The memorization of Quran or Hifz e Quran is an important religious practice. It is an act of worship that brings immense reward for the believer. There’s no doubt that reciting Quran and perfecting your tajweed are extremely noble goals, and the rewards for them are great and unique. However, the memorizers of the Quran enjoy a special status above all. Allah, the Most High, says in His Glorious book,
إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَتۡلُونَ كِتَـٰبَ ٱللَّهِ وَأَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَأَنفَقُواْ مِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ سِرًّ۬ا وَعَلَانِيَةً۬ يَرۡجُونَ تِجَـٰرَةً۬ لَّن تَبُورَ
Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah, and perform As-Salat, and spend (in charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a (sure) trade-gain that will never perish.
In this ayah, Allah mentions reciting the Quran alongside the most important act of worship, Salah, and with a promise of an everlasting, imperishable reward. Now, imagine you had access to the Quran at all times without having to depend on a mushaf, after memorization of Quran. The opportunity to accumulate rewards would be immense. You could recite while driving, cooking, walking, or while waiting in a line. You wouldn’t be restricted to isolated time slots dedicated to reading as you could recite on the go.
The Messenger of Allah said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it” (Al-Bukhari). What you have is so valuable that you are the only one in this universe, along with one other type of person, worthy of being envied.
Ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet 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).
One of the miracles of the Quran is that Allaah made it easy for us to memorize, as He, Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, said:
وَلَقَدۡ يَسَّرۡنَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِلذِّكۡرِ فَهَلۡ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ۬
And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember? (Al-Qamar:17,22,32,40)
This verse repeats four times in the same chapter. The fact that the verses of the Quran are so articulate and can never be reproduced by the most eloquent of poets and writers, but yet can be memorized from cover to cover is proof that Allah has indeed made it easy.
Nonetheless, there are instances when memorization of Quran can be difficult. For instance, being exposed to Quran and Arabic for the first time after childhood, or having a memory problem, or dealing life circumstances that make commitment difficult. Although, these may seem like obstacles, they are actually sources of motivation, because the Prophet of Allah said, “The likeness of the one who reads it and tries hard to memorize it even though it is difficult for him, he will have a double reward”. (Al-Bukhari). And perhaps the greatest motivation towards memorization of Quran is that you have control over which level of jannah you end up in. The level of paradise you attain is directly linked to how many verses of the Quran you memorize. Abdullah ibn Amr narrated that the Prophet said, “It will be said to the companion of the Quran after he has entered Paradise, ‘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).
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