Memorizing Quran understanding its meanings

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Is it more important to learn how to properly recite a few chapters of Quran or to memorize as many chapters as possible? Many people have memorized a lot of chapters, but their recitations have many mistakes. Whilst others may only know how to recite a few chapters but their recitation is good and correct. May Allah bless you.

Umm Abdel-Malik:

What is more important than memorizing is understanding and reading the explanation (tafseer) of the Quran. For Allah will ask us about our deficiency in understanding Quran.
As for reading Quran, a tremendous goodness and virtue lies in it. The Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Quran will be with the honorable and obedient scribes (Angels) and he who recites the Quran and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.”



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