Imam Ahmad recorded that Zirr said that a man said ﴿to Ibn Mas`ud﴾: “How is this recited: “Ma’in Ghayri Yasin or Asin” He asked him, “Are you that proficient in …
Imam Ahmad recorded that Zirr said that a man said ﴿to Ibn Mas`ud﴾: “How is this recited: “Ma’in Ghayri Yasin or Asin” He asked him, “Are you that proficient in reciting the whole Qur’an” He replied, “I recite the Mufassal section in one Rak`ah.” So he said, “Woe to you! Do you recite the Qur’an in haste, as if it is poetry I know that the Prophet used to recite two Surahs from the beginning of the Mufassal section (in one Rak`ah).” And Ibn Mas`ud considered Surat Ar-Rahman to be the beginning of the Mufassal section. Abu `Isa At-Tirmidhi recorded that Jabir said, “The Messenger of Allah went to his Companions and recited Surat Ar-Rahman from beginning to end for them, but they did not say anything. The Prophet said,
(I recited it to the Jinns, on the night of the Jinns and their response was better than yours! Whenever I recited Allah’s statement: (Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both deny)( They said, “None of Your favors do we deny, our Lord! All praise is due to you.”) At-Tirmidhi recorded it and he said, “This Hadith is Gharib.” Al-Hafiz Abu Bakr Al-Bazzar also collected this Hadith. Abu Ja`far Ibn Jarir recorded that `Abdullah bin `Umar said that the Messenger of Allah recited Surat Ar-Rahman, or it was recited before him, and he said,
(Why do I hear the Jinn giving a better response to their Lord than you) They said, “Why is that, O Allah’s Messenger” He said,
(Whenever I recited the statement of Allah the Exalted, (Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both deny)( The Jinn responded by saying, “None of the favors of our Lord do we deny.”)” Al-Hafiz Al-Bazzar also collected this Hadith.
Ar-Rahman revealed and taught the Qur’an
Allah informs of His favors and His mercy for His creatures, for He revealed the Qur’an to His servants, He made memorizing and understanding of it easy for those on whom He has bestowed His mercy,
(Ar-Rahman! He has taught the Qur’an. He created man. He taught him Al-Bayan.) Al-Hasan said: “Eloquent speech.” This refers to Allah teaching the Qur’an, that is, teaching the servants how to recite it by making it easy for them to speak and pronounce letters with the various parts of the mouth, such as the alveolar bridge, the tongue and the lips