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10 Reasons We Should Memorize the Qur'an.

Allah the exalted says: Indeed those who recite the Book of Allah (Quran) and establish
prayer, (Salaah) and spend (in His cause] (Saadiqa or charity) out of what we have provided
them, secretly and publicly, *can+ expect a Transaction *i.e., profit+ that will never perish
(Surah 35. Fatir, Verse 29) Reciting the book of Allah is mentioned alongside establishing
Salaah and spending in the way of Allah. This clearly shows us that reciting the book of Allah is
among the best of good deeds .Aboo Moosaa al-Asha'aree reported that the Prophet
(Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam or Peace be upon him) said, "The believer who recites the Qur'aan
is like a citrus fruit - its fragrance is pleasing and its taste is sweet. The believer who does not
recite the Qur'aan is like a dry date - it has no fragrance but its taste is sweet. The hypocrite
who recites the Qur'aan is like basil - its fragrance is sweet, but its taste is bitter. The
hypocrite who does not recite the Qur'aan is like a colocynth - it has no smell, and its taste is
bitter" (Muslim) Aboo Moosaa al-Ash'aree reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi
wasallam) said, "Part of Showing glory to Allaah is to show respect to a white-haired Muslim,
and a carrier of the Qur'aan who does not exaggerate in it (i.e., overstep its bounds) nor
ignore it (i.e., leave it), and a just ruler" (Aboo Dawoood) Clearly from this hadith (saying or
tradition) we can see that part of showing glory to Allah (God All-Mighty) is to show respect to
the memorizer of the Qur'an who is mentioned alongside a just ruler who is of the best of
people. The following are 10 reasons why we should all recite, practice upon and memorize
the Qur'an as much as we can until our last breath:
1. The Highest Honour for the Parents of the Memorizer of the Qur'an: Ibn 'Amr reported
that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam, or Peace be upon him) said: "It will be said to
the companion of the Qur'aan after he has entered Paradise, (Heaven) 'Recite, and rise!'
For every verse he recites he will rise one level (in Paradise), until he recites the last verse
with him (i.e., in his memory)." (Aboo Dawood) This Hadith mentions the merit of those
who memorize part or all of the Quran. Some scholars, in explaining this Hadith, have
mentioned that the number of ranks (levels) in Paradise is equal to the number of ayahs
(verses) in the Quran, and that a believer will rise one rank for each ayah (verse) that he
or she memorizes. Obviously, the one who memorized the whole Qur'an will stop at the
last verse of the Quran meaning they will be of those among the highest ranks of paradise.
Whoever memorizes Quraan and acts upon it, Allaah will reward him and honour him
greatly for that, so that he will rise in status in Paradise to a level commensurate with
what he memorized of the Book of Allaah. Subhanallah! (Glory be to God) We should all
memorize as much of the Qur'an as we can until our LAST BREATH for every ayah we
memorize will result in higher ranks in Jannah! (Heaven)
2. The Highest Honour for the Parents of the Memorizer of the Qur'an: Mu'aadh al-Juhani
narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: 'Whosoever recites the Quran
and practices upon its injunctions, the reciter's parents will be given a crown on the day of
Qiyaamat. The brightness of that crown will be more intense than the brightness of the
sun in your actual house.' The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, or Peace be upon him)
further said: 'What do you think will be given to the Hafiz (reciter, preserver) of the Quran
himself?' (Mishkaat Vol I.) So not only will the Hafiz receive rewards beyond
comprehension but it will also mean the highest honour for the parents who will wear a
crown on Qiyamat. We try so hard to make our parents proud in this world but imagine
how proud they will be on that day. Subhanallah! (Glory be to God) It was narrated that
Buraydah said: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: Whoever reads the
Quraan, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents
will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents
will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will
say, Why have we been given this to wear? It will be said, Because your child learned
the Quraan.(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756) So let us ALL be of those who are given
such high honour on the day of judgement and encourage our children to become
memorizers of the Qur'an. But those parents who prevented their child from learning the
Quraan will be of those who lost out for eternity!
3. The best person is he who learns the Qur'an & teaches it: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi
wasallam) said: The best amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.
(Sahih Al-Bukhari)
4. The memorizer of the Qur'an is worthy of envy in this world: The memorizer of the Qur'an
is of two people who we should be envious of in this world: Ibn 'Amr reported that the
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, "There is no cause to be envious except in two
cases: (the first is of a) person whom Allaah has taught the Qur'aan, and he recites it in the
day and night, and one of his neighbors hears him and says, 'Woe to me! I wish I had been
given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing! (The second is of a)
person whom Allah has blessed with wealth, and he spends it in good causes, so a person
(who sees him) says, 'Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I
would do what he is doing!" (Al-Bukhari)
5. Every letter the Memorizer of the Qur'an recites is rewarded ten times or more: The
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: Whoever recites one Word from the Book of
Allah will be rewarded for a good deed and ten more like it; and I dont say that Alif Lam
Mim is a letter but Alif is a letter and Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter (Tirmidhi & Al-
Dareemi)
6. The Qur'an will intercede for the Memorizer of the Qur'an: It was narrated that Abu
Umaamah al-Baahili said: I heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) say: Recite the
Quraan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its companions.
Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqarah and Soorat (chapter) Aal Imraan, for they will
come on the Day of Resurrection like two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds in
ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Soorat (chapter) al-Baqarah for to take
recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot
confront it. (Muslim: 804, Al-Bukhari).
7. Jannah for the one who memorized the Qur'an: Hadrat Ali (RA, or May Allah (God) be
pleased with him/her) reports that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
Anyone who knows the Quran by heart and follows the lawful and the prohibited
according to it, he will be sent to Heaven by Allah U. (Tirmidhi).
8. A crown and garment of honour for the Memorizer of the Qur'an. Aboo Hurayrah
reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, "The Qur'aan will be brought
on the Day of Judgement, and it will say, 'O My Lord! Adorn him (the one who read and
practiced it)!' So he will be adorned with the crown of glory and honour . It will then say,
'O My Lord! Increase this!' So he will be clothed with the clothes of glory and honour.
Then it will say, 'O My Lord! Be pleased with Him! So He (Allaah) will be pleased with him.
It will be said, 'Recite! And rise!' and every verse he recites will bless him with a good
deed" (at-Tirmidhi)
9. The Memorizer of the Qur'an will be saved from the fire: 'Ismah Ibn Maalik reported that
the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: "If the Qur'aan is enclosed by skin (i.e., if a
person memorizes the entire Qur'aan), then Allaah will never burn it in the Fire (of Hell)
(al-Bayhaqee)
10. Double reward for those who try hard to memorize the Qur'an: Aaishah said that the
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: The likeness of the one who reads Quraan and
memorizes it is that he is with the righteous honorable scribes. The likeness of the one
who reads it and tries hard to memorize it even though it is difficult for him, he will have
(at least) a double reward. (Al-Bukhari, 4937) So we must NEVER give up memorizing the
Qur'an even though we may struggle to learn a single verse for it maybe that shaythan
(Satan) will try hard to make a person give up knowing that he will receive double rewards
for it if he continues. Allah rewards a person according to their intention and sincerity so
if one is sincere and intends to learn the Qur'an and dies whilst doing so then it maybe
that Allah may raise such a person amongst those who actually memorized the Qur'an.
Subhanallah! We must NEVER think we cannot do it because we can accomplish anything
we want to accomplish. The only thing stopping us is ourselves! If an 82 year old
Grandmother can memorize the entire Qur'an then why can't any of us? Please read the
following story of an 82 year old Grandmother who managed to memorize the entire
Qur'an: An Interview with Umm Saalih, A Grandmother Who Completed Memorizing the
Quran at 82 Years Old. http://www.muftisays.com/forums/du-a...qur%92an-.html