عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «أيحب أحدكم إذا رجع إلى أهله أن يجد فيه ثلاث خَلِفَاتٍ عِظَامِ سِمَانٍ؟» قلنا: نعم، قال: «فثلاث آيات يقرأ بهن أحدكم في صلاته خيرٌ له من ثلاث خلفات عظام سمان».
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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Would any one of you like to find three large, fat, pregnant she-camels when he returns to his family?" We said: 'Yes.' He said: "Three verses that one of you recites in his prayer are better for him than three large, fat, pregnant she-camels."
Sahih/Authentic. - [Muslim]

Explanation

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) asks his Companions: Would any one of you like to find three large, fat, pregnant she-camels when he returns to his family? These were among the most precious property among the Arabs. They said: Yes. He said: Three verses that one of you recites in his prayer are better for him than three large, fat, pregnant she-camels. This is because the verses are among the lasting good things, whereas the she-camels are among the transient things. The rule is not restricted to the number three, for four verses are better than four she-camels, and five are better than five, and so on. The more verses a person recites in prayer, the greater the reward.

Translation:
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1: The Hadīth points out the merit of reciting the Qur’an in prayer and outside it.
2: It urges us to recite the Qur’an.
3: We should give precedence to the lasting Hereafter over the transient life of this world.
4: It shows the Prophet's way of comparing actions and demonstrating their merit.
5: It is permissible to give parables and set examples to make the meaning clearer and easier to understand.
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