Ramadan as a month of reciting Quran and shunning other ibadat?
Az-Zuhri used to say upon the coming of Ramadan, “It is only about reciting the Quran and feeding the poor.”
Ibn Al-Hakam said, “With the advent of Ramadan, Malik would completely forsake studying Hadith and having sessions with other scholars [so that he can concentrate on reading the Quran].”
Abdur-Raziq said, “When Ramadan came, Sufyan Ath-Thawri would give up all acts of (voluntary) worship and devote himself to the recitation of the Quran.”
Sufyan said, “It was the habit of Zubaid Al-Yami upon the coming of Ramadan to bring copies of the Quran and gather his companions [to study these copies together]” (See Lata’if Al-Ma`arif, pp. 359-360).
Fasting and the Quran in Ramadan
Both fasting and recitation of the Quran in Ramadan act as intercessors with Almighty Allah for the true believer who observes them. In this respect, the Prophet said,
Fasting and the Quran will intercede on behalf of Allah’s servant on the Day of Judgment. Fasting will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from food and desires during the day, so accept my intercession for him.” And the Quran will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from sleeping by night, so accept my intercession for him.” The intercession of both will thus be accepted. (Ahmad)