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The Virtues of Qur'an

Hazrat Uthma (raa) narrates that the Prophet (pbuh) said: "The best amongst you is he who learns the Qur'an and teaches it."

The Qur'an is the basis of the religion of Islam, and on the preservation and propagation of the Qur'an depends the very existence of this faith. The virtue of learning and teaching the Qur'an is self-evident and does not need further elucidation. There are various degrees of excellence. The highest is to learn the Qur'an along with its meanings and purport, and the least is to lean its words only.

The hadith mentioned above is supported also by another saying of the Prophet (pbuh) as reported by Hazrat Sa'id ibn-i-Salim (raa): "If a person who has acquired the knowledge of the Holy Qur'an considers another person who has been gifted with something else to be more fortunate than himself, he has shown disrespect to the blessings of The Almighty bestowed on him on account of his learning the Qur'an." It is evident that since the Qur'an, being the Almighty's Word, is superior to all other discourses as mentioned in some of the ahadith quoted later. Sahl Tastari (raa) says that they proof of love for The Almighty is the existence of love for The Almighty's Word in one's heart.


The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

February 1991
Shahban 1411
The Virtues of Qur'an
Qur'an and Science
Sincerity (Ikhlas)
Stories of the Sahabah
Women in Islam
The Kid's Corner
The Prophet Adam
Teachings of the Prophet
Why I Embraced Islam
Islamic Dietary Laws