Please advise regarding the words
من وقر القران فقد وقر الله
Whoever honours/respects the Quran, has certainly honoured Allah
Is this from a marfu’ Hadith and is it suitable to quote?
This has been reported as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with a few chains, as part of a longer narration in the following sources:
1) Nawadirul Usul of Hakim Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1357 (Darun Nawadir edition).
This chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. Several Muhaddithun have also declared him a fabricator.
(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 260, number: 962)
2) Al Kashfu Wal Bayan; Tafsiruth Tha’labi, vol. 2 pg. 220 (Darut Tafsir, Jeddah).
This chain also consists of a fabricator.
(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 193, number: 701)
3) Fadailul Quran Wa Tilawatuhu of Hafiz Abul Fadl Ar Razi, Hadith: 70.
This chain contains a weak narrator as well as other narrators whom I could not locate.
4) Tarikh Dimashq of Imam Ibn ‘Asakir. However, the wording of this version is slightly different:
من قرأ القرآن فقد وقر الله
(Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 17 pg. 189)
‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has declared this version of Tarikh Dimashq a fabrication as well.
(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 294)
The narration is therefore not suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar