Virtues of reciting the Qur’an

Hadith – 1: Usman RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said: “The best amongst you is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.” (Bukhari, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

Hadith – 2: Abu Sa’eed RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said: “Almighty Allah says; “If anybody finds no time for My remembrance and for begging favors of Me, because of his remaining busy with the  Qur’an, I shall give him more than what I give to all those who beg favors of Me. The superiority of the Word of Allah over all other words is like the super­iority of Allah over the entire creation.” (Tirmidhi, Bayhaqi)

Hadith – 3: Uqba ibn Amir RadiyAllahu `anhu  said: “Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam came to us while we were sitting on the Suffaand 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 wasallamthen said that going to the Masjid and reciting or teaching 2 ayaat (verses) 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)

Hadith – 4: Aa’isha (Radiallaho anha) narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam once said, “One who is well versed in the Qur’an will be in the company of those angels who are scribes, noble and righteous; and one who falters in reading the Qur’an, and has to exert hard for learning, gets double the reward.” (Muslim)

Hadith – 5: Abdullah ibn Amr RadiyAllahu `anhu re­ports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said: “On the Day of Judgment, it will be said to the Man devoted to the Qur’an, ‘Go on reciting the Qur’an and continue ascending the stories of Paradise and recite in the slow manner as you had been reading in worldly life; your final place will be where you reach at the time of the last ayat of your recitation.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud)

Hadith – 6: Ibn Mas’oad RadiyAllahu `anhu  narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said, “Whoever reads one letter of the Book of Allah is credited with one blessing and one blessing is equal to tenfold the like thereof in its reward. I do not say that الم (Alif Lam Meem) is one letter, but ‘(ا  )’ (Alif) is one letter, ‘ ( ل )’ (Lam) is one letter, and ‘( م )’ (Meem) is one letter.” (Tirmidhi)

Hadith – 7: Mu’az Juhani RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said, “Whoever reads the Qur’an and acts upon what is con­tained in it, his parents will be made to wear a crown on the Day of Judgment, the brightness of which will excel that of the sun, if the same were within your worldly houses. So, what do you think about the person who himself acts upon it?” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud)

Hadith – 8: Ali RadiyAllahu `anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said, “Whoever reads Qur’an and learns it by heart, and regards what it makes lawful as lawful and its unlawful as forbidden, will be admitted into Paradise by Almighty Allah Who will also accept his intercession in respect of 10 such persons of his family who shall have been doomed to Hell.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

Hadith – 9: Abu Huraira RadiyAllahu `anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said, “Learn the Qur’an and recite it, because the example of one who learns the Qur’an, reads it and recites it in Ta­hajjud is like an open bag full of musk, the fragrance spreads over the entire place, and a person who has learnt the Qur’an but sleeps while the Qur’an is in his heart, is like a bag full of musk but with its mouth closed.” (Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Maja, Ibn Hibban)


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