Our Salaf and the Recitation of the Quran

Our Salaf and the Recitation of the Quran
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Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr may Allah be pleased with him, reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) say:  “One who was devoted to the Quran will be told to recite, ascend and recite carefully as he recited carefully when he was in this world, for he will reach his abode (in Paradise) when he comes to the last verse he recites.”[Ahmad, Abu Daawood & At-Tirmithi]

Abu Umaamah Al-Bujali may Allah be pleased with him, reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) say: “Recite the Quran, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it …”[Muslim]
'Ataa'  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him reported that Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sulami,  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him said: "We learnt the Quran from people (i.e. the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them) who told us that they would never go beyond memorizing ten verses until they comprehended their meanings and applied them. We learnt the meanings of these verses of the Quran and their practical implications. However, a time will come when some people will recite the Quran, but it will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they would not comprehend what they read).”
Ibraaheem  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him reported: "Al-Aswad,  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him used to recite the entire Quran once every six nights, except during Ramadan where he would finish it twice each night."
Ibn Shathoob  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him reported: "'Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr,  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him used to recite one quarter of the Quran once every six nights, except during Ramadan where he would finish it twice each night. He would pray the optional night prayer reciting one fourth of the entire Quran every night, except the night when his leg was amputated due to gangrene."
Salaam ibn Abu Mutli'  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him said: "Qataadah,  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him used to recite the Quran once every seven days, except during Ramadan where he used to finish it once every three nights."
When Abu Bakr ibn 'Ayyaash  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him the known scholar of the science of the Quran was on his death bed, his sister cried, so he said to her: "What makes you cry? I swear by Allah that I have recited the Quran in full in the corner of this room around eighteen thousand times during my life."
Al-A'mash  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him said: "Yahya ibn Withaab,  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him had the most beautiful voice when reciting the Quran, and when he would begin reciting it whilst in the mosque you would not hear another sound, as if nobody else was in the mosque."

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