qur’an easy as a lesson. So, is there anyone willing to take a lesson?” (QS 54:17)

7. Make a Supplication after finish

After finish from reciting the holy Quran, Muslims better supplicate some of the Dua as one of the manners of reciting the holy Quran. It can be a simple Dua or whatever Dua that you ask to seek Allah’s blessing even when you are a Muslim woman on a period doing good deeds women can do on her period.

Some Muslim commonly make a supplication after they finish reciting the Quran. Most of them seek some blessings towards Allah so that they keep protected by Allah from any sin, always doing good deeds and other things that may make them get far from Allah.

Such as mentioned in the Quran surah Al Kahf verse 46 below.

اَلْمَالُ وَالْبَنُوْنَ زِيْنَةُ الْحَيٰوةِ الدُّنْيَاۚ وَالْبٰقِيٰتُ الصّٰلِحٰتُ خَيْرٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَّخَيْرٌ اَمَلًا ٤٦

Wealth and children are the adornments of the life of this world, while eternal good deeds (rewards) are better in return with your Lord and better for hope.” (QS 18:46)

Rules for reading the Quran on the phone

The Quran is the holiest book of Islam. Always try to read a religious book, but if you are travelling or staying somewhere else, you can also read the holy Quran. Here are some etiquette rules to follow when reading the Quran on your phone:

Purify Yourself: Make wudhu (ablution) before reading the Quran. This includes washing your hands, face, arms, head and feet with clean water. Even if reading from your phone, following this purification ritual is recommended.

Sit Properly: Sit on the floor cross-legged or on a chair at a desk. Avoid casual postures like lying down. Sitting properly allows better focus and presence of mind to reflect on the words.

Handle Gently: Be gentle while scrolling the phone screen with the mushaf (Quran text) open. Treat it with the utmost respect, like a physical book.

Right Intention: Read seeking only Allah’s pleasure and reward. Have a sincere intention to get guidance, peace and closeness with the Almighty.


So, there are some manners of reciting the holy Quran that you can apply to your daily life based on the Quran. Have you ever practiced one of those manners?

Reading The Holy Quran daily is essential for Muslims. For those who are not able to read the Quran try to learn and memorize Allah SWT is made easy for all Muslims. There are lots of benefits to reading the Holy Quran. We can understand from these hadiths.

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wasallam) said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” And said, “Verily actions are but by intentions, and every person shall have (be rewarded for) what they intended”[Reported in Bukhari & Muslim].

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wasallam) mentioned that “whoever recites one letter/word from the book of Allah, then for him is a reward, and a reward is multiplied by ten” [Reported in Tirmidhi].

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Ashraf Ali

My name is Ashraf Ali, and I am a freelance writer and blogger. I have received my education from religious seminaries. I thoroughly enjoy writing on religious topics, and through my articles, I strive to convey the correct Islamic message to people.

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