Naseehah to the Qur’an: Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzan

Imam Muslim narrates the famous hadeeth in his Saheeh [#55] that:

عَنْ تَمِيمٍ الدَّارِيِّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ ‏”‏ قُلْنَا لِمَنْ قَالَ ‏”‏ لِلَّهِ وَلِكِتَابِهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ ‏”‏

Tameem al-Dari said that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The religion is Naseehah [sincerity].”

So we said, “To whom?”

He replied, “To Allah, and to His Book, and to His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims, and to the common Muslims.”

In his explanation of al-Nawawi’s collection of Forty Hadeeth, sheikh Saalih al-Fawzan explained Naseehah to Allah’s Book as follows:

قال : {ولكتابه} النصيحة لكتاب الله – وهو القرآن – أن تؤمن به وتعتقد أنه كلام الله وأنه منزل غير مخلوق ، وأنه كلام الله حقيقة ، أنزله على رسوله ﷺ ، ثم تكثر من تلاوته ، وتتدبره ، وتتأمل معانيه ، وتطلب تفسيره ، ثم تعمل به ، وتخلص العمل لله عز وجل ، هذه النصيحة لكتاب الله عز وجل : أولا : أن تعتقد أنه كلام الله حقيقة . ثانيا : أن تتعلمه . ثالثا : أن تكثر من تلاوته . رابعا : أن تتدبره ، فلا يكفي أن تقرأه دون معرفة معانيه وتفسيره . خامسا : أن تعمل به . ذلك لأن العلم من غير عمل لا يفيدك شيئا ، ولو كنت من أكثر الناس حفظا للقرآن ، وأكثر الناس تلاوته للقرآن ، ما دام أنك لا تعمل به ، فليست ناصحا لكتاب الله عز وجل ، بل تكون غاشا لكتاب الله عز وجل . ـ

Allah’s Messenger said, “and to His Book“.

And Naseehah to the Book of Allah – which is the Qur’an – is to believe in it and to have firm belief that it is the Speech of Allah and that it was revealed, not created. And to believe that it is really the Speech of Allah revealed to His Messenger (ﷺ). And then, you frequently engage in reciting it, in reflecting on it, in pondering over its meanings and seeking out its explanations. And then you proceed to act in accordance with it and to make your actions purely for the sake of Allah. This is naseehah to the Book of Allah:

1. That you believe that it is truly the speech of Allah.
2. That you learn it.
3. That you frequently read it.
4. That you contemplate over it, for it is not sufficient for you to merely recite it without knowing its meanings and explanations.
5. That you act in accordance with it.

This is because knowledge without action does not benefit you at all. Even if you were the most accomplished of people in terms of memorizing the Qur’an and the most prolific of people in terms of reciting the Qur’an – so long as you do not act in accordance with it you are not one who is sincere to the Book of Allah. In fact, you would be one who betrays the Book of Allah.

[Sharh al-Arba’een al-Nawawi pg. 111]

For another excerpt from the same work, see also: Gathering in the Houses of Allah to Recite and Study the Qur’an: Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzan

See also: Which is more virtuous: reading a small amount of the Qur’an with tarteel and contemplation, or a large amount quickly? – Ibn al-Qayyim

See also: Tafsir al-Sa’di on the objective of revealing the Qur’an and its benefits

See also: Understanding the Qur’an: Sheikh Muhammad Bazmool

See also: Recite the Book with its true recitation

See also: The Two Types of those who Believe in the Qur’an: Imam al-Sa’di

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