“I am the Qur’an”

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Muhammed (pbuh) said:

“When a man dies and his relatives are busy with the funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets between the shroud and the chest of the deceased. When after the burial the people return home, two angels, Munkar and Nakeer come into the grave and try to separate this handsome man, so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith.

“But the handsome man says, ‘He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise’.


“Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, ‘I am the Qur’an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Nakeer, you will have no grief…'”


Muhammed (pbuh) said:


“On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur’an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.”


May Allah bestow this favor on us all.




The lovely hadith ( narrated by Abi Huraira and compiled by Bukhari) was sent to me by our dear Sister Suroor.


Ya Haqq!


13 Responses to “I am the Qur’an”

  1. shams says:

    Abu Hurayrah, the kitten’s father.
    i love especially the stories of him. I love his kindness.

    Rabi’a called Munkir and Nakir “those two young gentlemen”. Why?

  2. seeker94 says:

    A beautiful hadith! Subhanallah!

  3. darvish says:

    Salaam Dear Shams and Seeker94:

    A beautiful hadith, yes, and worth noting for the last days of Ramadan, when reading the Qur’an is a blessing and a joy.

    Ya Haqq!

  4. shams says:

    Dear Brother Irving, i love that Munkir and Nakir are two young gentlemen to Rabi’a and the Qur’an is a handsome gentleman to Abu Hurayrah. shukran for the beauty.

  5. mshahin says:

    Thanks for this beautiful reminder. Sometimes we don’t realize that every letter of the Quran we recite is being written down as a reward for us.

  6. rama says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Best, rama

  7. Thanks a lot dear Irving for the postings.Allah Hafez

  8. Gaze on the sky
    When it is midnight
    You see me
    Among the stars.
    Smile to the twinkling stars
    You will see me
    Within you.

  9. Talha says:

    As salam o alaikum,

    Book #/Volume #/Hadith number from Bukhari?

    I shall be grateful if you could provide the info.



  10. ayesha says:

    “Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Nakeer, you will have no grief”. this is so powerful. imagine – being told “you will have no grief” by the qur’an… imagine!!
    thank you for sharing. i am so glad i finally found this blog, brother. i kept following your links from comments on koonj and found the “master of the jinn” page but not this – didn’t know it was you. mashallah. i will be a frequent visitor inshallah.
    eid mubarak to you too!

  11. Thank you for the link Darvish. This was truly beautiful and easy to understand. I guess the pain of the squeeze can be compared to childbirth. It’s horrible when you go through it but when you are holding your child in your arms all the pain is forgotten. I should get to reading the Quran A.S.A.P! LOL

    What is a hadith?

    As soon as I figure out how to work my new blog I will put a page up of definitons for others like myself.


  12. umar says:

    ok sorry to post another message but I spend quite a bit of time going through bukhari and other sources to verify the authenticity of this hadith – I ended up finding a very good post by another sister on this site (http://wwwDOTcafemomDOTcom/group/97/forums/read/12874779/Who_is_that_Extremely_Handsome_Man)

    Below is copied from the link above –

    Assalamu alaikum dear sister..

    Jazaaki Allahu khairan for wanting to share this information with us.. and thank you for bringing this topic up.. Because people tend to forward Emails with hadiths not knowing that those hadiths are false.. and I am sorry to say that this hadith is false..

    yes, there are two angels who will ask you about three things in the grave.. but there is no handsome man ( Quran, or deeds) that will stand between them and you…

    yes, Quran will intercede on our behalf. but on the day of judgement.. and not in the way it is mentioned in this so called hadith..

    I will insha’ Allah post the true hadith that mentions those angels.. and what they ask about.. and alhamdulilaah, I was blessed to find a specific fatwa that addresses THIS exact email.. and I will paste it here..

    Please dont’ be upset .. or stop posting because this one was not correct.. instead.. feel blessed and happy that you brought attention to a false hadith, so You, Me and the rest of the sisters can make an educated decision next time when we get such “hadiths” forwarded to us, that we can educate others like Allah has blessed us with such a knowledge. and stop the spread of lies about our beloved prophet.

    I dont’ know who comes up with these things.. people with too much time on their hands? may be they should spend that time in educating themselves properly.. and then they start sending them to other people, who , out of the goodness of their hearts and the best of intentions want to spread the word of our beloved prophet.. .. there is a great lesson to be learned here.. we need to verify anything and everything before we believe it, and before we forward it..

    I thank you again for your wonderful intentions , and I thank you for sharing this so we can correct it..

    if I speak in error then it is from me, may Allah forgive me and guide us all to what pleases Him Ameen.


    How sound is this hadeeth?
    “When a person dies, whilst his relatives are busy with his funeral rites, a very handsome man stands at the head of the deceased and when the body is shrouded, that man comes in between the shroud and chest of the deceased, and after the burial, the people go back to their homes and the two angels Munkar and Nakeer come to the grave and they try to separate this handsome man from the deceased so that they will be able to question the deceased about his faith. But the good-looking man says: ‘He is my friend, he is my friend, and I will never leave him without intervening under any circumstances. If you are appointed to question him, then do as you are commanded, but as for me, I can never leave him until I admit him to Paradise.’ Then the handsome man turns to the deceased and says to him: ‘I am the Qur’aan that you used to recite in a loud voice sometimes and in a low voice sometimes. Do not worry. After the questioning of Munkar and Nakeer, there will be no sorrow after this day.’ When the questioning ends, the handsome man and the angels prepare a bed of silk filled with musk for the deceased in Paradise.”.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    What is narrated in the saheeh Sunnah about one’s good deeds taking a physical form and appearing in the form of a handsome man in the grave, including the deed of reciting the Holy Qur’aan, is as follows:


    It was narrated from al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

    “When the believing slave is about to depart this world and enter the Hereafter, there come down to him from heaven angels with white faces like the sun, and they sit around him as far as the eye can see. They bring with them shrouds from Paradise and perfumes from Paradise…” until he said, describing the state of the believer in the grave:

    “Then a voice calls out from heaven, ‘My slave has spoken the truth, so prepare for him a bed from Paradise and clothe him from Paradise, and open for him a gate to Paradise.’ Then there comes to him some of its fragrance, and his grave is made wide, as far as he can see. Then there comes to him a man with a handsome face and handsome clothes, and a good fragrance, who says, ‘Receive the glad tidings that will bring you joy this day.’ He says, ‘Who are you? Your face is a face which brings glad tidings.’ He says, ‘I am your righteous deeds.’ He says, ‘O Lord, hasten the Hour so that I may return to my family and my wealth.’”

    Narrated by Ahmad (4/362); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz (156).


    It was narrated that Buraydah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say:

    “The Qur’aan will meet its companion on the Day of Resurrection when his grave is opened for him, in the form of a pale man. It will say to him, ‘Do you recognize me?’ He will say: ‘I do not recognize you.’ It will say: ‘I am your companion the Qur’aan, who kept you thirsty on hot days and kept you awake at night. Every merchant benefits from his business and today you will benefit from your good deeds.’ He will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and there will be placed on his head a crown of dignity, and his parents will be clothed with priceless garments the like of which have never been seen in this world. They will say: ‘Why have we been clothed with this?’ It will be said: ‘Because your son used to recite Qur’aan.’ Then it will be said to him: ‘Recite and ascend in the degrees of Paradise,’ and he will continue to ascend so long as he recites, either at a fast pace or a slow pace .”

    Narrated by Ahmad in al-Musnad (394) and Ibn Maajah in al-Sunan (3781); classed as hasan by al-Busayri in al-Zawaa’id and by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (2829).

    Al-Suyooti said in his commentary on the hadeeth (2/1242):

    “In the form of a pale man”. Al-Suyooti said: This is the one whose colour has changed. It is as if he comes in this form so as to resemble his companion in this world, or to draw attention to the fact that just as his colour changed in this world because of staying up at night to read Qur’aan, the Qur’aan will appear in a similar form because of its striving on the Day of Resurrection until its companion attains the ultimate goal in the Hereafter. End quote.

    I have not found anything in the saheeh Sunnah to suggest that a man’s righteous deeds will appear in the form of a man in the grave except in these two hadeeths.

    As for the hadeeth which you quoted, it is not narrated in any of the reliable books of Sunnah, and we have not found it with any isnaad, saheeh (sound) or da’eef (weak). Rather it is something that appears in some chat rooms or on some sites with no proof. Perhaps some ignorant person wrote it himself then attributed it to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to encourage the people to respect the Qur’aan and pay attention to it, but these people do not know that telling lies about the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is one of the worst of sins that doom a person to the Fire of Hell, and the good intention does not remove the burden of sin for those who tell lies and fabricate ahaadeeth as if the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said them. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Telling lies about me is not like telling lies about anyone else. Whoever tells a lie about me deliberately, let him take his place in Hell.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1291) and Muslim (4).

    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A

  13. Irving says:

    Alhamdulillah! Thank you, Brother Umar, for clarifying the supposed hadith. I have often noted that the extension of posts in the comments are many times more beneficial than the posts themselves, and inshAllah, it may also be so in this case. Whether the post is a hadith, or just a metaphor posing as authentic, the trouble you took to bring us the truth of it is a gift and a blessing :)

    Ya Haqq!

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