An unauthentic virtue of reciting the Quran

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I read a Hadith  that a person who recites the Quran patiently will marry a maiden of paradise for every letter in the Quran. Is this authentic?



The complete narration is as follows:

The Quran has one million and twenty seven thousand letters, whomsoever recites it patiently and anticipating reward, will get a Hur (maiden of Jannah) for every letter.

(Tabarani in Al Mu’jamul Awsat: Hadith: 6612)

The Muhaddithun have declared the above narration as false (batil), therefore it is not suitable to be quoted.

(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 334 -number 7143- and Al Kashful Hathith ‘Am-man Rumiya Bi Wad ‘il Hadith-see; Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 99)


There are numerous other authentic virtues for reciting the Quran, which is actually every muslim’s duty.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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