Al-haafith Ad-Diyaa’ said concerning Ibrahim Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahid Al-Maqdisi: He advised me at the time I travelled [for seeking knowledge]
“Increase in recitation of the Quran and do not leave it. For indeed whatever you seek will be facilitated for you proportionate to what you recite.”
Al-haafith Ad-Diyaa’ then said:
I saw that and experienced it many times. If I recited a lot, then listening to hadith and writing a great deal of it down would become easy. When I didn’t recite, that wouldn’t become easy for me.
Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali, Dhail At-Tabaqat Al-Hanabilah, vol.3; p205