some examples of prophetic catalysts (high determination energy boosters) for the memorization of the qur’aan and studying it.

  • On the authority of Abdullah the son of ‘Amr (رضي الله عنهما), Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said: ” It will be said to the companion of the Qur’aan: Read and ascend and recite as you used to recite in the dunya (in the worldly life) for verily your residence (place of resting) will be where you reach upon reciting the last ayah (verse)”. [It was related by Abu Dawood / 1464 and in At-Tirmithi / 2914]
  • On the authority of Jaabir the son of Abdullah (رضي الله عنهما), The prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) used to put together two men from the martyrs of the battle of Uhud in one garment, then he would say: ” Which one of them took to the qur’aan more (knew more)?”. So when one of them was pointed out to him, he would put that person first in the grave and say: ” I am a witness over these people on the day of judgement.” And he ordered for them to be buried in their blood (blood soaked garments) and they were not washed (ghusl for the dead) and they were not prayed upon (the prayer upon a dead person; janazah prayer). [It was related by Al-Bukhari / 1343]
  • On the authority of Umar the son of Al-Khattaab (رضي الله عىه) who said: Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said: ” Indeed Allah raises with (because of) this book (Al-Qur’aan) a people and He puts down with it (this book) others”. [It was related by Muslim / 817]
  • On the authority of Aisha (رضي الله عىها) who said: Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said: ” The one who perfects the recitation of the qur’aan is among (with) the noble angels. And the one who recites the qur’aan and stammers (struggles) in it and has a lot of difficulty with it, for him is two rewards(*)”. [It was related by Al-Bukhari / 4937 and by Muslim / 798]                                                                             {*The meaning of the two rewards is; the reward of reciting the qur’aan and the reward for the difficulty he/she is facing. But as for the one who is proficient in his/her recitation, then he/she is higher in levels and will get more rewards because he is considered to be with the noble angels. (Some people translate the term “two rewards” to mean “double” and Allah knows best.)}
  • On the authority of Abdullah the son of Mas’ud (رضي الله عىه) who said: Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said: ” Whoever reads a letter from the book of Allah, then for him (or her) is a good deed, and for every good deed, you get ten good deeds like it. I do not say that ‘Alif Laam meem [الم]’ is a letter but Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.” [It was related by At-Tirmithi / 2910]

We ask Allah The Most High to make us from the companions of the Qur’aan, aameeen.

Sneak peek: Step 5 | Understanding, A way to memorize.

The source and main material used in preparing the content of this blog is the book, Ways of teaching the noble Qur’aan and memorizing it by Abu Abdrahman, Jamal ibn Ibrahim AlQirsh (طرائق تدريس القرآن الكريم وحفظه).