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.