Al-Khiṣāl > There Are Three Groups of People Who Recite the Quran
Hadith #1

3-164 حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن إسماعيل بن مهران، عن عبيس بن هشام الناشري، عمن ذكره، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: قراء القرآن ثلاثة رجل قرأ القرآن فاتخذه بضاعة واستدر به الملوك واستطال به على الناس، ورجل قرأ القرآن فحفظ حروفه وضيع حدوده، ورجل قرأ القرآن فوضع دواء القرآن على داء قلبه، فأسهر به ليله، وأظمأ به نهاره. وقام به في مساجده، وتجافى به عن فراشه، فبأولئك يدفع الله العزيز الجبار البلاء، وبأولئك يديل الله من الاعداء وباولئك ينزل الله الغيث من السماء، فوالله هؤلاء قراء القرآن أعز من الكبريت الاحمر

3-164 Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Walid - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Saffar quoted Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of Isma’il ibn Mihran, on the authority of Ubays ibn Hisham al-Nasheri, on the authority of someone who linked it up through other narrators to Abi Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB), “There are three groups of people who recite the Quran. Firstly there are those who have turned the Quran into their source of income. They use it to approach the rulers and act haughty with the people. Then there are those who recite the Quran and memorize it bit by bit, but violate its bounds and do not act accordingly.Lastly, there are those who recite the Quran and use it as a medication for their hearts. They use it at night to say supplications and use it in the daytime while suffering from the thirst of fasting. They use the Quran to worship in the mosque and stay out of their comfortable beds. The Honorable the Omnipotent God fends off calamities for them; takes revenge from the enemies by means of them and sends down rain from the sky for them. I swear by God that such recitors of the Quran are as scarce as red matches are. ”