11. Within What Period of Time the Holy Quran Should be Read and Completed? - Hadith #2

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2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) فَقَالَ لَهُ أَبُو بَصِيرٍ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فِي لَيْلَةٍ فَقَالَ لا قَالَ فَفِي لَيْلَتَيْنِ قَالَ لا قَالَ فَفِي ثَلاثٍ قَالَ هَا وَأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ إِنَّ لِرَمَضَانَ حَقّاً وَحُرْمَةً لا يُشْبِهُهُ شَيْ‏ءٌ مِنَ الشُّهُورِ وَكَانَ أَصْحَابُ مُحَمَّدٍ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) يَقْرَأُ أَحَدُهُمُ الْقُرْآنَ فِي شَهْرٍ أَوْ أَقَلَّ إِنَّ الْقُرْآنَ لا يُقْرَأُ هَذْرَمَةً وَلَكِنْ يُرَتَّلُ تَرْتِيلاً فَإِذَا مَرَرْتَ بِ‏آيَةٍ فِيهَا ذِكْرُ الْجَنَّةِ فَقِفْ عِنْدَهَا وَسَلِ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ الْجَنَّةَ وَإِذَا مَرَرْتَ بِ‏آيَةٍ فِيهَا ذِكْرُ النَّارِ فَقِفْ عِنْدَهَا وَتَعَوَّذْ بِالله مِنَ النَّارِ.


2. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from certain individuals of his people from Ali ibn Hamza who has said the following: “Once I went in the presence of abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) and abu Basir said to the Imam, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, can I read the Holy Quran in one night in the month of Ramadan?’ The Imam said, ‘No.’ He then asked, ‘Can I read it in two nights?’ The Imam said, ‘No.’ He then asked, ‘Can I read it in three nights?’ The Imam said, ‘Haa’ pointing with his hand meaning, “yes, you can.” The Imam then said, ‘O abu Muhammad, for the month of Ramadan there is respect and rights which is unlike the other months. Among the companions of Muhammad (a.s.) there were those who would read the Holy Quran in one month or less. The Holy Quran is not read in a big rush. It should be read with proper elocution and distinct pronunciations. When you come across a verse that speaks of paradise you should pause and ask Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, to give it to you and when you come across a verse that speaks of the fire, pause and seek protection with Allah against it.’”


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