Hazrat Auf bin Malik Ashja‘i (ra) relates that one night he had the opportunity of spending the night praying with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa). The Holy Prophet (sa) recited Surah al-Baqarah first. He would, at every verse referring to mercy, pray for Allah’s mercy and at every verse referring to punishment, he would pause and seek Allah’s shelter. Afterwards he stayed in ruku‘ [bowing] as long as he stood for qiyam [standing] and praised and glorified Allah. Then he prostrated for the same length of time. In prostration he continued this praise of Allah. Afterwards he stood up and recited Surah Al-e-Imran. In the later rak‘ats [units of prayer], he recited one surah [chapter] in each rak‘at.
Ramadan is the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed. During this month the recitation of the Qur’an and pondering over its meaning was the main occupation of Muslims. Hazrat Ibn-e-Abbas (ra) tells us that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) excelled in doing good deeds and in Ramadan this was evident even more so. When Gabriel (as) visited him during the night and this would happen every night of Ramadan, he would revise the Qur’an with him. The Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (sa) zeal for doing good deeds would take on an amazing hue. His generosity excelled a storm in full force.
Muhammad (sa) – The Perfect Man (Qadian, India: Nazarat Isha’at, 2015), 128-129.