The dearest Surah to my heart
Umar (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘A Surah of the Qur’an was revealed to me tonight, indeed it is the dearest Surah to my heart, than anything under the sun’. Then the Prophet recited Surah al Fath verses 1-5.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #532]
Envy Of The Recitor Of Qur’an
Ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no cause to be envious except in two cases: (the first is of a) person whom Allaah has taught the Qur’aan, and he recites it in the day and night, and one of his neighbours hears him and says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing! (The second is of a) person whom Allah has blessed with wealth, and he spends it in good causes, so a person (who sees him) says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing!”
The Qur’an Will Intercede For its Companions
It was narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said:“I heard the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi wa sallam) say: ‘Recite the Qur’aan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its companions. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqarah and Soorat Aal ‘Imraan, for they will come on the Day of Resurrection like two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Soorat al-Baqarah for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.” (Muslim: 804, Al-Bukhaari).
The One Who Recites the Qur’aan is Like a Citron
Aboo Moosaa al-Asha’aree reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’aan is like a citrus fruit – its fragrance is pleasing and its taste is sweet. The believer who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a dry date – it has no fragrance but its taste is sweet. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’aan is like a basil – its fragrance is sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a colocynth – it has no smell, and its taste is bitter”
The One Who Recites will Rise and Ascend
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “The one who was devoted to the the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
The one who excels in reading and the one who stutters
It has been reported on the authority of ‘Aishah [radhiyallaahu anhaa], that the Messenger of Allah (sala Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,
‘The expert reader will be among the noble scribes of the angels and the one who stutters and for whom it is difficult will have double
In another narration it states ‘the one who when he reads it and finds it difficult.’
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The Best Of Those Amongst Us
قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ): خِـيارُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرآنَ وَ عَلَّمَهُ إِلـى غَيْرِهِ.
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him ) has said: “The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.”