The Prophet (a.s) has said, “I am leaving behind two weighty things amidst you; one is the Holy Quran and the other my Ahlebayt (a.s.w.s). Follow them and you shall find Deliverance.

Ali bin Mugheera asked Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (a.s), “My father asked your ancestor, the Prophet of Islam (a.s) about completing a recitation of the Quran in one night. The Prophet said (a.s), ‘Yes! It can be done!’” Then Ibn-e-Mugheera said, “My father used to complete forty recitations of the Quran or even more during the month of Ramadan. I follow the same practice and on Idd al Fitr I complete one recitation to felicitate Holy Prophet (a.s), one for Hazrat Ali (a.s), one for Hazrat fatima Zehra (a.s) and one each as tribute to each of the Holy Imams (a.s). This is my practice from the beginning and what Reward I could get for this? Will it be entered in the account of my deeds?” The Imam (a.s) said, “Because of this practice Allah will treat you with these Infallible persons on the Day of Judgement!” Ibne Jaseem was astonished and said, “Is there so much reward for an insignificant person like me?” The Imam (a.s) said thrice, “Yes, yes, yes!

Imam Mohammed Baqir (a.s) said, “A person who recites the Quran while standing will get reward equal to fifty good deeds. If a person seeks succor against his enemies from the Quran with true spirit, he will be safe from the adversaries. However strong the enemy might be!

The Prophet of Islam (a.s) said, “If one has pain in the chest, he must seek succor from the Quran. Allah has promised that the Quran cures the chest pain!

Hazrat Ali (a.s) has said that when a person recites a hundred verses from anywhere in the Quran and then says “Ya Allah” seven times and order a stone to shatter, it will shatter with Allah’s wish!

Hazrat Ali (a.s) has said, “When a person recites any hundred verses of the Quran from any chapter, and after the recitation says thrice the words,’ Allah humma akshif anni bala’, all his calamities will be warded off.

Imam Mohammed Baqir (a.s) has said, “Every place has a spring season. For the Holy Quran, the spring is the Holy Month of Ramadan!

The eyesight of a person will improve if he recites the Quran looking at it pages. Allah will reduce the punishment for the sins of this person’s parents, even if the father or the mother was an infidel.

Abu Baseer told to Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (a.s) that he used to complete the recitation of the Holy Quran in a single sitting in the night. The Imam (a.s) said, “It is better if you do one complete recitation of the Quran in one month. Quran should be recited with tarteel or slowly with proper pronunciation and punctuation. The reading should be such that the words are comprehensible to the reciter and the listener. Whenever there is mention of the Heaven in the Quran, the reciter should seek Allah’s help for his deliverance. Similarly when the Hell is mentioned, he should seek deliverance. One should recite the Quran more during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Source: Extract from the book Ain al-Hayat by Allama Mohammad Baqir Majlisi (a.r)

May Allah grant us taufiq to do maximum tilawat of Holy Quran during the Holy month of Ramadan and otherwise. May Allah accept from us, Inshallah!

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