Hadith on Quran: Al-Baqarah and Ali ‘Imran advocate for their reciters

Al-Nawwas ibn Sam’an reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “On the Day of Resurrection, the Quran and its people who acted upon it will be brought forth, preceded by Surat al-Baqarah and Ali ‘Imran.” Al-Nawwas said, “The Prophet presented three parables for them both that I will never forget.” The Prophet said, “It is as if they are two clouds, or two canopies of dark shade with light between them, or two flocks of birds in ranks, advocating for their reciters.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 805

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عن النواس بن سمعان قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُؤْتَى بِالْقُرْآنِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَأَهْلِهِ الَّذِينَ كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ بِهِ تَقَدَّمُهُمْ سُورَةُ الْبَقَرَةِ وَآلِ عِمْرَانَ وقال وَضَرَبَ لَهُمَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثَلَاثَةَ أَمْثَالٍ مَا نَسِيتُهُنَّ بَعْدُ قَالَ كَأَنَّهُمَا غَمَامَتَانِ أَوْ ظُلَّتَانِ سَوْدَاوَانِ بَيْنَهُمَا شَرْقٌ أَوْ كَأَنَّهُمَا حِزْقَانِ مِنْ طَيْرٍ صَوَافَّ تُحَاجَّانِ عَنْ صَاحِبِهِمَا

805 صحيح مسلم كتاب صلاة المسافرين وقصرها باب فضل قراءة القرآن وسورة البقرة