45: Reward Of Reciting Qur’an For Imam (aj)

Ali Ibne Mughira is quoted in Al-Kafi that he asked Imam Kazim (as), “My father had asked your respected grandfather regarding the complete recitation of Qur’an every night and he told him, “Yes it can be completed every night.” When my father asked about completion of Qur’an in the month of Ramadan he received the same reply. So he used to finish reading the complete Qur’an forty times during the holy month of Ramadan.

After him I continued this practice. On the day of Eid, I complete a Qur’an for the Holy Prophet (S) and after him for Amirul Momineen (as) till I reach you. So tell me how is this act of our considered by your goodself? Imam (as) said, “Your reward is that you shall be in the company of those exalted personalities.” The narrator said, “Such a high reward?” Imam (as) said three times, “Yes.”1

I say: The point of evidence in this is that the apparent meaning of the statements of Imam (as) consists of the reward upon those deeds is from the aspect that they should be gifted to the Holy Prophet (S) and the Imam and the proximity is to them and it is not the above mentioned quality of the Imams. Rather, it is learnt from the statement of the narrator that when he gifted the reward of reciting one complete Qur’an to Imam Musa Kazim (as) and when the Imam was alive, therefore he said: Since that time I am in this condition…and the Imam praised his actions and certified their correctness.

The conclusion derived from this tradition is that: It is recommended to gift the reward of reciting the Qur’an to the Holy Prophet (S), Lady Fatima Zahra (as) and the Holy Imams (as). That which supports this matter is that the dedication of Prayer to them as was mentioned previously. There are other proofs also that can be derived by those who study the traditional reports. I beg to the Almighty Allah for the sake of Muhammad and his progeny, to give me and all the believers Taufeeq to perform this meritorious deed.

  • 1. Biharul Anwar, Vol. 98, Chapter 5, Pg. 5