What is the reference for this

إن هذه القلوب أوعية فاشغلوها بالقرآن، ولا تشغلوها بغيره



Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah and Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahumallah) have recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The narration is suitable to quote as recorded.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 30633-35693, Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg. 131. Also see Jami’u Bayanil ‘Ilmi Wa Fadlihi, Hadith: 358)



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