Top 40 Hadith on the Qur’an (Part 2)

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!

#11. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “This Qur’an is the Banquet of Allah. Learn as much as you can from His banquet. This Qur’an is the Rope of Allah, and it is the clear Light and [the effective and beneficial] Healing. It is a protection for the one who clings to it and a rescue for the one who follows it. It is not crooked and so puts things straight. It does not deviate so as to be blamed. Its wonders do not cease. It does not wear out with much repetition. So recite it for Allah will reward you for the recitation of every letter….” [Also Abdullah ibn Masud said, ‘This Qur’an is the Banquet of Allah. Whoever enters it is safe.’]

Source: Hakim no. 1/555, Darimi – [Sahih]Qurtubi in his introduction to his tafsir quotes an explanation to this hadeeth as, ‘[the Banquet] is a metaphor. The Qur’an is likened to something Allah has prepared for people. They have good and benefits in it. Then He has invited them to it”12. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “…A group of people do not gather in a house amongst the Houses of Allah [i.e. Masjid] reciting the Book of Allah and studying it between themselves – except that tranquillity descends upon them, they are enveloped by mercy and surrounded by the angels – and Allah mentions them with those with Him. [i.e. the higher angels] Source: Muslim no. 9/1023, Abu Dawud no. 1455 – [Sahih]Qurtubi quotes a saying in his tafsir, “The metaphor of those who recite the Qur’an without knowing its tafsir [explanation] is that of some people to whom a letter comes from their king at night when they have no lamp. They are alarmed, not knowing what the letter contains. The metaphor of the one who knows the tafsir [explanation] is that of a man who brings them a lamp so that they can read what the letter says.”The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Whoever teaches one verse of the Book of Allah Al-mighty, he will be rewarded [every time] it is recited.”
Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah no. 1335 – [Sahih]

#12. The Prophet Muhammad,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Whoever recited the Qur’an, studied it, and acted according to what it contains; on the Day of Judgment his parents will be dressed with a crown of light, its brightness is like that of the sun. And his parents will be adorned with two bracelets, of which the whole world is not equivalent to them [in worth]. So they will say, ‘Why are we being adorned with these?’ It will be said, ‘This is because of your child taking [the recitation, teaching and acting upon] the Qur’an.”
Source: Hakim, Targhib wa Tarhib – [Sahih]

#13. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Learn [study] the Qur’an, and ask Allah [swt] to grant you Paradise by it, before when there comes people who learn it and ask by it, the worldy pleasures. Indeed, the Qur’an is learnt by three types of people:
– A man who shows off by it
– A man who eats by it [money, dunyah] – A man who recites it for the sake of Allah [swt].”
Source: Baihaqi, Shu’b al-Iman no. 2405 – [Sahih]15. The Prophet Muhammad,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Read the Qur’an and act by it. And do not abandon it, do not exceed its limits, do not eat with it [i.e. money] and do not seek more by using it.”
Source: Variation quoted by Nawawi in Tibyan, Sahih al-Jami no. 1168 – [Sahih]

#14. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “[on the Day of Judgement]…and a man who acquired knowledge and taught others, and read Qur’an. He will be brought, and Allah will re-mind him of His blessings, and he will acknowledge them. He [swt] will say, ‘What did you do with them?’ He will say, ‘I acquired knowledge and taught others, and read the Qur’an for Your sake.’ He [swt] will say, ‘You are lying. You acquired knowledge so that it would be said that you were a scholar; and you read Qur’an so that it would be said that you were a Reciter, and it was said.’ Then He will order that he be dragged on his face and thrown into the Fire.”
Source: Muslim no. 1905a – [Sahih]

#15. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Whoever says [something] about the Qur’an without knowledge, then let him take his seat in the Fire.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2950 – [Ha-san]The Prophet Muhammad,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “And whoever says [some-thing] about the Qur’an according to his [own] opinion, then let him take his seat in the Fire.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2951 – [Ha-san]

#16.The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Do not argue in the Qur’an [meaning do not op-pose/argue against what the Qur’an says] for in this arguing is Disbelief”
Source: Jami as-Sagheer no. 9739 – [Sahih]

#17. The Prophet Muhammad,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Do not argue using the Qur’an [i.e. in a dispute with one another]. [The negative result would be] you would deny the Book of Allah by using [one ayat] against another [ayat]. I swear by Allah indeed the Believer if he is argued against with the Qur’an he [out of respect] will loose [not continue the argument]…indeed the hypocrite, if he argues using the Qur’an, he will win [the argument because the Believer will not argue back] Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah no. 3447 – [Sahih]

#18. The Prophet Muhammad ,peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him,said, “Indeed what I fear most for you all is that a man recites the Qur’an until you can see the effects on his face [enlightened] and he will be like a shield for Islam by the permission of Allah, then he detaches himself [from the Qur’an], he ‘threw’ it behind himself and he rushed upon his neighbour with the sword and he will accuse him of Shirk [polytheism]”
One of the companions said “O Prophet of Allah which of them will be the polytheist, the accuser or the one accused? He said, “The accuser.”
Source: Ibn Hibban no. 81 – [Sahih]

#19. On the authority of Abdullah ibn Masood, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “When you intend to acquire knowledge, deeply study the Qur’an for in it lies the [principles] of knowledge of the ancients and future generations.”
Source: Ghazali, Kitab Adab Tilawat ul Qur’an

#20. Hasan ibn Ali said, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,, “The people before you considered the Qur’an to be correspondence from their Lord, so they would ponder it by night and perform it by day.”
Source: Nawawi, Tibyan fi Adab Hamalatul Qur’an

#21. Aishah said, “The Prophet spent the night [in prayer] with [a single verse] Ayah from the Qur’an.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 448 – [Sahih]

#22. Ibn Taymiyah said, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said “Whoever contemplates [tadabbur] upon the Qur’an [with the condition] of seeking guidance from it, [then] the path of truth will be made clear.”
Source: Aqeedah tul Wasityah

#23. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Allah listens more attentively to a man with a beautiful voice who recites Qur’an out loud than the master of a singing slave-girl listens to his slave.”
Source: Ibn Majah no. 1340, Ibn Hibban no. 754 – [Sahih – according to Ibn Hibban, Suyuti and Ibn Taymiyah]19. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Beautify the Qur’an with your voices for indeed the nice voice in-creases the beauty of the Qur’an”
Source: Baihaqi – Shu’bul Iman no. 2/868 – [Sahih]20.

#24. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”Source: Tirmidhee no. 2910 – [Ha-san]

#25. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “The one who does not recite the Qur’an in a melodious manner is not from us”
Source: Bukhari no. 7527 – [Sahih]119.

#26. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Beautify the Qur’an with your voices for indeed the nice voice increases the beauty of the Qur’an”
Source: Baihaqi – Shu’bul Iman no. 2/868 – [Sahih]

#27.  The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Whoever recites a letter from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2910 – [Ha-san]

#28. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “The one who does not recite the Qur’an in a melodious manner is not from us”
Source: Bukhari no. 7527 – [Sahih]

 

 

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