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There are many people who recite the Quran while the Quran curses them

Question

Can, you confirm the source, authenticity and the meaning of this Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentioned, “There are many people who recite the Quran while the Quran curses them.”

 

Answer

I have not come across this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) without a chain of narrators.

(Refer: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 4 pg. 468)

 

Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited this narration under the chapter ‘Rebuking the recital of the negligent ones’

It would seem that the narration in question refers to those who rarely recite the Quran and those who do not practice upon the Quran nor do they follow the teachings of the Quran.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar