Ruling on saying “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” on finishing the recitation of the Qur’an- Ibn Baaz

(Part No. 24; Page No. 410)171-

Ruling on saying “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” on finishing the recitation of the Qur’anQ:

I often hear that saying, “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim (True are the Words of Allah, the Ever-Great)” after finishing the recitation of Qur’an is an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion). But some people told me that it is permissible and they quoted as evidence the Ayah: Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Allâh has spoken the truth; follow the religion of Ibrâhîm (Abraham) Hanîfa (Islâmic Monotheism, i.e. he used to worship Allâh Alone) I was also informed by some scholars that when the Prophet (peace be upon him) wanted to stop a reciter he would tell them: “This is sufficient” and that he did not say, “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim.” My question is: Is it permissible to say, “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” on finishing the recitation of the Qur’an? I hope you would explain this to me.

A: People have been accustomed to say: “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” when they finish reciting the Qur’an, but this act is baseless and it should not be taken as a custom. According to the principles of Shari`ah (Islamic law), it is a form of Bid`ah, if a person believes that it is a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet). Thus, it should be quitted and not be adopted as a custom for lack of evidence.
As regards the Saying of Allah (Exalted be He): Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Allâh has spoken the truthThis is irrelevant to the issue at hand.(Part No. 24; Page No. 411)Rather, Allah (Exalted and Glorified be He) was commanding the Prophet (peace be upon him) to clarify to them that He has spoken the Truth in His Great Books such as the Tawrah (Torah) and the like, and has spoken the Truth to His Servants in His Glorious Book “the Qur’an”. This does not constitute evidence that it is Mustahab (desirable) to say, “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” after reciting any parts or Ayahs (Qur’anic verses) or Surahs (Qur’anic Chapter) of the Qur’an, for this has not been authentically reported or known from either the Prophet (peace be upon him) or any of his Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allah be pleased with them).

When Ibn Mas`ud recited to the Prophet (pRuling on saying “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” on finishing the recitation of the Qur’an- Ibn Baazeace be upon him) from the beginning of Surah Al-Nisa’ until he reached His Saying (Exalted be He): How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) as a witness against these people?

 The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to him, ‘This is sufficient.’Ibn Mas`ud said: ‘I turned to him and saw his eyes filled with tears.’ The Prophet (peace be upon him) was weeping in awe of this great status on the Day of Resurrection mentioned in this Ayah, where Allah (Glorified be He) says: How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) i.e., O Muhammad …as a witness against these people meaning against his Ummah (nation based on one creed), may peace be upon him. As far as we know, no scholar ever stated that Ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) said(Part No. 24; Page No. 412)”Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim” after the Prophet (peace be upon him) told him, “This is sufficient.” The point is that there is no basis in the Shari`ah for concluding the recitation of the Qur’an by saying, “Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim.” But, if a person does that sometimes, for important reasons, there is nothing wrong in that.

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