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Forgetting Quran, Surahs, Ayahs... Or Even How To Read

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I would like to know if there a a fatwa,q&a or simular that explains how bad it is to

forget entire Quran (Hafiz)

forgetting surahs (non hafiz)

forgetting certain surahs (i.e. "Indeed Allah and His angels send blessings on the Nabee (Prophet Peace and BLessings of Allah be upon Him). O you who believe send Blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. ~ Holy Quraan)

 

or even how to read, i.e. to distinguish differnce between Kaaf and kaarf

 

+ what if they memorised it again?

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As far as I know (and I can't back this up, because I've heard this mainly from my parents, and relatives), it is next to impossible to forget the Qur'an once you learn it.

 

Sure, you might think that you have "forgotten" it, but rest assured, it's alive and well in the subconscious. Such a beautiful and powerful message cannot be easily forgotten.

 

Try going through what you have forgotten again, and you'll soon see that you see bits and pieces coming back to you, eventually, enough to fully form the beautiful picture again.

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you do realise im talking about learning the Quran by heart?

If someone becomes hafiz and doesnt keep it up with it (maintaining) It is possible" to forget the Quran. Im not saying ive done it before, but it is possible for someone to forget the Quran if, once he learnt it (off by heart) and doesnt go back to it for number of years.

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Okay- -

 

could someone else please answer the question, is there anything on it... like fatwa or ruling if someone forgets parts or whole Quran which he / she learnt by heart?

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Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim

 

A Supplication For Memorizing The Qur'an

 

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Q

 

Is there any particular du`a that should be made for memorizing Qur'an?

 

A

 

Al-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

 

Ibn `Abbas (Allah be well pleased with him) related the following:

 

We were with the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) when `Ali (Allah be well pleased with him) and said, "Bi abi anta wa ummi, O Messenger of Allah: this Qurân has slipped from my breast, and I do not find myself capable of it!"

 

So the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "O Aba al-Hasn! Should I not teach you words that Allah will benefit you with, and that He will benefit with them anyone whom you taught them to, and firmly fix what you learnt in your breast?"

 

He said, "Of course, O Messenger of Allah! Teach me."

 

He said, "When it is Friday night and you are able to get up in the last third of the night - since it is an observed time and during it supplication is answered, and my brother Ya`qub said to his sons "I will seek forgiveness for you from my Lord until Friday night comes," and if you are not able then rise in the middle, and if you are not able then rise in the beginning, and pray four rak`at. Recite al-Fatihah and Ya Sin in the first rak`a, al-Fatihah and al-Dukhan in the second rak`a, al-fatihah and al-Sajda in the third, and al-Fatihah and Tabarak in the fourth. When you finish the tashahud praise and completely extol Allah, make prayers upon me and the other prophets, seek forgiveness for the male and female believers and for your brothers preceding you in belief,[1] and then at the end of this say[2]:

 

Allahumma arhamni bi tarki al-ma`asi abadan ma abqaytani, wa arhmani an atakallafa ma ya ya`nini wa-rzuqni husna al-nazri fi ma yardika `anni.

 

Allahumma badi` al-samawati wa al-ard dha al-jalal wa al-ikram wa al-`izzat allati ta turam: as̢۪aluka ya Allahu ya rahmanu bi jalalika wa nuri wajhika an tulzima qalbi hifza kitabika ka ma `allamtani wa-rzuqni an atluwahu `ala al-nahwi alladhi yurdika `anni

 

Allahumma badi` al-samawati wa al-ardi dha al-jalali wa al-ikrami wa al-`izzati allati la turam: as aluka ya Allahu ya rahmanu bi jalalika wa nir wajhika an tunawwira bi kitabika basari wa an tutliqa bihi lisani wa an tufarrija bihi `an qalbi wa an tashraha bihi sadri wa an tu`mila bihi badani liannahu la yu`inuni `ala al-haqqi ghayruka wa la yu'tihi illa anta wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billa al-`athim

 

O, Aba al-Hasan! Do this three, five, or seven Fridays and you will be answered by Allah's leave. [i swear] by the One who sent me: It will never err[3] a believer.

 

To which Ibn `Abbas (Allah be well pleased with him) adds:

 

[i swear] by Allah: `Ali (Allah be well pleased with him) did not wait save five or seven [times] until he came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) in a similar assembly and said, O, Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace)! In the past I would only take something like four verses and if I read them to myself they would depart me, while today I learn something like forty verses and when I recite them to myself it is as if the Book of Allah is in in front of my eyes; and I used to hear hadith and when I repeated it it would depart me, while today I hear hadiths and when I recount them I do not drop a single letter from it.

 

So the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) at that point said, "A believer [i swear] by the Lord of the Ka`ba O, Aba al-Hasan!"

 

Imam al-Tirmithi narrated this hadith [4].

 

Manur `Ali Nasif comments in his Al-Tajj al-jami` li-l-usul on the above hadith (5.141-42)

 

[1] It is good to say when making this praise, extolling, and seeking forgiveness:

 

Al-hamdu lillahi rabb al-`alamin. Al-hamdu lillahi allathi khalaqa al-samawat wa al-ardh a ja`ala al-thulamat wa al-nur. Al-hamdu lillahi allathi anzala `ala `abdihi al-kitab. Subhana Allahu wa al-hamdu lillahi wa la ilaha illa allaha wa Allahu akbar, and la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al-`ali al-`athim. Subhan Allah wa bi hamdihi, subhan Allah al-`athim.

 

Allahumma salli wa sallam wa barik `ala sayyidina muhammadin wa `ala saâ™iri ikhwanihi al-nabiyyin wa al-muraslin `adad khalqika wa ridha nafsika wa zinata `arshika wa midadi kalimatika ma dama mulku allahi ta`ala.

 

Rabbana ighfir lana wa li ikhwanina allathina sabaquna bil-l-iman wa la taj`al fi qulubina ghulan lillathina aamanu. Rabbana innaka ra'ufun rahim.

 

Allahumma arhamni bi tark al-ma`asia

 

[2] And before the salam praise Allah, make remembrance of Him, and supplicate Him with the following, or: what is intended is when you have make salam, and this is the most obvious [interpretation] since supplication is answered immediately after prayer, and he remains in his prayer as long as he remains in the place he prayed, and the angels pray for him and say Aameen to his supplication as long as he remains in the place he prayed in.

 

[3] Meaning: It will never let down a believer who uses it with a heart pure for Allah Most High.

 

[4] With a well authenticated chain.

 

[source: Mansur `Ali Nasf, Al-Tajj al-jami` li-l-usul. 5.141-42]

 

And Allah knows best.

 

Wa al-salamu `alaykum,

--Musa

 

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Assalmu Alakum,

 

I am sorry, I do not know any fatwa, but what I understand from the Prophet's(PBUH) Sahaba's would fully understand what they are saying and do what the verses say, which means that if you really memorise and understand it and do what it states then you cannot possibly forget it because everytime you do a certain action or something of that sort you can remeber the verse from the Surah you have memorised.

 

Does that make sense?

I hope it does!

 

Peace!

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By the way, I just want to emphasize Prophet Muhammad's :j: wisdom in advising Ali, may Allah be pleased with him. The Prophet :no: gave Ali practical advice. He didn't just tell Ali to say "oh Allah help me"...sure that's good but he wanted Ali to memorize and to repeat what he memorized. He gave Ali a practical approach, by choosing these 4 easy-to-memorize surahs (Yasin, Ad-Dukhaan, As-Sajdah, Al-Mulk (Tabaarak)) and advising Ali to recite them in prayer. But how could Ali recite them in his prayer before memorizing them?! This is the Prophet's :D wisdom and the first practical step that he advised Ali to take. The next step is to repeat the surahs over and over in prayer. And of course the Prophet :D did not leave out a good du'aa for Ali to say. Maashaa'Allah... Truly Prophet Muhammad :D was wise; a mercy to mankind.

 

:D

 

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Ahh the only thing is, I realized that you won't understand the transliteration of the du'aa if you don't know the Arabic language. So inshaa'Allah if I find the translation I will post it or will try to translate it myself if I can inshaa'Allah (I don't know the Arabic language perfectly.) Maybe someone else on the forum can translate, or if you know any Arabic speakers ask them inshaa'Allah.

 

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Hmm...

 

I don't know if I am wrong, and please, please correct me if I am wrong so that I may learn, but I believe that understanding what the Qur'an teaches is a 100 times more important then blindly memorizing it. I think that if you understand a particular part of the Qur'an, and understand the message well, you will automatically begin the process of memorization, and soon it will become second nature.

 

Early Muslims clung onto Islam and the teachings of Allah like a drowning man might cling on to a piece of wood in the churning ocean. They literally breathed in the message, and read/heard it day and night until they understood it perfectly. And then...well...without even thinking about it...the message was memorized.

 

So if a person begins to forget the Qur'an, is it not a sign that the person has not understood the message well (what interests us, we remember, what' doesn't...we forget)?

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Assalamu Alaikum

 

Well bro I came across this hadeeth, but I don't know if it's sahih or not..

 

S’ad bin Ubadh may Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him reports that the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala, peace and blessings be upon Him said:" One who learns the Holy Qur’an and forgets it(out of carelessness) will meet Allah Ta’ala as a leper." (Mishkat).

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