One of the inspirational aspects of Islam is the beauty and richness in our history. We are so fortunate to have had such motivational and courageous individuals who have contributed so positively to the progress of Islam throughout the world.
This section seeks to provide sources of inspiration and motivation through the advice of our predecessors. There is so much to learn and bring into our lives. Every piece of advice and tip shared within this section is connected to the Qur'an memorisation journey. InshaAllah this advice will assist you greatly in your journey.
Here are the top 10 inspirational historical tips for you to get motivated on your Hifz Journey and help you memorize the Quran.
- Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said: "A memoriser of the Qur'an should be known for his long night prayers when people are asleep. His fasting when people are eating, his sadness when people are happy, his silence when people are talking nonsense, and his humbleness when people are not. He should be wise, gentle, and not talk too much: he should not be rude, negligent, clamorous, nor hot tempered." (Ibn al Jawzee, Sifaat as-Safwa: 1/413)
- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, he will have a double reward." (Al Bukhari & Muslim)
- "Do not scatter the Qur'an like inferior dates and do not chant it as quickly as with poetry. Stop and marvel at its wonders, move hearts with it and do not let your concern be the end of the Surah." (Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (RA)
- "The memoriser of the Qur'an carries the flag of Islam. He shouldn't waste his time in vain amusement, distractions and pointless matters with those who do so, out of respect for the Qur'an." (Al Fudhayl bin 'Iyaad)
- "Do not be fooled by the one who recites the Qur'an. His recitation is but speech. But rather, look to those who act according to it." (Umar ibn Khattab (RA)
- "And we have made the Qur'an easy for remembrance, so is there anyone who will remember?" (Qur'an 54:17)
- "Abdullah ibn 'Amr said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "It will be said to the companion of the Qur'an (i.e., the one who memorised and studied it): 'Read, advance in status and recite as you used to do in the world, for your status will be commensurate with the last aayah that you recite." (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi)
- "Knowledge is not measured by how much is memorised, but rather by how much it is acted on." (Imam Shafi'ee)
- "Knowledge is that which benefits, not that which is memorised." (Imam Shafi'ee)
10. "When Aishah (RA) was asked about the character of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), she replied "The Qur'an'.
This is part 2 of a 10 part series.
- Preparation and Intention
- Inspirational Advice from the past
- Choosing the right school and teacher
- Tajweed and Reflection
- Ramadan Memorisation Tips
- Effective Diet & Sleep Intake
- Memory Retention Methods
- Utilising technology and resources
- Qur'anic Du'as (Supplications)
- Life after memorising the Qur'an
By Qari Ishaaq Jasat
With the tips adapted from the book: 365 Tips to Help Memorise the Qur'an.