ʿUyūn Akhbār al-Ridha & al-‘Āmāli: Moḥammed bin ʿAlī bin Bābawayh, who said – it was narrated to us by Moḥammed bin al-Qāsim al-Mufassir, known as Abī al-Ḥassan al-Jarjāni رضي الله عنه, who said – it was narrated to me by Yūsuf bin Moḥammed bin Ziyād, and ʿAlī bin Moḥammed bin Sayār, from Abuwayhama, from al-Ḥassan ibn ʿAlī, from his father ʿAlī bin Moḥammed, from his father Moḥammed bin ʿAlī, from his father al-Ridha, ʿAlī bin Mūsa, from his father, from his forefathers:

From ‘Amīr al-Mu’minīn عليهم السلام who said: In the name of Allāh, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful (Bismillah al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm), is a verse from the Opening of the Book (i.e. al-Fātiḥa) and it is seven verses. Its completion is In the name of Allāh, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful (Bismillah al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm).
I heard The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وآله say: Indeed, Allāh, Most High, said to me: ‘Oh Moḥammed, Indeed we have given you the seven repeated verses and the Glorious Quran.1 So I was singled out with this gift of the Opening of the Book, and He made it comparable – side by side – with the Glorious Quran.’
Indeed the Opening of the Book is the most honourable treasure from amongst the treasures of the Throne. Indeed Allāh made this specific with Moḥammed and honoured him with it and no Prophet ever shared this honour with him except Prophet Sulaymān عليه السلام, for indeed he given a part from it – In the name of Allāh, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful (Bismillah al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm) – [when] speaking about Balqīs, when she said ‘Indeed there has come to me a glorious book. Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it reads: ‘In the name of Allāh, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful (Bismillah al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm).2
Therefore, one who reads it – with the belief of the authority of Moḥammed and his purified household, following its affairs believing in its apparent and it’s hidden – with each letter, Allāh will give that person what is better than the world and what is in it, from the different types of wealth and resources and goodness. And [furthermore], one who listens to one who is reciting it, he has gained [in reward] the same as reciter. Therefore, anyone of you should increase in reciting from this blessed gift that’s presented to you all – for indeed it’s a valuable item. Do not allow a moment for it to leave, for anguish will remain in your hearts.

1. al-Ḥijr (15:87)
2. al-Naml (27:29-30)

محمد بن علي بن بابويه ، قال : حدثنا محمد بن القاسم المفسر المعروف : بأبي الحسن الجرجاني ( رضي الله عنه ) ، قال : حدثني يوسف بن محمد بن زياد ، وعلي بن محمد بن سيار ، عن أبويهما ، عن الحسن ابن علي ، عن أبيه علي بن محمد ، عن أبيه محمد بن علي ، عن أبيه الرضا علي بن موسى ، عن أبيه ، عن آبائه ، عن أمير المؤمنين ( عليهم السلام ) أنه قال :  بِسْمِ اللَّه الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ آية من فاتحة الكتاب ، وهي سبع آيات ، تمامها : ( بِسْمِ اللَّه الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ ) سمعت رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) يقول : إن الله تعالى قال لي : يا محمد : ولَقَدْ آتَيْناكَ سَبْعاً مِنَ الْمَثانِي والْقُرْآنَ الْعَظِيمَ  فأفرد الامتنان علي بفاتحة الكتاب ، وجعلها بإزاء القرآن العظيم . وإن فاتحة الكتاب أشرف ما في كنوز العرش ، وإن الله عز وجل خص محمدا ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) وشرفه بها ، ولم يشرك معه فيها أحدا من أنبيائه ، ما خلا سليمان ( عليه السلام ) فإنه أعطاه منها :  بِسْمِ اللَّه الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ حكى عن بلقيس حين قالت : إِنِّي أُلْقِيَ إِلَيَّ كِتابٌ كَرِيمٌ إِنَّه مِنْ سُلَيْمانَ وإِنَّه بِسْمِ اللَّه الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ ألا فمن قرأها معتقدا لموالاة محمد ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) وآله الطيبين ، منقادا لأمرها ، مؤمنا بظاهرها وباطنها ، أعطاه الله بكل حرف منها أفضل من الدنيا وما فيها ، من أصناف أموالها وخيراتها . ومن استمع إلى قارئ يقرأها كان له قدر ما للقارىء ، فليستكثر أحدكم من هذا الخير المعرض لكم فإنه غنيمة ، لا يذهبن أوانه فتبقى في قلوبكم الحسرة