Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 15, Page 445
Abu Bakr ibn al-Haddaad said:
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, [and this was] other than what he would recite during the prayer.
So the most I was able to do was to complete [reading the Qur.aan] fifty nine times, and thirty times during other than Ramadhaan.
While from one angle this worship is something praiseworthy, it must be noted that adhering to the Sunnah takes precedence, as it has been authentically reported that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) from reading the entire Qur.aan in less than three days and nights, as he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
And commenting on this, Shaykh al-Albaanee said: