وما تقرب العباد إلى الله بمثل ما خرج منه .قال أبو النضر: يعني القرآن
There is nothing through which a servant can get close to Allah than what has come from him. Abun Nadr, the reporter says, it refers to the Quran.
Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded these words as part of a longer narration. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith weak.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2911, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 268)
However, the Hadith corroborated and is suitable to quote. The very next Hadith in Sunan Tirmidhi (2912) supports the Hadith in question.
(Also see: Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 30722 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 441)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar