Is There a Difference in Reward between Listening and Reciting Qur’an?
There are many verses and Prophetic hadiths that command us to recite the Qur’an. Allah Almighty says:
And recite the Qur’an with measured recitation. (Al-Muzzammil 74:4)
Abu Umama said that he heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saying: “Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It.” (Muslim)
Also, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to listen to the Qur’an from his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them). `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to him, “Recite the Qur’an to me.” `Abdullah said, “Shall I recite (the Qur’an) to you while it has been revealed upon you?” He said, “I like to hear it from others.” (Al-Bukhari)
To know more about virtues of listening and reciting the Quran, watch this short video with Dr. Muhammad Salah.
Source: Huda youtube Channel.