Is there a reward for reading Prophetic Hadiths?
Q2: There is evidence which shows that Allah rewards those who read the Noble Qur’an, but is there also a reward for reading the Hadiths? Please enlighten me, may Allah bless you!
A: Yes, any reading of Islamic knowledge is rewarded. Studying and seeking to learn the Qur’an or the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) are greatly rewarded by Allah.
Religious knowledge is acquired from both the Qur’an and the Sunnah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:There are many Hadith about the virtues of reciting the Qur’an, among them is the Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:Narrated by Muslim.
This applies to the Sunnah also. If believers read and study the Hadiths, they will be greatly rewarded, because this is part and parcel of studying religious knowledge. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:This shows that seeking religious knowledge, and memorizing and studying the Hadiths, is one of the means of entering Paradise and being saved from Hell. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said:(Agreed upon) Good understanding of religion is acquired by learning the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and comprehension of the Sunnah is one of the indications that Allah wants good for His servant, as is comprehension of the Qur’an. There is a lot of evidence to support this. All praise be to Allah!