Forty Traditions on Holy Quran

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Tradition Number 1

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.”  (Mustadrakul Wasaael, vol. 1, p. 293)

Tradition Number 2

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“The best of those amongst you is the one who learns  the  Qur’an  and  then  teaches  it  to

others.” (Al-Amaali of Shaykh al-Tusi, vol. 1, p. 5)

Tradition Number 3

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) has said that:

“Reciting the Qur’an from the pages of the Qur’an (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.” (Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 613)

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said: “Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness  of  the  person  who  teaches  the Qur’an – even the fish in the sea.” (Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 3, p. 301)

Tradition Number 5

Imam  Ali  ibne  Moosa  al-Reza  (peace  be  upon them) has said:

“Do not disregard the Words of Allah, and do not seek guidance from other than Him, for then (surely) you willgo astray.” (Oyoon al-Akhbaar al-Reza, vol. 2, p. 57)

Tradition Number 6

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:“These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.”

Tradition Number 7

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) has said: “The Qur’an is the trust of Allah (given) to His creations, therefore it is desirable for every Muslim to look at this trust and to   recite (a minimum of) 50 ayat (verses) of the Qur’an everyday.” (Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 609)

Tradition Number 8

Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (peace be upon them) has said:

“The house in which the Qur’an is recited and Allah, The Noble and Grand, is rememberedwill receive numerous Divine blessings (barakah), the Angels will be present, and the Satans 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.” (Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 610)

Tradition Number 9

In his last testament to Ali (peace be upon him), the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) told him:

“O Ali! I advice you to recite the Qur’an in every state (which you may find yourself in).”(Man Laa Yahzorohul Faqeeh, vol. 4, p. 188)

Tradition Number 10

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“Nothing is harder for Satan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at the pages (of the Qur’an).”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 231)

Tradition Number 11

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“Brighten up your houses through the recitation of the Qur’an, and do not make them (your homes) like graves, similar to what the Jews and Christians have done (by not performing the prayers and worship of God in their house and limiting this to the Synagogues and Churches).”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 610)

Tradition Number 12

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) 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).”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 230)

Tradition Number 13

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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).”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 232)

Tradition Number 14

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“I advise you to recite the Qur’anandremember Allahmuch, for surely the Qur’an willremember you (do your dhikr) in the Heavens and it will be a Divine Light (nur) for you on the Earth.”(Al-Khesaal, p. 525)

Tradition Number 15

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“The superiority of the Qur’an over the rest of words, is like the superiority of Allah over His creations.” (Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 4, p. 237)

Tradition Number 16

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) has said:

“It is advisable for the person who is reciting  the Qur’an that when he reaches to a verse from the Qur’an in which there is a request for something that he ask Allah for that thing, or when he reaches to a verse of the Qur’an in which there is talk about the punishment, that he ask Allah for protection from the fire of Hell and the punishment.”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 3, pp. 1-3)

Tradition Number 17

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq  (peace be upon them) has said:

“Three things will complain to Allah, The Noble and The Grand, (on the Day of Judgement): A deserted Masjid in which the people of the town did not recite Salat (in it); 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.”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 613)

Tradition Number 18

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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 up to ‘Wa Hum Fiha Khalidun’), and the last three verses (of this same Surah) will not see any bad or sorrow in his life or his wealth; Satan will not come near him; and he will not forget the Qur’an.”

(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 234)

Tradition Number 19

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“For every thing there is an embellishment (or a decoration), and the embellishment of the Qur’an is a good voice.”

Tradition Number 20

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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 – The Mighty and Glorious – grants the reward of ten good deeds to you for every letter which is recited.”(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 92, p. 19)

Tradition Number 21

Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (peace be upon them) 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))

Tradition Number 22

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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 lead into the Hell fire.”(Fazlul Qur’an, p. 599)

Tradition Number 23

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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 Wasaael, vol. 4, p. 239)

Tradition Number 24

Imam Muhammad ibne Ali al-Baqir (peace be upon them) has said:

“One who finishes the recitation of the entire Qur’an in the noble city of Makkah within the time span of one Jumu’ah (Friday) to another Jumu’ah or more than this (more than one week), but completes the Qur’an on the day of Jumu’ah, Allah will write for that person the reward of good deeds from the first Jumu’ah that one came into the world, until the last Jumu’ah that one will remain alive in it.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 225)

Tradition Number 25

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) 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.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 227)

Tradition Number 26

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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.”(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 92, p. 19)

Tradition Number 27

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“The number of levels (stages) in Heaven is (equivalent to) the number of verses in the Qur’an (62:36). 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.”(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 92, p. 22)

Tradition Number 28

Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (peace be upon them) has said:

“Recite the Qur’an and seek assistance from it for surely Allah, the Most High, will not punish one who has memorized the Qur’an (and has it within one’s heart).”(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 92, p. 19)

Tradition Number 29

Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (peace be upon them) 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.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 233)

Tradition Number 30

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“If you want ease and success in this world, the death of a martyr, to be saved on the Day of  Loss, a shade on the Day of the burning Qiyamat, and guidance on the Day of going astray, then take lessons from the Qur’an. Surely it is thewordofthe Merciful, a protection from the Satan, and one of the most weightiest of things for the scale of (good) deeds (on the Day of Judgement).”(Jaame’ul Akhbaar, p. 78)

Tradition Number 31

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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.”(Behaarul Anwaar, vol. 93, p. 17 )

Tradition Number 32

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:

“The people of the Qur’an (those who recite and those who memorize the Qur’an) will be in the highest level (in Heaven) from amongst all of the people with the exception of the Prophets and Messengers. Thus, do not seek to degrade the people of the Qur’an, nor take away their rights, for surely they have been given a high rank by Allah.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 224)

Tradition Number 33

Imam Muhammad ibne Ali al-Baqir (peace be upon them) 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](Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 3, p. 422)

Tradition Number 34

Imam Muhammad ibne Ali al-Baqir (peace be upon them) has said:

“Anyone who recites the Qur’an while standing in his Salat, 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 Salat, 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 Salat, Allah will record ten good deeds for every letter that one recites.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 227)

Tradition Number 35

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) 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.”(Wasaaelush Shi’a, vol. 4, p. 85)

Tradition Number 36

Imam Ali ibne al-Husain (peace be upon them) 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.”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 609)

Tradition Number 37

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) 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.”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 2, p. 603)

Tradition Number 38

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) 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 – The Noble and Great – 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.”(Sawaabul Aamaal, p. 226)

Tradition Number 39

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) 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 Hell, then stop (at that verse) and seek protection from Allah from the Hell Fire (and the punishment).”(Usool al-Kaafi, vol. 3, p. 301)

Tradition Number 40

Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad al-Sadiq (peace be upon them) has said:

“I would like to see a Qur’an in every house so that through this, Allah would repel the Satan (from that house.)” (Fazlul Qur’an, p. 669)