The memoriser of the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Judgement, ‘Recite, and rise up, recite (melodiously) as you would recite in the world. For indeed your rank shall be at the last ayah you recited.’ (Tirmidhi)
In Pakistan and Somalia, young children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who were orphaned, live in poverty or displaced by drought, now have a blessed opportunity to learn and recite the Qur'an in its entirety.
On the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud (ra) who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) said,
“Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will receive one good deed as ten good deeds like it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but rather Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter.”’ (Tirmidhi)
However, they are not the only ones that will receive immense rewards for this act. The parents of a Hafiz will also be honoured that Day with, ‘a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun in the dwellings of this world’ (Abu Dawud) and ‘clothed in two garments, which no people from the world could ever afford.’ (Ahmad)
What an incredible honour and reward for the one who memorises the Qur’an and their parents who support them in this. Now we might not be the parents of a memoriser of the Qur’an but we have a golden opportunity to support them through sponsorship.
This Ramadan, you can send hope to the Ummah by sponsoring disadvantaged children to learn and recite the Noble Qur'an for just £27 per month. Students will begin their studies at the age of nine and the programme will typically take between three and six years to complete.
On the authority of ‘Aishah (ra) who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) said,
“The acts most beloved to Allah, Exalted be He, are those which are done regularly, even if they are small.”’ (Muslim)