The dearest Surah to my heart
Umar (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘A Surah of the Qur’an was revealed to me tonight, indeed it is the dearest Surah to my heart, than anything under the sun’. Then the Prophet recited Surah al Fath verses 1-5.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 6:61 #532]
Envy Of The Recitor Of Qur’an
Ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no cause to be envious except in two cases: (the first is of a) person whom Allaah has taught the Qur’aan, and he recites it in the day and night, and one of his neighbours hears him and says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing! (The second is of a) person whom Allah has blessed with wealth, and he spends it in good causes, so a person (who sees him) says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing!”
The Qur’an Will Intercede For its Companions
It was narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said:“I heard the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi wa sallam) say: ‘Recite the Qur’aan, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection to intercede for its companions. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqarah and Soorat Aal ‘Imraan, for they will come on the Day of Resurrection like two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Soorat al-Baqarah for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.” (Muslim: 804, Al-Bukhaari).
The One Who Recites the Qur’aan is Like a Citron
Aboo Moosaa al-Asha’aree reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, “The believer who recites the Qur’aan is like a citrus fruit – its fragrance is pleasing and its taste is sweet. The believer who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a dry date – it has no fragrance but its taste is sweet. The hypocrite who recites the Qur’aan is like a basil – its fragrance is sweet, but its taste is bitter. The hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’aan is like a colocynth – it has no smell, and its taste is bitter”
The One Who Recites will Rise and Ascend
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “The one who was devoted to the the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
The one who excels in reading and the one who stutters
It has been reported on the authority of ‘Aishah [radhiyallaahu anhaa], that the Messenger of Allah (sala Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,
‘The expert reader will be among the noble scribes of the angels and the one who stutters and for whom it is difficult will have double
In another narration it states ‘the one who when he reads it and finds it difficult.’
Related by al-Bukhari, Muslim and others
The Best Of Those Amongst Us
قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ): خِـيارُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرآنَ وَ عَلَّمَهُ إِلـى غَيْرِهِ.
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him ) has said: “The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.”
One Letters Reward Is Multiplied By Ten
the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said in an authentic hadith:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward (hasanah). And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.
Isn’t it funny that sometimes, the closer you get to your goal, the more you procrastinate, the more distracted you become, the more problems you encounter etc
Sometimes it’s the Shaytaan trying to keep us away from doing good and sometimes, it’s an actual fear from within us of the unknown. At times, we create fear of what will happen once we’ve completed our task. Some find a type of security in the constant struggle towards getting what they want. They’ve accepted it as part of their day-to-day routine. So much so, they feel its become part of their identity and they can’t actually think past the finish point. They just cant imagine what they’ll do next and it frightens them and they then, delay that looming end to stay safe.
Without a doubt when it comes to delaying good deeds, it’s something we don’t want or need!
A quick fix for a situation like this is to remember the benefits or the reasons why you want to achieve your goal.
This is why we’ve decided to post up a daily reminder of the benefits of learning the Qur’aan. Something special for anyone that is looking for some hifdh inspiration. We’ll be doing it for the next 30 days in shaa Allaah starting from tomorrow….no, I shouldnt delay it lol from today!
We hope that it can be of benefit to somebody that needs a boost in motivation especially if they feel it’s becoming hard.
Another thing that can help is to remember that every problem we encounter is an important part of the journey, a lesson to be learned, an obstacle to strengthen our will and an oppotunity to gain reward when we turn to Allaah and ask for His help to remove it from us.
I pray that Allaah make it easy for us and accept it from us all aameen