Is it permissible to recite the entire Qur’aan in less than three days?

Question 89: Is it permissible to recite the entire Qur’aan in less than three days?

Answer: It is permissible to complete a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan) in less than three days, if it is recitedaccording to the Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) prescription. However, it is better to complete a Khatmah in more than three days. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to `Abdullaah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father): ‘Recite the entire Qur’aan in one month.’ I (`Abdullaah) said, ‘But I have power (to do more than this).’ We kept arguing until he (peace be upon him) said, ‘Recite it in seven days, and do not finish it in less than this period.’ I said, ‘I have power (to do more than this).’ He (peace be upon him) said, ‘Recite it in three days; for anyone who recites the entire Qur’aan in less than three days does not understand it.’... read more here.

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