A Hadeeth about reciting the Quran with understanding
Fatwa No: 90972

  • Fatwa Date:28-12-2005 - Thul-Qi'dah 28, 1426
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Question

Please help me to find out the authenticity of one Hadeeth whether it is Saheeh or Dha'eef and also try to send the Arabic text of that particular Hadeeth. The Hadeeth as follows:
"If anyone of you recite Quran (with understanding) that is better than offering 100 Rak'ah Salah - Ibn Maajah 16:219. Expecting the full link of the above quoted Hadeeth.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

It might be that you are referring to the narration reported by Ibn Maajah may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him that Abu Tharr  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated: "The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) told me: "O Abu Tharr, if you go to the mosque in order to memorize one verse from the Book of Allaah, it is better for you than performing 100 Rak'ahs, and if you go to the mosque in order to learn a chapter of knowledge whether or not you act upon it, is better for you than performing 1,000 Rak'ahs." The outstanding scholar, Al-Booseeri may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: 'The chain of narrators of this narration is weak.' Moreover, Al-Albaani may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him classified this narration as weak.

Allaah Knows best.

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