Hadith on Hypocrisy: People will be arrogant with the Quran

Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The religion will be victorious until you pass beyond the seas and fight upon the seas in the way of Allah, then after you will come people who recite the Quran. They will say: We recite the Quran, so who is better at reciting than us? Who has more understanding than us? Who has more knowledge than us?” Then the Prophet turned to his companions and he said, “Is there any good in these people?” They said no. The Prophet said, “These people are among you from this nation. These are fuel for the Hellfire.

Source: Musnad Abī Ya’lá 6698

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنِ الْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَظْهَرُ الدِّينُ حَتَّى يُجَاوِزَ الْبِحَارَ وَتُخَاضُ الْبِحَارُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يَأْتِي مِنْ بَعْدِكُمْ أَقْوَامٌ يَقْرَءُونَ الْقُرْآنَ يَقُولُونَ قَدْ قَرَأْنَا الْقُرْآنَ مَنْ أَقْرَأُ مِنَّا وَمَنْ أَفْقَهُ مِنَّا أَوْ مَنْ أَعْلَمُ مِنَّا ثُمَّ الْتَفَتَ إِلَى أَصْحَابِهِ فَقَالَ هَلْ فِي أُولَئِكَ مِنْ خَيْرٍ قَالُوا لَا قَالَ أُولَئِكَ مِنْكُمْ مِنْ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمْ وَقُودُ النَّارِ

6698 مسند أبي يعلى

135 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن لغيره في صحيح الترغيب