Memorising the Quraan will Be Difficult Unless …

March 18, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muhammad Atiyyah Saalim said, “And I heard the Shaikh [i.e., Shaikh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Mukhtaar ash-Shinqiti, author of the tafseer, ‘Adwaaul-Bayaan’], may Allaah have mercy on us and him, make the following statement, ‘The Quraan will not become firmly established in one’s chest, nor will memorising it become easy, and neither understanding it, except by standing in prayer with it in the depth of the night,’ and he, may Allaah have mercy on him, would not leave his set portion of recitation during the night whether in summer or winter.’”

Tatimmah Adwaa’ul-Bayaan fi Eedaah al-Quraan bil-Quraan, p. 613.

He Memorised the Quraan in Six Months and then Helped Produce the Fataawa of Ibn Taymiyyah

November 24, 2015 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muhammad bin Qaasim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said that when, at a young age, he wanted to help his father, Shaikh ’Abdur-Rahmaan bin Qaasim رحمه الله collect and arrange the fatwaas and writings of Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, his father made it a condition that in order for him to be allowed to help he must firstly memorise the Quraan, he said, “So I finished memorising the entire Quraan in six months and then began helping him produce this formidable collection.” [In the end it came to 37 volumes].

Warathatul-Anbiyaa, p. 14.

’Uthaimeen on What to Memorise

December 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ­­­­’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Memorise what you are able to from the books of hadith, if it is possible for you to memorise Bulughul-Maraam min Adillatil-Ahkaam then that is very good, if you can’t, then ’Umdatul-Ahkaam, so that you will have a share of proofs which you can rely on—and this is all after memorising the Book of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and understanding its meanings, because it is the foundation.”

Fataawaa Nurun ’alad-Darb, vol. 2, p. 20.

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