My grandfather, ‘Abdullaah ibn Muhayreez, would complete [reading the] Qur.aan every Jumu’ah; and [every night] we would prepare his bedding, and perhaps he did not sleep upon it.
I reviewed the Qur.aan with Ibn ‘Abbaas three times. I would stop him at every aayah, and ask him about what it was revealed, and how it was [revealed].
When we had learnt ten aayahs [of the Qur.aan] from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), we would not move on to the next ten [aayahs] which were revealed after them, until we had learnt what they contained of knowledge.
We were with Yahyaa ibn Sa’eed [al-Qattaan], and a man read soorah ad-Dukhaan; Yahya was [as if] thunderstruck and was overcome, and [then] fell unconscious.