‘Abdullaah ibn Wahb al-Hammaam entered, and heard a reciter [of the Qur.aan] read…
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.
Sometimes, when I read the Qur.aan, I notice my voice is beautiful, and my recitation is good; so would this be considered to be self-amazement – which nullifies deeds?
[It was the habit of] Muhammad ibn Seereen [that he] would set aside seven parts of the Qur.aan [to read], and if he missed any during the night, he would [be sure to] read it during the day.
al-Awzaa’ee would not speak to anyone after the fajr prayer until [after] he had engaged himself in the remembrance of Allaah; And if anyone did speak to him, he would respond to them.