Respect for an Aged Muslim, a Haafiz and a Just Ruler

وعن أبي موسى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال إن من إجلال الله إكرام ذي الشيبة المسلم وحامل القرآن غير الغالي فيه ولا الجافي عنه وإكرام ذي السلطان المقسط رواه أبو داود (الترغيب والترهيب 1/148)

Hadhrat Abu Musa (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Indeed it is part of showing respect to Allah Ta’ala that one respects an aged Muslim; and a Haafiz of the Qur’an,  such a Haafiz who adheres to the Qur’an and does not commit excesses in it (i.e. he does not recite incorrectly nor for show and he adheres to the teaching of the Qur’an), nor does he turn away from it (by neglecting its recitation and not practicing upon it), and (it is part of showing respect to Allah Ta’ala) that one shows respect to a just ruler.” 

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