Treasures Of Memorizing The Qur'an (Part 2)
...Continued from Treasures Of Memorizing The Qur'an (Part 1)
Strength in memory
“ Eat almonds! It makes your memory stronger. ” How many times have you heard of this well-known remedy for strengthening memory? Plenty of times.
But has anyone said you “ memorize the Quran! It will make your memory stronger ”? In all these years of my life, not a single person said this to me, nor have I heard anyone giving this remedy to someone else.
Rather, whoever is making one’s child memorise the Quran is asked by almost everyone: “ how will your child manage both the Quran and studies? ” or “ won’t memorisation affect their grades? ” or “ don’t you think it will burden your child? ”; not one compliment or word of encouragement. May Allah forgive us all. Ameen.
But today I will do the honor of giving you this absolutely special remedy for strengthening your memory. Memorise the Quran.
I’m not just saying this; I’m speaking from experience. Ask any hafidh for that matter. Believe me, memorisation of the Quran strengthens your memory power many times over.
If you are thinking of making your child a hafidh, don’t hesitate, for memorisation of the Quran will not affect his or her grades at all. Rather, the opposite will happen. Their grades will become better with the help of Allah.
If you are in college or school, memorise the Quran, for your strength in memory doesn’t apply only when you pick up the mushaf but at all times, in all areas.
Some of us run our lives in a well-organised way. But some of us lead them in a haphazard fashion, and could need a training.
Well, for those who are looking for a training, it’s time you took up admission in hifz classes. What is the connection between the two?
Well, I would say there is no connection; rather, being organized and memorising the Quran are one.
Allow me to explain.
Once you start memorising the Quran, you have taken a badge for yourself, and that is “student of knowledge”. Being a student of knowledge, you don’t do things when you feel like it; rather, now time has become more precious than wealth for you.
The moment you join a class of hifdh or perhaps do hifdh from home, your mind starts working like a computer, listing the top most important things you have to do for the day, assigning a special time for hifdh only, cutting down any unnecessary activities, etc. You will set your priorities and do your tasks in an efficient and well-organised manner.
Give it a try, start memorising and you will notice the difference. Your priority becomes the Quran, and your whole day revolves around it.
Zaid ibn Thabit narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “ Whoever is focused only on this world, Allah will confound his affairs and make him fear poverty constantly, and he will not get anything of this world except that which has been decreed for him. Whoever is focused on the Hereafter, Allah will settle his affairs for him and make him feel content with his lost, and his provision and worldly gains will undoubtedly come to him. ” (Ibn Majah, 4105. Sahih)
There is no set age for hifdh
“And we have certainly made the Quran easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?” (Surah Qamar:17)
I have always heard that the age for doing hifdh is 6 or 7 years, as the mind is fresh and one doesn’t forget when is learnt at this age. This statement discouraged me a lot, because by the time I wanted to do hifdh, I was past this age. But this would later change.
When I entered my first year at college, we were supposed to memorise. It of course took me by surprise, that at this age I was being asked to memorise; nonetheless, I was happy to know it.
By the end of third year, I had memorised 10 juz’! Alhamdulillah.
It’s only when I summoned the courage to memorise that I realised, no matter what your age, you can memorise, if you have the will and determination to do so!
Yes, you can memorise, whether you are in your 20s, 30s or 50s! Why can’t we?! The Quran itself was revealed to the Prophet when he was 40!
The Companions too were quite advanced in years themselves, yet it didn’t stop them from memorising the Quran. What is stopping us?
Keep aside all excuses, take your Quran, and step forth on this beautiful journey. May Allah help us and give us determination to memorize His words. Ameen.
Now with the treasures of hifdh being admired at, let’s look at how hifdh beautified some other huffadh and what jewels they picked up while on this voyage.
Sister Jasmine, who is a revert, says about her journey of hifdh,
Sister Ayesha, who has memorised 10 juz’, says,
Sister Aafiya, who has memorised over 10 juz’, says,
Sister Sidra, who is fourteen years old and has completed 15 juz’ until now, says,
Sister Aasiya, who has completed memorisation of the whole Quran, says,
Sister Aatifa, who has also memorised the entire Quran, says,
Another sister says,
The benefits of hifdh that I have brought forth are just a few among many. Allah is indeed the most generous, who bestows blessings without tiring one out at all.
May Allah make us among those who will proudly recite the Quran to Him in the Hereafter. Ameen!