What did our Prophet said?
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud:
The Prophet said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The First is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously;(The second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur'an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others."
(Fateh-al-Bari page 177 Vol. 1)(Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 73)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle I said, "Not to wish to be the like of except two men: A man
whom Allah has taught the Qur'an and he recites it during the hours of the
night and during the hours of the day, and his neighbor listens to him and
says, 'I wish I had been given what has been given to so-and-so, so that I
might do what he does; and a man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it
on what is just and right, whereupon an other man May say, 'I wish I had been
given what so-and-so has been given, for then I would do what he does."
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 544)
The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 545)
Narrated Uthman bin Affan:
The Prophet said, "The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 546)
The Prophet heard a man reciting the Qur'an in the mosque and said, "May Allah
bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 556)
The Prophet heard a reciter reciting, the Qur'an in the mosque at night. The
Prophet said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded ed me of
such-and-such Verses of such and-such Suras, which I missed!"
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 562)
The Prophet said, "Recite (and study) the Qur'an as long as you agree about
its interpretation, but if you have any difference of opinion (as regards to
its interpretation and meaning) then you should stop reciting it (for the time
(Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 580)
Allah's Apostle said, "Do not wish to be like anyone, except in two cases: (1)
A man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously. (2) A man whom
Allah has given wisdom (knowledge of the Quran and the Hadith) and he acts
according to it and teaches it to others."
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 89, Number 255)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Not to wish to be the like except of two men. A man
whom Allah has given the (knowledge of the) Qur'an and he recites it during
the hours of night and day and the one who wishes says: If I were given the
same as this (man) has been given, I would do what he does, and a man whom
Allah has given wealth and he spends it in the just and right way, in which
case the one who wishes says, 'If I were given the same as he has been given,
I would do what he does.' "
(See Hadith No. 543 and 544, Vol 6)
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 90, Number 338)
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
That he heard 'Umar speaking while standing on the pulpit of the Prophet in
the morning (following the death of the Prophet), when the people had sworn
allegiance to Abu Bakr. He said the Tashah-hud before Abu Bakr, and said,
"Amma Ba'du (then after) Allah has chosen for his Apostle what is with Him
(Paradise) rather than what is with you (the world). This is that Book (Quran)
with which Allah guided your Apostle, so stick to it, for then you will be
guided on the right path as Allah guided His Apostle with it."
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 374)
I heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan delivering a sermon. He said, "I heard the
Prophet saying, "If Allah wants to do a favor to somebody, He bestows on him,
the gift of understanding the Quran and Sunna. I am but a distributor, and
Allah is the Giver. The state of this nation will remain good till the Hour is
established, or till Allah's Order comes."
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 415)
Narrated Abu Huraira :
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah never listens to anything as He listens to the
Prophet reciting Quran in a pleasant sweet sounding voice." A companion of Abu
Huraira said, "He means, reciting the Quran aloud."
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 574)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
that he heard the Prophet saying, "Allah does not listen to anything as He
listens to the recitation of the Quran by a Prophet who recites it in
attractive audible sweet sounding voice."
(Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 634)
Salim narrated on the authority of his father (Ibn 'Umar) that the Apostle of
Allah (may peace 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 the Lord).
(Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1777)
'Amir b. Wathila reported that Nafi' b. 'Abd al-Harith met 'Umar at 'Usfan and
'Umar had employed him as collector in Mecca. He (Hadrat 'Umar) said to him
(Nafi'): Whom have you appointed as collector over the people of the valley?
He said: Ibn Abza. He said: Who is Ibn Abza? He said: He is one of our freed
slaves. He (Hadrat 'Umar) said: So you have appointed a freed slave over them.
He said: He is well versed In the Book of Allah. the Exalted and Great, and he
is well versed In the commandments and injunctions (of the Shari'ah). 'Umar
said: So the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: By this Book, Allah
would exalt some peoples and degrade others.
(Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1780)
Abu Sa'id Khudri reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:
Do not take down anything from me, and he who took down anything from me
except the Qur'an, he should efface that and narrate from me, for there is no
harm in it and he who attributed any falsehood to me-and Hammam said: I think
he also said:" deliberately" -he should in fact find his abode in the
(Sahih Muslim, Book 042, Number 7147)
Narrated Anas ibn Malik:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The rewards of my people were presented
before me, so much so that even the reward for removing a mote by a person
from the mosque was presented to me. The sins of my people were also presented
before me. I did not find a sin greater than that of a person forgetting the Qur'anic chapter or verse memorised by him.
(Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 2, Number 0461)
Narrated Mu'adh al-Juhani:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone recites the Qur'an and acts
according to its contents, on the Day of Judgment his parents will be given to
wear a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun in the dwellings
of this world if it were among you. So what do you think of him who acts
according to his.
(Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 8, Number 1448)
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:
The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: One who was devoted to the
Qur'an will be told to recite, ascend and recite carefully as he recited
carefully when he was in the world, for he will reach his abode when he comes
to the last verse he recites.
(Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 8, Number 1459)
Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:
reported the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: There are people from the
servants of Allah who are neither prophets nor martyrs; the prophets and
martyrs will envy them on the Day of Resurrection for their rank from Allah,
the Most High.
They (the people) asked: Tell us, Apostle of Allah, who are they? He replied:
They are people who love one another for the spirit of Allah (i.e. the
Qur'an), without having any mutual kinship and giving property to one. I swear
by Allah, their faces will glow and they will be (sitting) in (pulpits of)
light. They will have no fear (on the Day) when the people will have fear, and
they will not grieve when the people will grieve.
He then recited the following Qur'anic verse: "Behold! Verily for the friends
of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve."
(Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 23, Number 3520)