Let us learn something from the muslim scholar and companion of our Rasullulah s.a.w. Also known as the learned man of the Ummah,the sahabah I referred to is Abdullah Ibn Abbas.One of his noted amalan is to attend Majlis Khatam Quran.The benefits to be present at such a gathering is manifolds.According to one Hadith,there will be 70,000 malaikat in attendance as well.
By the way,so far this year I have not attended any yet.What a pity.But how could I attend if no one invited me? One of the way is to hold one at my house. To do that,one of my family members has to khatam Quran at least once a year if I want to ensure that at least I would be able to attend the Majlis once a year.The other way is to form a group among my friends who read and khatam Quran at least once a year-the more the better.Assuming that I could get three persons,then my family and me can attend the Majlis at least three times a year.That is much better than none at all.
Lately ,I have posted an invitation to my alumni mailinglist.So far two have given me positive responses.You can do the same among your friends.Why not form a group so that everyone must khatam Quran at least once a year and then you can attend a few times of Majlis Khatam Quran. Just imagine the rahmat from Allah swt if I could hold a Majlis Khatam Quran once in year at my house. Not only that we can promote and encourage our family members and friends to read the Holy Quran.
To khatam Quran, we must read the Quran. If we as parents can show good examples,most probably,our children will follow our good deeds,insyaAllah.
" When the Quran is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy. " Quran 7:204