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How much of the Quran must we memorise


Nasihah (Advice): Reciting the Book of Allah

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Whoever recites the Qur’an well and clearly, is equal in rank to the Angels who record the creation’s deeds. These Angels are gracious, honorable and of lofty rank. He who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur’an and yet preservers in its recitation will obtain a double reward.” (Bukhari, Muslim)




Question and Answer:


  1. The person that did not Memories or did not even study the holy Quraan and nows the Surah Fatiha and 3 Qools and recites that in his/her Sallah. Is there any punishments for that person in the day of Jugdment. For not study the Quraan?

    (Question published as received)



A. A person should recite whatever amount/portion of the Quraan he/she knows in Salaah. At the same time, an effort must be made in learning and memorizing that amount of the Quraan that is necessary for Salaah.


Every Muslim should endeavour to study the Quran. This is from the rights of the Quran. While there is great virtue in memorising the Quran, there is no punishment for not memorizing a large portion or the entire Quraan.


Allah Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



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