1- Reciting the Holy Quran entitles you to be among the rememberers, the obedient, the humble ones, the delivered, the jurisprudents, and not the unmindful. It will entitle you to the reward of the charity of a Qintar.
2- Whoever recites a verse from the Quran, ten good deeds will be written for him and ten bad deeds will be written off.
3- Whoever recites the Quran only by looking at it and not by heart, will benefit from his eyes and will diminish the chastisement of his parents even if they are unbelievers.(Ibid.,p.853)
4- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it, not reciting by heart, will torment Satan.
5- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it will not only enjoy the reward of recitation but also his looking at the Quran is a kind of worship. In this relation, Abu Tharr reports: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Looking at Ali ibn Abi Talib is worship, as the looking kindly and mercifully at one’s parents is worship, and the looking at the Quran and the Ka’ba is also worship.” (wasa'il shia vol 4 p. 854)
6- Reciting every chapter of the Quran, as mentioned in Usool al-Kafi, has special benefits such as being safeguarded against certain diseases and the torment of the grave. Increased sustenance, relieving of pain, happiness, reward of a martyr, forgiveness of sins, safety, and entering paradise are other benefits.
“Shi’ite Muslims in Syria aren’t the only ones ignored. In fact, nobody is more ignored than the people of Yemen. The uprising of Houthis, a Shi’ite led movement, is opposed by Saudi Arabia who has been dropping missiles on them for almost as long as Syria has been at war. Millions are suffering from poverty, more than 10,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have reached famine conditions. There is a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, but they don’t get the same attention from the media, lawmakers, or Trump because they are being attacked by Saudi Arabia, a US ally. Political fear strikes again.
The same can be said for the situation in Nigeria, where Shi’ites make up a very small of minority of the nation’s Muslims. Last year, hundreds of Shi’ites in the town of Zaria were burnt alive by soldiers and then dumped into mass graves. The leader of the Shi’ite Islamic movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-ZakZaky, was brutally tortured and kidnapped last year by the Nigerian government, his fate unknown.
In Bahrain, the government continues to divide the Sunni and Shi’ite people by taking away the basic civil rights of its Shi’ite. Despite the fact that they make up more than 70% of Muslims in the country, Shi’ites have little political power in Bahrain. Recently, the government executed three Shi’ite men despite not having any evidence to back up the charges against them. Mass street protests followed in the nation. The country followed in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, who was met with global condemnation when it executed a top Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, along with 47 others.
To condemn such action by these nations is not political suicide, but basic humanitarian effort. Even if one wanted to understand the dynamics of ISIS in the Middle East, they would need to understand who ISIS’s main targets are. Since the early days of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, the main targets of Islamic terrorists have been Shi’ite Muslims. While Al-Qaeda was targeting Shi’ites there, Saddam Hussein was killing Shi’ites in masses. Today, both the Shi’ites of Pakistan and Iraq are targeted by ISIS at mosques and schools at least one month. Ignoring this leaves out significant pieces that help us all understand the motives of Islamic terrorists.”