Question

Who is this Hadith attributed to?

نقل الحجارة أهون على المنافق من قراءة القرآن

 

Answer

Imams Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and Abu Nu’aym (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration as the statement of Abul Jawza; Aws ibn ‘Abdillah, a Tabi’i.

Abu Jawza (rahimahullah) said: A hypocrite finds it easier to move a rock than to recite the Quran

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 30895, 36805 and Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 3 pg. 80)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar