Saying: 'True are the Words of Allah, the Ever-Great' after reciting the Qur'an

A: The reference in religious matters is the evidence whether mentioned in the Qur'an or the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) directly or indirectly. As for the attempts of Ijtihad (juristic effort to infer expert legal rulings) made by religious scholars in which they contradict clear evidence of the Qur'an and Sunnah because of not knowing them or considering them unauthentic or misinterpreting them or such reasons, they cannot be considered legal excuses for any person to depart from authentic religious evidence and adopt those scholars' views. In fact, a person has to accept religious evidence and ignore any other contradicting views, with all due respect to religious scholars for whom we should make Du`a' (supplication) and whom we should avoid defaming. We advise you to read the book (Part No. 3; Page No. 118) (Raf`u Al-Malam `An Al-A'imah Al-A`lam) by the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah be merciful to him). Accordingly, writing "Sadaqa Allah-ul-`Azhim" at the end of the Mus-haf is a Bid`ah introduced to religion and there is no origin for it. Thus, this phrase has to be removed from the Mus-haf if found in any of its copies.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.