I am a housewife, and don’t [go out to] work; most of my time is spent with looking after my children and tending to my husband. And whilst I am in the kitchen, I listen to the [recitation of the] Qur.aan; so am I rewarded for any of that?
I took myself to [emulating] what ar-Rabee’ had narrated about ash-Shaafi’ee, that he would complete [reading] the Qur.aan sixty times during Ramadhaan…
Qataadah would complete [reading] the Qur.aan every seven days. And when Ramadhaan arrived, he would complete [reading the Qur.aan] every three days. And when the last ten [days and nights of Ramadhaan] arrived, he would complete [reading the Qur.aan] every night.
al-Aswad ibn Yazeed would complete [reading] the Qur.aan every two days during Ramadhaan, and he would sleep between maghrib and ‘ishaa. And in other than Ramadhaan, he would complete [reading] the Qur.aan every six days.
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].
Yahya ibn Waththaab read the entire Qur.aan to ‘Ubayd ibn Nudhaylah – a companion of ‘Alqamah, and with him he memorised an aayah every day.