From Al Hisnul Haseen
By Allama Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al Jazari Ash Shafeee
The Holy Quran should be recited daily. Here under is mentioned some Ahadeeth with regards the excellence of reciting the Holy Quran:
Recite the Holy Quran for It will come as an intercessor for its reciter on the Day of Judgement.
Allah Taala says: If anyone finds no time for My remembrance and for begging My favors due to remaining engaged in the recitation of the Quran, I shall give him more than what I give to all those who beg favors of Me. The superiority of the Word of Allah over all other words is like the superiority of Allah over the entire creation.
Learn the Quran and recite it, because the example of one who learns the Quran, reads it and recites it in Tahajjud is like an open bag full of musk whose fragrance permeates the entire place. And the person who has learnt the Quran but sleeps while the Quran is in the heart is like a bag full of musk but with its mouth closed.
Whoever recites one letter of the Book of Allah, for him and one blessing is equal to tenfold the like thereof in its reward. I do not say that Alif Laam Meem is one letter, but Alif is one letter, Laam is one letter and Meem is one letter.
Envy is not permitted except in respect of two persons one whom Allah blesses with the recitation of the Quran and he remains engaged in it day and night, and the other is one who given abundance of wealth by Allah and he spends it (in Allahs path) day and night.
It will be said to the reciter of the Quran (on the Day of Qiyaamah): Go on reciting the Quran and continue ascending the stages of Jannah; and recite it in the slow manner as you had been reciting it in the worldly life: your final abode will be where you reach at the time of the last aayah of your recitation.
One who recites the Quran and he is well versed in it (i.e. its recitation), he will be in the company of those angels who are scribes, noble and righteous; and one who falters in its recitation and has to exert himself, gets a double reward.
The Excellence Of Surah Fatihah
Some Ahadeeth pertaining to the excellence of Surah Faatihah:
Surah Faatihah is the greatest and most virtuous Surah of the Quran; it consists of the Saba mathaani (seven verses which are repeatedly recited) and it (Surah Fatihah) represent the Grand Quran.
I have been given the Faatihatul Kitaab (Opening Verses) from the treasures beneath the Throne.
Once while Jibreel (AS) was seated with Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim), he suddenly heard from above, a sound of (something) cracking. He lifted his head and said: This is an angel descending to the earth and never (before this did he descend but this day. This angel greeted and said: Be pleased with two (sources of) noor which no other Nabi before you had been given: Fatihatul Kitab and the Khawateem (Closing Two Verses) of Surah Baqarah; you will not recite even one letter of these without being given a reward for it.
The Excellence Of Surah Baqarah
The Shaytaan runs away from the house wherein Surah Baqarah is recited.
Recite Surah Baqarah for its recitation is a source of blessings and its forsaking is a source of regret and only useless people are unable to recite it.
Everything has a hump and the hump of the Quran is Surah Baqarah.
One who recites Surah Baqarah at night, the Shaytaan will not visit his home for three nights; and anyone who recites it in the day, the Shaytaan will not visit his home for three days.
I have been given the Surah Baqarah from the Lawhim Mahfoozh (in particular).