Sa’d bin Hisham asked Aishah (May Allah pleased wit her) about Qiyam of The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)
“Tell me about the Qiyam of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).” She said: “Do you not recite this surah: “O you wrapped in garments?” I said: “Yes.” She said: “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, made Qiyam Al-Lail obligatory at the beginning of this surah, so the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and his companions prayed Qiyam Al-Lail for one year. Allah (SWT) withheld the latter part of this surah for twelve months, then he revealed the lessening (of this duty) at the end of this surah, so Qiyam Al-Lail became voluntary after it had been obligatory.”
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
“The Messenger of Allah used to encourage (us) to pray Qiyam during Ramadan, without insisting on that, and he said: ‘Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer (Qiyam) out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins’
Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was asked: “Which Salat is the best?” He replied, ” The best Salat is that in which Qiyam (the duration of standing) is longer.”
Riyad as Saliheen Book 9, Hadith 186
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A man who is known for his good character has the same degree as someone who stands at night in prayer.”
Al Adab al Mufrad Book 14, Hadith 284
‘Ali narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Indeed in Paradise there are chambers, whose outside can be seen from their inside, and their inside can be seen from their outside.” A Bedouin stood and said : ‘Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “For those who speak well, feed others, fast regularly, and perform salat [for Allah] during the night while the people sleep.”
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone prays at night reciting regularly ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those who are obedient to Allah; and if anyone prays at night reciting one thousand verses, he will be recorded among the muqantireen (those who receive huge rewards.)
Sunan Abi Dawud 1398
The muqantireen are those who will be given a qintaar of reward. A qintaar is a large amount of gold, and most of the scholars of Arabic language are of the view that it is four thousand dinars.
And it was said that a qintaar is a bull’s hide full of gold, or eighty thousand, or a large but unspecified amount of wealth.
See al-Nihaayah fi Ghareeb il-Hadeeth by Ibn al-Atheer.
What is meant by this hadith is to emphasize the greatness of the reward earned by the one who recites a thousand verses.
“A qintaar is better than this world and everything in it.”
It was narrated from Aishah that :
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“The two rak’ahs (before) Fajr are better than this world and everything in it.”
Whoever prays qiyaam reciting from Soorat Tabaarak to the end of Qur’aan has prayed qiyaam with one thousand verses.
And Allah is the source of power of all times & strength.