Virtues of Memorizing Quran

quranI have been struggling to memorize the Quran for several years now. My own struggle is the very cause of the struggle I have to help my young children memorise the Quran. When I am motivated to learn, I am motivated to help my children to learn. I do believe that motivation is probably the most important quality a parent must have, if they are to successfully help their children become a ha’fith (someone who has memorised the entire Quran in arabic by heart).

So what would motive a parent?

1 – Know what reward you get for memorising the Quraan.

Whoever memorizes Qur’aan 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.

Al-Tirmidhi (2914) and Abu Dawood (1464) narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’aan: Recite and rise in status, recite as you used to recite in the world, for your status will be at the last verse that you recite.” This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 5/218, no. 2240, after which he said: 

Note that what is meant by the “companion of the Qur’aan” is the one who memorizes it by heart, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “The one who knows more Qur’aan should lead the people in prayer,” meaning the one who has memorized the most.  The differentiation in status in Paradise will depend on how much was memorized in this world, not how much one will recite on that day as some people imagine. This clearly points to the virtue of the hafiz who has memorized the Qur’aan, but that is subject to the condition that he memorizes it for the sake of Allaah, not for worldly purposes or financial gain. Otherwise the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Most of the hypocrites of my ummah are among those who have memorized Qur’aan.” 

2 – Know the Virtues of memorizing the Quran.

Concerning the virtue of the hafiz who memorizes the Qur’aan, al-Bukhaari (4937) narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The likeness of the one who reads Qur’aan and memorizes it is that he is with the righteous honourable 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 two rewards.” 

For the hafiz who has memorized the Qur’aan, praying qiyaam al-layl is easy. And the Qur’aan will intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’aan will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of food and desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ The Qur’aan will say, ‘O Lord I deprived him of his sleep at night, so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will both intercede for him.” Narrated by Ahmad, al-Tabaraani and al-Haakim; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 3882 

3 - Know that you will be given a crown of honour and a garment of honour to wear. 

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Qur’aan will come on the Day of Resurrection and will say, ‘O Lord, adorn him.’ So he will be given a crown of honour to wear. Then it will say, ‘O Lord, give him more.’ So he will be given a garment of honour.’ Then it will say, ‘O Lord, be pleased with him.’ So Allaah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him, ‘Recite and advance in status, and for each verse you will gain one more hasanah (reward for good deed).”

 4 – Know that the Qur’aan will intercede for you with your Lord. 

It was narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, ‘Recite the Qur’aan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its companions. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqarah and Soorat 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 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.”  (Narrated by Muslim, 804, and by al-Bukhaari in a mu’allaq report). 

5 – Know the reward for the Parents of children who memorize Quran

With regard to his relatives and descendents, there is evidence concerning his parents that they will be clothed with garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world, and that will only be because they took care of and taught their child. Even if they themselves were ignorant, Allaah will honour them because of their child. But the one who prevented his child from learning the Qur’aan, he will be one of those who are deprived. 

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The Qur’aan will come on the Day of Resurrection like a pale man saying to its companion, “Do you recognize me? I am the one who made you stay up at night and made you thirsty during the day…” Then he will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and a crown of dignity will be placed upon his head, and his parents will be clothed with garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “O Lord, how did we earn this.” It will be said to them, “Because you taught your child the Qur’aan.”’”

(Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat, 6/51). 

It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads the Qur’aan, 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 Qur’aan.”’”

(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756)

 These two hadeeth support one another. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 2829. 

(reference http://islam-qa.com/en)

There are of course many other benefits. Your children will have better memories generally, as they are constantly training and exercising the brain. You will notice that your children do better in school as a result. And lets not forget the baraka (blessings) that you get for memorising the Quran.

Please help me to encourage my children to memorise. Write words of encouragement to them individually. Leave a comment and I will be sure to pass it on to my kids. Cinnamon Sticks, Yum Yum and Brime. (My kids know these are their pseudo names). If your comments have anything to do with their memorising, then know that you will get a share of the reward from Allah.

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6 Responses

  1. Assalamualaikum….this is very beautiful….you are so so right…I am a mother who is not very good in memorising quran but have hafaz mayby about 1 or 2 juzuk of the quran overall…but continue reading it everyday and trying to hafaz still but it is quite difficult for me since I am already 52 yrs old but will never stop trying, inshaAllah…but I have made 3 of my children hafaz quran from the aged of 6 years old and truly, to them now to memorize it is not difficult and not only that they never failed to get high grades in school always the best student in school….all this thanks to the memorizing of the quran which make the brain work wonders and not forgetting too with the help and blessing from Allah swt …thanks you for sharing this with us all…Jazakallahu Khairan , May Allah swt reward you with His Love and Blessing….Ameen

  2. Cinnamon Sticks, Yum Yum and Brime please complete the memorisation of the Quran. It might seem hard today but tomorrow your reward will be great! Your parent loves you and want you to succeed in this world and in this next! Memorising the Quran will boost your memory and make you do well at school as well as make you enter paradise! have been heartened by this blog and inshallah i will start memorising the Quran as well from today! Allah Hafiz!

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  4. MashaAllah, May Allah make it easy for you and your children to memorize the Qur’an.

    I am memorizing too. I find it helps if you listen to the surah or portion you are trying to memorize, while having a copy of the text in front of you. Get a digital Qur’an or download surahs into an mp3 player or your mobile phone/cell phone.

    Take care

    Wasallamm

    • Jazak Allah khairun for your comment. Yes you are right. I have found that the more you listen to a surah from a Qari with good, clear tajweed, the more you remember. I would suggest to anyone who is memorising, have the surah you are memorising on repeat mode and have it in the background throughout the day. You will eventually start to recognise what ayah is coming next. May Allah make it easy for you and for me and all those who are striving for Allah’s sake. Wassalam

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