The Virtues of Memorising the Qurʾān
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 29th September 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
Millions of individuals have memorised the Qurʾān and continue to do so today. This unique method of preservation is an unchanged tradition stretching back to the Prophet ﷺ and the angel Jibril. This talk explains how the aspects of words, meanings and recitation of the Qurʾān is all from Allah and preserved by him, in contrast to everyday language.
This talk also details the honour shown to a Hafiz of the Qurʾān as demonstrated by the Prophet ﷺ and Umar and goes on further to explain the superiority of memorising the Qurʾān compared to other goals in life. This goal will cause a Hafiz of the Qurʾān to excel in the eyes of Allah in this life and enjoy benefits given to him on the Day of Resurrection.
Memorising the Qurʾān is made easy by Allah and very possible with the correct methodology and this in turn can make the Qurʾān blend with our day to day activities as the best form of dhikr. Finally, there is strong emphasis on not compelling children in hifz but encouraging them in other ways.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
3:15 – The Prophet ﷺ being the first Hafiz
11:38 – How normal language changes with place and time
23:13 – Respecting the Hafiz of the Qurʾān
29:10 – Explanation of the different types of graves
37:45 – The most famous hadith in relation to memorising the Qurʾān
41:56 – Reward for memorising 2 verses of the Qurʾān
55:59 – Advice on which surahs to start with in Hifz
1:02:15 – Virtue and status for the people of the Qurʾān
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