‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) would not engage in worldly discussion while reciting Quran

Question

I am looking for the reference of this narration:

Whenever ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) would recite the Quran, he would not engage in any [worldly] discussion until he completed reciting.

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. The complete narration is as follows:

Nafi’ (rahimahullah) reports: “When Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) would recite Quran, he would not engage in [worldly] discussion until he had completed reciting. Once I held [the Quran while he recited from memory] and he recited Surah Baqarah. He stopped at a certain Verse and asked, “Do you know the reason for revelation of this Verse?” I replied, “No.” He said, “It was revealed regarding such and such incident.” He then continued reciting.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4526)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

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