Please provide the reference for this narration:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The example of a Believer who recites the Quran is like that of a citron. It has a pleasant smell and a sweet taste and the example of a Believer who does not recite the Quran is like that of a date. It has no smell, though its taste is sweet. The example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran is that of a sweet smelling flower. It has fragrance but has a bitter taste. The example of a hypocrite who does not read the Quran is like a wild gourd. It has a bitter taste and no smell.”
Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al ‘Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5020 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 797)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar