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Top 7 Hadiths About The Memorization of Quan: Your Guide to Keep on Track

Top 7 Hadiths About The Memorization of Quan Your Guide to Keep on Track

Hadiths About the Memorization of Quan: Many hadiths are tackling the importance of memorizing the Quran and being devoted to its words and meanings, i.e., recitation, understanding and application. In this article, we will discuss some hadiths about memorizing Quran with their meanings illustrated by the explanations of the scholars.

Top 7 Hadiths About The Memorization of Quan Your Guide to Keep on Track

You will be excited to know about the great reward awaiting the people of the Quran; they are the closest to Allah, they will be with the noble angels, and many more in this life and the hereafter. Keep reading!

Hadiths About the Memorization of Quan

Here are seven hadiths related to Quran memorization. They highlight the status of the people devoted to the Quran in the sight of Allah and that of people as well. 

Hadith 1: People Devoted To The Quran Are The Closest To Allah

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) described those who memorize the Quran taking care of its meaning and applying it as being Allah’s own people among mankind:

((إن لله أهلين من الناس، قالوا يا رسول الله: من هم، قال: هم أهل القرآن أهل الله وخاصته))

“‘Allah has His own people among mankind.’ … ‘The people of the Qur’an, the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him.'” (Sound Hadith: Sunan Ibn Majah)

Paraphrasing the previous hadith, Imam Al Munawi (RA) explained “Allah’s people” as the memorizers with an application, saying:

“(The hadith) means that the memorizers of the Quran who apply it, are the close servants of Allah holding a special rank for Allah same as the people of man do. (People of Allah) are given this name out of respect for them.” 

You still have a chance even if it’s hard to memorize!

Imam Ibn Al Qayyim broadened the meaning of “the people of Allah” so that it includes those who apply even with no memorization for the words, saying:

“People of the Quran are those of knowledge and application for (its messages) even if they don’t memorize (its words) by heart. However, those who memorize it by heart with no understanding or application, are excluded from the people of Allah even if they recite the words of the Quran perfectly.”

Thus, you can be one of the people of Allah by devoting yourself to the Quran’s words and meanings.

Hadith 2: More Memorization Of The Quran Equals More Degrees In Jannah

In the following hadith, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) illustrates the position of those devoted to the Quran saying that they have extra degrees in Jannah based on their memorization:

 يُقَالُ لِصَاحِبِ الْقُرْآنِ: اقْرَأْ وَارَتْقِ وَرَتِّلْ كَمَا كُنْتَ تُرَتِّلُ فِي الدُّنْيَا فَإِنَّ مَنْزِلَكَ عِنْدَ آخِرِ آيَة تقرؤها

God’s messenger said:

“The one who was devoted to the Qur’ān will be told to recite, ascend and recite carefully as he recited carefully when he was in the world, for he will reach his abode when he comes to the last verse he recites.” (Sound hadith: Ahmad, Tirmidhī, Abū Dāwūd and Nasā’ī transmitted it.)

As Shaykh Al-Azeem Abadi said paraphrasing this hadith:

“(The meaning is) the one stick to the Quran by recitation and application, not mere recitation with no application …. No one reaches this greatest reward except those who skillfully master the Quran recitation and memorization.”

Therefore, the more verses you learn, the more degrees you reach in Jannah!

Hadith 3: True Memorizers Of The Quran Will Be With The Noble Angles

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that the one mastering Quran memorization has a special reward which is being with the Angels in Heavens. 

The Prophet (SAW) said:

مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ وَهْوَ حَافِظٌ لَهُ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرَامِ الْبَرَرَةِ

Narrated Aisha:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Such a person as recites the Qur’an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur’an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)

This person mentioned in the hadith maintains correct recitation and good memorization and application of the Quran. His reward is to take a reward similar to that of the noble righteous scribes of angels.

The word “hafidh” mentioned in the hadith tackles memorization in its fullest sense of recitation, understanding and application of meaning. In other words, keeping mere memorization of the Quran’s words only is not enough for the Muslim to have this honor.

Hadith 4: Quran Intercesses For Those Who Stick To It

During the calamities of the day of resurrection, some believers will find the Quran come to serve as an intercessor for them before Allah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ فَإِنَّهُ يَأْتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ شَفِيعًا لِأَصْحَابِهِ

Abū Umāma said he heard God’s messenger say, “Recite the Qur’ān, for on the day of resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it.” (Muslim transmitted it.)

Recitation here refers to the rights of both words and meanings of the Quran; reading, understanding and application.

Hadith 5: Memorizing the Quran provides a state of glorification for the Muslim 

While all people seek to find respect according to their own standards, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) directed the Muslims to the true people deserving respect in the sight of Allah and people:

إن من إجلال الله إكرام … حامل القرآن غير الغالي فيه، والجافي عنه

Abu Mūsa al-Ash‘ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “It is out of glorification of Allah, Almighty, to honor the grey-haired (old) Muslim, and the bearer of the Qur’an who neither exaggerates concerning it nor neglects it, and to honor the just ruler.” (Sound hadith: Sunan Abi Dawud)

This Hadith mentions things whereby one reveres Allah and glorifies Him:

Among these is, Honoring the bearer of the Qur’an (its memorizer) in his heart. Included are the reciters and interpreters of the Quran. The bearer of the Quran, as this Hadith says, must fulfill two things:

 1. Not to exaggerate towards the Quran, that is not to go off the limit in applying it, tracing its ambiguities, and reading it too quickly or too slowly in such a way that one does not understand its meanings.

 2. Not to turn away from the Qur’an by not mastering its recitation, knowing its meanings, and following it. Turning away also means ceasing to act upon the Qur’an after one has learned, out of negligence. (source: hadeethenc)

Hadith 6: Special Status In Worldly Life For Quran Memorization

The Muslim devoted to the Quran has a special status in this worldly life in the sight of Islam, not only on the day of resurrection. For example, the more knowledgeable of the Quran the more right he has to lead others in prayers. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

يَؤُمُّ اَلْقَوْمَ أَقْرَؤُهُمْ لِكِتَابِ اَللَّهِ

Narrated Ibn Mas’ud (RA):

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “The one who has the most knowledge of the Book of Allah should be the Imam of the people.” (Sahih Muslim)

Hadith 7: Priority In Burial If Needed

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) highlights that the more devoted to the Quran the more prioritized is in being buried in case of necessity for putting more than one in one grave:

أيهم أكثر أخذا للقرآن … قدمه في اللحد

The Messenger of Allah put two men from those who had been slain in Uhud in one shrud, then he would ask which of them had learned more Qur’an and when one of them was pointed out, he would put him in the Lahd (grave) first. (Authentic Hadith: Sunan An-Nasa’i)

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