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Salaah to Increase Memory

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HOW do I pray the Salaat for increasing my memory correctly. Help with some details. Jazakallahu Khair.

Assalamualaikum Dearest Mufti Sahib,

Muhammad (S) prescribed a specific Salaat to read Thursday nights for increasing ones memory. I would like to pray this special Salaat for increasing my memory to become a hafiz-e-Qur’an Insha-Allah. I have read the instructions from the Hadith, however I am still a bit unsure on how to pray this memory Prayer exactly and correctly and I would be extremely grateful if you can explain it to me because you’re highly knowledgeable (Maashaa-Allah). I understand the reading of the specified Surahs in the 1st 4 Rakahs however I don’t know what to do when I am sitting for Tashahhud after the At-Tahiyyaat. Do I halt saying the Durood-e- Ibrahim and begin praising Allah abundantly by saying Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar etc. or how do I praise him abundantly at that time? How do I send blessings on all the prophets as I don’t know how to say it in Arabic? If you please have the Hamds, Duroods and Du’aa’s to say for this prayer can you please e-mail the Arabic to me? Lastly, there is t he final Du’aa that is provided for the actual strengthening of the memory. Do I say this Du’aa after the Hamd and praise or completely finish the Durood -e-ibrahim and Rabbij ‘Alnee and then say this Du’aa .Also is this Salaat is to be prayed on Jummarat (U.S.A. Thursdays)? If you can, please explain and clarify my uncertainties in a very simple manner to me so that I may pray this prayer correctly Insha-Allah. Jazakallahu Khairan for your time and help.




The performing of this Salaat will be excellent in the last third portion of Lailatul Jumu’ah (U.S.A. Thursday night) and it consists of four Rak’aats.  Surah Fatihah should be recited in every Rak’aat.  After reciting Surah Fatihah, Surah Yasin should be recited in the first Rak’aat, Surah Dukhaan in the second.  Surah Alif – Laam – Meem Sajdah in the third and Surah Mulk in the fourth. In the last sitting the glorification of Almighty Allah should be done after completing At-Tahiyyaat, invoke peace and blessing on Nabi Kareem (S.A.W) and all the prophets and also seek forgiveness for all the Believers and those Muslim who have passed away.  If one does not know how to recite these Du’aa and Durood in Arabic he should complete as normal and take assistance from any Kitaab or it can be done in his own language .The actual Du’aa which is for the strengthening of the memory should be recited after Hamd, Durood-e-Ibrahim and Rabbij ‘Alnee or one can read it after Salaam.               

Regarding the Arabic Du’aa you should refer to Hisnul Hasin or Fazaail -e-A’maal, Virtues of the Holy Qur’an, Part 3.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Hamza Karim bin Nazeer Hussain

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


18 August 2004

01 Rajab 1425

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