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The example of a Believer who recites the Quran

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Please provide the reference for this narration:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The example of a Believer who recites the Quran is like that of a citron. It has a pleasant smell and a sweet taste and the example of a Believer who does not recite the Quran is like that of a date. It has no smell, though its taste is sweet. The example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran is that of a sweet smelling flower. It has fragrance but has a bitter taste. The example of a hypocrite who does not read the Quran is like a wild gourd. It has a bitter taste and no smell.”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al ‘Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5020 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 797)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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