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The Weight of the Qur’an

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It is reported that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: 

“We were the beginning (the heads) of this Ummah, and perhaps a man from the best of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and the most righteous amongst them could maintain only one chapter of the Qur`an or thereabouts. For the Qur`an was weighty upon them, and they were given knowledge of it or action based on it. But the last of this Ummah will find the Qur`an light (and easy) – the child and the non-Arab will recite it, without possessing any knowledge about it.”

[Al-Harawi, Dhamm Al-Kalam wa Ahlihi, vol. 5, p. 144]


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September 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

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