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.