When Repeating a Single Verse Is Better Than Reciting the Whole Qurʾān
Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:
If people knew what [tremendous good] was in reciting the Qurʾān while contemplating its meanings, they would have occupied themselves with that over everything else.
Then, when one recites it with reflection till he comes by a verse that he’s in need of to cure his heart, he [should] repeat it, even a 100 times, even a whole night [long]: reciting a verse with reflection and working to gain understanding [of it] is better than reciting [the whole Qurʾān from beginning] to end without thinking about what it means or trying to gain understanding of it.
Miftāḥ Dār Al-Saʿādah, vol. 1, p. 535, as quoted by Shaikh ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī. twitter.com/dr_albukhary. 30 Mar 23.
قال الإمامُ ابن القيم:"لو عَلم النّاسُ ما في قراءة القرآن بالتدبّر لاشتغلوا بها عن كلّ ما سواها،فإذا قرأه بتفكّرٍ حتى مرّ بآية هو محتاجٌ إليها في شفاء قلبه،كرّرهاولو مئةَ مرّة،ولو ليلةً؛فقراءةُ آيةٍ بتفكّر وتفهُّمٍ خيرٌ من قراءة ختمة بغير تدبّر وتفهّم"
(مفتاح دار السعادة)(١/ ٥٣٥)
— أ.د. عبدالله البخاري (@dr_albukhary) March 30, 2023