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Abu Musa al Ash’ari RA – The True Lover of Quraan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Rasulalah salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam’s narration reported by him RA:

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi 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.” [Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 538].


Beautiful Narrations about Abu Musa al Ash’ari RA by other Sahaba RA which tell us how he lived up to what he learned in the hadith above:

فعن أبي المهلب قال: سمعت أبا موسى على منبره وهو يقول: من علّمه الله علمًا فليعلّمه، ولا يقولنّ ما ليس له به علم، فيكون من المتكلفين، ويمرق من الدين

Abu al Muhallab said: “I heard Abu Musa on his minbar saying, ‘Whoever is granted knowledge by Allah, let him teach it,  but let him not speak of that of which he has no knowledge, lest he become one of those who overstep the mark and go beyond the bounds of Islam.”

قال ابن شوذب : كان أبو موسى إذا صلى الصبح ، استقبل الصفوف رجلا رجلا يقرئهم

Ibn Shawdhab said: “When Abu Musa had prayed Fajr he would turn to face the rows, checking their recitation one by one.

عَنْ أَنَسٍ ، قَالَ : ” بَعَثَنِي الأَشْعَرِيُّ إِلَى عُمَرَ ، فَقَالَ لِي عُمَرُ : كَيْفَ تَرَكْتَ الأَشْعَرِيَّ ؟ فَقُلْتُ لَهُ : تَرَكْتُهُ يُعَلِّمُ النَّاسَ الْقُرْآنَ ، فَقَالَ : أَمَا إِنَّهُ كَيِّسٌ ، وَلا تُسْمِعْهَا إِيَّاهُ

It is narrated that Anas ibn Malik said: “Al-Ash’ari sent me to ‘Umar RA and ‘Umar asked, ‘How did you leave Al-Ash’ari?’ I said, ‘I left him teaching the people the Qur’an.’ He said, ‘He is very smart, but do not tell him.’”

[via: Abu Emaan]


Rasulalah salalahu ‘alayhiwasalam Praises Abu Musa al Ash’ari’s Recitation

Al-Bukhaari narrated from Burayd ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Burdah from his grandfather from Abu Musa (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O Abu Musa, you have been given one of the mizmaar of the family of Dawood.” (Fadaa’il al-Qur’aan, 4660).

Ibn Hajar said: “What is meant by mizmaar is a beautiful voice. The original meaning is a musical instrument and the word is applied to the voice because it resembles it.” [Islam QA, #22435]


May Allah SWT grant us the best and most noble profession of learning and teaching the Quraan for life in a manner that it is beneficial for us in our dunia and Akhirah.



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