The Miracle of Qur’anic Memorisation
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Recently I've spoken on
the topic of the virtues of the holy aura
the virtues of memorizing the
honors promise. inshallah, today, I hope to share a few thoughts about the miraculous nature of memorizing the Quran.
Having spoken on the virtues of doing him memorize memorizing the Koran and encouraging reminding myself and others, and encouraging
one another, to memorize the Quran and retain its memorization to the best of our ability.
I'd like to
show how Granick memorization is not as daunting a task, as we may fear.
And that's it's within most people's grasp and reach.
One of the reasons is, the last panel data has miraculously made it extremely easy.
Allah has the original say is in animism, the vikhroli nallah hula half is
indeed we have revealed the lick.
That means the Koran and one can translate at all, interpret the word Vic, one of the names of the Koran as remembrance, admonition
etc. So, nationalism, indeed, We have revealed the remembrance meaning that
what nanohole have with all And indeed We are surely it's an indeed surely we are its guardians. So Allah has taken a responsibility to guard and preserve the Holy Quran.
And that is not by way of ink, and paper, and box, and even by way of digitizing the, or
rather, from the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to today, a lot of xojo has preserved the
in the hearts and the poisons of his creation.
As the last panel with Anna told the prophets of the love it was some of them
probably human kitamura to me, Nick is a lotta
but who I mean atrophy, so don't intervene or delay.
That addressing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah said to him, that before this,
you will not want
to read any book.
So you will not want to read any book before this prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unlettered, he could not read or write.
And nor could you write with your hand.
If that was the case that you could have read,
that you could read or unright, then either tab and
then indeed those who see falsehood, they would have surely doubt
Name, it meaning
fee so duly noted in the positions in the hearts of those who have been granted knowledge.
So, the very nature of the program is to rest, not in between the covers of books, and not on paper, but in the hearts and bosoms of men, just as it was preserved in the heart of the sort of law. So the law it was one of them,
when he promised him in natalina jamara,
that, indeed, it is our responsibility it is upon us to collect the Quran, in your heart or messenger of Allah. And I've already explained this in detail. So
the whole process of preserving the integrity and the sanctity of the God
has been by way of memorization, from the time of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Till today.
As a result, Allah has also promised to make the bottle an easy in many ways. So in sudo, como, la has repeatedly four times he tells us in verse after verse, whatever the seminal or analytically for him,
but indeed, we have made the court
easy for them.
So is there anyone who will take he
and the here again, me can mean remembrance,
admonition taking heed, and it can also mean memorization. All of these meanings can be incorporated
in the word that
so Allah subhanho wa Taala has made the Quran easy to be admonished and counseled by
to serve as a counsel and advice. And Allah has also made the poor and easy in many ways to understand and to reflect on. On the laws also made, it's easy to remember and to memorize.
I did say earlier on that, I wish to show how the Quran is actually within the grasp and reach of most people, but not several.
And this is the remarkable thing about
that last panel with Allah gives it to him, he will and allow withholds it from him.
And there are countless examples of this. And this has been the case throughout history.
or earn may not be the world's most published book,
or even the world's most translated book, there are other books that have that
honor and prestige of being the world's most widely translated or most widely published and distributed book
that are and may not necessarily hold our spots.
But even though it may not be the world's most published book,
the world's most widely distributed book. It's by far without peer without parallel, without any rival is the world's most read book.
And that's no exaggeration.
across the world,
and not only is it the world's most read book, it's the world's most memorized book.
Now you have intelligent people who can memorize certain things,
but even then, for people to be able to memorize
from such a wide scale,
it truly is nothing short of miraculous.
And if I can just share a few thoughts with you about this. Let's look at for instance,
our ability to memorize things in any language.
do not remember their previous phone numbers.
Often that they can't even remember their
on these are six, seven letters,
even though it was originally etched in memory.
So when a person's living at a property
because of the frequent usage
and recall of the postcode, for instance, it becomes second nature as well as the phone,
but give it some time, and one forgets even one's own phone and one's eat one's postcode, and other personal details.
And that's for minor things.
Let me share another example.
We all have a preferred language, it's either our mother tongue,
or if not the mother tongue,
if not one's native family language. And it could also be the language of one's country that one has become very familiar with influencing.
So we have our preferred language, in which we find it easy to converse, to read to comprehend around. Now, if we were to take
our own preferred language, let's say English.
And we have our own record on our own initiative.
We have our own creativeness. We write a few sentences.
It could be anything, our story,
a story, our thoughts, part of a diary, just a few sentences, see how easy it is to actually memorize those few sentences in our preferred language,
in our most familiar language, and these aren't someone else's words, these are our own
a product of our
and see how easy it is to actually memorize those sentences.
It may not be very easy
to even if someone by swatting does manage to memorize them.
Periodically go back and check
and see how well one has retained the memory of these sentences.
For most people, on most occasions, they won't be able to memorize these words verbatim. And even if they do manage to memorize them, they won't be able to retain them or recall them at leisure or with ease. And that's true for most people.
Even artists, pop artists, singers.
I give this example because it's contemporary, and we may be able to relate to it because we see it, we hear about it, we read about it.
pop artists and various other performers. They at times compose their own songs, or they have them written for them.
But in collaboration with the writers, or even if they've written them themselves, these artists memorize and rehearse these verses. And before they actually produce a recording, they have to go through so many trials, so many recordings before the final edition is mastered.
Yet, even the same artists who have memory often written their own words, memorize them, rehearse them.
Later when they perform live,
most of them often lip sync.
And it's because they may not necessarily remember their own words. And these are performers, these are artists. This is their livelihood. This is their profession. This is what they are proficient in.
So one could give many examples
of people finding it extremely difficult normally to memorize. Now, of course, we do have various examples. But these are
exceptions. So you have individuals who make it a hobby, or even an actual profession and a performance to memorize things. So they turn into an art form and they perform. So they'll perform on stage by memorizing names or the
But there are tricks and techniques to do this.
they fine tune their skills, they hone their skills. they devote their time and energy to this either as by way of a hobby or an actual profession. And therefore they are the clear exceptions.
And yet when people watch them, and people observe them, performing feats of memorization, they appear to be all the more remarkable
But they are exceptions. Most people, in the clear majority of cases find it extremely difficult to memorize anything, and actually retain that memorization.
And be able to recall things,
even in their chosen preferred languages, even if these are their own words. Now, in contrast,
we've all had to memorize something in school, and we're at work college university in childhood. And they say in childhood, it's much easier. And you can remember a lot from one's childhood. And yet, how much do we actually remember, of tables of rules of works that we were made to memorize.
Yet, in contrast to all of this, when it comes to the Holy Quran,
there are feats of memorization displayed by individuals, men, women, young and old, even children, all across the world, and truly remarkable things.
children, all over the world, we're not even talking about adults, or children, like in this country,
we may have
that these children who memorize or
they are pressured,
no good at anything else. And their energy, their time, their strength, and their ability and skills are all diverted to just one thing.
And as a result, they suffer in other ways. So because they are memorizing the,
let's say, in the mcdouble, in the evening classes that we have in our massages,
because they are memorizing the Quran there. This takes up all of their time and energy consumes them, distracts them from other things, as a result of which they are withdrawn. They are lonely, silent, sweating all the time.
social skills. They lack friends,
quiet to their detriment. They even suffer in that other study, especially at school. But nothing could be further from the truth.
We see children around us all the time.
And it's remarkable, they are no different to other children.
So in their social skills in their social social communication, they play just like and just as much as any of the time. They watch their TV, they play on their games consoles. they
socialize with children of the family, friends and acquaintances. They do everything normally. And at the same time, they devote some of their time to memorizing the program. And remarkably, they also do exceptionally well at school.
So how is it possible for someone to be normal in every other way, and yet still be able to memorize
and we're not talking about
a few words, a few sentences.
The clear majority of children across the world who memorize the Quran, do not speak a word of Arabic They do not understand a word.
So in the language that they do not understand, as I explained, we find it difficult to memorize a few sentences. And even if we do manage it, to actually retain the memory of those few sentences, even short term, let alone medium to long term in a language that is of our choice
words of words that are our own, and that we can fully understand and comprehend Not only that, but these words
are the product of Allah. In contrast to this, you have children across the world, who are non native Arabic speakers who don't understand a word of Arabic a word. And yet playfully they are able to memorize knots, a few sentences.
Not a few paragraphs, not just one or two pages, but over 800 pages of a book from cover to cover almost 80,000 words, almost 80,000 words in a totally foreign language.
And they are able to memorize these words quite easily, relatively easily, they are able to retain the memory of these words, not only short term, but even in long term. And in the clear majority of cases, most people are able to retain their have their memorization of the Quran from childhood all the way till death.
And one hears countless stories of people on their deathbed, reciting
people who have been in the cold
they are in a coma,
whilst being in a coma. Some people they speak,
they speak gibberish. Others, they make random comments or recall random names in the colony and then consciousness. And yet there are clear videos available of people
in hospital on a hospital bed, with all the medical equipment around them surrounded by doctors and nurses.
And this isn't easy to fake.
And the person is in a coma and has been in a coma for some time, and yet is fluently, clearly.
And melodies Lee reciting the Holy Quran
without pause without interruption.
People recites it continuously on their death
in their cup.
So children who are unable to understand a word, are able to memorize the whole book and retain that for the rest of their lives.
Now, these are normal children
of varying levels of intelligence. But when it comes to that, in itself is a miracle, because it's so widespread on such a wide scale.
But then the even more remarkable thing is when you have children who are academically challenged,
they are unable to
do much else. When it comes to the
last panel that Allah blesses.
There are so many examples, I don't wish to identify individuals. But to give you just some examples that I individually and personally,
I'm familiar with.
So I actually know these individuals purse.
a number of people.
last panel who Adana gifts to whom He wills and allow with homes from whom He wills.
And there are many, there are a number of individuals who are academically challenged in other ways. So during their days of study,
they would find it very difficult to
understand or learn of the topics, they would regularly fail in their exams.
They found it difficult to recall things. We're not even talking about memorization. Of course, they found it difficult to memorize things like lists, or vocabulary or names or various other things or texts, let alone text. But even in terms of reading and comprehension, they would struggle.
And they still do struggle in many ways. It's allows
law gives to whom He wills a love with wholesome humans. And yet in total contrast to their struggle, and the difficulties that they would experience with learning anything else. When it came to the or these individuals were able to stand insula and recite from the beginning of the or an all the way till the end. Maybe not in one setting. But sometimes and I've witnessed this myself standing up insula reciting 10 out of the 30 pages of the aura
In touriga, so in each rocker five years, second rocker, five years, five parts out of the 30. So in just one to look at nephal solder, they were able to recite 10 out of the 30 parts, without pause without hesitation, without single error.
There have been individuals again that I know personally, who again is the other of the last panel who were there other, they suffered speech impediment.
So they stutter and stammer
to the extent that
they are socially withdrawn,
not because of anything else, but because of this speech impediment. And they find it difficult to converse at length, or to even strike up a conversation or to engage in conversation.
And they are unable to begin a sentence without stuttering and stammering
and with great difficulty that they speak with great difficulty, yet the same individuals who,
again, it's the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who in a private conversation in a private room with just one other friend, who they are familiar with, or even a family member that they've grown up with, they find it difficult to speak and to
sustain a flow in the conversation. The same individuals in front of hundreds of people
have been present when they have recited the Quran, not on the stage. But on the subject on the Sunnah. While it's leading hundreds, if not over 1000 people in prayer. And we're not just talking about sudo conferred on sort of the mass we're talking about.
Over many days, like in the month of Ramadan, they are able to recite the Quran fluently in melodiously. Without any pause any hesitation, not a single stutter.
I was I know one individual, I had the opportunity of listening to his entire program
many, many days, so I listened to his whole and from the beginning sort of till the end, both insular so he would lead out be stand behind him outside Sala where we would be doing other things, but I'd be listening, he'd be reading and then we'd switch. He'd be resigning, he'd be listening, I will be reciting.
And, again, as I said,
he suffers from a speech impediment. And yet, when I listen to his entire or am will law he even then I could record and remember, never once did I hear him pause or stutter all the way from sort of unfair, they had to sort of the mass never ones.
When it comes to the
people come into their own.
there are classes in some parts of the world, where once the children have completed their him they spend a few moments or maybe a year year and a half to
memorize and consolidating their head of the Quran but in different ways. So for instance, what they do is they and these are non Arabs, so they don't understand a single word, but they complete the whole Ambar memorization and once they've completed the head,
they then spend a year and a half or so
continuing with their memorization, but with much more detail. So for instance, they learn the number of words, the number of letters in each surah. They learn the
and the chorus, verses and the corresponding verse numbers and the numbers
and all these other intricate details. Then when they are tested,
they are tested in various ways. So the examiners, again these are feats of memory. So the examiners will question them, verse number, set, verse number such and such of such and such a surah and they'll begin reciting all how many words in this particular verse. How many words in this part of the arm? How many words in this particular surah How many times has the letter
mentioned in this or sorry, in this sort of in this verse. So these kinds of fields, but what, at least what we can say about them is that they are trained to do. So they do spend time actually learning all of this. So again, it's a kind of performance. It's still remarkable. But
some would question as to whether it's a miracle or not. Because it they this is what they are artists they perform. It is very remarkable. But is it miraculous? Someone would say, Well, this is what they do. This is what they trained to do.
Then we're not there are many of the individuals who are not just performs, or artists, and they aren't normal or intelligent, and they've memorized and rehearsed all these skills. There are some individuals Allahu Akbar, there can what are the explanation? Can you give
us speaking about boronic memorization a few months ago, and after the dose, the gentleman
and said that
he was aware of someone
from his country
who could not speak, could not read that alone, right.
And yet to have memorized.
So he sent me the link.
And I'll have it locked, because he said, This video shows all the details, and he was a news feature. And so handle.
Now what explanation Do you give something like this?
Here's a young man.
His name is Ahmed. Abdullah.
When he was born,
his parents didn't detect anything untoward initially. But
in terms of physical health and movement, he was fine.
But as he grew older,
they realized that he wasn't speak.
Not a single word.
So he couldn't speak at all.
And he was in his infancy by now, but yet he would not speak a single word
and is a non error.
The father was extremely concerned.
The whole family was and the father took him to school and enrolled him at school.
And remember, it wasn't just a question and not be him not being able to read, he would not utter a single word, even at home, to his parents to his family, not single word. He just wouldn't speak.
He was taken school
taught no luck, till the age of 12. He wouldn't speak, he wouldn't he could not read, let alone run.
Eventually, he was enrolled at a mother sir, at the age of 12.
And in madrasa,
the teacher taught him what we call the died.
So many people are familiar with the guide. There are various names morani by the body, either Rahmani vida excetera. So the corridor is simply the first book that a child normally studies a non Arab child. And in that all you have are the individual letters of the Arabic alphabet. And then these letters are then conjoined. And you learn how to join the letters and pronounce a word. You still don't know how what the words mean. But you just are able to recognize the Arabic script and pronounce the words. Now it's very basic. It's very brief. And it's just a question of learning the alphabet. And this is known as the art either the foundation and you have various names of the
variance of these books in some parts of the world. They are known as a bar, the bar either within Rania burrito Rahmani tide and various other names. So when he was enrolled in school, it's
In the mother Assad at the age of 12, he still wouldn't speak.
And he's approximately 20 years old. Now, he still doesn't speak. Even now, his father says that even that is approximately 20 years of age. He will not he can sit inside the house for a month. But he will not say a word to his father or mother. He won't he doesn't. Or maybe he can't, he can't even ask for a glass of water or a cup of tea or food. Even when he wants food or drink. He signals emotions, but he will not utter a single word, even now.
And yet, at the age of 12, when he was enrolled at the madrasa, the teacher devoted himself to the task of teaching this young man, his name is Abdullah
And this are either
that teacher says that our children normally learn normal children. We're not talking about intelligence, normal average children learn and complete the Garda that foundation booklet. It's actually not a book, it's a booklet. They complete that booklets in 15 to 20 days is where.
And we've known children to divots in seven days, in a week, five days.
So he says normal children complete this booklet of the garriga in 15 to 20 days. He said it took me three years to teach him three years. So by the end of three years, he was able to recognize the Arabic script and the conjoined words and pronounce words, but it took him three years to do what's a normal child does in two weeks.
Then he was 15. Now by the time he completed the guide, now this young man 15 years of age, who took three years to do what a normal child does in two to three weeks, by that same teachers admission, and who till today has not spoken a single word. He started memorizing the Quran. And he completed the hymn and the memorization of the entire book and in one and a half years,
took him three years to do a booklet, just recognize a word. And immediately after the booklet, it took him one and a half years to memorize up.
Until today, he was 15, about 16 and a half when he completed the Koran. And today is about 1920 years of age. Approximately, his father says his still does not utter a single word. Even till today, he won't ask for a drink or for food. He can't speak. He can't read. He can't write. And he can't read his native tongue. mummies among Arabs, he can't even speak read his native tongue. He can only read the Quran to the extent that if people place Arabic books in front of him, and this is remarkable, if you take an Arabic book, even when with pictures and big writing,
and you show him the book, and they actually display this, the teachers are there showing him a book of the book, he can only recognize and read those words that have occurred in the camera.
So you've got two pages are one page of pictures or and he can only recognize and actually pronounce those words that aren't in the Quran, even though they're all Arabic.
If the word is not in the Koran, he can't even recognize it or read it let alone pronounce.
There is another young man.
He is an Arab. He's Iraq.
His name is Hussein,
Adnan al Abdullah, he was born in Fallujah, in Iraq in 1983. So that makes him
34 years of age now.
His story is remarkable.
And again, we're not talking about normal individuals
this Hossain Adnan Aditi born in Fallujah,
when he was born, his parents
were very concerned at birth
because he wouldn't move
child in his infancy after birth, he wouldn't move like a normal child.
No sound, no.
Of course it would be breathing, eyes open, alert. So they knew he was conscious and alert,
but hardly any movement
and no utterance no sound.
In that concern, they took him to various doctors and medical specialists in Iraq at the time.
Eventually, after many tests, etc, the family was told
that he suffers from a physical loss of cells in his brain.
So, there was physical damage to part of his brain.
The doctors also told the family that there is no hope of recovery, because he suffers from physical damage to his brain cells, there is no hope of recovery. And listen to this allow, the doctor has actually told the family that if he survives to adulthood, and if he is able, in his childhood or even in adulthood, to recognize his own main, that will be a medical miracle.
They said, if he grows up, to be able to hear that he will hear but if he grows up to be able to recognize his own name, that will be a medical miracle. These were the words they use, it would be a medical miracle, if he grew up to be able to recognize his own name.
The father never gave up hope.
And being a pious individual, this is his uncle, meaning the boy's uncle, the fathers brothers testimony, and other family members testimony as well, that the Father continued to make the law.
And this is the uncle's testimony, family members testimony, they say that one day, his father sort of sort of laughs in the law while he was in the midst in history.
And since his son's condition was always on his mind, on his tongue, the father related that in the dream, I knew I was in a dream. I knew I was dreaming. And I knew that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in front of me. So what I wish to do is I wanted to use that opportunity to speak of my son.
So I told the prophets of the love, it was something that I've gone to extremes about my son, my extreme concern, and
please pray for him, whatever he must have said. And then he says that I knew that wasn't my dream. And I feared that the dream would end without me being able to bring my son so in my dream, I went to fetch my son, and I brought him before the sort of loss of the law it some of them quickly in the hope that the dream would not end.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took the son in the dream, and rubbed his chest and blew over him and said a few words.
The father when he saw this tree, and he was away from the family, somewhere else
at a distance in another city. So he contacted the family and asked them how his son Martin said, It's fine, still the same.
And gradually, though, the family saw an improvement in his condition.
When he was approximately three to four years old,
the family then attempted to teach him the alphabet.
So he was a very difficult child.
And he would rip up any books or magazines that he was given. So even learning material,
alphabets, pictures, magazines, books, he would actually rip up these books. The only book that he would not read was
his opinion extremely difficult as john, the only book you would not repurpose.
And he would hold the Koran and place it on his chest. He would actually sleep fall asleep like that with the Koran on his chest as a child, three to four years old. Eventually, the family members they realized that his condition was improving, and they realize that the medical
prognosis did prove to be miraculous, and he still suffered brain damage.
But, and he was unable to do many of the things even now he's in his mid 30s. He has learning difficulties, he's unable to do many things. In fact, he's 34 years old. Now, as we, as I just mentioned, even now, this man, Allahu Akbar, he cannot count from one to five, let alone from one to 10. He can't count from one to five. So he's an Arab. So if someone asks and count one 210, and I'll explain this later, it's remarkable.
So, when he was young, the family decided to teach him the Arabic alphabet, again, just how to join up the words.
So he managed to begin
recognizing the Arabic letters and joining the words and reading and pronouncing.
One day, when he was approximately five years of age, his father took him to the machine. Now, when he was young, he would obviously flick through the pages.
So he would rip up the other books. But when it came to the karate, the whole the close to his chest to cherish it, he'd also flip through the pages rapidly, rapidly, just flipping through the pages quite randomly, as well.
And by that time, he had learned to recognize the alphabet, and also the written words. His father took him to the machine at the age of five, approximately,
the man was giving the speech. And once there was giving a speech, that Imam mentioned a verse of the arm. And then he said, This verse, and so is inserted earlier in Milan.
So this young lad Hussein spoke up and said, No, it's insulting.
So the man checks and he realized his mistake, and he acknowledged it. Everyone was shocked. The father shocked, let alone anyone else. The father was shocked. So the father questioned his son, that how did you know that this verse isn't sort of earlier in wrong, sorry, it's in saltimbocca, and not in sort of Alhambra.
And the sun, then at the age of approximately five told the father, I've memorized
the father never knew
Now, one could say, this is a fable. Well, you can actually go on to YouTube, and you can check this for yourself. He's been invited all over the middle east to various stations, TV stations, and shows. And
he sits there.
And even now, when he is introduced, he's introduced as someone who has learning difficulties.
And he sits there.
And you have a panel at times questioning about the poor and nothing else just
and Allahu Akbar. You see, the other children I was talking about, who are able to recall this is with their corresponding names and of the swords and the numbers of the verses. They actually undergo training. And they are normal intelligence, healthy children. So they trained to do this. So it's remarkable, but you wouldn't exactly call it miraculous. It's very remarkable. But this young man
is not taught. He's not trained. He has permanent physical damage to his brain. He has extreme learned faculties. Even now in his mid 30s. He can't do anything himself. He needs a support of his family. So they do everything for him. Except when it comes to the Quran.
He can't do anything else. But when it comes to the Koran, he sits there like a compute. He does with his disabilities, and his mental disabilities, he is able to exhibit feats of the arm that the greatest of scholars cannot
and no exaggeration. So he has one chosen copy of the Quran, which he's probably been reading all his life. He was, you know, the other young man
that I spoke about, the one who's a non Arab. The one who's killed today doesn't speak and memorize the Learn the Korea in three years and the Quran memorized in one and a half. That young man
till today, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is the understanding and the dolphy May he enabled us to appreciate the gifts he has given us. Allah has given us our mental faculties. Allah has given us a tongue, a fluent tongue. Allah has given us time and opportunity.
This young man can't speak doesn't speak at the age of 20 yet every sing this animal
To law was a non Arab? Yeah, every single day, he without fail spends 14 out of the 24 hours of the course of the day reciting
14 every single day.
And this was same at Nam, Abdullah Al Fallujah.
His permanent brain damage, suffers from mental disabilities can't do anything else for himself. He's he completes one or an everyday in five hours,
in five hours every single day.
And he's a rapid reader.
And because of his learning difficulties, he still can't pronounce the words correctly. So he's an error that he pronounces the word but they're not they his words aren't as fluent in normal speech as well, as well as as recitation. They're not as fluent or as clear as a normal individual.
But the things which he displays are remarkable, he sits there the examiners question.
And remember, this is without training, without practice, just completely unnatural to
mention a verse of the Koran, from anywhere out of the 6000 over 6200 verses.
The mentioned a single verse, instantly, he'll mention the name of the sorter and the verse.
And he has permanent damage to his cells. And he has learned difficulties.
Similarly, they'll mention a verse number. So sort of our laugh, verse number eight.
And instantly, he will recite the whole verse and continue reciting until you're stopping.
That's remarkable. even more remarkable, since he has that copy his own copy of
no markings, and it's just a normal copy of the
one of the additions. So what he does is they'll tell him, I'm opening page 431.
PAGE 431, what's the first word on the page, and he mentioned the word and start reciting, straightaway, page 290.
Read, and he started reciting from the top of the page, you just flick the pages randomly, page 112, he recited the start reciting from the top.
Then we'll say okay, we're saying port. I'm opening page 360. Now I'm going back 1234567 read. And he starts reading from the top of the page, seven pages behind the numbered page 20 pages ahead, 11 pages behind. Remarkable.
they'll examine him in the following way. And you can see him watch all of this for yourself.
They'll say to him, page number
Not he start reciting the verse from the beginning, say now pause. We don't on the first word. We want the last word of the first verse on the page, then we want you to give us the last word of each subsequent verse without reciting the verse. Somehow. It's like he's looking at the page in front of him. And he starts mentioning, yeah, the moon, the moon.
And all he does is mentioned the last word of each verse. And you've continued doing it until the tournament stop. Again, remarkable, even more remarkable. We'll pick up choose a page, paid 518
the last verse at the bottom of the page and start reciting. And I'll pause, we want the last word of the last verse on the page. And then we want you to go backwards. So we want you to tell us the last word of each verse But backwards. So he starts mentioning the examiner and he's got the camera there. He's jumping backwards from each verse, and choosing only the last word, and
sometimes even faster than he's moving. Hussein is reading the last word of each verse backwards in reverse order, not reciting, but mentioning.
And then in between, suddenly the examiner said to him for saying, count from one to 10 and will lie you can see the look on his face. He stares at the examiner stumped
dumbfounded and then the examiner repeats are saying count from one to 10. And all he says in reply, after a few seconds is harangue, see the
meaning haraam, don't ask me that question. So the examiner says count from one to five, it looks at him again and says hello. And then the examiner reveals to everyone that he actually cannot count from one to five, let alone from one to 10 till today's 35, therefore, he can't count from one to five, let alone one to 10 he does not know the sequence of numbers from 1234 he cannot follow that sequence logic. Till today, he just cannot do it. Yet when it comes to the poor,
now, he's on stage, in the in the studio TV studio. In one clip, you've got some family members, you've got the examiners, you've got members of the panel and he's sitting there. And all he does is just stares, either at the audience or sometimes stares down doesn't say any more than what you asked him.
And all that people ask him about the corner.
And then while staring down and looking up ahead,
the examiner says to the family this often you can't ask him questions directly about the poor and yes, but about various other things you normally have to go through the family. So they speak to the family members ask him what he's doing now. He's just sitting there silently. So they asked him, and he says I'm reciting the Quran.
And then a short while later they asked him again, what's he doing? So they asked him, I'm reciting the Quran. Is that how much has he recited? So whilst he was sitting in the studio,
imagine if we were sitting in the studio, brushing ourselves and looking at the camera of the audience. Am I looking good Pamela? He's sitting there, they said, how much has he recited? While sitting in the studio, what's the panelists were talking discussing? And the cameras were following him. And he's sitting there silently in between the questions. He completed so many pages of the just reading. And that's all he does recite.
This amygdala, the non Arab speaker until today does not speak a word of his own language. His father says he doesn't even ask for water, or tea or food, his father's words.
Nothing. He spends 14 hours every day reciting the Quran, learn the booklets of the body that in three years and that was his greatest achievement. He failed everything else in school till the age of 12. And with extreme devotion from one of his teachers, who dedicated himself to to the task, the most he achieved by the age of 1415 was no other alphabet, no language, no reading, writing skills, not a word spoken. But the most he ever achieved was he managed to learn the booklets of the party that in three years, and that's just the Arabic alphabet, individually enjoined, conjunct. And then all of a sudden, that same young lad from the age of 15.
In one and a half years, he memorizes the entire book.
And here you have seen Adnan al Abdullah Al Fallujah,
with a physical mental disability,
extreme learning difficulties, unable to do anything else.
one thing he did say that they asked him that, why don't you get married? He's not married.
And why don't you get married and one of the interviews he said, we'll see you back.
And yet with all these disabilities, not only has he memorized the program of his own accord, no teachers, no training whatsoever, but he's able to recall the color and in this manner.
Now, with everyone else, you could say fine, they trained they learn, these are feats of memory performance. How do you explain this?
And as I said, Allah azza wa jal gives the order to whom He wills allow withholds it from whom He wills. And I'll end with just one example of
one of the great scholars of the Indian subcontinent,
normally referred to as
allama, Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri Rahim, Allah,
and he then traveled and studied
he was why
regarded as being a genius, truly
there are many cases of students lording their teachers and extolling their virtues and giving them titles. But in the case of Mohammed Ahmed Shah, Kashmiri Hashem Allah.
I'll give you various examples. It while the poet's the famous poets, national poets of Pakistan,
who himself was often referred to as alumni Well, he had a degree in
he had a PhD, doctor's degree doctorate in philosophy.
And he was actually called by various European he completed his PhD studies in Heidelberg University in Germany. And they've even named one of the main roads after him. They're
after alumni in Germany in Heidelberg, in honor of his studying and completing his doctorate in Heidelberg University in Germany.
About the poet's his area of expertise was philosophy. He was a poet as well. And his poetry was so good in order and in Persian, that some of his teachers and professors wrote commentaries on his poetry.
having a background and area of expertise in philosophy, he was struck by certain philosophical questions which he could not reconcile with Islam. And he struggled with them. And he approached and corresponded with numerous scholars, but no one was able to satisfy his queries. No.
Eventually, he corresponded with
allama Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri Rahim Allah
without any difficulty
allama Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri Rahim Allah wasn't a philosopher, he was a scholar of religion in in the normal sense,
a man of the Quran and Hadith and Fiqh.
He used to say, there is no topic in which I do not have an opinion.
I have an opinion
in every topic,
I'm a complete believer, I follow Him and more hanifa.
Now there's a reason for saying that it's not to suggest that one just totally accepts everything. There's a background and a context to what he said, and maybe I'll explain it on another occasion as I have previously. But he used to say that I have an opinion on everything. I have an opinion in every subject and everything.
But he was a man of the poor and Ethan fick.
when he corresponded when he was when, well the poet's corresponded with him, Allah made by our lemma and will Shaka shmita Rahim Allah was able to satisfactorily answer all of the poet's questions regarding religion and philosophy, and put all of his doubts to rest.
Only one scholar was able to do
once he was teaching for the youth in
and an Arab scholar visited
this Arab scholar from Egypt, and one of the most prominent scholars
and he traveled much of the Muslim world and as part of that traveling of the Muslim world meeting scholars visiting religious and educational establishments, he visited various modalities and centers of learning throughout India. And unannounced he arrived at the place where Allah Manuel Shaka shmita loves teach.
So without prior notice,
the management sent word to Allah menorah Shaka shmita Rahim Allah today give your commentary of San Diego Buhari was commenting on so he will hardly give your commentary of so he will be harder today in Arabic rather than
in honor of our guest. So
scholar came and sat he was unable to sit on the floor so they put as Chair for him. He sat on the chair and Allah man was actually the largest continue teaching as normal fluently in Arabic.
It wasn't just the language. It was his mastery of the Quran, Hadith and Fiqh, his command of the language of Arabic and even more so more than the command of his command of Arabic, his scholarship, his expertise, and his knowledge of the Quran, Hadith In fact, this Egyptians prominent scholar who had met with and visited scholars, and religious and educational establishment establishments across the Muslim world, every couple of minutes, he would leap out from his chair and he would loudly exclaimed pointing to a llama and Rishikesh medium Allah, Allahu la misma ha de Raja, by law, I have never seen a man like him. Then he'd sit down, and Mr. Manuel sharpish media would continue with the
lesson of Hadith. Then he leapt out of his chair again, and suddenly exclaimed, well, let him know Mr. Rajan by law have never seen a man like him before in my life. He true so students often often give titles to their teachers. But when it came to Mr. Scholl, Kashmiri Rahim Allah, He truly was revered by the greatest of scholars. He was considered a master and a genius without exaggeration.
And in terms of his memory,
I'm speaking about memory here.
In terms of his memory, he was renowned to have a photography memory.
He once appeared in a court case a religious court case, he was summoned as an expert. And in that religious court case, without any notes, he astounded and confounded the entire courtroom, which was packed with the members of the public, and journalists,
and scholars and legal experts. He confounded everyone, and truly astounded without any notes, strolling to and fro in the courtroom, verbatim, quoting from obscure references, entire pages and paragraphs and passages from Arabic texts, Persian texts, or do texts from books from across the Muslim world.
When he would teach, at times he would say, Ethan menerima not by way of boasting, but as
approximation of the favor and blessing of Allah upon me that through His grace and bounty, I'm able to do this on occasions like he once told the students he quoted from
federal D, which is a multi volume commentary, Arabic commentary by commander Dini Birdman, Rahim Allah.
scholar had eventually on
the hedaya of Environmental Medicine, oni Rahim Allah, so it's many volumes, and he quoted an entire passage. And then he said, what I have just quoted to you, I last read 36 years ago, and insha Allah, if you go back to the original, you will discover that not a single wow is out of place.
His memory was renowned. He had a prodigious memory. He was a it said that he could read an entire book from cover to cover
and write it out again.
And scholars would ask him since he was famous for this renowned for the scholars would approach him scholars, we're not talking about normal people, scholars and scholars would say hello. We have heard about your memory. Is it true? How well can you remember a book and he would consistently answer with the following words. He said Al Hamdulillah. If I ever glanced through and skim rapid read through a book just by skimming
then I have hoped that inshallah I will not forget to for at least 30 years. But if I ever read a book properly, not skimming and not rapid reading, but properly, then inshallah I will never forget to for the rest of my life. And it's true. He had memorized entire books. When he spoke. He wasn't
really passionate, loud.
Emotional performing artistic speed
there's a difference between speakers and scholars
mmm or Shahab, Kashmira human level such an individual that it takes an artist to appreciate art.
It takes genius to recognize talent. mediocrity never sees beyond itself.
So, most people if they would have heard this, but when emammal Shaka shmita Rahim Allah would lecture and to speak at his feet would be how far or raw Allah and students of knowledge. And when he would speak, it would be very succinct, and it would be
scattered, not all the time, but at times his speech will be scattered scattered in the sensor, he began talking
and the name of a narrator would come up. So, he would come, he mentioned that he remember he be able to verbatim quote, verbatim, quote,
speaking without notes, he'd quote the heady. He'd mentioned the narrator's of the heady. If someone mentioned the name of a narrator, without pause without hesitation, impromptu flowingly and fluently, he'd mentioned the biographic details of that narrate
his students as teachers, he'd like like a computer indexing everything, he'd be able to tell, which had these this narrator was responsible for, where he is to be found in various chains. And he was able to do that, quote, passages, pages, entire chapters verbatim, from books of fic, law, philosophy, or earn the sorry, the the seed biography by biographies, etc, was able to do all this. And indeed, his, his audience would be filled with scholars and students of learning, and that will be the manner of speaking.
And, as he said,
and as widely reported, he would not forget a single word of a book that he read properly. If you're skimming through it, 30 years, if you probably read it even just once, not memorization, just reading properly, you would never forget for the rest of his life, yet yet. And this is a point I wish to get get to this man, who is widely regarded as being a genius.
Having a prodigious memory, even his enemies and detractors could not fault his genius, his intelligence, his knowledge. Yet, remarkably, this man was not a half of the Quran.
He wasn't a half.
And people find that difficult to believe.
So that I found it difficult to be.
So I had the good fortune and honor of meeting his son who was also passed away.
On an under a show of Kashmiri his name was under OSHA.
So I said to him, You are the most famous son of your father, you followed in his footsteps. He himself was a scholar in his own right. I said, Can you settle this for us once and for all? Once your father a half of the poor, and we hear different scholars scholars saying he was a half of the Quran, or the saying no, and hardly anyone believing that he wasn't happy?
How can a man who was a half of the books have had either books of fit that various other books not be a half of the Koran.
his son, he said, Subhana, Allah, he said, this is the edges of the Quran,
the defeating overwhelming power of the Quran
that my father, who could remember everything, not forget anything. My father was not a half of the corner. And he went further. He actually went further imagine a son, he could have glossed over these details. He could have said, Look, you know, respect my father, don't question me about such matters. Or
he could have just said, My father was who he was. He was a scholar and not answer the question will be answer it indirectly. But no.
Since it was to do with the son, in his own scholarship and honesty was fair, and he spoke about his father, even given going into detail that wasn't asked for or required. And you know what detail he gave
This is all the more remarkable, he said.
In all of the time the sun is saying about his father, he said, Not only was my father not a half of the Quran, but he could not even recall this as of the Quran. So he said it was, it was amazing to see my father sitting in a gathering, speaking fluently and flowingly without pause, hesitation or interruption, about about heavy the sea of fit all kinds of topics. And then all of a sudden, when it came to a verse of the Quran, or anything to do with the Quran, he was suddenly stop. And he would say, what's that? where Allah says in the Quran? What is it? That verse, that verse, what does he say? What does he say? And then the scholars who are at his feet, they would mention different
verses. And then when he would hear the correct verse that he was thinking of, you would say yes, that
he would say yes, that.
So the son
gave such detailed gave it such a detailed explanation, that not only was my father, not a half of the poor and he could not even recall verses of the Quran. And that's the power of the poor and it defeats and it overwhelms. That's the miraculous nature of the Quran. I give this example of Allah Masha shmita Rahim Allah and I'll end with this because here you have, on the one hand, someone widely regarded as being a genius with a prodigious memory.
in fact, I mentioned commanded the name No mom before.
One of the scholars actually said about a lemon or sharks Mirek mala, he he likened him to all of these great scholars of the past.
And he actually used the word lo civica, his a man like the middle, Ariane, it rhymes, low civica his demands man, let them in on the if time had preceded him, in the sense that if he had come earlier,
in the earliest centuries, let them in and he would have surely been counted from the great and the most prominent individuals.
It was only his luck other of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he was only in the last century. Otherwise, he was regarded as being a genius, one with a prodigious memory, yet alive in his other hand, in his wisdom withheld or an from him to such an extent that he could not even recall the verses of the court. On the other hand,
and Someone may say, Well, how is that? What did the last panel with Allah say about a sort of loss of the law it was? Well Magnum now we'll share it all named Bill ILA
in Hawaii law, the Chroma being the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most eloquent
individual, yet when it came to poetry. Everyone was a poet. They say that of his entire clan, not just the banal harsh,
but his grand clan, his subtribe of the abdomen AF, which contained 1000s of individuals. They say that of the abdomen, AF, every single individual of the sub tribe of them or abdomen AF was a poet, with the exception of Mohammed Abdullah. Everyone was a poet, etc. Sort of last on the line he was. Not only Wasn't he a poet, he could not recall poetry. He could not recite poetry, others, including children, composed poetry, impromptu, and spontaneously, and they were able to recall poems. His wife in the morning at Chateau de la hora, and her was a great poet, and not only that she had memorized 1000s and 1000s of couplets from the old Arab poets. Yet the prophets of Allah Heidi who
sent him he himself, he could not compose poetry, nor could he recall poetry align his wisdom, kept poetry away from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
to the extent that he couldn't even recall poetry, Eman basically Rahim Allah, he mentions integration is a dilemma. And that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when it rained, he prayed to Allah for rain, it rained. And he said to the audience, he said,
if a will barley was alive, lockira Dinah, his eyes would have been cooled by the signs of rain falling upon my prayer.
and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was referring to a poem
and a couplets of a long poem uttered by his own unkillable body.
And that poet that couplets was a Buddha lived in Makkah. He had composed a long poem and the grace opposed him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and part of that poem was what abila use the scholars among the millennia Thomas Merton Lin romiley, referring to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he is fair of complexion.
Rain is salt from the clouds through his noble countenance, his face,
the shelter of orphans
and a refuge for the widows.
So, sorry, he wrote the alarm, the server will tell him how to tell the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam it seems our Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are referring to these words.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unable to recall a couplet said by his own uncle about him, let alone any other poetry.
And it will leave his son Alina Viola and had to tell him that it seems you're referring to this on messenger of the law. So why because Allah says we'll mark them now share it over my unbeliever, we have not taught him poetry, and it is not befitting him, a lie in his Pura, and in his wisdom, to show the power of the Koran, that here was a man who couldn't compose poetry, who couldn't recite poetry, who couldn't learn or memorize other people's poetry, who couldn't recall anyone else's poetry. How could such a man suddenly come forth and produce an overwhelming defeating overpowering, or an that silence all the greatest of the Arab poets? Because that was a miracle lines, wisdom
chose to do that. In any case, I was speaking about allama horshack Kashmiri Rahim Allah
it's not difficult to believe that Allah has the wisdom
gave him so much knowledge and ability in all of the fields of learning. When it came to the Holy Quran, Allah His wisdom and light in the squadra. And as part of the display of the jars, the overwhelming defeating power of the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah withheld or an from Russia or Kashmiri Rahim Allah to the extent that though he was a half of other books, he wasn't a half of the Quran. And not only that, he couldn't even recall the verses of the Quran. And yet, you have that on one hand. On the other hand, you have young men like Abdullah of Pakistan, who is non non Arab, until today, he is approximately 20 years of age cannot utter a single word not even to ask for a
glass of water by the testimony of his family. Yet, he memorized entire or earning one and a half years, even though he can't read anything else. And then you have the same agnel abdiel. For Luigi, who is who suffers a physical defect in his brain cells, is challenged and has learning difficulties extreme is like a supercomputer when it comes to the
last panel with Anna withholds support and from whom he wishes Allah gives the poor and to whom he wishes. And we're not talking about ability to read or understand. We're talking about ability to memorize and download before and to one's heart.
That is, the miraculous nature of the Quran. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enabled us to understand may lawmakers amongst those who are gifted with the unique opportunity and the ability to memorize words of the Holy Quran. For us as mentioned in the Hadith, ladies Burma, humbling as Muslim and by others on your island Asahi will or anioma Leanna.
It will be set to the key part of the port and on the Day of Judgment, read and rise. For indeed your grade your station is by the final verse that you will read and read as you would read in the world. For indeed your station is by the final verse that you shall read. May Allah azza wa jal enable us to be to memorize the Quran in its entirety, so that we may be included amongst those to whom it said, read and rise. And then our station will be with the words and NASS at the end or some of the law or send them out after he was solely heavy handed while he was here.
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