Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Living Quran: UNESCO Laureate's Daughter, Maryam Aremuola Bags Award To Had Memorized The Whole Holy Quran Which Contains 6,236 Verses.

According to Arabic dictionary : Hafiz (/ˈhɑːfɪz/; Arabic: حافظ‎, romanized: ḥāfiẓ, حُفَّاظ, pl. ḥuffāẓ, حافظة f. ḥāfiẓa), literally meaning "guardian" or "memorizer", depending on the context, is a term used by Muslims for someone who has completely memorized the Quran. Hafiza is the female equivalent

The Quran is divided into 114 Surahs (chapters), containing 6,236 verses ,

A common myth persists that the number of verses in the Quran is 6,666. In fact, the total number of verses in Quraan is 6,236 excluding Bismillah and 6350 including Bismillah.

(comprising some 80,000 words or 330,000 individual characters). If a person were to memorize 20 ayah (verses) a day, it can be completed within a year such as Maryam Aremuola, The daughter of H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu became living Quran by memorized the whole Holy Quran

Most huffaz have studied as children in special Islamic schools or madrasahs, being instructed in tajwid (rules of recitation) and vocalisation as well as committing the Quran to memory such as Maryam Aremuola graduated from Hizful School at Mahmud Ahmadiyya Tahfizul Qur’’an School at Abule Eko, Ijede Lagos State, Nigeria after memorized the whole Holy Quran that containing 6,236 verses

Huffaz are highly respected within the Islamic community. They are privileged to use the title "Hafiz" before their names as Maryam Aremuola became living Quran

They are tested on their knowledge. For example, in one test they are asked to continue the recitation of a passage taken randomly from the Quran. As they do not know which passage will be chosen, they must know the whole text in order to be sure of passing. In another test, a would-be hafiz might be asked to recite verses containing a specific word or phrase

Importance of memorization of Holy Quran

Hifz is memorization of the Quran. Muslims believe that whoever memorizes Quran and acts upon it, Allah will reward and honour them greatly, so that they will rise in status in Paradise to a level commensurate with what they memorized of the Book of Allah. Abdullah ibn Amr narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “The Hafiz-e-Quran (a person who has memorized Quran) will be said on the day of Judgment: Recite and rise in status, recite as you used to recite in the world, for your status will be at the last verse that you recite.” (Jami` at-thirmidhi 2914)

Having memorised the Quran, the hafiz or hafiza must then ensure they do not forget it. To ensure perfect recall of all the learned verses requires constant practice.

The memorisation of the Quran was important to Muslims in the past and is also in the present.

Yearly, thousands of students master the Quran and complete the book with interpretation and also memorisation.

The Quran is perhaps the only book, religious or secular, that has been memorized completely by millions of people.

Many of Muhammad’s companions memorized the Quran in full such as Ali ibn Abi Talib, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Abdullah ibn ‘Abbaas and many others companions as well as a lot of Muslim scholars just has Maryam Aremuola did among her colleagues

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