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Fragrant reminders

Fragrant reminders

Bismillah
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
Dear Sisters,

SubhaanAllah! Fortunate we are indeed, to have been blessed by Allah Most High, with the most wise of words, the most beautiful of messages & the most radionat form of enlightenment : Al Qur’aan Al Majeed…Fortunate to be able to recite the Best of Words..and doubly blessed, if Allah Ta’ala has chosen our hearts to preserve its Words!

This week, I’d love to share some fragrant reminders of this great blessing…As the month of Rajab has dawned upon us & we swiftly approach the blessed Ramadaan inshaa Allah, perhaps this fragrant reminder is most apt : to initaite a apiritual count-down as we draw nearer to the most purest of words & the most sublime of messages!
~May Allah Ta’ala bless our love for Qur’aan with sincerity & guidance, aameen~
Rayhaanah

To begin with, learning and memorizing the Qur’an is the best action a Muslim can do. The one who learns and teaches the Qur’an is considered the best of all Muslims as reported in the hadith that reads: “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it to others.” In fact, memorizing and learning the Qur’an brings the best of this life and the Hereafter. In this world, the person will be spiritually rich and lead a life of tranquility and complete happiness. In the Hereafter, the person will attain Jannah and enjoy the pleasure of Allah and His protection.

There are many benefits and rewards for memorizing and learning the Qur’an, including leading a successful life, having a pure soul, being close to Allah, and enjoying His pleasure in this life and in the Hereafter.

Tackling this issue in detail is the fatwa of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi scholar and lecturer:

“Whoever memorizes the Qur’an and acts upon it, will be rewarded and honored greatly by Allah. He will have a highly elevated status in Paradise that suits the honor of the Qur’an itself. `Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “(On the Day of Judgment,) it will be said to the one who has learned the Qur’an: ‘Read (the Qur’an) and occupy your high degrees. Recite as you used to recite in the world, for your position (in Paradise) will be (determined) by the last verse that you recite.’”

In another hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The one who knows more Qur’an should lead people in prayer…” meaning the one who has memorized the most. Also, the differentiation between degrees in Paradise will depend on the amount of Qur’an that had been memorized in this world, not on how much one recites on that day, as some people believe. It is important to note that this is for the person who memorizes the Qur’an for the sake of Allah, not for worldly gains.

Concerning the status of the one who memorizes the Qur’an, `A’ishah narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The one who recites Qur’an while being proficient in it (that is, he knows its rules of recitation because he has already memorized it) will be the companion of the righteous honorable scribes (of Angels). The one who recites it while finding it difficult to recite (because he has not memorized it but he tries his best to recite correctly), will have two rewards.”

It is easy for the one who has memorized the Qur’an to perform Qiyam Al-Layl(Night Vigil Prayer). Moreover, the Qur’an will intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection and ask Allah to grant him forgiveness. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of food and desires during the daytime, so let me intercede for him.’ The Qur’an will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of sleep at night, so let me intercede for him.’ Then, their intercession for him will be accepted.””
Excerpted, with slight modifications, from: www.islam-qa.com

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  • al
    Posted at 08:56h, 15 Jun Reply

    as salamu alaikum

    subhanAllah! this is just what i needed! i have started memorising the last Juz since you were down in Cape Town and i attended the Spiritual Banquet! May Allah reward you.

    it has been a bit slow- mostly due to my ill health and also laziness! but this post was greatly needed…

    may Allah make us of those who are among the honorable scribes ameen

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 16:09h, 15 Jun Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,
      Mashaa Allah:)
      May Allah The Healer grant you a complete & perfect shifaa, with ease & strength, aameen..always remember, that every single verse memorised, is a a great stepping stone taking you closer to the peak of this great spiritual mountain:)
      aameen to your heartfelt du’aas & may Allah always favour you with His Divine Guidance, Overwhelming Mercy & Abundant Kindness:)

  • nizam ali
    Posted at 15:36h, 15 Jun Reply

    Thank you for this reminder.May Allah THE ALmighty grant you through His mercy, jannatul firdaus without any reckoning.

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 16:05h, 15 Jun Reply

      BaarakAllah! aameen

  • struggler
    Posted at 12:45h, 22 Jun Reply

    assalamulikum

    i accidently stumbled on your blog and it is sooooooooo awesome mashAllah!
    in my city there is no proper hifdh school and it is very difficult (especially for females) to do hifdh. I began my own hifdh journey with the help of few sisters who are not hufffadh and some are not profficient in tajweed (but that is the only option at the moment) but alhamdulilah i am progressing. I love to visit your blog for motivation!

    p.s one of your posts regarding hifdh routine by dr muhsin qasim (imam of masjid al haram). what do you think of that method? I recently switched to that method but im finding that only reviewing 10 pages a day is very little (as i have memorised half the quran).

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 19:02h, 22 Jun Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah:)

      Shukran Jazeelan for your knid, encouraging words, sister:) reading thru ur comment has been so inspiring & heartwarming, knwoing that you are striving so very hard to work towards the memorisation of the Qur’aan! Please continue with your perseverance & dedication..subhaanAllah! each verse that you are memorising of the Qur’aan, is drawing you one large step closer to the fulfilment of your noble dream of becoming a Qur’aan bearer..how fortunate you are, for Allah rewards our every intention, good thought & noble effort:) Keep going!
      Yes, it is a good, effective method…although 10 pages is very little – ideally, one needs to revise atleast 1 juzz of the Qur’aan daily ( minimum amount) – you could even consider dividing your revision, by completing half in the morning and the other half in the evening…also, reciting your revision in nafl salaah is an excellent way to retain what you have memorised of the Qur’aan.
      Wishing you plenty of success in your Qur’aanic memorisation, sister:)
      Do let us know if there is anything i can do to assist you, take care

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