Hadith on Quran: Seek Allah by His Book before insincerity prevails

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Recite the Quran and seek Allah through it before some people come who merely sharpen its form as if it were an arrow, seeking reward in the world and not in the Hereafter.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 14855

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ وَابْتَغُوا بِهِ اللهَ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ قَوْمٌ يُقِيمُونَهُ إِقَامَةَ الْقِدْحِ يَتَعَجَّلُونَهُ وَلَا يَتَأَجَّلُونَهُ

14855 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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