"Invoke your Lord in right earnest with hearts that are free of sin and evil, to enable you to fast and to recite His Book ( Qur'an) .." *
"... whoever recites an Aya (verse) from the Qur'an (in Ramadhwa) will receive a similar reward as the one who recites the whole Qur'an in other months." *
"He who makes lawful what is forbidden in the Qur an has no faith in it." *
The fifth Lmam of the Prophet's infallible progeny Muhammad aI-Baqir (a.s.) says:
"Everything has a springtime and the springtime of the Qur'an is the month of Ramadhan."
Reports suggest Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) used to recite the whole Qur'an ten times during Ramadhan.
The eighth Lmam Au ibn Musa ar-Ridha (a.s.) advised one of his companions as follows:
"Invoke Allah, ask for forgiveness, recite the Qur'an and repent to Allah for your sins more frequently, so that the blessings of the month of Ramadhan may come to you, while you are sincere to Allah, the Exalted." *
The Prophet himself took the lead in this regard. He and his infallible progeny recited the Book of Allah more than anyone else in Ramadlzan. They taught Muslims how to con template on its eternal wisdom, apply its instructions in day-to-day affairs and enlighten people with its storehouse of knowledge.