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Quran has even more of an important significance in the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Allah says:

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong) [Quran al-Baqarah 2:185]

Jibreel used to come to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) every night in Ramadan, and study the Quran with him. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5; Muslim, 4268.

Hence, the salaf used to read Qur'an a great deal during Ramadan, following the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Qataadah (may Allah have mercy on him) used to complete the Quran every seven nights all the time, and every three nights in Ramadaan, and every two nights during the last ten days of Ramadan.

Ibraheem al-Nakha’i used to complete the Quran in Ramadan every three nights, and in the last ten days every two nights.

Reciting the Quran more frequently: The month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran. A Muslim should therefore increase his recitation of the Quran during this month. The Salaf used to pay particular attention to the Book of Allah. The angel Jibreel (Gabriel), may Allah exalt his mention, used to review the Quran with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) during Ramadan. ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan, May Allah be pleased with him, used to complete reciting the Quran once each day. Some of the Salaf also completed the Quran in their voluntary night prayer every three nights. Others completed it every seven nights, while some others completed it every ten nights. They used to recite the Quran during prayers and at other times.

During Ramadan, Ash-Shaafi‘ completed reciting the Quran sixty times, excluding prayer times. When Ramadan came, Az-Zuhri left studying the Hadeeth and teaching and he concentrated on reciting the Quran. When Ramadan came, Sufyaan Ath-Thawri left all other acts of worship and concentrated on the Quran.

However, as for the interpretation of the Holy Qur'an during the month of Ramadan by the salaf, there is no any narration on this from them because when Ramadan came, they used to leave all acts of worship and teaching and concentrated on reading the Noble Qur'an. Moreover, there is no any evidence that opposes the interpretation of the Holy Qur'an during Ramadan because all the evidences that allow the interpretation of the holy Qur'an are general without any restriction to neglect the interpretation of Quran during the month of Ramadan.

Allah knows best.



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