Hearing others recite and crying

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu): “Recite for me the Qur’an.” He (radi Allahu anhu) said: “O Messenger of Allah! Should I recite to you and it was revealed to you?”  He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, for I like to hear it from others.” “I recited Surat an-Nisaa’ until I reached the ayah, “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people?” [Verse 41], He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) then said: “Stop now.” I found that his eyes were tearful.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


We benefit from the above Hadith of the honor for the people who are blessed with knowledge and grace. Moreover, it stresses the need to hear the recitation of the Qur’an from those who recite it beautifully in order to contemplate over it, as was done by the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) himself.

And Allah knows best!

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