Asked in Islam
Why do most Muslims memorize the whole of the Qur'an or at least most of it?
December 22, 2014 1:35PM
Actually, most Muslims only memorize small sections of the Qur'an, less than 10% (these are the most meaningful or useful verses). It is only individuals who have dedicated themselves to memorizing large amounts that are considered Hafiths or Preservers, which is part of Arab oral tradition.
December 21, 2014 5:10AM
We see most Muslims know the Koran by heart or at least most of it because they greatly love and connect to it, in it they also find truthfulness, honesty, orders and legislation which help them to overcome the problems and difficulties of this life. They memorize it so that it can be easier for them to fulfill its orders and follow its guidance and legislation. Whoever can't memorize the whole of the Koran due to his being busy or any other reason he tries to memorize as much as he can. They are aware not to do anything against the orders of the Koran, so they do their best to memorize it to be alive in their minds when doing any work either for this life or for the hereafter or for God's sake.