Causes that Aid in the Memorization of the Noble Quraan - 2 - Forward


CAUSES THAT AID IN THE MEMORASIZATION OF THE NOBLE QUR'AAN
(اللأسباب المعينة على حفظ القرآن)
SHAYKH MAHMOOD AL-MISRI (ABU 'AMMAR)

۝ وَلَقَدۡ يَسَّرۡنَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِلذِّكۡرِ فَهَلۡ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ ۝
“And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember, but is there any that will remember?”

[al-Qamar: 17]


TRANSLATOR’S FOREWORD
Indeed, all Praises is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His Help and Forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our own souls and the evil consequences of our actions.

Whomsoever Allah guides, no-one can lead him astray and whomsoever He leaves astray, no one can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the Most High and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and final Messenger – sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam.

“Truly, Allah raises a people by this Book and debases others by it.”
[Sahih Muslim]
- The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam).

Whoever wishes for honour and glory in this life and in the Hereafter, then upon such a person is to make a resolute return to the Book of Allah, `azza wa jall. Whoever desires to ascend the ranks of ‘ilm (knowledge) and attain wisdom and intellect, then he or she must have recourse to the Qur’aan as a primary starting-point. This Book was not revealed only to be recited and decorated, but it was revealed to be learnt, taught and acted upon. It was revealed to establish societies, build constitutions, reform the minds of Mankind and take them out of the darkness of oppression and ignorance which has long engulfed them. This Qur’an is the strong rope of Allah Ta’aala, which links the earth to the heavens and saves souls from eternal doom. Whoever takes it as a leader, it leads him to Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, to a seat of Truth near the King of kings. But whoever casts it behind him and neglects its right, then it only casts such a person into Hellfire, the mother of all destruction, despair, humiliation and evil.

As an Ummah, it really is upon us – individually and altogether – to make a collective return to the Wahy (revelation) just as the Companions did in their lifetime (radhiallahu `anhum). It is only then that success, victory, prosperity and all goodness will reach us and lay itself at our feet as it did with the first generation. It is a Sunnah of Allah, `azza wa jall, that this entire universe will subject itself for the one whom Allah is pleased with and wishes to honour – and this is the honour for the one who honours the Book of Allah.

It was a realisation of this need for us to return to Qur’aan that led me to translate this small book. As a young student in Cairo memorising Qur’an, this was the first book I purchased on the topic of Hifdh al-Qur’an primarily to help and assist me with my studies but the benefit I
found therein was so abundant that I felt it was my duty to make it available to the English speaking audience that perhaps they may also find what I found and lead them to the great journey of memorising and studying the Qur’aan deeply.

I ask Allah to make this small effort of translating this book beneficial for all and make it a cause for many to embark on the noble path of memorising and learning the Qur’aan.

Farhia Yahya
Ramadhan, 1429

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