"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.
Prophet's Sermon. Uyun
Sermon - Uyun Akhbar or-Ridha.
* Wasa'il ash-Shia . al-Amili.