Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 5, Page 269
Salaam ibn Abee Mutee’ said:
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.
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: