Ahadith Regarding the Qur’an

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): لِيَعْجِـبَـنِـي أَنْ يَكُونَ فِي الْبَيْتِ مُصْحِف يَطْرُدُ اللّهُ بِهِ الشَّيْطانَ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “I would like to see a Qur’an in every house so that through this, Allah would repel Shaytan (from that house.)”

Fadhhlul Qur’an, Page 669

قالَ الإِمامُ عَلِيُ بْنُ الْحُسَينِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): آياتُ الْقُرآنِ خَزائِن فَكُلَّما فَتَحَتْ خَزانَة يَنْبَغِي لَكَ أَنْ تَنْظُرَ ما فِيها.

Imam Zaynul Abideen (phub) has said: “The verses of the Qur’an are treasures, and every time a treasure is opened up, it is desirable that you look at what is inside it.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 609

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): فَضْلَُ الْقُرآنِ عَلـى سائِرِ الْكَلاَمِ كَفَضْلِ اللّهِ عَلى خَلْقِهِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “The superiority of the Qur’an over the rest of words, is like the superiority of Allah over His creations.”

Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, Volume 4, Page 237

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِجْعَلُوا لِبُيُوتِكُمْ نَصِيباً مِنَ الْقُرآنِ، فَإِنَّ الْبَيْتَ الَّذِي قَرَأَ فِيهِ الْقُرآنَ تَيَسَّرَ عَلـى أَهْلِهِ، وَ كَثْرَ خَيْرُهُ وَ كانَ سُكّانُهُ فِي زِيادَةِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Place a portion (of goodness) from the Qur’an in your homes, for surely ease will come to the people of that house in which the Qur’an is read, goodness will increase, and the inhabitants (of that house) will be given excess bounties.”

Wasa’ilush Shi’a, Volume 4, Page 85

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ حِلْيَة وَ حِلْيَةُ الْقُرآنِ الصَّوْتُ الْحَسَنُ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “For every thing there is an adornment (or a decoration), and the adornment of the Qur’an is a good voice.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 190

Recitation

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): قـارِيَ الْقُرآنِ وَ الْمُسْـتَمِعُ إِلَـيْهِ فِي الأَجْرِ سَواء.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.”

Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 1, Page 293

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): قَراءَةُ الْقُرآنِ فِي الْمُصْحَفِ تُخَفِّفُ الْعَذابَ عَنِ الْوالِدَينِ وَ لَوْ كانا كافِرَينِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “Reciting the Qur’an from its pages (meaning to look at it and recite it – not from memory) lightens the punishment of one’s mother and father, even if they are both disbelievers.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 613

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِنَّ هذِهِ الْقُلُوبَ لِتَصْدَأُ كَما يَصْدَأُ الْحَـدِيدُ وَ إِنَّ جَلائَها قَراءَةُ الْقُرآنِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.”

Irshadul Qulub; Page 78

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): أَلْقُرآنُ عَهْدُ اللّهِ إِلـى خَلْقِهِ فَقَدْ يَـنْـبَغِي لِلْمَرْءِ الْمُسْلِمِ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ فِي عَهْدِهِ وَ إِنْ يَقْرَأُ مِنَ الْقُرآنِ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ خَمْسِينَ آيَةٍ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “The Qur’an is the trust of Allah (given) to His creations, therefore it is recommended for every Muslim to look at this trust and to recite (a minimum of) 50 ayat (verses) of the Qur’an everyday.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 609

قالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيُّ ابْنُ أَبِي طالِبٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): أَلْـبَيْتُ الَّذِي يُقْرَأُ فِيهِ الْقُرآنَ وَ يُذْكَرُ اللّهُ عَزَّوَّجَلَّ فِيهِ تَكْـثُرُ بَرَكَتَهُ وَ تَحْضُرُهُ الْمَلائِكَةُ وَ تَهْجُرُهُ الشَّياطِينَ وَ يُضِيءُ لأَهْلِ السَّمآءِ كَما تُضِيءُ الْكَواكِبَ لأَهْلِ الأَرْضِ.

Imam Ali (pbuh) has said: “The house in which the Qur’an is recited and Allah is remembered will receive numerous Divine blessings (barakah), the Angels will be present, and Shaytan will be distanced from there. In addition, that house will shimmer for the people of the sky, just like the stars shimmer for the people on the Earth.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 610

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): فِي وَصاياهُ لِعَلِيٍّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): يـا عَلِيُّ عَلَيْكَ بِتِلاوَةِ الْقُرآنِ فِي كُلِّ حالٍ.

In his last testament to Imam Ali (pbuh), the Prophet (pbuh) told him: “O’ ‘Ali! I advice you to recite the Qur’an in every state (which you may find yourself in).”

Man La Yahdhuruhul Faqih, Volume 4, Page 188

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): لَيْسَ شَيْء أَشَدُّ عَلى الشَّيْطانِ مِنَ الْقِراءَةِ فِي الْمُصْحَفِ نَظَراً.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Nothing is harder for Shaytan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at its pages.”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 231

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرآنَ فَهُوَ غَنِيّ وَ لا فَقْرَ بَعْدَهُ وَ إِلاّ ما بِهِ غِنىً.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “One who recites the Qur’an will be free from need (of everyone), and thereafter will not be in need of anything. But as for the one (who does not recite the Qur’an), nothing at all will make him needless (and he will always be in need of others).”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 230

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): مَنْ قَرَأَ عَشْرَ آياتٍ فِي لَيْلَةٍ لَمْ يُكْتَبْ مِنَ الْغافِلِينَ وَ مَنْ قَرَأَ خَمْسِينَ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الذّاكِرِينَ وَ مَنْ قَرَأَ مِائَةَ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الْقانِتِينَ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “One who recites ten verses (ayat) of the Qur’an every night will not be counted amongst the negligent ones (Ghafilin); and one who recites fifty verses (ayat) will be written as those who remember Allah (Dhakirin); and one who recites one hundred verses (ayat) will be written down as the obedient and worshipper of Allah (Qanitin).”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 232

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): عَلَيْكَ بِتِلاوَةِ الْقُرآنِ وَذِكْرُ اللّهِ كَثِيراً فَإِنَّهُ ذِكْر لَكَ فِي السَّمآءِ وَ نُوْر لَكَ فِي الأَرْضِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “I advise you to recite the Qur’an and remember Allah much, for surely the Qur’an will remember you (do your dhikr) in the Heavens and it will be a Divine Light (nur) for you on the Earth.”

Al-Khisal, Page 525

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): ثََلاثَةُ يَشْكُونَ إِلـى اللّهِ عَزَّوَّجَلَّ: مَسْجِد خَراب لا يُصَلِّي فِيهِ أَهْلُهُ وَ عالِم بَيْنَ جُهّالٍ وَ مُصْحَف مُعَلَّق قَدْ وَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ الْغِبارُ لا يُقْرَأُ فِيهِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “Three things will complain to Allah (on the Day of Judgement): A deserted Masjid in which the people of the town did not recite salaa; an ‘Alim who was among the ignorant ones (however the people did not make use of him); and the Qur’an which was not read and was left for dust to collect on it.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 613

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِنَّ هذَا الْقُرآنَ هُوَ حَبْلُ اللّهِ وَ هُوَ النُّورُ الْمُبِينُ وَ الشِّفاءُ النّافِعُ فَاقْرَوُؤهُ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ عَزَّوَّجَلَّ يُؤْجِرُكُمْ عَلى تِلاوَتِهِ لِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ عَشْرَ حَسَناتٍ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Surely this Qur’an is the rope of Allah, and a manifest Light (nur), and a beneficial cure. Therefore, busy yourselves with the recitation of it, for Allah grants the reward of ten good deeds to you for every letter which is recited.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِقْرَؤُوا الْقُرآنَ ما ائْتَلَفَتْ عَلَيْهِ قُلُوبُكُمْ وَ لانَتْ عَلَيْهِ جُلُودُكُمْ فَإِذا اخْتَلَفْـتُمْ فَلَسْـتُمْ تَقْرَؤُونَهُ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Recite the Qur’an in such a way that your hearts develop a love for it and your skin becomes softened by it. However as soon as your hearts become indifferent to it (meaning that the Qur’an has no effect on you), then stop reciting it.”

Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 4, Page 239

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): يُدْفَعُ عَنْ مُسْتَمِعِ الْقُرآنِ شَرُّ الدُّنْيا وَ يُدْفَعُ عَنْ قارِيءَ الْقُرآنِ بَلْوى الأَخِرَةِ وَ الْمُسْتَمِعَ آيَةً مِنْ كِتابِ اللّهِ خَيْر مِنْ ثَـبِيرِ ذَهَباً.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “One who listens to the Qur’an (while it is being recited) will be kept away from the evils of this world; and one who recites the Qur’an will be kept away from the trials of the hereafter.  And the person who listens to even one verse of the book of Allah – this is better (for him) than possessing a mansion of gold.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِنَّ قَراءَةَ الْقُرآنِ كَفّارَة لِلذُّنُوبِ وَ سِتْر فِي النّارِ وَ أَمان مِنَ الْعَذابِ وَ يَنْـزِلُ عَلـى صاحِبِهِ الرَّحْمَةُ وَ يَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ الْمَلائِكَةُ وَ اشْتاقَتْ إِلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةُ وَ رَضِيَ عَنْهُ الْمَوْلـى.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Surely the recitation of the Qur’an is an atonement for the sins, a covering (protection) from the Hell Fire, and a safety from the punishment. Mercy will descend upon the reciter, the Angels will seek forgiveness for him, Heaven will long for that person, and his Master (Allah) will be pleased with him.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 93, Page 17

قالَ الإِمامُ عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ البّاقِرُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): إِنَّ كِتابَ اللّهِ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثَ وَ أَحْسَنُ الْقَصَصِ وَ قالَ اللّهُ تَعالـى: ))وِ إِذا قُرِئَ الْقُرآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَ أَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ))

Imam Baqir (pbuh) has said: “Surely the Book of Allah is the most truthful of all narrations, and the best of all stories, and Allah has said: (And when the Qur’an is being recited, then listen to it and remain silent so that perhaps mercy may be shown to you.)” [Suratul A’raf (7), Verse 204]

Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 422

قالَ الإِمامُ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ الْباقِرُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرآنَ قائِماً فِي صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ مِائَةَ حَسَنَةٍ وَ مَنْ قَرَأَهُ فِي صِلاتِهِ جالِساً كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ خَمْسِينَ حَسَنَةٍ وَ مَنْ قَرَأَهُ فِي غَيْرَ صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ اللّهُ لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ عَشْرَ حَسَناتٍ.

Imam Baqir (pbuh) has said: “Anyone who recites the Qur’an while standing in his salaa, Allah will record one hundred good deeds (in that person’s book) for every letter that is recited; and anyone who recites the Qur’an while sitting in his salaa, Allah will record fifty deeds (in that person’s book) for every letter recited; and one who recites it (the Qur’an) in other than his salaa, Allah will record ten good deeds for every letter that one recites.”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 227

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرآنَ وَ هُوَ شاب مُؤْمِن إِخْتَلَطَ الْقُرآنُ بِلَحْمِهِ وَ دَمِهِ وَ جَعَلَهُ اللّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرامِ الْبَرَرَةِ وَ كانَ الْقُرآنُ حَجِيزاً عَنْهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيامَةِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “One who recites the Qur’an and is a believing youth, the Qur’an becomes mixed with his flesh and blood, and Allah will place him with the noble, devoted Angels. In addition, the Qur’an will act as a barrier (between him and the Hell Fire) on the Day of Judgement.”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 226

UNDERSTANDING OF THE QUR’AN & DRAWING LESSONS

قالَ الإِمامُ عَلِيُِ بْنُ مُوسَـى الرِّضا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): كَلامُ اللّهِ لا تَتَجاوَزُوهُ وَ لا تَطْـلُـبُوا الْهُدى فِي غَيْرِهِ فَتَضِلُّوا.

Imam Ridha (pbuh) has said: “Do not disregard the Words of Allah, and do not seek guidance from other than Him, for then (surely) you will go astray.”

‘Uyunul Akhbar ar-Ridha, Volume 2, Page 57

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): يَنْبَغِي لِمَنْ يَقْرَأُ الْقُرآنَ إِذا مَرَّ بِآيَةٍ مِنَ الْقُرآنِ فِيها مَسْأَلَة أَوْ تَخْوِيف أَنْ يَسْأَلَ اللّهَ عِنْدَ ذلِكَ ما يَرْجُوا وَ يَسْأَلَهُ الْعافِيَةِ مِنَ النّارِ وَ مِنَ الْعَذابِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “It is advisable for the person who is reciting the Qur’an that when he reaches a verse in which there is a request for something that he ask Allah for that thing, or when he reaches to a verse in which there is talk about the punishment, that he ask Allah for protection from the fire of Hell and the punishment.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Pages 1-3

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): مَنْ قَرَأَ أَرْبَعَ آياتٍ مِنْ أَوَّلِ سُوْرَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ وَ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ وَ أَيَتَيْنَ بَعْدَها وَ ثَلاثَ آياتٍ مِنْ آَخِرَها لَمْ يَرَ فِي نَفْسِهِ وَمالِهِ شَيْئاً يُكْرِهُهُ وَ لا يقريه شَيْطانُ وَ لا يَنْسى الْقُرآنَ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Whoever recites the first four verses of Suratul Baqarah, Ayatul Kursi (verse 255 of Suratul Baqarah) along with the two verses which follow it (verses 256 and 257), and the last three verses (of this same Surah) will not see any bad or sorrow in his life or his wealth; Shaytan will not come near him; and he will not forget the Qur’an.”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 234

قالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيُّ ابْنُ أَبِي طالِبٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ):تَعَّلَمُوا الْقُرآنَ فَإِنَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْحَدِيثِ وَ تَفَقَّهُوا فِيهِ فَإِنَّهُ رَبِيعُ الْقُلُوبِ وَ اسْتَشْفُوا بِنُورِهِ فَإِنَّهُ شِفاءُ الصُّدُورِ وَاحْسِنُوا تِلاوَتَهُ فَإِنَّهُ أَنْفَعُ الْقَصَصِ.

Imam Ali (pbuh) has said: “Learn the Qur’an for it is the best of narrations, and understand it thoroughly for it is the best blossoming of the hearts. Seek cure with its Light for it is the cure of the hearts. Recite it beautifully for it is the most beneficial of narrations.”

Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 110 (109 in some books)

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): فَإِذا أَلْتَبَسَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْفِتَنُ كَقَطْعِ الْلَّيْلِ الْمُظْلِمَ فَعَلَيْكُمْ بِالْقُرآنِ فَإِنَّهُ شافِع مُشَفَّع وَ ماحَلّ مُصَدِّق وَ مَنْ جَعَلَهُ أَمامَهُ قادَهُ إِلـى الْجَنَّةِ وَ مَنْ جَعَلَهُ خَلْفَهُ ساقَهُ إِلـى النّارِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Whenever the waves of calamities encompass you like the dark night, seek refuge with the Qur’an – for it is an intercessor whose intercession will be accepted. One who takes it as a guide, Allah will lead that person into Heaven; and whoever disregards it or goes against it, will be led into the Hell fire.”

Fadhlul Qur’an, Page 599

قالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيُّ ابْنُ أَبِي طالِبٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): مَنْ قَرَأَ مِائَةَ آيَةٍ مِنَ الْقُرآنِ مِنْ أَيِّ الْقُرآنَ شاءَ ثُمَّ قالَ سَبْعَ مَرّاتٍ: ((يا أَللّهُ)) فَلَوْ دَعا عَلـى الْصَخْرَةِ لَقَلَعَها إِنْشاءَ اللّهُ.

Imam Ali (pbuh) has said: “A person who recites 100 verses from anywhere in the Qur’an and then says: ‘Ya Allah’ seven times, if he wanted to remove a huge boulder (from the ground), he would be able to do so with the permission of Allah.”

Thawabul A’mal, Page 233

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): إِذا أَرَدَتُمْ عَيْشَ السُّعَداءِ وَ مَوْتَ الشُّهَداءِ وَ النَّجاةَ يَوْمَ الْحَسْرَةِ وَ الظِّلَّ يَوْمَ الْحُرُورِ وَ الْهُدى يَوْمَ الضَّلالَةِ فَأَدْرُسُوا الْقُرآنَ فَإِنَّهُ كَلامُ الرَّحْمنِ وَ حِرْز مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ وَ رُجْحان فِي الْمِيْزانِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “If you want ease and success in this world, the death of a martyr, to be saved on the Day of Judgement, a shade on the Day of the Qiyamat, and guidance on the Day of going astray, then take lessons from the Qur’an. Surely it is the word of the Merciful, a protection from Shaytan, and one of the most weightiest of things for the scale of (good) deeds (on the Day of Judgement).”

Jami’ul Akhbar, Page 78

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): ألْحافِظُ لِلْقُرآنِ الْعامِلُ بِهِ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرامَ الْبَرَرَةِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “One who protects the Qur’an and acts upon it as well, will be with the noble, devoted Angels on the Day of Judgement.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 603

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): إِنَّ الْقُرآنَ لا يُقْرَ هَذْرَمَةً وَلكِنْ يُرَتَّلُ تَرْتِيلاً فَإِذا مَرَرْتَ بِآيَةٍ فِيها ذِكْرُ الْجَنَّةِ فَقِفْ عَنْدَها وَسَلِ اللّهَ عَزَّ وَّجَلَّ (الْجَنَّةَ)، وَ إِذا مَرَرْتَ بِآيَةٍ فِيها ذِكْرُ النّارِ فَقِفْ عِنْدَها وَ تَعَوَّذَهُ بِاللّهِ مِنَ النّارِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “Surely the Qur’an is not to be read in a rush or very quickly. Rather, it should be recited in slow, measured portions. Whenever you reach a verse which talks about Heaven, then stop (at that verse) and ask from Allah (the bounties of) Heaven. And whenever you reach a verse which speaks about the fire, then stop (at that verse) and seek protection from Allah from the Hell Fire (and the punishment).”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 301

MEMORISE & TEACH

قالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيُّ ابْنُ أَبِي طالِبٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): إِقْرَؤُوا الْقُرآنَ وَاسْتَظْهِرُوهُ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ تَعالـى لا يُعَذِّبُ قَلِياً وَعْيَ الْقُرآنِ.

Imam Ali (pbuh) has said: “Recite the Qur’an and seek assistance from it for surely Allah will not punish one who has memorized the Qur’an (and has it within one’s heart).”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): عَدَدُ دَرَجِ الْجَنَّةِ عَدَدُ آياتِ الْقُرآنِ (6236) آيَةٍ فَإِذا دَخَلَ صاحِبُ الْقُرآنِ الْجَنَّةَ قِيلَ لَهُ: إِرْقَأْ وَاقْرَأْ لِكُلِّ آيَةٍ دَرَجَة فَلا تَكُونُ فَوْقَ حافِظِ الْقُرآنِ دَرَجَة.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “The number of levels (stages) in Heaven is (equivalent to) the number of verses in the Qur’an (6236). Thus, when a reciter of the Qur’an enters into Heaven, it will be said to him: ‘Go up one level for every verse that you can recite.’ Thus, no one will be in a higher level than the one who has memorized the entire Qur’an.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 22

قالَ الإِمامُ جَعْفَرُ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الصّادِقُ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ): مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرآنَ كَثِيراً وَ تَعاهَدَهُ بِمَشَقَّةٍ مِنْ شِدَّةِ حِفْظِهِ أَعْطاهُ اللّهُ أَجْرَ هذَا مَرَّتَينِ.

Imam Sadiq (pbuh) has said: “Allah will reward the person who recites the Qur’an a great deal and makes a promise with it to try and memorize it even though it may entail great difficulty, a double reward.”

Thawabul A’mal Page 227

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): مُعَلَّمُ الْقُرآنِ يَسْتَغْـفِرُ لَـهُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَتَّـى الْحُوتَ فِي الْبَحْرِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an – even the fish in the sea.”

Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 301

قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ): خِـيارُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرآنَ وَ عَلَّمَهُ إِلـى غَيْرِهِ.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: “The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.”

Al-Amali of Shaykh at-Tusi, Volume 1, Page 5