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Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 502.
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Narated By 'Aisha and Ibn 'Abbas : The Prophet remained in Mecca for ten years, during which the Qur'an used to
be revealed to him; and he stayed in Medina for ten years.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 503.
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Narated By Abu 'Uthman : I was informed that Gabriel came to the Prophet while Um Salama was with him. Gabriel
started talking (to the Prophet). Then the Prophet asked Um Salama, "Who is this?" She replied, "He is Dihya
(al-Kalbi)." When Gabriel had left, Um Salama said, "By Allah, I did not take him for anybody other than him (i.e.
Dihya) till I heard the sermon of the Prophet wherein he informed about the news of Gabriel." The sub-narrator
asked Abu 'Uthman: From whom have you heard that? Abu 'Uthman said: From Usama bin Zaid.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 504.
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Narated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, "Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed,
but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will
outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 505.
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Narated By Anas bin Malik : Allah sent down His Divine Inspiration to His Apostle continuously and abundantly
during the period preceding his death till He took him unto Him. That was the period of the greatest part of
revelation; and Allah's Apostle died after that.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 506.
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Narated By Jundub : Once the Prophet fell ill and did not offer the night prayer (Tahajjud prayer) for a night or two.
A woman (the wife of Abu Lahab) came to him and said, "O Muhammad ! I do not see but that your Satan has left
you." Then Allah revealed (Surat-Ad-Duha):

'By the fore-noon, and by the night when it darkens (or is still); Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor hated you.' (93)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 507.
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Narated By Anas bin Malik : (The Caliph 'Uthman ordered Zaid bin Thabit, Said bin Al-As, 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair
and 'Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Harith bin Hisham to write the Qur'an in the form of a book (Mushafs) and said to them.
"In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit (Al-Ansari) regarding any dialectic Arabic utterance of the Qur'an, then
write it in the dialect of Quraish, for the Qur'an was revealed in this dialect." So they did it.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 508.
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Narated By Safwan bin Ya'la bin Umaiya : Ya'la used to say, "I wish I could see Allah's Apostle at the time he is
being inspired Divinely." When the Prophet was at Al-Ja'rana and was shaded by a garment hanging over him and
some of his companions were with him, a man perfumed with scent came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is your
opinion regarding a man who assumes Ihram and puts on a cloak after perfuming his body with scent?" The
Prophet waited for a while, and then the Divine Inspiration descended upon him. 'Umar pointed out to Ya'la, telling
him to come. Ya'la came and pushed his head (underneath the screen which was covering the Prophet) and
behold! The Prophet's face was red and he kept on breathing heavily for a while and then he was relieved.
Thereupon he said, "Where is the questioner who asked me about 'Umra a while ago?" The man was sought and
then was brought before the Prophet who said (to him), "As regards the scent which you perfumed your body with,
you must wash it off thrice, and as for your cloak, you must take it off; and then perform in your 'Umra all those
things which you perform in Hajj."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 509.
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Narated By Zaid bin Thabit : Abu Bakr As-Siddiq sent for me when the people! of Yamama had been killed (i.e., a
number of the Prophet's Companions who fought against Musailama). (I went to him) and found 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab sitting with him. Abu Bakr then said (to me), "Umar has come to me and said: "Casualties were heavy
among the Qurra' of the! Qur'an (i.e. those who knew the Qur'an by heart) on the day of the Battle of Yalmama,
and I am afraid that more heavy casualties may take place among the Qurra' on other battlefields, whereby a large
part of the Qur'an may be lost. Therefore I suggest, you (Abu Bakr) order that the Qur'an be collected." I said to
'Umar, "How can you do something which Allah's Apostle did not do?" 'Umar said, "By Allah, that is a good project.
"Umar kept on urging me to accept his proposal till Allah opened my chest for it and I began to realize the good in
the idea which 'Umar had realized." Then Abu Bakr said (to me). 'You are a wise young man and we do not have
any suspicion about you, and you used to write the Divine Inspiration for Allah's Apostle. So you should search for
(the fragmentary scripts of) the Qur'an and collect it in one book)." By Allah If they had ordered me to shift one of
the mountains, it would not have been heavier for me than this ordering me to collect the Qur'an. Then I said to Abu
Bakr, "How will you do something which Allah's Apostle did not do?" Abu Bakr replied, "By Allah, it is a good project."
Abu Bakr kept on urging me to accept his idea until Allah opened my chest for what He had opened the chests of
Abu Bakr and 'Umar. So I started looking for the Qur'an and collecting it from (what was written on) palmed stalks,
thin white stones and also from the men who knew it by heart, till I found the last Verse of Surat At-Tauba
(Repentance) with Abi Khuzaima Al-Ansari, and I did not find it with anybody other than him. The Verse is:

'Verily there has come unto you an Apostle (Muhammad) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should
receive any injury or difficulty... (till the end of Surat-Baraa' (At-Tauba) (9.128-129) Then the complete manuscripts
(copy) of the Qur'an remained with Abu Bakr till he died, then with 'Umar till the end of his life, and then with Hafsa,
the daughter of 'Umar.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 510.
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Narated By Anas bin Malik : Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman came to Uthman at the time when the people of Sham and the
people of Iraq were Waging war to conquer Arminya and Adharbijan. Hudhaifa was afraid of their (the people of
Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur'an, so he said to 'Uthman, "O chief of the Believers! Save
this nation before they differ about the Book (Qur'an) as Jews and the Christians did before." So 'Uthman sent a
message to Hafsa saying, "Send us the manuscripts of the Qur'an so that we may compile the Qur'anic materials in
perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you." Hafsa sent it to 'Uthman. 'Uthman then ordered Zaid bin Thabit,
'Abdullah bin AzZubair, Said bin Al-As and 'AbdurRahman bin Harith bin Hisham to rewrite the manuscripts in
perfect copies. 'Uthman said to the three Quraishi men, "In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit on any point in
the Qur'an, then write it in the dialect of Quraish, the Qur'an was revealed in their tongue." They did so, and when
they had written many copies, 'Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsa. 'Uthman sent to every Muslim
province one copy of what they had copied, and ordered that all the other Qur'anic materials, whether written in
fragmentary manuscripts or whole copies, be burnt. Said bin Thabit added, "A Verse from Surat Ahzab was missed
by me when we copied the Qur'an and I used to hear Allah's Apostle reciting it. So we searched for it and found it
with Khuzaima bin Thabit Al-Ansari. (That Verse was): 'Among the Believers are men who have been true in their
covenant with Allah.' (33.23)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 511.
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Narated By Zaid bin Thabit : Abu Bakr sent for me and said, "You used to write the Divine Revelations for Allah's
Apostle : So you should search for (the Qur'an and collect) it." I started searching for the Qur'an till I found the last
two Verses of Surat At-Tauba with Abi Khuzaima Al-Ansari and I could not find these Verses with anybody other
than him. (They were):

'Verily there has come unto you an Apostle (Muhammad) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should
receive any injury or difficulty...' (9.128-129)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 512.
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Narated By Al-Bara : There was revealed: 'Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and those who strive
and fight in the Cause of Allah.' (4.95)

The Prophet said, "Call Zaid for me and let him bring the board, the inkpot and the scapula bone (or the scapula
bone and the ink pot)."' Then he said, "Write: 'Not equal are those Believers who sit...", and at that time 'Amr bin Um
Maktum, the blind man was sitting behind the Prophet. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is your order For me (as
regards the above Verse) as I am a blind man?" So, instead of the above Verse, the following Verse was revealed:

'Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame etc.)
and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah.' (4.95)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 513.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas : Allah's Apostle said, "Gabriel recited the Qur'an to me in one way. Then I
requested him (to read it in another way), and continued asking him to recite it in other ways, and he recited it in
several ways till he ultimately recited it in seven different ways."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 514.
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Narated By 'Umar bin Al-Khattab : I heard Hisham bin Hakim reciting Surat Al-Furqan during the lifetime of Allah's
Apostle and I listened to his recitation and noticed that he recited in several different ways which Allah's Apostle had
not taught me. I was about to jump over him during his prayer, but I controlled my temper, and when he had
completed his prayer, I put his upper garment around his neck and seized him by it and said, "Who taught you this
Sura which I heard you reciting?" He replied, "Allah's Apostle taught it to me." I said, "You have told a lie, for Allah's
Apostle has taught it to me in a different way from yours." So I dragged him to Allah's Apostle and said (to Allah's
Apostle):

"I heard this person reciting Surat Al-Furqan in a way which you haven't taught me!" On that Allah's Apostle said,
"Release him, (O 'Umar!) Recite, O Hisham!" Then he recited in the same way as I heard him reciting. Then Allah's
Apostle said, "It was revealed in this way," and added, "Recite, O 'Umar!" I recited it as he had taught me. Allah's
Apostle then said, "It was revealed in this way. This Qur'an has been revealed to be recited in seven different ways,
so recite of it whichever (way) is easier for you (or read as much of it as may be easy for you)."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 515.
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Narated By Yusuf bin Mahk : While I was with 'Aisha, the mother of the Believers, a person from Iraq came and
asked, "What type of shroud is the best?" 'Aisha said, "May Allah be merciful to you! What does it matter?" He said,
"O mother of the Believers! Show me (the copy of) your Qur'an," She said, "Why?" He said, "In order to compile and
arrange the Qur'an according to it, for people recite it with its Suras not in proper order." 'Aisha said, "What does it
matter which part of it you read first? (Be informed) that the first thing that was revealed thereof was a Sura from
Al-Mufassal, and in it was mentioned Paradise and the Fire. When the people embraced Islam, the Verses
regarding legal and illegal things were revealed. If the first thing to be revealed was: 'Do not drink alcoholic drinks.'
people would have said, 'We will never leave alcoholic drinks,' and if there had been revealed, 'Do not commit
illegal sexual intercourse, 'they would have said, 'We will never give up illegal sexual intercourse.' While I was a
young girl of playing age, the following Verse was revealed in Mecca to Muhammad: 'Nay! But the Hour is their
appointed time (for their full recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter.' (54.46) Sura
Al-Baqara (The Cow) and Surat An-Nisa (The Women) were revealed while I was with him." Then 'Aisha took out the
copy of the Qur'an for the man and dictated to him the Verses of the Suras (in their proper order).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 516.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud : Surat Bani-lsrael, Al-Kahf (The Cave), Maryam, Taha, Al-Anbiya' (The prophets)
are amongst my first earnings and my old property, and (in fact) they are my old property.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 517.
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Narated By Al-Bara' : I learnt, 'Glorify the Name of your Lord the Most High' (Surat al-A'la) No 87, before the
Prophet came (to Medina).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 518.
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Narated By Shaqiq : Abdullah said, "I learnt An-Naza'ir which the Prophet used to recite in pairs in each Rak'a."
Then Abdullah got up and Alqama accompanied him to his house, and when Alqama came out, we asked him
(about those Suras). He said, "They are twenty Suras that start from the beginning of Al-Mufassal, according to the
arrangement done be Ibn Mas'ud, and end with the Suras starting with Ha Mim, e.g. Ha Mim (the Smoke). and
"About what they question one another?" (78.1)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 519.
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Narated By Ibn 'Abbas : The Prophet was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous)
particularly in the month of Ramadan because Gabriel used to meet him every night of the month of Ramadan till it
elapsed. Allah's Apostle used to recite the Qur'an for him. When Gabriel met him, he used to become more
generous than the fast wind in doing good.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 520.
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Narated By Abu-Huraira : Gabriel used to repeat the recitation of the Qur'an with the Prophet once a year, but he
repeated it twice with him in the year he died. The Prophet used to stay in I'tikaf for ten days every year (in the
month of Ramadan), but in the year of his death, he stayed in I'tikaf for twenty days.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 521.
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Narated By Masriq : 'Abdullah bin 'Amr mentioned 'Abdullah bin Masud and said, "I shall ever love that man, for I
heard the Prophet saying, 'Take (learn) the Qur'an from four: 'Abdullah bin Masud, Salim, Mu'adh and Ubai bin
Ka'b.'"


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 522.
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Narated By Shaqiq bin Salama : Once 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud delivered a sermon before us and said, "By Allah, I
learnt over seventy Suras direct from Allah's Apostle. By Allah, the companions of the Prophet came to know that I
am one of those who know Allah's Book best of all of them, yet I am not the best of them." Shaqiq added: I sat in his
religious gathering and I did not hear anybody opposing him (in his speech).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 523.
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Narated By 'Alqama : While we were in the city of Hims (in Syria), Ibn Mas'ud recited Surat Yusuf. A man said to
him), "It was not revealed in this way." Then Ibn Mas'ud said, "I recited it in this way before Allah's Apostle and he
confirmed my recitation by saying, 'Well done!'" Ibn Mas'ud detected the smell of wine from the man's mouth, so he
said to him, "Aren't you ashamed of telling a lie about Allah's Book and (along with this) you drink alcoholic liquors
too?" Then he lashed him according to the law.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 524.
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Narated By 'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud) : By Allah other than Whom none has the right to be worshipped! There is no
Sura revealed in Allah's Book but I know at what place it was revealed; and there is no Verse revealed in Allah's
Book but I know about whom it was revealed. And if I know that there is somebody who knows Allah's Book better
than I, and he is at a place that camels can reach, I would go to him.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 525.
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Narated By Qatada : I asked Anas bin Malik: "Who collected the Qur'an at the time of the Prophet ?" He replied,
"Four, all of whom were from the Ansar: Ubai bin Ka'b, Mu'adh bin Jabal, Zaid bin Thabit and Abu Zaid."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 526.
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Narated By Anas bin Malik : When the Prophet died, none had collected the Qur'an but four persons;: Abu
Ad-Darda'. Mu'adh bin Jabal, Zaid bin Thabit and Abu Zaid. We were the inheritor (of Abu Zaid) as he had no
offspring.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 527.
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Narated By Ibn 'Abbas : Umar said, "Ubai was the best of us in the recitation (of the Qur'an) yet we leave some of
what he recites." Ubai says, "I have taken it from the mouth of Allah's Apostle and will not leave for anything
whatever." But Allah said, "None of Our Revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten but We substitute
something better or similar." (2.106)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 528.
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Narated By Abu Sa'id Al-Mu'alla : While I was praying, the Prophet called me but I did not respond to his call. Later I
said, "O Allah's Apostle! I was praying." He said, "Didn't Allah say: 'O you who believe! Give your response to Allah
(by obeying Him) and to His Apostle when he calls you'?" (8.24)

He then said, "Shall I not teach you the most superior Surah in the Qur'an?" He said, '(It is), 'Praise be to Allah, the
Lord of the worlds. ' (i.e., Surat Al-Fatiha) which consists of seven repeatedly recited Verses and the Magnificent
Qur'an which was given to me."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 529.
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Narated By Abu Said Al-Khudri : While we were on one of our journeys, we dismounted at a place where a slave girl
came and said, "The chief of this tribe has been stung by a scorpion and our men are not present; is there anybody
among you who can treat him (by reciting something)?" Then one of our men went along with her though we did not
think that he knew any such treatment. But he treated the chief by reciting something, and the sick man recovered
whereupon he gave him thirty sheep and gave us milk to drink (as a reward). When he returned, we asked our
friend, "Did you know how to treat with the recitation of something?" He said, "No, but I treated him only with the
recitation of the Mother of the Book (i.e., Al-Fatiha)." We said, "Do not say anything (about it) till we reach or ask
the Prophet so when we reached Medina, we mentioned that to the Prophet (in order to know whether the sheep
which we had taken were lawful to take or not). The Prophet said, "How did he come to know that it (Al-Fatiha) could
be used for treatment? Distribute your reward and assign for me one share thereof as well."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 530.
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Narated By Abu Mas'ud : The Prophet said, "If somebody recited the last two Verses of Surat Al-Baqara at night,
that will be sufficient for him."

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah 's Apostle ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came
to me and started stealing of the foodstuff. I caught him and said, "I will take you to Allah's Apostle!" Then Abu
Huraira described the whole narration and said:) That person said (to me), "(Please don't take me to Allah's Apostle
and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255)
for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near
you till dawn." (When the Prophet heard the story) he said (to me), "He (who came to you at night) told you the truth
although he is a liar; and it was Satan."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 531.
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Narated By Al-Bara' : A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud
came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping
(as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The
Prophet said, "That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur'an."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 532.
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Narated By Aslam : Allah's Apostle was travelling on one of his journeys, and 'Umar bin Al-Khattab was travelling
along with him at night. 'Umar asked him about something, but Allah's Apostle I did not answer him. He asked again,
but he did not answer. He asked for the third time!, but he did not answer. On that, 'Umar said to himself, "May your
mother lose you! You have asked Allah's Apostle three times, but he did not answer at all!" Umar said, "So I made
my camel go fast till I was ahead of the people, and I was afraid that something might be! revealed about me. After
a little while I heard a call maker calling me, I said, 'I was afraid that some Qur'anic Verse might be revealed about
me.' So I went to Allah's Apostle and greeted him. He said, 'Tonight there has been revealed to me a Surah which is
dearer to me than that on which the sun shines (i.e. the world).' Then he recited: 'Verily! We have given you (O
Muhammad I, a manifest victory.' " (Surat al-Fath) No. (48.1).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 533.
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Narated By Abu Said Al-Khudri : A man heard another man reciting (Surat-Al-Ikhlas) 'Say He is Allah, (the) One.'
(112. 1) repeatedly. The next morning he came to Allah's Apostle and informed him about it as if he thought that it
was not enough to recite. On that Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hand my life is, this Surah is equal to
one-third of the Qur'an!"

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: My brother, Qatada bin An-Nau'man said, "A man performed the night prayer late at
night in the lifetime of the Prophet and he read: 'Say: He is Allah, (the) One,' (112.1) and read nothing besides that.
The next morning a man went to the Prophet and told him about that. (The Prophet replied the same as (in Hadith
532) above.)


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 534.
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Narated By Abu Said Al-Khudri : The Prophet said to his companions, "Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third
of the Qur'an in one night?" This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, "Who among us has the power to do
so, O Allah's Apostle?" Allah Apostle replied: " Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.'
(Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1 to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur'an."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 535.
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Narated By 'Aisha : Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat
An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras)
and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 536A.
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Narated By 'Aisha : Whenever thy Prophet go went to bed every night, he used to cup his hands together and blow
over it after reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts
of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body. He used to do that three times.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 536B.
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Narated By Usaid bin Hudair : That while he was reciting Surat Al-Baqara (The Cow) at night, and his horse was tied
beside him, the horse was suddenly startled and troubled. When he stopped reciting, the horse became quiet, and
when he started again, the horse was startled again. Then he stopped reciting and the horse became quiet too. He
started reciting again and the horse was startled and troubled once again. Then he stopped reciting and his son,
Yahya was beside the horse. He was afraid that the horse might trample on him. When he took the boy away and
looked towards the sky, he could not see it. The next morning he informed the Prophet who said, "Recite, O Ibn
Hudair! Recite, O Ibn Hudair!" Ibn Hudair replied, "O Allah's Apostle! My son, Yahya was near the horse and I was
afraid that it might trample on him, so I looked towards the sky, and went to him. When I looked at the sky, I saw
something like a cloud containing what looked like lamps, so I went out in order not to see it." The Prophet said, "Do
you know what that was?" Ibn Hudair replied, "No." The Prophet said, "Those were Angels who came near to you for
your voice and if you had kept on reciting till dawn, it would have remained there till morning when people would
have seen it as it would not have disappear."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 537.
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Narated By 'Abdul 'Aziz bin Rufai' : Shaddad bin Ma'qil and I entered upon Ibn 'Abbas. Shaddad bin Ma'qil asked
him, "Did the Prophet leave anything (besides the Qur'an)?" He replied. "He did not leave anything except what is
Between the two bindings (of the Qur'an)." Then we visited Muhammad bin Al-Hanafiyya and asked him (the same
question). He replied, "The Prophet did not leave except what is between the bindings (of the Qur'an)."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 538.
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Narated By Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari : The Prophet said, "The example of him (a believer) who recites the Qur'an is like
that of a citron which tastes good and smells good. And he (a believer) who does not recite the Qur'an is like a date
which is good in taste but has no smell. And the example of a dissolute wicked person who recites the Qur'an is like
the Raihana (sweet basil) which smells good but tastes bitter. And the example of a dissolute wicked person who
does not recite the Qur'an is like the colocynth which tastes bitter and has no smell.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 539.
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Narated By Ibn 'Umar : The Prophet said, "Your life in comparison to the lifetime of the past nations is like the period
between the time of 'Asr prayer and sunset. Your example and the example of the Jews and Christians is that of
person who employed labourers and said to them, "Who will work for me till the middle of the day for one Qirat (a
special weight)?' The Jews did. He then said, "Who will work for me from the middle of the day till the 'Asr prayer for
one Qirat each?" The Christians worked accordingly. Then you (Muslims) are working from the bar prayer till the
Maghrib prayer for two Qirats each. They (the Jews and the Christians) said, 'We did more labour but took less
wages.' He (Allah) said, 'Have I wronged you in your rights?' They replied, 'No.' Then He said, 'This is My Blessing
which I give to whom I wish."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 540.
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Narated By Talha : I asked 'Abdullah bin Abi 'Aufa, "Did the Prophet make a will (to appoint his successor or
bequeath wealth)?" He replied, "No." I said, "How is it prescribed then for the people to make wills, and they are
ordered to do so while the Prophet did not make any will?" He said, "He made a will wherein he recommended
Allah's Book."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 541.
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Narated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle said, "Allah does not listen to a prophet as He listens to a prophet who
recites the Qur'an in a pleasant tone." The companion of the sub-narrator (Abu Salama) said, "It means, reciting it
aloud."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 542.
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Narated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, "Allah does not listen to a prophet as He listens to a prophet who
recites the Qur'an in a loud and pleasant tone." Sufyan said, "This saying means: a prophet who regards the
Qur'an as something that makes him dispense with many worldly pleasures."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 543.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : Allah's Apostle said, "Not to wish to be the like except of two men. A man whom
Allah has given the knowledge of the Book and he recites it during the hours of the night, and a man whom Allah
has given wealth, and he spends it in charity during the night and the hours of the day."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 544.
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Narated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle I said, "Not to wish to be the like of except two men: A man whom Allah has
taught the Qur'an and he recites it during the hours of the night and during the hours of the day, and his neighbour
listens to him and says, 'I wish I had been given what has been given to so-and-so, so that I might do what he does;
and a man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it on what is just and right, whereupon an other man May
say, 'I wish I had been given what so-and-so has been given, for then I would do what he does."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 545.
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Narated By 'Uthman : The Prophet said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach
it."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 546.
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Narated By Uthman bin Affan : The Prophet said, "The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the
Qur'an and teach it."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 547.
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Narated By Sahl bin Sad : A lady came to the Prophet and declared that she had decided to offer herself to Allah
and His Apostle. The Prophet said, "I am not in need of women." A man said (to the Prophet) "Please marry her to
me." The Prophet said (to him), "Give her a garment." The man said, "I cannot afford it." The Prophet said, "Give
her anything, even if it were an iron ring." The man apologized again. The Prophet then asked him, "What do you
know by heart of the Qur'an?" He replied, "I know such-and-such portion of the Qur'an (by heart)." The Prophet
said, "Then I marry her to you for that much of the Qur'an which you know by heart."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 548.
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Narated By Sahl bin Sad : A lady came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have come to you to offer
myself to you." He raised his eyes and looked at her and then lowered his head. When the lady saw that he did not
make any decision, she sat down. On that, a man from his companions got up and said. "O Allah's Apostle! If you
are not in need of this woman, then marry her to me." Allah's Apostle said, "Do you have anything to offer her?" He
replied. "No, by Allah, O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said to him, "Go to your family and see if you can find
something.' The man went and returned, saying, "No, by Allah, O Allah's Apostle! I have not found anything." The
Prophet said, "Try to find something, even if it is an iron ring.'' He went again and returned, saying, "No, by Allah, O
Allah's Apostle, not even an iron ring, but I have this waist sheet of mine." The man had no upper garment, so he
intended to give her, half his waist sheet. So Allah's Apostle said, ''What would she do with your waist sheet? If you
wear it, she will have nothing of it over her body, and if she wears it, you will have nothing over your body." So that
man sat for a long period and then got up, and Allah's Apostle saw him going away, so he ordered somebody to call
him. When he came, the Prophet asked him, " How much of the Qur'an do you know?" He replied, "I know such
Surat and such Surat and such Surat," and went on counting it, The Prophet asked him, "Can you recite it by
heart?" he replied, "Yes." The Prophet said, "Go, I have married this lady to you for the amount of the Qur'an you
know by heart."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 549.
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Narated By Ibn Umar : Allah's Apostle said, "The example of the person who knows the Qur'an by heart is like the
owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 550.
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Narated By Abdullah : The Prophet said, "It is a bad thing that some of you say, 'I have forgotten such-and-such
verse of the Qur'an,' for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the
Qur'an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than camel do."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 551.
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Narated By Abdullah : I heard the Prophet saying... (as above, no. 550).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 552.
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Narated By Abu Musa : The Prophet said, "Keep on reciting the Qur'an, for, by Him in Whose Hand my life is,
Qur'an runs away (is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their tying ropes."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 553.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal : I saw Allah's Apostle reciting Surat-al-Fath on his she-camel on the day of the
Conquest of Mecca.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 554.
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Narated By Said bid Jubair : Those Suras which you people call the Mufassal, are the Muhkam. And Ibn 'Abbas
said, "Allah's Apostle died when I was a boy of ten years, and I had learnt the Muhkam (of the Qur'an).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 555.
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Narated By Said bin Jubair : Ibn 'Abbas said, "I have learnt all the Muhkam Suras during the life time of Allah's
Apostle." I said to him, 'What is meant by the Muhkam?" He replied, "The Mufassal."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 556.
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Narated By 'Aisha : The Prophet heard a man reciting the Qur'an in the mosque and said, "May Allah bestow His
Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such a Surah."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 557.
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Narated By Hisham : (The same Hadith, adding): which I missed (modifying the Verses).


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 558.
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Narated By 'Aisha : Allah's Apostle heard a man reciting the Qur'an at night, and said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy
on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such-and-such Suras, which I was caused to forget."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 559.
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Narated By Abdullah : The Prophet said, "Why does anyone of the people say, 'I have forgotten such-and-such
Verses (of the Qur'an)?' He, in fact, is caused (by Allah) to forget."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 560.
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Narated By Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari : The Prophet said, "If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night,
it is sufficient for him (for that night)."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 561.
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Narated By Umar bin Khattab : I heard Hisham bin Hakim bin Hizam reciting Surat-al-Furqan during the lifetime of
Allah's Apostle, and I listened to his recitation and noticed that he recited it in several ways which Allah's Apostle
had not taught me. So I was on the point of attacking him in the prayer, but I waited till he finished his prayer, and
then I seized him by the collar and said, "Who taught you this Surah which I have heard you reciting?" He replied,
"Allah's Apostle taught it to me." I said, "You are telling a lie; By Allah! Allah's Apostle taught me (in a different way)
this very Surah which I have heard you reciting." So I took him, leading him to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's
Apostle! I heard this person reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way that you did not teach me, and you have taught me
Surat-al-Furqan." The Prophet said, "O Hisham, recite!" So he recited in the same way as I heard him recite it
before. On that Allah's Apostle said, "It was revealed to be recited in this way." Then Allah's Apostle said, "Recite, O
'Umar!" So I recited it as he had taught me. Allah's Apostle then said, "It was revealed to be recited in this way."
Allah" Apostle added, "The Qur'an has been revealed to be recited in several different ways, so recite of it that
which is easier for you."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 562.
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Narated By 'Aisha : The Prophet heard a reciter reciting, the Qur'an in the mosque at night. The Prophet said, "May
Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has remind ed me of such-and-such Verses of such and-such Suras, which I
missed!"


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 563.
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Narated By Abu Wail : We went to 'Abdullah in the morning and a man said, "Yesterday I recited all the Mufassal
Suras." On that 'Abdullah said, "That is very quick, and we have the (Prophet's) recitation, and I remember very well
the recitation of those Suras which the Prophet used to recite, and they were eighteen Suras from the Mufassal,
and two Suras from the Suras that start with Ha Mim.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 564.
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Narated By Ibn Abbas : Regarding His (Allah's) Statement: 'Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur'an) to make
haste therewith.' (75.16) And whenever Gabriel descended to Allah's Apostle with the Divine Inspiration, Allah's
Apostle used to move his tongue and lips, and that used to be hard for him, and one could easily recognize that he
was being inspired Divinely. So Allah revealed the Verse which occurs in the Surah starting with "I do swear by the
Day of Resurrection.' (75.1) i.e. 'Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur'an) to make haste then with. It is for Us
to collect it (in your mind) (O Muhammad) an give you the ability to recite it 'by heart.' (75.16-17) which means: It is
for us to collect it (in your mind) and give you the ability to recite it by heart. And when We have recited it to you (O
Muhammad) through Gabriel then follow you its recital. (75.18) means: 'When We reveal it (the Qur'an) to you,
Listen to it.' for then: It is for Us to explain it and make it clear to you' (75.19) i.e. It is up to Us to explain it through
your tongue. So, when Gabriel came to him, Allah's Apostle would listen to him attentively, and as soon as Gabriel
left, he would recite the Revelations, as Allah had promised him.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 565.
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Narated By Qatada : I asked Anas bin Malik about the recitation of the Prophet. He said, "He used to pray long
(certain sounds) very much.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 566.
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Narated By Qatada : Anas was asked, "How was the recitation (of the Qur'an) of the Prophet?' He replied, "It was
characterized by the prolongation of certain sounds." He then recited: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent,
the Most Merciful prolonging the pronunciation of 'In the Name of Allah, 'the most Beneficent,' and 'the Most Merciful.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 567.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal : I saw the Prophet reciting (Qur'an) while he was riding on his she camel or
camel which was moving, carrying him. He was reciting Surat Fath or part of Surat Fath very softly and in an
Attractive vibrating tone.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 568.
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Narated By Abu Musa : That the Prophet said to him' "O Abu Musa! You have been given one of the musical
wind-instruments of the family of David."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 569.
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Narated By 'Abdullah : That the Prophet said to him, "Recite the Qur'an to me." 'Abdullah said, "Shall I recite (the
Qur'an) to you while it has been revealed to you?" He said, "I like to hear it from others."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 570.
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Narated By Abdullah bin Mas'ud : The Prophet said to me, "Recite (the Qur'an) to me." I said, "O Allah's Apostle
Shall I recite (the Qur'an) to you while it has been revealed to you?" He said, "Yes." So I recited Surat-An-Nisa' (The
Women), but when I recited the Verse:

'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.' (4.41) He said, "Enough for the present," I looked at him and behold! His eyes were
overflowing with tears.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 571.
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Narated By Sufyan : Ibn Shubruma said, "I wanted to see how much of the Qur'an can be enough (to recite in
prayer) and I could not find a Surah containing less than three Verses, therefore I said to myself), "One ought not to
recite less than three (Qur'anic) Verses (in prayer)."

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: The Prophet said, "If somebody recites the last two Verses of Surat al-Baqara at night, it will
be sufficient for him.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 572.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As : My father got me married to a lady of a noble family, and often used to ask
my wife about me, and she used to reply, "What a wonderful man he is! He never comes to my bed, nor has he
approached me since he married me." When this state continued for a long period, my father told the story to the
Prophet who said to my father, "Let me meet him." Then I met him and he asked me, "How do you fast?" I replied, "I
fast daily," He asked, "How long does it take you to finish the recitation of the whole Qur'an?" I replied, "I finish it
every night." On that he said, "Fast for three days every month and recite the Qur'an (and finish it) in one month." I
said, "But I have power to do more than that." He said, "Then fast for three days per week." I said, "i have the power
to do more than that." He said, "Therefore, fast the most superior type of fasting, (that is, the fasting of (prophet)
David who used to fast every alternate day; and finish the recitation of the whole Qur'an In seven days." I wish I had
accepted the permission of Allah's Apostle as I have become a weak old man. It is said that 'Abdullah used to recite
one-seventh of the Qur'an during the day-time to some of his family members, for he used to check his
memorization of what he would recite at night during the daytime so that it would be easier for him to read at night.
And whenever he wanted to gain some strength, he used to give up fasting for some days and count those days to
fast for a similar period, for he disliked to leave those things which he used to do during the lifetime of the Prophet.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 573.
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Narated By Abdullah bin Amr : The Prophet asked me, "How long does it take you to finish the recitation of the
whole Qur'an?"


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 574.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin 'Amr : Allah's Apostle said to me, "Recite the whole Qur'an in one month's time." I said,
"But I have power (to do more than that)." Allah's Apostle said, "Then finish the recitation of the Qur'an in seven
days, and do not finish it in less than this period."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 575.
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Narated By 'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud) : Allah's Apostle said (to me), "Recite the Qur'an to me." I said, "Shall I recite (it)
to you while it has been revealed to you?" He said, "I like to hear it from another person." So I recited Surat An-Nisa
(The Women) till I reached the Verse: '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.' (4.41) Then he said to me, "Stop!" Thereupon I saw his
eyes overflowing with tears.


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 576.
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Narated By Abdullah bin Masud : The Prophet said to me, "Recite Qur'an to me." I said to him. "Shall I recite (it) to
you while it has been revealed to you?" He said, "I like to hear it from another person."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 577.
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Narated By 'Ali : I heard the Prophet saying, "In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with
foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game,
their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their
killers on the Day of Resurrection."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 578.
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Narated By Abu Said Al-Khudri : I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There will appear some people among you whose
prayer will make you look down upon yours, and whose fasting will make you look down upon yours, but they will
recite the Qur'an which will not exceed their throats (they will not act on it) and they will go out of Islam as an arrow
goes out through the game whereupon the archer would examine the arrowhead but see nothing, and look at the
un-feathered arrow but see nothing, and look at the arrow feathers but see nothing, and finally he suspects to find
something in the lower part of the arrow."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 579.
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Narated By Abu Musa : The Prophet said, "The example of a believer who recites the Qur'an and acts on it, like a
citron which tastes nice and smells nice. And the example of a believer who does not recite the Qur'an but acts on
it, is like a date which tastes good but has no smell. And the example of a hypocrite who recites the Qur'an is like a
Raihana (sweet basil) which smells good but tastes bitter And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the
Qur'an is like a colocynth which tastes bitter and has a bad smell."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 580.
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Narated By Abdullah : The Prophet said, "Recite (and study) the Qur'an as long as you agree about its
interpretation, but if you have any difference of opinion (as regards to its interpretation and meaning) then you
should stop reciting it (for the time being)."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 581.
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Narated By Jundub : The Prophet said, "Recite (and study) the Qur'an as long as you agree about its
interpretation, but when you have any difference of opinion (as regards its interpretation and meaning) then you
should stop reciting it (for the time being)."


Volumn 006, Book 061, Hadith Number 582.
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Narated By Abdullah : That he heard a man reciting a Qur'anic Verse which he had heard the Prophet reciting in a
different way. So he took that man to the Prophet (and told him the story). The Prophet said, "Both of you are
reciting in a correct way, so carry on reciting." The Prophet further added, "The nations which were before you were
destroyed (by Allah) because they differed."


Total Hadiths : 82.