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Reciting Surah Ikhlas one hundred times after Fajr

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Sayyiduna Wathilah ibnul Asqa’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying, ‘Whomsoever offers Fajr Salah and then recites ‘Qul Huwallahu Ahad’ [Surah Ikhlas] one hundred times before speaking to anyone, his sins of a year would be forgiven.'”

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When reciting Quran, seek from Allah Ta’ala alone

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What is the reference for this narration? Can it be quoted?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Anyone who recites the Quran let him ask [all his needs] by it from Allah alone. For soon such people will come who will recite the Qur’an and ask from people”

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Reciting Quran aloud with a beautiful voice

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What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed, Allah Ta’ala listens more attentively to a man who recites the Qur’an loudly with a beautiful voice than the owner of a songstress listens to her [singing].”

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The beauty of the Quran lies within it

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Could you provide a reference for this?

Whenever Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) saw a Mushaf [copy of the Quran] decorated with silver or gold he would say: ‘Do you tempt the thief when its beauty is in its inside’?

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Salah to assist in memorising the Quran

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There is a Hadith recorded by Imam Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3570 and others where Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates a Salah he learns from the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to ease his memorization of the Quran. There seems to be dispute by the Muhaddithun about the strength of this narration.

Is it of sufficient strength that we can act upon it?

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