156. Reward of reciting the Holy Quran for youth

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الْحِمْیَرِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ مَالِکِ بْنِ عَطِیَّهَ عَنْ مِنْهَالٍ الْقَصَّابِ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ وَ هُوَ شَابٌّ مُؤْمِنٌ اخْتَلَطَ الْقُرْآنُ بِدَمِهِ وَ لَحْمِهِ وَ جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ مَعَ السَّفَرَهِ الْکِرَامِ الْبَرَرَهِ وَ کَانَ الْقُرْآنُ حَجِیجاً عَنْهُ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ وَ یَقُولُ یَا رَبِّ إِنَّ کُلَّ عَامِلٍ قَدْ أَصَابَ أَجْرَ عَمَلِهِ إِلَّا عَامِلِی فَبَلِّغْ بِهِ کَرِیمَ عَطَایَاکَ فَیَکْسُوهُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ حُلَّتَیْنِ مِنْ حُلَلِ الْجَنَّهِ وَ یُوضَعُ عَلَی رَأْسِهِ تَاجُ الْکَرَامَهِ ثُمَّ یُقَالُ لَهُ هَلْ أَرْضَیْنَاکَ فِیهِ فَیَقُولُ الْقُرْآنُ یَا رَبِّ قَدْ کُنْتُ أَرْغَبُ لَهُ فِیمَا هُوَ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ هَذَا قَالَ فَیُعْطَی الْأَمْنَ بِیَمِینِهِ وَ الْخُلْدَ بِیَسَارِهِ ثُمَّ یَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّهَ فَیُقَالُ لَهُ اقْرَأْ آیَهً وَ اصْعَدْ دَرَجَهً ثُمَّ یُقَالُ لَهُ بَلَّغْنَا بِهِ وَ أَرْضَیْنَاکَ فِیهِ فَیَقُولُ اللَّهُمَّ نَعَمْ قَالَ وَ مَنْ قَرَأَ کَثِیراً وَ تَعَاهَدَهُ مِنْ شِدَّهِ حِفْظِهِ أَعْطَاهُ اللَّهُ أَجْرَ هَذَا مَرَّتَیْنِ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “If a youth among believers recites the Holy Quran it gets mixed in his flesh and blood. The Almighty Allah would keep him with virtuous and honored angels and the Holy Quran would act as a shield against the fire of Hell for him on the Day of Judgment. The Holy Quran would say, ‘People who acted upon anything except me have got their result. O Allah! You give the best rewards to these people’. Allah would make the reciter of the Holy Quran wear two dresses of Paradise and keep the crown of honor on his head. Allah would tell the Holy Quran, ‘Are you satisfied now?’ It would reply, ‘I desire a better reward’. Now Allah would grant peace from right and an eternal Paradise from left and then make him enter Paradise. He would be told in Paradise, ‘Go on reciting a verse of the Holy Quran and your position will go on increasing by one level for each of them’. Then the Holy Quran would be addressed, ‘Are you pleased now?’ The Holy Quran would say, ‘Yes my Lord!’” Imam (a.s.) says that one who recites the Holy Quran much and is regular in it, the Almighty Allah would grant him this reward twice.