Virtues of the Glorious Qur'aan


Virtues of the Glorious Qur'aan

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No poverty after Paradise and no wealth in the Fire

It is reported that Jundub b. `Abdillaah Al-Bajalee – Allaah be pleased with him – was once asked for advice and instruction. He said: "I advise you to fear Allaah and obey Him (taqwaa) and I advise you to adhere to the Qur'aan, for it is a light in the dark night and a guidance during the day, so implement it no matter how much struggle and poverty you have to face. If a calamity befalls you, put your wealth forward to protect your religion, and if the calamity continues, put forward your wealth and your life to save your religion [but never risk your religion], for the ruined is he whose religion is ruined, and the looted is he whose religion is taken. And know that there is no poverty after Paradise, and no riches after the Fire. [Al-Dhahabee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa` 3:174.]

Not acting on the Qur'aan

Samura ibn Jundab narrated that the Prophet (sallaallaahu `alayhi was-sallam) said in his narration of a dream that he saw, "He whose head was being crushed with a stone was one who learnt the Qur'aan but never acted on it, and slept ignoring the compulsory prayers." [Al-Bukhaaree]