I just read a hadith from Saheeh Bukhari which is quoted in Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s An Approach to Quranic Sciences. Basically, the Prophet (s) is telling some of his followers that if they go to the mosque every day and learn two verses of the Quran it is like going to the market and acquiring two she-camels without committing any sin or impropriety. And then the Prophet (s) repeats this saying up to the number of four verses and four she-camels. Do we have this same hadith? If not, then is it ok, or even recommended to follow a hadith from a Sunni source if it results in positive action? If you yourself do not have the ability yet to say whether a hadith is saheeh or tha3eef but it seems correct, is it okay to follow it?
The hadith you mentioned and many other hadiths are seeking the same goal which is exhortation people to learn the Qurâan and its teaching.
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“One who hears a report about a good deed from the Prophet (s) and acts upon it, will receive its reward even if the Prophet (s) has not actually said that!” Â You can follow these kinds of hadiths because:
A)Â It is in conformity with the Qurâan itself and a host of hadiths in Shiâa sources, especially in al-Kafi, encourage Muslims to learn and recite the Noble Qurâan. Â
B)Â Â There are many hadiths that if you hear or read a hadith regarding good deeds that God may grant you a good reward for doing that and you act upon it, God will grant you that reward even if the hadith is not uttered by the Prophet (s) or Imams (a). This manner has become a rule among the Muslim scholars. However, this rule is limited to the recommended actions that are in line with the Quranic teachings.Â
For further information refer to the following references:
1. Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 87
2. Wasa’il al-Shi’a (30 vol.), vol. 1, p. 81, section 18. Â