128. There Are Three Groups of Recitors of the Holy Quran

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3-165 حدثنا أحمد بن زياد بن جعفر الهمداني رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: القراء ثلاثة قارئ قرأ [القرآن] ليستدر به الملوك. ويستطيل به على الناس فذاك من أهل النار وقارئ قرأ القرآن فحفظ حروفه وضيع حدوده فذاك من أهل النار، وقارئ قرأ [القرآن] فاستتر به تحت برنسه فهو يعمل بمحكمه ويؤمن بمتشابهه ويقيم فرائضه ويحل حلاله ويحرم حرامه فهذا ممن بنقذه الله من مضلات الفتن، وهو من أهل الجنة ويشفع فيمن شاء


3-165 Ahmad ibn Zyad ibn Ja’far al-Hamedany - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim quoted his father, on the authority of Ibn Abi Umayr, on the authority of Hisham ibn Salim, on the authority of Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB), “There are three groups of people who recite the Quran. First there are those who use the Quran to approach the rulers and act haughty with the people. They are of the residents of Hell. Secondly there are those who recite the Quran and memorize it bit by bit, but violate its limits. They are of the residents of Hell. Lastly, there are those who recite the Quran, develop it in their minds and act according to the strong decrees, believe in the similitudes, practice its obligatory deeds, consider allowed what it has allowed and forbid what it has forbidden. Thus, God protects them from the harms of the occasions of going astray. They are of the residents of Paradise. They can intercede on behalf of whomever they wish.”