“The best of you is he who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it.” [al-Bukhari]

“Will not any of you go to the masjid and learn or read two verses from the Book of Allah `azza wa jall? (For) that is better for him than two she-camels, and three (verses) are better for him than three (she-camels), and four (verses) are better for him than four (she-camels). And the number (of verses read in total) are better than the same number of camels.” [Muslim]

“There is no envy (acceptable) except in two (cases): a person whom Allah has given the Qur’aan and recites it throughout the night and throughout the day. And a person whom Allah has given wealth, that he gives out throughout the night and throghout the day.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is (considered as) a letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darimi]

“He who is skillful in reciting the Qur’aan is with the unveiled, honorable, and pious (i.e. Hur al `Ain). And he who stutters when reading the Qur’aan, (and its recitation) is difficult upon him, will receive two rewards.” [Al-Bukhari]

“Verily he who has nothing of the Qur’aan in his heart, is like a house (which has been) destroyed.” [At-Tirmidhi]

“Read the Qur’aan. For verily it will come forth on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its readers.” [Muslim]

“The Qur’aan is an intercessor (which by Allah’s permission) intercedes, and an opponent (which is) truthful. He who appoints it as his leader, (then it) will lead him to Paradise. And he who puts it behind him, (then it) will lead him to the Fire.” [Ibn Hibban, Al-Bayhaqi, At-Tabarani, Sahih]

“Fasting and the Qur’aan will intercede for the slave on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: ‘O My Rabb! I prevented him from food and desires, so accept my intercession for him.’ And the Qur’aan will say: ‘I prevented him from sleep during the night, so accept my intercession for him.’ He (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘And they will (be allowed to) intercede.'” [Ahmad, at-Tabarani, Al-Hakim, Sahih]

“Maintain learning the Qur’aan, by heart for verily it is greater in escaping from the chests of men than camels from their reins.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

“Verily Allah raises nations by this book (the Qur’aan) and puts down (i.e. destroys) others by it.” [Muslim]

By:Shaykh `Abdul Qadir al-Arna’oot