“The Qur’an Was Heavy Upon Them”


Truly, we were the beginning of this nation.  There would be men, amongst the best of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (S), who only had with them one surah or so from the Qur’an, but the Qur’an was heavy upon them and they were given the sustenance of acting according to it.  Truly, the end of this nation will have the Qur’an upon them until even the child and the non-Arab recites it, but they will not act according to it. —’Abdullah ibn ‘Umar

(Read on pg 40-41, Imam Abu Baker Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Ajurri, The Character of the Bearers and People of the Qur’an.) 

Incredible book, by the way.

-Fi Amanillah-


3 thoughts on ““The Qur’an Was Heavy Upon Them”

  1. Selam alaikum, I recently discovered your blog and mashallah I learn a lot from it. May Allah reward you for it. After this post I had to think about persons who memorised Quran but forget it after some time due to pursuing wordly matters. May Allah swt may make us steadfast and increase our knowledge. Subhanallah it is definitely a frightening development. Jazak Allahu khairan. Wassalaam

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