Project 2: Dar al-Huffaadh

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaah

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In this project, Inshaa’Allah I’ll be aiming to translate a small but immensely beneficial book that deals with memorization of the Book of Allaah ‘azza wa jall. It gives not only useful tips and steps but also encouragement from various verses and ahadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) as well as many statements from our past predecessors and their stance when it came to studying and memorising the Book of Allaah.

The original book is titled “al-Asbaabul Mu’eena ‘alaa Hifdh al-Qur’aan al-Kareem” [Causes that Aid in the Memorisation of the Noble Qur'aan] written by Shaykh Mahmood al-Misri who is from the exceptional du’aat of Egypt. Inshaa’Allaah a further project down the line will be focusing on a translation of one of his other books – a revised edition of the book “They were truthful to their covenant…”

Some of the reasons I’m translating these books (apart from the great benefit, wisdom and clarity in them) is that fact that there is simplicity of language and the chapters are very concise and short :-) so it’s a fairly reasonable project to take on bi’ithnillaah

Translations will be posted up on average once or twice a week inshaa’Allaah and hopefully more regularly during my study break. Please keep refering back to the blog for updates or click straight onto the Dar al-Huffaadh category here. If you would like photocopies of the original arabic, then please feel free to request them.

Project is titled Dar al-Huffaadh (Home of the Huffaadh) - who are those that have memorised the Qur’aan, thereby preserving it, acting upon it and passing on the knowledge.

The reality of our righteous ‘ulama (scholars) past and present, is that they would not move on to tread heavily the path of knowledge except after completing memorisation of the Mus-haf as Imam an-Nawawi states: “The salaf never used to teach hadeeth and fiqh except to someone that had memorised the Qur’aan.” [1]

As for the Companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), then they would not move from an ayah or a set of ayaat except after understanding it fully and implementing it to their capacity – and this was to the extent that one of the sahabah was saddened that he was never turned away after knocking upon a house… saddened that he had implemented all of the Qur’aan except for the ayah below on seeking permission at entering homes!

“And if you find no one therein, still, enter not until permission has been given. And if you are asked to go back, go back, for it is purer for you, and Allah is All-Knower of what you do.” [An-Nur: 28]

May Allaah accept this small effort and make this a beneficial project for us all. May it encourage us all to take up the towering ranks of the huffaadh and the muttaqeen. Ameen!

“For those who do good in this world, there is good, and the home of the Hereafter will be better. And excellent indeed will be the home of the Muttaqun (i.e. Paradise).” [An-Nahl: 30]

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[1] Al-Majmoo’ [38/1]

Ps. To help you identify which posts in the blog are part of this project, the titles of each post will be preceded by the letter H followed by the post title e.g:

H1 – Introduction and the Revival of the Ummah

H2 - People of Qiraa’a and Qur’aan    etc etc