7. The Reward for Reading the Holy Quran

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَسَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله ابْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ قَائِماً فِي صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ مِائَةَ حَسَنَةٍ وَمَنْ قَرَأَهُ فِي صَلاتِهِ جَالِساً كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ خَمْسِينَ حَسَنَةً وَمَنْ قَرَأَهُ فِي غَيْرِ صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ عَشْرَ حَسَنَاتٍ. قَالَ ابْنُ مَحْبُوبٍ وَقَدْ سَمِعْتُهُ عَنْ مُعَاذٍ عَلَى نَحْوٍ مِمَّا رَوَاهُ ابْنُ سِنَانٍ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Sahl ibn Ziyad and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father all from ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan from Mu’adh ibn Muslim from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sulayman from abu Ja’far (a.s.) who has said the following: “If one reads the Holy Quran in prayer standing Allah will write down for him the reward for one hundred good deeds for each letter. If one reads the Holy Quran in prayer sitting Allah will write down for him the reward for fifty good deeds for each letter and if one reads without being in prayer, Allah will write for him the reward for ten good deeds for each letter.’” Ibn Mahbub has said, “I have heard this Hadith from Mu’adh the way ibn Sinan has narrated.”


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2ـ ابْنُ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ جَمِيلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنِ الْفُضَيْلِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَا يَمْنَعُ التَّاجِرَ مِنْكُمُ الْمَشْغُولَ فِي سُوقِهِ إِذَا رَجَعَ إِلَى مَنْزِلِهِ أَنْ لا يَنَامَ حَتَّى يَقْرَأَ سُورَةً مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ فَتُكْتَبَ لَهُ مَكَانَ كُلِّ آيَةٍ يَقْرَؤُهَا عَشْرُ حَسَنَاتٍ وَيُمْحَى عَنْهُ عَشْرُ سَيِّئَاتٍ.


2. Ibn Mahbub has narrated from Jamil ibn Salih from al-Fudayl ibn Yasar from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Why should any thing prevent a business man working in the market place from reading one chapter from the Holy Quran before going to sleep when he is home? For the reading of each verse the reward for ten good deeds will be written down for him and ten of his evil deeds will be deleted.”


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3ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ أَوْ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ مُسَافِرٍ عَنْ بِشْرِ بْنِ غَالِبٍ الأسَدِيِّ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ قَرَأَ آيَةً مِنْ كِتَابِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي صَلاتِهِ قَائِماً يُكْتَبُ لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ مِائَةُ حَسَنَةٍ فَإِذَا قَرَأَهَا فِي غَيْرِ صَلاةٍ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ عَشْرَ حَسَنَاتٍ وَإِنِ اسْتَمَعَ الْقُرْآنَ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ حَسَنَةً وَإِنْ خَتَمَ الْقُرْآنَ لَيْلاً صَلَّتْ عَلَيْهِ الْمَلائِكَةُ حَتَّى يُصْبِحَ وَإِنْ خَتَمَهُ نَهَاراً صَلَّتْ عَلَيْهِ الْحَفَظَةُ حَتَّى يُمْسِيَ وَكَانَتْ لَهُ دَعْوَةٌ مُجَابَةٌ وَكَانَ خَيْراً لَهُ مِمَّا بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الأرْضِ قُلْتُ هَذَا لِمَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَقْرَأْ قَالَ يَا أَخَا بَنِي أَسَدٍ إِنَّ الله جَوَادٌ مَاجِدٌ كَرِيمٌ إِذَا قَرَأَ مَا مَعَهُ أَعْطَاهُ الله ذَلِكَ.


3. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Ali ibn al-Hakam or others Sayf ‘Umayrah from a man from Jabir from Musafir from Bashir ibn Ghalib al-Asadi from al-Husayn ibn Ali (a.s.) who has said the following: “Al-Husayn ibn Ali (a.s.) has said, ‘Whoever reads from the Holy Quran in his prayer in a standing position, Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, writes down for him the reward for one hundred good deeds for each letter and if one reads from the Holy Quran without being in prayer, Allah writes down for him the reward for ten good deeds for each letter, and if one listens to the reading of the Holy Quran, Allah writes down for him the reward for one good deed for each letter. “If one completes reading the whole Quran at night, the angels pray for him until morning, and if he completes during the day the angels pray for him until night and his prayers are accepted. This is better for him than all that is between the heaven and earth.’ I (the narrator) then said, ‘This is for one who reads the Holy Quran. What is for one who does not read?’ The Imam said, ‘O brother from bnu Asad, Allah is generous, glorious and magnanimous if one reads whatever he can, Allah will reward him.’”


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4ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَادٍّ الْقَلانِسِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ الثُّمَالِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَنْ خَتَمَ الْقُرْآنَ بِمَكَّةَ مِنْ جُمُعَةٍ إِلَى جُمُعَةٍ أَوْ أَقَلَّ مِنْ ذَلِكَ أَوْ أَكْثَرَ وَخَتَمَهُ فِي يَوْمِ جُمُعَةٍ كُتِبَ لَهُ مِنَ الأجْرِ وَالْحَسَنَاتِ مِنْ أَوَّلِ جُمُعَةٍ كَانَتْ فِي الدُّنْيَا إِلَى آخِرِ جُمُعَةٍ تَكُونُ فِيهَا وَإِنْ خَتَمَهُ فِي سَائِرِ الأيَّامِ فَكَذَلِكَ.


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya from Muhammad ibn al-Husayn from al-Nadr ibn Suwayd from Khalid ibn Mad al-Qalanisi from abu Hamza al-Thumali from abu Ja’far (a.s.) who has said the following: “If one, while in Makkah, reads the Holy Quran beginning on a Friday and completes reading the next Friday or within less or more time ending on Friday the reward for it will be written like the reward for a reading commencing from the first ever Friday in the world to the last Friday that there will ever be. The same will be the reward for reading in other days.”


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5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ وَالْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ جَمِيعاً عَنِ النَّضْرِ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ عَنْ يَحْيَى الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَرْوَانَ عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ طَرِيفٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ قَرَأَ عَشْرَ آيَاتٍ فِي لَيْلَةٍ لَمْ يُكْتَبْ مِنَ الْغَافِلِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ خَمْسِينَ آيَةً كُتِبَ مِنَ الذَّاكِرِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ مِائَةَ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الْقَانِتِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ مِائَتَيْ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الْخَاشِعِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ ثَلاثَ مِائَةِ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الْفَائِزِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ خَمْسَمِائَةِ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ مِنَ الْمُجْتَهِدِينَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ أَلْفَ آيَةٍ كُتِبَ لَهُ قِنْطَارٌ مِنْ تِبْرٍ الْقِنْطَارُ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفَ مِثْقَالٍ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ وَالْمِثْقَالُ أَرْبَعَةٌ وَعِشْرُونَ قِيرَاطاً أَصْغَرُهَا مِثْلُ جَبَلِ أُحُدٍ وَأَكْبَرُهَا مَا بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الأرْضِ‏.


5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Khalid and al-Husayn ibn Sa’id all from al-Nadr ibn Suwayd from Yahya al-Halabi from Muhammad ibn Marwan from Sa’D ibn Tarif from abu Ja’far (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘One who reads ten verses from the Holy Quran in a night he is not written of the neglectful people. If one reads fifty verses, he is written of those who speak of Allah. If one reads one hundred verses, he is written of the pleading people before Allah. If one reads two hundred verses, he is written of those who express humility before Allah. If one reads three hundred verses he is written of the successful ones. If one reads five hundred verses, he is written of those striving for the cause of Allah. If one reads one thousand verses one Qintar of Tibr, gold will be his reward. A Qintar is equal to fifteen thousand Mithqal of gold. A Mithqal is equal to twenty four Qirat and the smallest Qirat is of the size of the mountain of ‘Uhud and the largest equals to the size of space between earth and the sky.”’


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6ـ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الأشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ جَمِيعاً عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حَدِيدٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) قَالَ وَقَدْ رُوِيَ هَذَا الْحَدِيثُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ مَنِ اسْتَمَعَ حَرْفاً مِنْ كِتَابِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ غَيْرِ قِرَاءَةٍ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ حَسَنَةً وَمَحَا عَنْهُ سَيِّئَةً وَرَفَعَ لَهُ دَرَجَةً وَمَنْ قَرَأَ نَظَراً مِنْ غَيْرِ صَوْتٍ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ حَسَنَةً وَمَحَا عَنْهُ سَيِّئَةً وَرَفَعَ لَهُ دَرَجَةً وَمَنْ تَعَلَّمَ مِنْهُ حَرْفاً ظَاهِراً كَتَبَ الله لَهُ عَشْرَ حَسَنَاتٍ وَمَحَا عَنْهُ عَشْرَ سَيِّئَاتٍ وَرَفَعَ لَهُ عَشْرَ دَرَجَاتٍ قَالَ لا أَقُولُ بِكُلِّ آيَةٍ وَلَكِنْ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ بَاءٍ أَوْ تَاءٍ أَوْ شِبْهِهِمَا قَالَ وَمَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفاً ظَاهِراً وَهُوَ جَالِسٌ فِي صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِهِ خَمْسِينَ حَسَنَةً وَمَحَا عَنْهُ خَمْسِينَ سَيِّئَةً وَرَفَعَ لَهُ خَمْسِينَ دَرَجَةً وَمَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفاً وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ فِي صَلاتِهِ كَتَبَ الله لَهُ بِكُلِّ حَرْفٍ مِائَةَ حَسَنَةٍ وَمَحَا عَنْهُ مِائَةَ سَيِّئَةٍ وَرَفَعَ لَهُ مِائَةَ دَرَجَةٍ وَمَنْ خَتَمَهُ كَانَتْ لَهُ دَعْوَةٌ مُسْتَجَابَةٌ مُؤَخَّرَةً أَوْ مُعَجَّلَةً قَالَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ خَتَمَهُ كُلَّهُ قَالَ خَتَمَهُ كُلَّهُ.


6. Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar and Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ahmad ibn Muhammad all from Ali ibn Hadid from Mansur from Muhammad ibn Bashir - who has narrated such Hadith from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) also from Ali ibn al- Husayn (a.s.) who has said the following: “If one listens to the reading of one letter from the book of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, without reading, Allah writes for him the reward for one good deed, deletes one of his evil deeds and raises for him one degree. If one reads looking but without audible voice Allah writes for him the reward for one good deed for each letter, deletes one of his evil deeds and raises him one degree. If one leams one clear letter Allah writes for him the reward for ten good deeds, deletes his ten evil deeds and raises him ten degrees. The Imam said, ‘I do not say, ‘for every verse.’ I say for every letter. ‘B’, ‘T’ and so forth are letters.’ The Imam said, ‘If one reads one clear letter in prayer in a sitting position Allah writes for him the reward for fifty good deeds, deletes fifty of his evil deeds and raises for him fifty degrees. If one reads one letter in prayer standing, Allah, for each letter, writes for him the reward for one hundred good deeds, deletes one hundred of his evil deeds and raises him one hundred degrees. If one completes reading the Holy Quran, for him there is an accepted prayer, sooner or later.’ “I (the narrator) then said to the Imam, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, is it completing the whole of it’? The Imam said, ‘Yes, it is completing the whole of the Holy Quran.’”


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7ـ مَنْصُورٌ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِي (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) خَتْمُ الْقُرْآنِ إِلَى حَيْثُ تَعْلَمُ.


7. Mansur has narrated from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) saying, ‘The Messenger of Allah has said, “Complete reading of the Holy Quran is reading to the extent that you know.’”


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