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Virtues of completing the Holy Quran

Question

Are there any Hadiths on the virtues of completing the Quran other than the ones which are for a Hafiz?

Answer

There are numerous authentic narrations which state the virtues of reciting the Holy Quran, When a person completes the Holy Quran, he too will receive those rewards.

Here under are a few narrations which specifically mention the virtue of completing the Holy Quran:

1) Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: “When a person completes the Quran in the evening, the Angels seek forgiveness for this person till the morning, and when he completes the Quran in the morning, the Angels seek forgiveness for this person till the evening”.

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3483)

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has graded the above Hadith sound (hasan).

(Al Itqan, vol. 1 pg. 156)

 

2) Sayyiduna ‘Irbad ibn Sariyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “… Whoever completes the Quran, will have a du’a that will definitely be answered”

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir of Imam Tabarani -rahimahullah-, with a weak chain. See Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 172)

 

The Sahabah and Tabi’un (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would lay great emphasis on attending gatherings where the completion of the Holy Quran was held. 

3) When Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would complete the Quran, he would gather his family and children and make du’a for them.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir of Imam Tabarani. Hafiz Haythami has classified the above narration authentic; Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 172)

 

4) Mujahid (rahimahullah) reports: The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would gather at a completion of Quran and say, ‘Mercy is descending.’

(Fadailul Quran of Abu Bakr Al Firyabi pg. 189)

 

5) Hakam ibn ‘Utaybah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: Mujahid and ‘Abdah ibn Lubabah (rahimahumallah) once called for me and Salamah ibn kuhayl (rahimahullah) and said, ‘We called you because we are completing the Holy Quran and du’as are answered at the time when the Holy Quran is completed.’

(Fadailul Quran of Abu Bakr Al Firyabi pg. 189)

 

The above narrations explain the virtue of completing the Holy Quran, be it looking inside or by memory.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar