Is It necessary to Recite the Qur’an Once a Month?

A Muslim is supposed to have constant contact with the Qur’an so as to gain Allah’s reward both in this world and in the Hereafter. Also, a Muslim is supposed to exert much efforts to recite the Qur’an in the best way by learning about the necessary rules of Qur’anic recitation. There is no authentic Hadith which states one must read the whole Qur’an once a month.
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: “There is no authentic tradition stating that one must read the entire Qur’an at least once a month. However, what we can deduce with certainty from the Qur’an and the Hadith is that a Muslim must be in constant contact with the Qur’an by reading it and meditating on its meaning. While doing so, we should bear in mind that quality is more important than quantity. This is why the Prophet told us that Surat Al-Ikhlas is equal to one-third of the Qur’an (that is, in reward). In other words, by reading and meditating on it, one can obtain as many blessings as one would receive by reading one-third of the Qur’an, if circumstances do not allow one to do more. So you should try to read what you are able to every day, and do so with reflection.