Top 40 Hadith on the Qur’an (Part 4)

The following is a continuation 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!

#31. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused [by Allah] to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than camel do.”
Source: Bukhari no. 5032 – [Sahih]Abdullah ibn Masood, the Companion said, “It was difficult for us to memorise the words of the Qur’an but easy for us to act by them. After us will be people for whom it is easy to memorise the Qur’an, but hard to act by it.”

#32. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “When the Companion of the Qur’an performs Salah, re-citing it by night and day, he retains it and if he doesn’t [use it in] Salah he forgets.”
Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah no. 597 – [Sahih]

#33. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “…And I have left you two heavy [important issues]: The first of them is the Book of Allah. In it is the Guidance and the Light. Whoever holds firmly to it and takes from it he [then] is upon the Guidance. Whoever errs with respect to it goes astray. So take from the Book of Allah Almighty and hold firmly to it. [the second thing] is Ahl – Bayti [My Family – included wives, children, son-in law etc] I remind you by Allah with regard to My Family, I re-mind you by Allah with regard to My Family.
Source: Muslim, Ryadh as-Saliheen no. 346, – [Sahih]34. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “I leave be-hind for you, that by which if you stick firmly to you will never go astray, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet.”
Source: Targhib wa Tarhib 1/61 [Sahih]

#34. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “Indeed this Qur’an is a rope – one end of it is in the Hand of Allah and the other end is in your hands. So hold firmly to it [the result would be] that you would never go astray and never be destroyed [no matter what the circumstance].”
Source: Ibn Hibban no. 122 – [Sa-hih]

#35. Ali said I heard the Messenger of Allah says, ‘Fit-nah will certainly come.’ I asked what is the way out O Messenger of Allah? He replied, ‘The Book of Allah [swt] is the way, for it contains in-formation of what happened before you, news of what will come after you and a decision regarding matters that will occur among you….It is deciscive [fasl] and not a joke [hazl]. Whoever leaves leaves it, is a tyrant and Allah [swt] will break him, and if anyone seeks guidance else-where [other than the Qur’an] Allah will lead him astray. It is the rope of Allah [swt], the wise reminder, the straight path, whims would not deviate it nor the tongue become confused, and the scholars cannot be fully satisfied [i.e. still more to explore]. It is not worn down by repetition nor do its wonders ever cease……He who quotes it speaks the truth, he who acts according to it is rewarded, he who judges ac-cording to it is just, and he who invites people to it [i.e. the Qur’an] is [himself] guided to the Straight Path….’
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2906 [Da’eef – the chain is weak but the meaning is Saheeh –scholars comment that this is more likely the statement of Ali and not the Prophet]

#36. On the authority of Ziyad ibn Lubayd the Prophet said, ‘….and knowledge will go [or disappear].’ He said, ‘O Messenger of Allah how will knowledge leave [disappear] whilst we read the Qur’an and our children read the Qur’an and they will make their children read it till the Day of Judgement.’ He said, ‘May your Mother loose you I thought your one of the men of understanding of Madinah. Don’t you see these Jews and Christians reading their Torah and Gospel but they don’t practice anything of it.’
Source: Ibn Majah no. 4048 – [Sahih]

#37. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “There will come a time on the people when there will remain nothing of the Islam except its [ism] name and nothing will remain of the Qur’an except its [rasm] outward form. Their masjids will be full of people/very well built but will be empty of guidance. Their scholars will be the most evil under the heavens; from them [fitnah] turmoil will emanate from them and to them will it re-turn.”
Source: Baihaqi, Shu’bul Iman no. 2/788
Narrated Abdullah, that he heard a man reciting a Qur’anic Verse which he had heard the Prophet reciting in a different way. So he took that man to the Prophet [and told him the story]. The Prophet said, “Both of you are reciting in a correct way, so carry on reciting.” The Prophet further added, “The nations which were before you were destroyed [by Allah] be-cause they differed.”
Source: Bukhari no. 5062 – [Sahih]

#38. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said, “When you adorn [deco-rate] your Masajid and ornament your Qur’an, then you will perish.”
Source: Jami as-Saghir no. 658 – [Hasan]

 

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