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Advice of Scholars - KHATM OF QUR’ÂN AL-KERÎM

Imâm-i Birgivî (rahmatullâhi ’aleyh) says in his book Atfâl-ul muslimîn:

A tradition (conveyed by savants) declares, “The number of the grades in Paradise is the same as the number of the âyats (verses) in Qur’ân al-kerîm. A person who does a khatm of Qur’ân al-kerîm will attain to all those grades. ” A hadîth-i sherîf, which exists in Kunûz-ud deqâiq and which is transmitted by Tabarânî and Ibn Hibbân, declares, “The prayer of a person who does a khatm of Qur’ân al-kerîm is acceptable. ” It is written in Kitâb-ut tibyân, “Rahma (Allah’s mercy and compassion) rains on a place where the khatm of Qur’ân al-kerîm is performed. It is mustahab to say prayers after a khatm. It is mustahab to assemble when doing khatm of Qur’ân al-kerîm. Hadrat Abdullah ibn Abbâs would have one of his men keep company with the person doing a khatm. And he himself would join them when the khatm was finished. Hadrat Enes bin Mâlik would gather his household together and pray whenever he did a khatm.

It is mustahab to begin another khatm when one khatm is over. A hadîth-i sherîf declares, “The best of worships is to begin a new khatm when one khatm is over. ” Hadîths, which exist in Hazînat-ul esrâr, declare, “Sixty thousand angels pray for a person who does a khatm of Qur’ân al-kerîm,” and, “A person who attends a place where they are doing the prayer of khatm is like a person who is present while the ghanîma is being divided and distributed. A person who is present at the place where they begin a khatm is like one who makes jihâd. A person who attends both attains the thawâbs for both and thus thwarts the Shaytân. ”

Sa’d ibn Ebî Waqqâs said, “If a person reads (a passage from Qur’ân al-kerîm) for a khatm during the day, angels pray for him till evening. If he does so at night, they pray for him till morning. ”