Virtues Of Praying with The Qur’aan
the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
Whoever recites ten aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).”
(Reported by Abu Dawood and Ibn Hibbaan. It is a hasan report. Saheeh al-Targheeb, 635).
Virtues Of Teaching The Qur’aan
Uqba ibn Amir RadiyAllahu `anhu said: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) came to us while we were sitting on the Suffa and asked if anyone of us would like to go to the market of Buthan or Aqeeq and fetch from there 2 she camels of the finest breed without committing any sin or severing a tie of kinship. We replied that every one of us would love to do so. Rasulullah ( Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) then said that going to the Masjid and reciting or teaching 2 ayaat of the Qur’an is more precious than 2 she-camels, 3 ayaat are more precious than 3 she-camels, and that similarly reciting or teaching of 4 ayaat is better than 4 she-camels and an equal number of camels.”
(Muslim, Abu Dawud)
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].