It is reported from Nawas bin Sam’an that he heard the Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) say, “On the Day of Judgement the Qur’ān and those who believe in it and act upon it will be brought before God and Surah Baqarah and Surah Al-e-Imran as representatives of the whole Qur’ān will intercede before God on behalf of their followers that they are deserving of Mercy and Forgiveness and may be dealt with mercifully. (Muslim)
Recitation of the Qur’ān means not only to recite it correctly, with an intention to earn the pleasure of God but also to follow its teachings in practical life. It includes an attempt to understand and think over the Qur’ānic verses to seek guidance from the Book, for without doing so to effect a spiritual revolution in life will be impossible. Also, one must not acquire the knowledge of the Qur’ān to earn worldly benefits. If a believer fulfils all these preconditions of the recitation of the Qur’ān, he will succeed in his life on earth and be benefited greatly in the Day of Judgement.
Allah’s Blessed Messenger gives the believers glad tidings that on the Day of Judgement Surah Baqarah and Surah Al-e-Imran will represent the whole Book to intercede before God on behalf of believers, and recommend their cases as deserving of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness. On the Day of Judgement, the intercession of the Qur’ān may earn the pleasure of God for those who spent their life on earth in accordance with the teachings of the Book.