Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family: «Is any of you incapable of reciting, at every night, a third of the Qur’an?»
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبو الحسن محمد بن أحمد بن علي الأسدي، قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن هارون بن يزيد، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن معاذ، قال: حدثني أبي، قال: حدثنا شعبة، عن علي بن مدرك، عن إبراهيم النخعي، عن الربيع بن خثيم، عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: أيعجز أحدكم أن يقرء كل ليلة ثلث القرآن؟ قالوا: ومن يطيق ذلك؟ قال: " قل هو الله أحد " ثلث القرآن.

1. We were told by Abu’l-Hasan, Muhammed bin Ahmad bin Ali al-Asadi, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Harun bin Yazeed, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Mu’adh, that he said: I was told by my father, that he said: We were told by Shu’ba, from Ali bin Mudrik, from Ibrahim al-Nakha’I, from Rabee’ bin Kuthaym, from Abdullah bin Mas’ud, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said: Is any of you incapable of reciting, at every night, a third of the Qur’an? They said: And who can handle that? He said: «Say: He is Allah, Alone and Only» (112:1) three times.