The honor of those who carry the Quran

The honor of those who carry the Quran

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: The honor Quran is immense! All of you should seek knowledge of the Quran and teach it to others.

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said:

اے ابوذر مسلمان بوڑھوں کی تعظیم وتکریم کرنا خدا وند عالم کی تعظیم وتکریم بجالانا ہے ۔

نیز حاملان قرآن جو اس پر عمل کر تے ہوں اور عادل حکمران کی عزت کرنا بھی خدا کی عزت کرنا ہے ۔

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: The Quran is a tongue with which no other tongue can surpass, and after it, there is no need for any other tongue.

Makarim al-Akhlaq/67; Wamali al-Tusi 149/2; Nawader al-Rawandi/7
The status of those who carry the Quran

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said:

إِنَّ أَحَقَّ اَلنَّاسِ بِالتَّخَشُّعِ فِي اَلسِّرِّ وَ اَلْعَلاَنِيَةِ لَحَامِلُ اَلْقُرْآنِ وَ إِنَّ أَحَقَّ اَلنَّاسِ فِي اَلسِّرِّ وَ اَلْعَلاَنِيَةِ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَ اَلصَّوْمِ لَحَامِلُ اَلْقُرْآنِ ثُمَّ نَادَى بِأَعْلَى صَوْتِهِ يَا حَامِلَ اَلْقُرْآنِ تَوَاضَعْ بِهِ يَرْفَعْكَ اَللَّهُ وَ لاَ تَعَزَّزْ بِهِ فَيُذِلَّكَ اَللَّهُ يَا حَامِلَ اَلْقُرْآنِ تَزَيَّنْ بِهِ لِلَّهِ يُزَيِّنْكَ اَللَّهُ بِهِ وَ لاَ تَزَيَّنْ بِهِ لِلنَّاسِ فَيَشِينَكَ اَللَّهُ بِهِ

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: Surely, all people who demonstrate humility and devotion openly and in secret are worthy bearers of the Quran.

And among people, those who observe fasting and perform prayers, whether in concealment or openly, are the most deserving of being bearers of the Quran.

Then he raised his voice and said, ‘O bearers of the Quran, adopt humility and devotion for the sake Honour of the Quran so that Allah elevates you on its account.

So that you do not fall from the high ranks of dignity and honor, where Allah, the Exalted, might degrade you, O bearer of the Quran, adorn yourself with the Honour of Quran in the sight of Allah, so that Allah may adorn you through it.

Do not adorn yourself with the Quran in front of people to show them, lest Allah embarrass you with it in front of people.

Al-Kafi 604/2, Al-Bihar 185/93, Mustadrak al-Wasa’il 350/4

Imam Jafar e Sadiq (A.S) said:

القُرّاءُ ثَلاثَة اَلْقُرَّاءُ ثَلاَثَةٌ قَارِئٌ قَرَأَ اَلْقُرْآنَ لِيَسْتَدِرَّ بِهِ اَلْمُلُوكَ وَ يَسْتَطِيلَ بِهِ عَلَى اَلنَّاسِ فَذَاكَ مِنْ أَهْلِ اَلنَّارِ وَ قَارِئٌ قَرَأَ اَلْقُرْآنَ فَحَفِظَ حُرُوفَهُ وَ ضَيَّعَ حُدُودَهُ فَذَاكَ مِنْ أَهْلِ اَلنَّارِ وَ قَارِئٌ قَرَأَ اَلْقُرْآنَ فَاسْتَتَرَ بِهِ تَحْتَ بُرْنُسِهِ فَهُوَ يَعْمَلُ بِمُحْكَمِهِ وَ يُؤْمِنُ بِمُتَشَابِهِهِ وَ يُقِيمُ فَرَائِضَهُ وَ يُحِلُّ حَلاَلَهُ وَ يُحَرِّمُ حَرَامَهُ فَهَذَا مِمَّنْ يُنْقِذُهُ اَللَّهُ مِنْ مَضَلاَّتِ اَلْفِتَنِ وَ هُوَ مِنْ أَهْلِ اَلْجَنَّةِ وَ يَشْفَعُ فِيمَنْ شَاءَ

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (AS) said,

There are three types of Qur’an reciters. First, those who recite the Qur’an for the sake of gaining benefits from rulers and engaging in hypocrisy among people. These people are the inhabitants of Hell. Second, those who memorize the words Honour of the Qur’an correctly but do not observe its commands. Even this person is from the inhabitants of Hell.

Those who recite the Honour of Qur’an, engage in self-reformation according to its commands, adhere to its principles, have faith in its allegorical verses, fulfill their obligations, and consider the permissible as permissible and the forbidden as forbidden, are the ones whom Allah has safeguarded from the misguiding temptations. They are the people from the inhabitants of Paradise. They are the ones who will be able to intercede on behalf of others.

Amali al-Saduq, p. 396