Thursday, January 7, 2010

Virtues of Hafiz ul Quran

Virtues of Hafiz ul Quran

A person who memorizes and preserves the Qur'an is called Hafiz ul Qur'an.

The ultimate manifestation of Allah's Grace for Humanity, the Ultimate Wisdom, and the Ultimate Beauty of Expression: in short, the word of Allah-The Quran.The Quran is a Divine Miracle of Literature [Prophesy - Science - Warnings - Wisdom - Truths]...and it has been Preserved 100% In the Original Language - for over 1,400 years!

Allah has sent the final revelation - the Qur'an - for the guidance of humankind. "This is the Book - in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who are (Muttaqoon) Allah-conscious." [2:al-baqarah:2].
The preservation of the Quran is of paramount importance. Hence the great need to preserve and memorise it.

Allah Most High says: "And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember?[Quran 54:17]

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad [Peace be upon him] has emphasized the importance of memorizing and preserving the Quran.

"Whoever reads the Qur'an and memorises it, while he regards what it makes lawful as lawful and its unlawful as forbidden (i.e. he practises according to it), Allah Ta'ala will admit him into Jannah and will accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family who were doomed to the fire of Jahannam" (Hadith-Tirmidhi). 

"He who learns the Qur'an and practices upon it, his parents will be made to wear a crown on the day of Qiyamah, the brilliance of which will excel that of the sun if the same were within your worldly houses. Hence, what do you think about the person who himself acts upon it?" (Hadith-Abu Dawood).

"The one who was devoted to 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."  [Hadith- Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

If you are for whatever reason unable to memorize the Qur'an yourself than at least be a means for someone else becoming a Hafiz of the Qur'an and by so doing Allah will give you the reward!

The Messenger of Allah Muahmmad [Peace be upon him] has said:
"Whoever guides anyone to goodness, his reward shall be the same as those who follow his guidance without lessening a bit of their reward. And whoever guides anyone astray, his sin shall be the same as the sin of the person who follows him without lessening a single bit of their sin." [Hadith-Muslim]