Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
I find it difficult to recite the Qur’an so during Ramadan I read a translation of the Qur’an. Will I be rewarded for this?
You will receive the reward of seeking knowledge and the reward for this is great. You should continue this but also recite even a small portion of the Qur’an, even if it is repeating Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nas. You should also say ‘la ilaha ill’Allah’ in abundance and intend by doing so reciting the Qur’an.
(words of remembrance such as alhamdulillah and la ilaha ill’Allah are contained in the Qur’an so when saying them one can intend reciting the Qur’an and gain extra reward)