Top 40 Hadith on the importance of Qur’an (Part 3)

The following is a compilation of the top 40 hadith about the Holy Quran, which address the importance of reading and how the Qur’an can benefit us in our daily lives. Enjoy.

#21.The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “…Recite the Qur’an in [your houses]. For the inhabitants of the heavens see them like people on earth see the stars.”Source: Syar Alam an-Nubalah, Dhahabi no. 8/29, Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah no. 3112 – [Sahih]

#22. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Purify [clean] your mouths with the siwak [tooth-stick] for indeed it [the mouth] is the pathway of the Qur’an.”
Source: Baihaqi – Shu’bul Iman no. 2/862 – [Sahih]

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “The one who recites the Qur’an loudly is like one who gives charity openly, and the one who recites the Qur’an silently is like the one who gives charity in secret.”
Source: an-Nisa’i no. 1663, – [Hasan]

#23. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Indeed the best of people who recite is one whom when you hear his recitation you can see that he Fears Allah.”
Source: Hiyatul Awliyah no. 4/21 – [Sahih]

#24. Abdullah ibn Amr says, Allah’s Messenger said to me, “Recite the whole Qur’an in a month.” I said, “But I have the power [to do more than that].” Allah’s Messenger said, “Then finish the recitation of the Qur’an in seven days, and do not finish it in less than this period.”
Source: Bukhari no. 5054 – [Sahih]

The Prophet Muhammad ,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Envy is not justified but in case of two persons only: one who, having been given [knowledge of] the Qur’an by Allah, recites it during the night and day [and also acts upon it] and a man who, having been given wealth by God, spends it during the night and the day [for the welfare of others seeking the pleasure of their Lord].”
Source: Muslim no. 815a – [Sahih]

#25. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “When someone is in Salah [prayer] then they are in deep conversation with their Lord Almighty so you should see if anyone is engaged in this deep conversation with their Lord [i.e. Salah] and do not make your voices loud one over the other in your recitation [of the Qur’an].”Source: Musnad Ahmad no. 7/188 – – [Hasan]

#26. Bar’a said, “I heard the Prophet reciting Surat at-TinwazZaitun [95: By the Fig and the Olive] in the Isha prayer and I have never heard anybody with a better voice or recitation than his.”Source: Bukhari no. 7546 – [Sahih]27. “One of the Companions said, “I saw the Messenger of Allah and he was praying – his chest sounded like boiling water due to [him] crying.”

Source: Ibn Hibban no. 753 – [Sahih]

#27. Abdullah ibn Masud said, “The Messenger of Allah asked me to recite the Qur’an.” He said “Messenger of Allah, [how] should I recite to you whereas it has been sent down to you? He [the Prophet] said, “I desire to hear it from someone else.” “So I recited Surat an-Nisa [4] till I reached the verse: “How then shall it be when We shall bring from every people a witness and bring you against them as a witness?”[4:41]. I lifted my head or a person touched me in my side, and so I lifted my head and saw his tears falling [from the Prophet’s eyes].
Source: Muslim no. 800a – [Sahih]

#28.Someone asked Aishah, Mother of the Believers, “Tell me about the character of the Messenger of Allah “ She said, “Do you not read the Qur’an?” I said: “Yes.” Upon this she said: “The character of the Messenger of Allah was the Qur’an. ”He said: “I felt inclined to get up and not ask anything [further] till death [due to the answer being so profound]”
Source: Muslim no. 746a, an-Nisa’i no. 1601, – [Sahih]

#29. The Prophet Muhammad ,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him,said, “It shall be said to the Companion of the Qur’an, ‘Recite [of what you have memorized] and rise up, recite [melodiously] as you would recite in the world. For indeed your rank shall be at the last Ayah [verse] you recite.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2914 – [Ha-san]

#30.The Prophet Muhammad ,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him,said, “The one who learns the Qur’an is like the owner of a hobbled camel. If he pays attention to it, he will keep it, but if he releases it, it will go away.”
Source: Bukhari no. 5031 – [Sahih]

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