Mis- Conceptions About Memorizing The Qur’aan

So just a few backward misconceptions  that I have come across when I have  made mention to people that  I was memorizing Qur’aan

1…Only (Arab) people are allowed to memorize Qur’aan

( Umm… Really   Now.. Who told you this?  This is by far the silliest thing I have ever heard  in my life. Backwards and even  seems a bit racist dont you think, and  our Prophet Muhammad( peace and blessing be upon him ) did not teach us this.

In fact   what he taught us was that every one was created equal, and there is no difference in skin color,  that no arab , is better than a black, or white. except in  Taqwa( meaning Fear of Allah)

In the last sermon that  Allahs Messenger made he said :

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly.



2     Being a Native Arab  Speaker :

While this  has some truth I would like to point out many non arab foreigners have memorized the  Quraan I myself know many children  and aduts  who were not arab and    have done so  without understanding it, because it says in

Surah 54 Al: Q amar ayaah 17

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِنْ مُدَّكِرٍ

 And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
 So with that being said .  The Quraan has been made easy for any muslim/muslimah who wants to learn and memorize it.   ( In a later post I will give you some information on what to do if you are memorizing and you are not familar with the arabic language)  I  encourage all to memorize it but also have some sorth of understanding what you are reading so that  we as muslims can implement it in to our every day life, and be able to teach others.  So that we all can  get the rewards and benefits from it.   In sha Allah.
3.  The Qur’aan is a burden or its hard.
again this goes back to    how much effort you want to put in to this.  As I said before. It is not going to be a walk in the park. It will not be easy.  You will have to take some time out of your day to review the old what you have learned and the new Surahs.  Remember  Jannah is not Cheap, and if we knew the  blessing we get behind memorizing the entire Qur’aan then we should be running to do this. I find it really strange that some muslim  can sing the latest rap song with in seconds but  cant take a half hour or two out of your day to read the book of Allah.
  What I see is people want to say they have memorized but not take the time to actually do it. They want to take the fast easy way out. It does not work like that. If we have time to get online chat with friends and family them surely we can read our Qurans more than once every Ramadan.  We all as  muslims really need to straighten up our priorities and get our acts together before its too late.

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