It is not new to every Muslim that the Quran is the holy book revealed by Allah to his noble Prophet Muhammad
(SAW). The revelation of the Quran is one of the peculiarities of this Ummah, which every Muslim must know
The Qur’an serves as a source of rulings for us, and it informs us of the activities of the previous nation. If not for the
Qur’an, how will Muslims know about the past prophets like Nuh, Hud, Yoonus, Yaqub, and the rest of the
However, despite the great importance of the Qur’an to Muslims, many people don’t give it their prime attention.
Consider the need for reciting the Qur’an during any prayer, such that anyone that does not recite surah Al-Fatiha
has no solah. Because the Prophet said, ” There is no solah for someone that doesn’t recite surah Al-Fatiha” (Sahih
Here Are The Benefits of Memorizing The Qur’an
In the world today, the total number of people who memorized the Qur’an is meager compared to the number of
Muslims worldwide. The lack of desire for Qur’an memorization stems from the negligence of many people about
the benefits and rewards involved in memorizing the Holy Qur’an.
The following are some of the benefits that entail in the Quran memorization and the rewards for anyone who
commits the Quran to memory.
Anyone who memorizes the Qur’an is considered among the knowledgeable person that Allah (SWT) praised in
many verses of the holy book.
“Allah will exalt those who believe and those who are given knowledge in high degrees and are aware of what you
do.” Surah Al Mujadila Verse 11.
“Allah bears witness that there is no God, but He, and so do the angels and those possessed of knowledge” Surah Al
Al-Imran verse 18.
In the verses mentioned above, Allah shows the position of the knowledgeable ones above ordinary believers. He
associates them with his Almighty Himself and the angels, which form of blessing is more than this!
There are four companions of the Prophet who are specifically recognized for memorizing the Qur’an regardless of
their age to the extent that Allah commands his Prophet to recite to one of them Ubayy bn ka’ab.
Anas bn Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said to Ubayy:
“Verily Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, has commanded me to recite the Qur’an to you, at which point Ubayy said:
(Has) Allah mentioned my name to you? He said: Allah has mentioned your name to me. Thereupon he began to
shed tears (of joy)”
Sahih Muslim 799.
“Abdullah bn ‘Amr said: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Learn Qur’an from four persons: Ibn Umm ‘Abd
(i.e. ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud) he started from him-then Mu’adh bn Jabal and Ubayy bn Ka’b, then Salim the ally of Abu
Sahih Muslim, 2464.
All these companions are mentioned because they memorize the Qur’an.
Mus’ab bn Umayr, the first ambassador of Islam, was chosen by the Prophet because of the huge portion of the
Qur’an he had memorized. He went to Yathrib to teach the Ansari there. You should consider the great preference
given to the Hufaaz (Qur’an memorizers) during the martyrs’ burial on the day of Uhud.
Also, among the two instances that you can wish to be like anyone in the case of someone whom Allah has given
wisdom (the Holy Qur’an), and he acts according to it while teaching it to others.
However, after learning and memorizing the Quran, it is now binding on you to teach it to other people, so that the
knowledge spreads and the number of Huffaz increases. When you do this, you are rewarded while you are among
the best people. Because it is reported by a number of the companions that the Prophet said, “The best of you are
those that learned the Qur’an and taught it to people.”
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