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The example of one who learns the Quran and recites is like a bag of musk

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Learn the Qur’an and then recite it. For the likeness of the one who learnt the Qur’an, recited it, and stood up reciting it, is like a bag filled with musk, whose fragrance spreads all over the place.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

The part in question with the explanatory translation is as follows:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Learn the Quran [the words as well as the meanings], and [habitually] recite it, for the likeness of the one who learnt the Qur’an, recited it, and upheld it [i.e. practised upon it] is like a bag filled with musk, whose fragrance spreads everywhere…”

 

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2876 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 2876)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar