I read this today and would like to share it with you all. It is some advice given by the great Scholar Shaykh Al-Albani (Raheemahullaah) about the Qur’aan.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said:
“The Best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it”
The Scholar Al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in his notes under this hadeeth in Silsilah as-Saheehah 1173:
And in this Hadeeth is: a direction into learning The Qur’aan, and that the best knowledge that a person can learn is learning the Qur’aan.
So how wishful it is that the students of knowledge would realize that. Because in it, is great benefit.
And fom the calamities that have hit our era is that you find many of the callers or the beginners amongst the students of knowledge going into giving fatwa’s (Islamic verdicts) and answering questions of people; while he hasn’t even made good his recitation of Suratul Faatiha from its proper recitation…’
Up to where he said..
‘..so advice to myself and then to them is that; the best of what a student of knowledge begins on is memorising The Quran’