Caution against reciting Quran without pondering and reflecting

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What is the meaning of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Soon people will emerge from my Ummah who drink the Quran like they drink milk”



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 821 vol. 17. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 6 pg. 229)


‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) explains, “They will recite the Quran without pondering and reflecting over its meanings and laws. The words will merely slide off their tongues just as milk hastily slides down the throat”

(Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4738)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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