11. Within What Period of Time the Holy Quran Should be Read and Completed? - Hadith #5

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5ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ سَأَلَ أَبُو بَصِيرٍ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) وَأَنَا حَاضِرٌ فَقَالَ لَهُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ فِي لَيْلَةٍ فَقَالَ لا فَقَالَ فِي لَيْلَتَيْنِ فَقَالَ لا حَتَّى بَلَغَ سِتَّ لَيَالٍ فَأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ فَقَالَ هَا ثُمَّ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ إِنَّ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ مُحَمَّدٍ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) كَانَ يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ فِي شَهْرٍ وَأَقَلَّ إِنَّ الْقُرْآنَ لا يُقْرَأُ هَذْرَمَةً وَلَكِنْ يُرَتَّلُ تَرْتِيلاً إِذَا مَرَرْتَ بِ‏آيَةٍ فِيهَا ذِكْرُ النَّارِ وَقَفْتَ عِنْدَهَا وَتَعَوَّذْتَ بِالله مِنَ النَّارِ فَقَالَ أَبُو بَصِيرٍ أَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ فِي رَمَضَانَ فِي لَيْلَةٍ فَقَالَ لا فَقَالَ فِي لَيْلَتَيْنِ فَقَالَ لا فَقَالَ فِي ثَلاثٍ فَقَالَ هَا وَأَوْمَأَ بِيَدِهِ نَعَمْ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ لا يُشْبِهُهُ شَيْ‏ءٌ مِنَ الشُّهُورِ لَهُ حَقٌّ وَحُرْمَةٌ أَكْثِرْ مِنَ الصَّلاةِ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ.


5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Ali ibn abu Hamza who has said the following: “Once, abu Basil’ asked abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) when I was also present, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, can I read the Holy Quran in one night?’ The Imam said, ‘No.’ He then asked, ‘Can I read it in two nights?’ The Imam said, ‘No,’ until he reached six nights, the Imam (a.s.) made a hand gesture saying ‘Ha’ a,’ (a hint for approval). Then the Imam (a.s.) said, ‘O abu Muhammad, note that among the companions of Muhammad (a.s.) before you, there were those who would read the Holy Quran once in a month or less. The Holy Quran is not read in a big rush but it is read with proper elocution and distinct pronunciation. When you come across a verse that speaks of the fire you pause and ask Allah for protection.’ Abu Basir then asked, ‘Can I read the Holy Quran in the month of Ramadan once every night?’ 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, ‘Ha’ a, ’ with a hand gesture for approval saying, ‘Yes, the month of Ramadan is not like the other months. It has its rights and respect. Increase in prayer as much as you can.’”