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.
I read the Qur.aan to ‘Umar [ibn al-Khataab] (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) three times.
I was with al-Junayd when death was approaching him, and he completed [reciting] the Qur.aan, then began [reciting] Soorah al-Baqarah – reciting seventy aayahs before he died.
This is because taqwa is a means for strengthening understanding, and strong understanding assists in increasing knowledge.
Talq ibn Habeeb would not go into rukoo’ once he started Soorah al-Baqarah until he reached (Soorah) al-‘Ankaboot.
I heard Sa’eed ibn Jubayr repeat this aayah in the prayer twenty odd times…