Khatm Of Qur'an Al-Karim

Imam-i Birgivi [1] (rahmatullahi 'aleyh) says in his book Atfal-ul muslimin:

A tradition (conveyed by savants) declares, "The number of the grades in Paradise is the same as the number of the ayats [2] (verses) in Qur'an al karim. A person who does a khatm of Qur'an al karim [3] will attain to all those grades. " A hadith-i sharif [4] declares, "The prayer of a person who does a khatm of Qur'an al karim is acceptable." It is written in Kitab-ut tibyan, "Rahma (Allah's mercy and compassion) rains on a place where the khatm of Qur'an al karim is performed. It is mustahab [5] to say prayers after a khatm. It is mustahab to assemble when doing khatm of Qur'an al karim." Hadrat Abdullah [6] ibn Abbas 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 Malik 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 hadith-i sharif declares, "The best of worships is to begin a new khatm when one khatm is over." Hadiths, which exist in Hazinat-ul esrar, declare, "Sixty thousand angels pray for a person who does a khatm of Qur'an al karim," and, "A person who attends a place where they are doing the prayer of khatm is like a person who is present while the ghanima is being divided and distributed. A person who is present at the place where they begin a khatm is like one who makes jihad [7] . A person who attends both attains the thawabs [8] for both and thus thwarts the Shaytan (Devil). "

Sa'd ibn Ebi Waqqas said, "If a person reads (a passage from Qur'an al karim) for a khatm during the day, angels pray for him till evening. If he does so at night, they pray for him till morning. "

[1] imam: i) profound 'alim; founder of a madhhab; ii) leader in congregational salat; iii) caliph.
[2] ayat: A verse of al-Qur'an al-karim; al-ayat al-karima.
[3] khatm: reciting Qur'an Al-Karim from beginning to end
[4] hadith (sharif): i) a saying of the Prophet ('alaihi 's-salam).; al-Hadith ash-sharif: all the hadiths as a whole; ii) 'ilm al-hadith; iii) Books of the hadith ash-sharif. iv) Al-hadith al-qudsi, as-sahih, al-hasan: kinds of hadiths (for which, see Endless Bliss, II).
[5] mustahab: (act, thing) deserving thawab if done but no sin if omitted, nor disbelief if disliked.
[6] Hadrat: title of respect used before the names of great people like and Islamic scholars.
[7] jihad: war against non-Muslims (or the nafs) to convert them (it) to Islam.
[8] thawab: Muslims will be rewarded in the Hereafter for all their pious actions which they have done in the world. The rewards which Muslims will be given in the Hereafter are called thawab. The word is used as an adjective as well as a noun. For example, when we say that an action is very thawab we mean that Allahu ta'ala will give many rewards for the action. Rewards which Muslims will be given in the Hereafter.
[9] sahur Suhoor (Arabic:سحور lit. of the dawn), also called Sehri, Sahari and Sahur in other languages, is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, sawm, in daylight hours during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before the sun rises, and before the fajr or dawn prayer. Suhoor as the morning meal is matched by iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan
[10] barakat Allahu taala's mercy, abundance, blessing.