Whoever memorises the Quraan for the Face of Allaah will not be touched by the Fire inshaa Allaah

by The Albaani Blog


 

لَوْ جُعِلَ الْقُرْآنُ فِي إِهَابٍ، ثُمَّ أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ؛ مَا احْتَرَقَ

From Uqbah ibn Aamir, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the Quraan were to be placed in leather and then thrown into the Fire, it would not burn.”

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Shaikh al-Albaani said, “… that what is meant is what the Imaams of Hadith have said, from them al-Baihaqi who said in ash-Shu’ab from Abu Abdullaah, ‘i.e., that whoever carries [i.e., memorises] the Quran and recites it will not be touched by the Fire.’” Abu Abdullaah is al-Bushanji. And in al-Asmaa he reported similar to it from Imaam Ahmad.

And there is no doubt that what is intended is one who carries the Quraan, has memorized it and recites it for the Face of Allaah the Blessed and Most High, not seeking any reward or thanks for that from anyone except Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.  For if not, then he will be like the one spoken about by Abu Abdur-Rahmaan, i.e., Abdullaah ibn Yazeed al-Muqri, as occurs in Musnad Abu Ya’laa who said, ‘Its explanation is that whoever gathers the Quraan and then enters the Fire, then he is worse than a pig.’”