The Miracle of Qur’ānic Memorisation
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 6th October 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
The Qurʾān has been preserved by Allah and He has placed it in people’s hearts in a miraculous manner. This talk shows how difficult various other things are to memorize and retain in comparison to the Qurʾān. It also shows how children are able to playfully memorize the Qurʾān, even academically challenged ones, and how they carry it with them for the rest of their lives.
Thereafter this talk goes into depth of the biographies of three individuals whose cases show that Allah gives and withholds the Qurʾān from whom he wishes; two people who, despite mental disability, learnt the Qurʾān against all odds and recite it from memory continuously, and one genius scholar who had memorised many other books but was unable to memorise the Qurʾān.
Finally the concept of Allah giving and withholding from whom he wants is mentioned in the context of the Prophet ﷺ, who was the most eloquent of people [and a personification of the Qurʾān] but the only one of his people who was not a poet. The talk ends with a dua of encouragement that we should all try to memorize the Qurʾān.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
8:10 – The Qurʾān being the most read and memorised book in the
17:08 – Children memorising the Qurʾān while studying in school
25:40 – Individuals with speech impediment reciting the Qurʾān fluently
31:18 – Introduction to Ahmadullah who can only pronounce words found in the Qurʾān
39:25 – Introduction to Hussain Adnan al-Abdali who is mentally disabled, yet a Hafiz of the Qurʾān
1:00:05 – Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri and his memorising feats
1:18:40 – The example of the Prophet ﷺ being unable to recite poetry
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