Tilawah is an Arabic word meaning to ‘read’ or ‘recite’.
The word Tilawah is used especially to describe the reading or recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
The Holy Qur’an is the direct word of Allah, Almighty.
The Qur’an is the only authentic way to know Allah and to attain closeness to him.
The Qur’an tells us of Allah’s attributes, of how He rules over all creation, of what he wants of us and our duties to Him, to ourselves and to our fellow human beings.
A Muslim must learn to read the Qur’an in its original Arabic, correctly, fluently and beautifully.
At the beginning you may not understand what you read. How ever, reading the Qur’an knowing that it is the word of Allah is certainly one of the best ways of remembering Him.
Reading the Qur’an will bring you closer to Allah and give you joy and peace.
If you do not understand Arabic then you should make a special effort to read the translation.
You should also make every attempt to ponder upon the message and guidance of the Qur’an.
When the Holy Qur’an is recited every Muslim must be most respectful and humble in his attitude.
When the Qur’an is recited you should listen carefully to the recitation.
A Muslim should read the Holy Qur’an daily.
It is better to read regularly, even if it is only a small portion, than to read long parts but only occasionally.
A Muslim should aim to read the whole Qur’an at least once every year, in addition to reading it once during Ramadan, the month in which it was first revealed to the blessed Prophet Muhammad [s].
By reciting the Qur’an our hearts become filled with faith and love for Allah.
Allah speaks to us through the Holy Qur’an.
By not reading the Qur’an regularly we are ignoring Allah when He speaks to us.
A Muslim needs to memorize some portions of the Holy Qur’an.
Memorizing should not be simply a mechanical, ritual act.
Memorizing will make the Qur’an flow on your tongue, reside in your heart and dwell in your mind. “One who has nothing of the Qur’an inside him is like a desolate or ruined house,” said the noble Prophet Muhammad [s].
The Qur’an is, above all, a guide to those who wish for nothing more than to please their creator, Allah, to follow the way of His Prophets and to remain good and pure.