Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, "The believer who recites the Qur'aan is like a citron whose fragrance is sweet and whose taste is delicious. A believer who does not recite the Qur'aan is like a date-fruit which has no fragrance but has a sweet taste. The hypocrite who recites the Qur'aan is like a colocynth whose fragrance is so sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur'aan is like basil which has no fragrance and its taste is bitter.'' [Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].