“Once I said to abu Abdullah (as) ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, I had learned the Holy Quran but now it is gone (forgotten). (Can you) pray to Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, that I learn it again?’ The narrator has said that the Imam seemed shocked and said, ‘May Allah and all of us help you learn the Holy Quran again and we are about ten people.’ The Imam then said, ‘If one knows one chapter of the Holy Quran and then leaves it alone (forgets), on the Day of Judgment that chapter will come to him in the best of images and will greet him. The man will ask, ‘Who are you?’ It will say, ‘I am chapter so and so of the Holy Quran. If you had not left me alone, I would have taken you with me to this high rank.’ The Imam then said, ‘You must hold fast to the Holy Quran.’”

Sanad: A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad an Abu Ali al-Ash’ari from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar all from ibn Faddal from abu Ishaq, Th’labah ibn Maymun from Ya’qub al-Ahmar who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 273, Hadith #1 (See First Image below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi says it is Muwathaq/Reliable (موثق) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 12, Page 490 (See Second Image below)]

“Abu ‘Abd Allah (as) has said, ‘If one forgets a chapter from the Holy Quran it will appear to him in the best form and high position in paradise. When he will see it he will say how beautiful you are! I wish you were mine.’ It will ask, ‘Do you not know me? I am chapter so and so, had you not forgotten me I would have raised you to this.’”

Sanad: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from abu al- Maghra’ from abu Basir who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 273, Hadith #2 (See First Image below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi says it is Hasan/Good (حسن) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 12, Page 491 (See Second Image below)]

“Once I said to abu ‘Abd Allah (as) ‘I am indebted a great deal and due to worries I am about to forget the Holy Quran.’ The Imam (as) said, ‘The Holy Quran, the Holy Quran! On the Day of Judgment the chapter and the verse of the Holy Quran will come and say, ‘Had you not forgotten me I would have taken you today to such and such high ranks in paradise.’”

Sanad: Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid from Ya’qub al-Ahmar who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 273, Hadith #3 (See First Image below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi says it is Hasan aw Muwathaq/Good or Reliable (حسن أو موثق) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 12, Page 491 (See Second Image below)]

“Once I said to abu ‘Abd Allah (as) ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, I am facing such problems and difficulties that I forget so many good things even some of the Holy Quran.’ The Imam was shocked upon my mentioning the Holy Quran and said, ‘If a man forgets a chapter of the Holy Quran, on the Day of Judgment that chapter will appear to him with a certain rank and offers him the greeting of peace. The man will ask, ‘Who are you?’ The chapter of the Holy Quran will say, ‘I am chapter so and so of the Holy Quran which you forgot, and I wish you had not forgotten me; today I could have taken you to such and such high ranks. He will point to a certain rank.’ The Imam then said, ‘You must hold fast to the Holy Quran and learn it. Certain people learn the Holy Quran so that others call him a very good reader of the Holy Quran. Others learn the Holy Quran so that people praise him for his vocal attractiveness in reciting the Holy Quran. There is nothing good in all of this. Certain people learn the Holy Quran and at night they stand upon their feet with the Holy Quran in the night as well as during the day and they are not concerned whether others know this about them or not.’”

Sanad: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Khalid and al-Husayn ibn Sa’id all from al-Nadr ibn Suwayd from Yahya al-Halabi from ‘Abd Allah ibn Muskan from Ya’qub al-Ahmar who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 273, Hadith #6 (See First Image below)

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi says it is Sahih/Authentic (صحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 12, Page 492 (See Second Image below)]

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As for those who learn and remember the Surahs:

“The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Learn the Holy Quran; on the Day of Judgment it will come to his friends in the form of a most beautiful young person of pale complexion and will speak to his friend saying, “I am the Quran for which you kept awake so often and endured thirst during the heat of midday, dried up your mouth and let your tears flow. I will be with you whenever you will go. Every trader is after his trade. Today I look after the trade of everyone who had a deal with me. Honor will come to you from Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, as good news for you. The man will receive a crown and peace will be placed on his right hand and eternal life in paradise in his left hand and he will be dressed with two dresses of paradise, then he will be told, ‘Read and climb.’ For each verse that he will read he will climb up one degree and his parents, if they are of the believers, will each receive two dresses of paradise and they will be told that this is for your teaching the Holy Quran to your child.’”

Sanad: Through the same chain of narrators it is narrated from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient
of divine supreme covenant, who has said the above hadith

Source: Usool al-Kafi, Volume 2, Chapter 271, Hadith #3

Grading: Allaamah al-Majlisi says it is Sahih/Authentic (صحيح) [Mira’at al-Uqool, Volume 12, Page 485 (See Second Image below)]

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And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember? (54:17) … May we be of those who are memorisers of the Qur’an