Abu Waa.il Shaqeeq ibn Salamah (died 82 A.H.) memorised the Qur.aan in 2 months.
My health has forsaken me, and I have become weak, and my bones are bruised, [yet] today I [still] stand for prayer, but am only able to recite [soorahs] al-Baqarah and Aal-‘Imraan.
Never have those who enjoy, enjoyed; And never have their hearts sought to fly with anything like the beautiful recitation of the Qur.aan. And any heart which does not love the beautiful recitation of the Qur.aan is a dead heart.
One of the teachers at the Jam’iyyah Tahfeeth al-Qur.aan al-Kareem in Madeenah recited from the beginning of Soorah al-Baqarah to the end of Soorah al-‘Israa.
The best of the people in reciting the Qur.aan is he who, when he recites, you see (feel) he is conscious and fearful of Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall).