Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Sayyid Husayn Ahmad Madani (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) advised: 

‘‘Recitation [of the Qur’an] in salat performed during the final portion of the night is most beneficial and effective for purification of the soul, especially when it is lengthy and with reflection and contemplation.’’ 

Shaykh al-‘Arab wa ‘l-‘Ajam Hadrat Mawlana Sayyid Husayn Ahmad Madani ki Iman Afroz Batein (Karachi: Majlis-e-Yadgar-e-Shaykh al-Islam, 1413/1993 ed.) p.30 Mawlana Abu ‘l-Hasan Barabankwi