Thawāb al-Aʿmāl wa ʿiqāb al-Aʿmāl > Reward of reciting Surah Rahman
Hadith #1

بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ أَبِی بَصِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: لَا تَدَعُوا قِرَاءَهَ سُورَهِ الرَّحْمَنِ وَ الْقِیَامَ بِهَا فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَقِرُّ فِی قُلُوبِ الْمُنَافِقِینَ وَ یَأْتِی بِهَا رَبُّهَا یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَهِ فِی صُورَهِ آدَمِیٍّ فِی أَحْسَنِ صُورَهٍ وَ أَطْیَبِ رِیحٍ حَتَّی یَقِفَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مَوْقِفاً لَا یَکُونُ أَحَدٌ أَقْرَبَ إِلَی اللَّهِ مِنْهَا فَیَقُولُ لَهَا مَنِ الَّذِی کَانَ یَقُومُ بِکِ فِی الْحَیَاهِ الدُّنْیَا یُدْمِنُ قِرَاءَتَکِ فَتَقُولُ یَا رَبِّ فُلَانٌ وَ فُلَانٌ فَتَبْیَضُّ وُجُوهُهُمْ فَیَقُولُ لَهُمُ اشْفَعُوا فِیمَنْ أَحْبَبْتُمْ فَیَشْفَعُونَ حَتَّی لَا یَبْقَی لَهُمْ غَایَهٌ وَ لَا أَحَدٌ یَشْفَعُونَ لَهُ فَیَقُولُ لَهُمُ ادْخُلُوا الْجَنَّهَ وَ اسْکُنُوا فِیهَا حَیْثُ شِئْتُمْ.

1. From the previous chain from al-Hassan from his father from Abi Basir from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “Recite Surah Rahman regularly and don’t miss its recitation because it does not have place in the heart of a hypocrite. It will be given a beautiful human face on the Day of Judgment and it would be nearest to Allah. It would be asked, ‘Who used to recite you regularly in the world’. It would respond with the names of the concerned persons. Then the faces of those persons would be brightened and they would be told, ‘Do intercession for whomsoever you want’. They would do intercession of innumerable people until there would remain no person whose intercession they wanted to do. Then those people will be ordered, ‘Enter Paradise and stay wherever you like’.”