Those who recite and those who don’t

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’an is like a citron whose fragrance is sweet and whose taste is delicious. A believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a date-fruit which has no fragrance but has a sweet taste. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is like a colocynth whose fragrance is so sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an is like basil which has no fragrance and its taste is bitter”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith tells us that a believer who recites the Qur’an and acts upon it, Allah will grant him a high rank. He is loved by Allah and also enjoys public esteem.

The believer who does not recite it but acts upon its teachings is also loved by Allah and people.

The hypocrite who recites the Qur’an to have a good show has an evil and dark mind.

Last of all comes the hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an and has a dark mind and appearance.

And Allah knows best!

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