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As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I have heard in a khutbah that there are 4 know people who used to recited the entire Holy Qur'an in Qiyam Al-Layl every night, and those people are: Uthman Ibn Affan (RA), Imam Shafi'i (RA), Imam Abu Haneefa (RA) and I forgot the name of the fourth one, but he was a sahaba, radyallahu 'anhu. Whare's the evidence for this? And why do people only compliment Abu Haneefa (RA) for doing this when 3 other people did it, of whom 2 are Sahaba?

Jazakum Allah khayran, and don't let this site distract you from your duties to Allah, may He be Exalted.

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    It is actually doubtful that anybody could achieve this as for reciting the whole qur'an a good reciter needs at minimum 24 hours. And even if you recited fastly you may need at least half the time. – Medi1Saif Apr 13 at 17:54
  • It isn't, they all are hafizeen so they could read it faster than a normal. And they did it the entire night, most of the times same wudu; they didn't sleep in the night. – thatone dodobird Apr 14 at 2:52
  • And qur'an reciters that I mean are hafidhs too. It is rather impossible even to only read the whole qur'an in less than 12h without taking care of any rule of tajweed. Not to mention the prayer acts themself. – Medi1Saif Apr 14 at 8:53
  • Ok, but Is a recitation valid without tajweed? Because I used to read Surah Kahf before I learned tajweed (I still do). I also heard from a narration that someone witnessed Abu Hanifa (RA) recite the entire Qur'an in Qiyam Al-Layl and he did it in a beautiful tone. And I think the prayer acts only take 2 or 3 minutes – thatone dodobird Apr 14 at 16:00

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