What is the virtue of memorising the Quran and will a Hafiz take ten people to Jannah?
1) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:
” A person who recites the Quran and has memorised it, will be with noble scribes (Angels/Prophets, in Jannah)”
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4937)
2) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“It will be said to the one who memorised the Quran/held fast on the Quran [together with practicing upon it], ‘Recite and ascend and recite just as you would recite in the world, for your abode (in Jannah) will be the last verse you recite”
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2914, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1459, Declared authentic –hasanun sahih– by Imam Tirmidhi)
3) Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The one who recites the Quran and acts upon it, on the Day of Qiyamah his parents will be made to wear a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun had it been in the dwellings of the world, so what do you think (of the reward) of the person himself”
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1453 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 567)
Kindly see here regarding the narration which states a Hafiz will intercede on behalf of ten people.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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