What is the ruling in saying:”sadaq Allaahu Al-‘Adheem” after reading the Qur’aan?

Answered by our Shaykh, the ‘Allaamah, the Sincere Adviser, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajoori – may Allaah preserve him –


Is it permissible to say “sadaq Allaahu Al-‘Adheem” (Allaah the most great has told the truth) after reading the Qur’aan, even sometimes?


It is not to be said after reading Qur’an, and this is considered to be from the newly invented matters, because the Prophet ﷺ did not say it, and he said to Ibn Mas’ood (after he read some verses to him):

《حسبك الآن》
“That is enough now”
[Reported by Al-Bukhari]

And not one letter has been authenticated that the Prophet ﷺ said:
“sadaqAllaahu Al-‘Adheem” after reading, nor didn’t anyone around him say it after reading.

The one saying this statement is intending worship by it, and the definition of bid’ah is : That which has been invented in the religion after the death of the Prophet ﷺ with the intention of worship by it. So this is to be from bid’ah.

As for the case when producing evidence then it is permissible, the Prophet ﷺ said:

“صدق الله إنما أولادكم فتنة”
“Allaah has told the truth :{your children are but a fitnah}”
[Reported by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmithi and An-Nasaaie and Ibn Maajah]

And Allaah, the Most High, said:

“قُلْ صَدَقَ اللهُ فَاتَّبِعُوا مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ المُشْرِكِينَ”
Say “Allaah has spoken the truth; follow the religion of Ibrahim, Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism, i.e. he used to worship Allah Alone), and he was not of Al-Mushrikun.” [Aal-i-Imraan:95]

So it isn’t rebukable in all cases.

Translated by : Abu Huthayfah Saamy Al-hindy