I read a Hadith that a person who recites the Quran patiently will marry a maiden of paradise for every letter in the Quran. Is this authentic?
The complete narration is as follows:
The Quran has one million and twenty seven thousand letters, whomsoever recites it patiently and anticipating reward, will get a Hur (maiden of Jannah) for every letter.
(Tabarani in Al Mu’jamul Awsat: Hadith: 6612)
The Muhaddithun have declared the above narration as false (batil), therefore it is not suitable to be quoted.
(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 334 -number 7143- and Al Kashful Hathith ‘Am-man Rumiya Bi Wad ‘il Hadith-see; Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 99)
There are numerous other authentic virtues for reciting the Quran, which is actually every muslim’s duty.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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